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Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC's DeKalb campus back open after power loss

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's (GPTC) DeKalb Campus, on North Indian Creek Drive, is back open Thursday, March 23, after a complete loss of power ...

March 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just ...

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Critters help promote science at Oxford College

About 200 people came to learn about science as well as to see and touch the animals at Oxford College of Emory University's "critter ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Covington resident awarded General Mills scholarship

Andrew Smith, the son of Mike and Dana Smith, is the recipient of a $2,400 General Mills Foundation Post-High School Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.

September 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside homecoming court

The ladies of Eastside: Front row: Seniors Nicole Gaither, Amanda Henderson, Michelle Roton, Tyeshia Little, Lacey Wheeler and Natalie Stubbs. Back row: Juniors Chelsea Phillips, Raven Williams, Melissa Dingler; sophomores Kelsey Butler, Holly Croom, Chloe Weaver; freshmen Tyrin Turner, Amina Ibere, Lauren Thomas.

September 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BOE approves additional cuts

Faced with more reductions to their revenue, the Newton County Board of Education was forced to make more cuts to its budget in an effort to make up for approximately $6,300,000 in expected revenue that the system will not receive.

September 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Mansfield student visits Georgia's first lady

On Tuesday, August 25, Mansfield Elementary School Pre-K student, Anna Beth Bailey, attended the Reading Under the Stars hosted by First Lady Mary Perdue at the Georgia Governor's Mansion. Purdue read "Bedtime in the Jungle" by John Butler in the mansion gardens. Anna Beth made a tiger puppet to go along with the story, ate ice cream, had her face painted and played on the governor's playground.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


South Salem student Michael Webb visits the governor

South Salem Elementary School student, Michael Webb, his family and Candis Christopher, his teacher, were invited to meet Governor Sunny Perdue in recognition of his participation in the VSA Art Show in Washington D.C. Michael was chosen out of 120 children to represent Georgia in an art show as well as one of 11 nationwide to travel to Washington, D.C. While in Washington he attended a congressional reception at the Rayburn House and met Georgia's senators and congressmen. The invitation to visit our state's capital was an additional honor and privilege.

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Financial crisis forces close at DeKalb Tech

The DeKalb Technical College Board of Directors recently approved the closing of the Industrial Systems Technology Program at the school's Covington Campus and the merging of the Air Conditioning Technology Program at the Covington Campus with the same program at the Clarkston Campus. The move comes in the wake of current and expected state budget cuts and the consistent low enrollment of the two programs at the Covington Campus. In a memo to Dr. Teresa Resch, executive director of academic affairs for the Technical College System of Georgia, Dr. Robin Hoffman, president of DeKalb Technical College said continuing these ...

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces early release times

All Newton County public schools will release students early on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 for elementary and middle school parent conferences and high school professional learning activities. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. with middle and high school students scheduled to depart at 1:15 p.m. Fairview Theme School will dismiss students at 12:45 p.m. and Clements Theme School students will leave at 1 p.m.

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton MCJROTC earns naval honor unit designation

For the eighth consecutive year, the Newton High School MCJROTC program has earned national distinction as a Naval Honor Unit. This award places Newton High in the top 20 per cent of the 225 Marine Corps Junior ROTC programs in the nation.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to host lecture on interfaith cooperation

Interfaith Cooperation in a Time of Uncertainty, a program led by Hind Makki, the outreach education and training associate for the Interfaith Youth Core, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College. The program is free and open to the public.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Aug. student of month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for August. They are Joey Brown, Alice Fowler, Caleb Cook, Adrianna Strickland, Skyelan Martin, Omari Andry, Grayson Persons, Diana Garcia, Obrian Dawson, Shamere Jones, Grace Jacobs, Alexander Durden, Dylan Dennison, Ethan Yang, Olivia Adams, Taneli Gordon, Haley Howard, Triniti Brown, Mariah Slaughter, Brittney Ternemille, Danielle Todus, Savannah Leazer, Thaddeus Cummings, Cameron Ashby, Shaundrea Delamar, Holly Batson, Adon Persons, Jascha Coles, Dennis Taylor, Ashley Whatley, Brandon Wilson, Tyra Glover and Maurice Ford.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Social Circle announces free/reduced school meal plans

The Social Circle City school district has announced its free and reduced price meal policy for students for the 2009-10 school year.

September 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


No rain on this parade

The kindergarten students at Fairview Elementary Theme School participated in an Umbrella Parade Friday morning in celebration of learning about the vowel "U." They each brought an umbrella from home, with decorations like Spider Man, Winnie the Pooh. Dora the Explorer and more.

September 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


President Obama's speech to students

At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 8, President Barack Obama will deliver a "Back-to-School Address" to students across our nation. This 15-20 minute speech will be broadcast via the internet and on C-Span.

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS ready to submit Career Academy grant application

With the full support of the Newton County Board of Education, the Newton County chamber of Commerce, and community and business leaders, the Newton County School System will submit its Career Academy Grant Application to the Technical College System of Georgia on Sept. 8. Up to $3.1 million in state grant funds are available.

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Superintendent participates in Griffin RESA groundbreaking

The groundbreaking ceremony for a new cooperative purchasing warehouse for Griffin Regional Educational Services Agency was recently held on Friday, August, 21. Griffin RESA administers the cooperative purchasing services for the eight member school systems that make up the agency's network. This service allows the school systems to have the same purchasing power that much larger systems enjoy, thus creating substantial savings opportunities. The Board of Control authorized the construction of the facility due to the need for more storage space for consumable, non-consumable, and cleaning supplies. The depressed economic conditions enabled the agency to negotiate a construction fee ...

September 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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