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More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School counselor wins Educator of Distinction award

An area public high school educator was recently recognized for her work with students and the mark she has left on many graduates' lives, a feat that cannot be disputed as one of her students had to nominate her.

June 13, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Eighth grade CRCT scores improve across state

Georgia eighth graders' scores increased this year, the last year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, showing an eight percentage point gain in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

June 12, 2014 | | Education


Education app needs funding

A Covington business owner and single mother of four felt a disconnect between parents and teachers when her children kept bringing home notes covered in mud or not at all, so she took matters into her own hands.

June 07, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Middle Ridge Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Porterdale Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Rocky Plains Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Oak Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Heard-Mixon Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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Newton County schools partner with local agencies to apply for Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant

The Newton County School System is joining with several partners to apply for the SafeSchools/Healthy Students grant provided by the Safe and Drug Free Schools Office, a division of the U. S. Department of Education. School officials, including Deena Sams,School/Parent/Community Collaboration Coordinator, and Kathy Garber, NCSS GrantsCoordinator, are working with representatives from the Newton County CommunityPartnership, the Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Justice Department, Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton Mental Health, KidsNet and local law enforcement to develop a plan aimed at reducing risky behaviors among today's youth. The program is being designed to strengthen ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS employees informed of possible lay offs

A plan to help alleviate the pinch felt by the school system began with meetings held Friday to inform those who could be affected by the personnel cuts that they may need to make plans to start the 2009-2010 school year elsewhere.

The school system announced their plans for personnel cuts at their meeting Tuesday night as part of an effort to add more than $4 million to a slimmed down budget.

February 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


STAR picks announced

At the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday luncheon meeting, members congratulated the 2009 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program honorees. The program, sponsored the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, recognizes high school seniors with the highest one-sitting SAT score, who are also in the top 10 of their class. Students then select their STAR teacher. Newton County's STAR teachers and students are Anita Anderson (AP Macroeconomics and world history), left, and Michelle Rary from Alcovy High, Leaha Wynn and Eric Adams (Latin/Greek) from Eastside High and Sarah Lanners (also the system STAR student) and Janie Sheldon (Language ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to cut jobs

Oxford College of Emory University announced that it will cut five full-time and four part-time staff members as well as four temporary or vacant positions in light of the tough financial climate.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School board approves personnel cuts

The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve personnel cuts in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget that will reportedly save the school system $4.2 million, but will cut an unknown number of jobs.

February 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Great Debaters

Champions: Piedmont Academy's debate team recently captured its 14th State Championship title with a perfect record of 8-0 during the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) State AA tournament at Mercer University.

Piedmont students Matt Sessions and Trevor Wilson made up one team while and Davis Kimball and Rhett Roberts made up another team. Their task in rounds against the teams from other schools was to support this year's national debate topic on whether the U.S. Federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States. Specifically, Sessions and Wilson advocated increasing funding for the Defense ...

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


January Students of the Month

Sharp Learning Center announces its Students of the Month for January. Named are Kimberly Craver, Keynew Lloyd, Tracy Anderson and Shaka Coleman. Overall Student of the Month is Shane Robinson.

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


2008 fall graduates

Georgia Southern University

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The Living Stream

Waters of life: Palmer-Stone Elementary School second grade students Riley Cooper, left, and Harley Humphries use plastic cups to get an up close view of a salamander in "The Living Stream" demonstration set up in the school media center. Palmer-Stone is one of only two elementary schools selected to participate this year. All of the aquatic life was collected from the Alcovy River.

February 08, 2009 | Mandi Singer | Education


Kindergarten roundup dates announced

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round?Up during the week of March 9 -12. Children must be 5-years-old by September 1 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2004) to register for the 2008?2009 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children. At the time of registration, parents must provide their child's social security card, certified birth certificate, immunization record form #3231, and hearing, vision and dental screening record form #3300. If needed, hearing and vision screening ...

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools announce Pre-K registration dates

Parents wishing to register their children for Newton County School System's Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K program should mark their calendars for the week of February 23 - March 4, 2009. The school

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School named 2008 Georgia School of Excellence

Only 26 of these flags are flying statewide and of those 26, only nine are flying on Georgia high school campuses. It's the flag marking the 2008 Georgia Schools of Excellence. And Eastside High School is one of them!

On January 23, 2009, Eastside High School was officially recognized as a 2008 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement at the Georgia Department

February 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew speaks at Newton High

 Newton High School kicked off its Black History Month celebrations by hosting Isaac Newton Farris Jr., the nephew of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 04, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


Jan. Students of the month

Ficquett Elementary School

February 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Nov/Dec. Students of the Month

COUSINS

February 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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