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GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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


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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


Roar of the lions

Live Oak live: On Sept. 24 faculty and students of Live Oak Elementary held a dedication ceremony at the school. Parents, Newton County School System staff and county leaders were present at the well-attended event. Students in Shelley Yeatman's Pre-K class Marnessia Lewis, left, Onemerhomu Erakpotobar, Josias Ottiz-Molina, Brecken Baxter, Isaiah Wooden, Makhi Mahon, Jahmel Johnson, Christian Jones, Hailey Baker, (Jena Kennedy and Stacy Castillo are not seen) performed "The Green Grass Grows All Around" at the dedication ceremony. The entire faculty and staff then serenaded the audience with their theme song, "We are the Lions, the Mighty Mighty ...

September 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school students give aid to the homeless

Veterans Memorial Middle School students typically climb out of a warm bed in the morning, have plenty of clothes to pick from, have hot meals to eat and come from a loving home. But a group of girls at the Covington school are working to help those who don't have a bed of their own, who typically wear second hand clothes, aren't sure where their next meal is coming from, and don't have a home to call their own.

September 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SAT scores rise, still below state average

SAT scores have been released, and Newton County has scored below the state average, though many schools saw an increase in their numbers.

August 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County School System announces Homer Sharp Stadium Brick Program

The athletic programs of Alcovy High School, Eastside High School, and Newton High School have joined together to support public education in Newton County by supporting the Newton County School System Homer Sharp Stadium Brick Program. Homer Sharp Stadium is one the community's most well?known landmarks. Since its construction in 1956, Newton County's high school athletes and the fans who cheered them on have made unforgettable memories at Homer Sharp Stadium - memories that reflect the district's tradition of Spirit, Pride, and Excellence. Now the community has a unique opportunity to not only be a permanent part ...

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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