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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions ...

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


‘Rosenwald’ shown at Oxford

Aviva Kempner presented her documentary "Rosenwald" to students and Newton County residents Wednesday.

October 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington ...

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Young Georgia Authors’ 2009 winners announced

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Young Georgia Authors' contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades kindergarten through 12th in the county competition in the form of short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports or other original student writing.

April 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


9 named Governor's Honors finalists

Nine Newton County high school students have been named as Governor's Honors finalists, a feat not easily accomplished.

April 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eastside Counselor named Region IV Secondary Counselor of the Year

Eastside High School guidance counselor, Dr. Tina Daniel-Reasey, was recently named the Region IV Secondary Counselor of the Year by the Georgia School Counselors Association. As part of the award, Daniel-Reasey received a $1,000 scholarship for EHS to award to a graduating senior from PROBE. She also received a personal award of $300. "This was such an honor," said Daniel-Reasey. "When you look at the other region nominees, it's such an honor to be included with them. They are amazing counselors." Daniel-Reasey added that the $1,000 scholarship was "a great surprise! It's a phenomenal thing to ...

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford University's Dr. Tiffany Stern to lecture at Oxford College

Dr. Tiffany Stern, Bouverie fellow and tutor in English at University College, Oxford; lecturer in English, Oxford University; and a noted scholar of Shakespeare and the history of the theater, will present a lecture on performing Shakespearean drama on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 pm in Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College of Emory University. Dr. Stern will be at Oxford College for one week in which, in addition to delivering her lecture, she will be a guest lecturer in classes at both Oxford College and Emory College. During the week, she will also conduct a master class ...

April 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System announces changes in grade level designations at theme schools

The Newton County School Board has approved Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley's recommendation to designate the parent involvement theme school located at Fairview Elementary as a primary school for kindergarten through grade three. The parent involvement theme school at Clements Middle will be designated an intermediate school for grades four through eight. The Fairview and Clements theme schools had originally been slated for kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth grade through eighth grade, respectively.

March 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Fall 2008 Honor Roll

Mansfield Elementary School announces its honor roll for fall semester.

March 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College offers free introduction to fly fishing

Oxford College is offering a free class entitled Discover Fly Fishing: An Introduction. The three-hour session will consist of an overview of basic skills and equipment used in fly fishing. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of the sport of fly fishing and will be able to demonstrate a variety of fly-fishing casts.

March 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to host lecture on the virtues of violence

Oxford College will host a lecture by Kathleen Coleman Friday, entitles The Virtues of Violence: Gladiators, Bests and Public Executions in Ancient Rome.

March 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mills Peace Lecture will feature Rev. Sammy Clark

Rev. Samuel Clark, former chaplain of Oxford College of Emory University, will return to the campus Thursday, March 26, to deliver the 2009 Samuel W. Mills Peace Lecture. This program series was established by John A. Mills III and Elizabeth W. Mills, parents of Sam Mills, an Oxford alumnus who was killed on bicycling accident in 1986, his senior year at Emory College. The lectures, now hosted by Oxford's Pierce Program in Religion, reflect the interests of Mills, who placed great importance on his rural Georgia heritage and ties to family and local folkways, while also working for national ...

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System students win numerous awards at Regional Science Fair

Newton County School System students represented the school district extremely well at the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair held on Feb. 27, with 23 coming home with either first, second or third place awards. The Newton County students competed against students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools. All first place winners and alternates will proceed to the state competition, which will be held at the University of Georgia on April 1-4.

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High School received AP teacher training grant

Students at Newton High School will have more Advanced Placement (AP) classes to choose from next school year. NHS administrators recently learned that the school was selected as a recipient of a 2009 AP Teacher Training Grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Georgia Department of Education. The funds are earmarked for AP training for teachers.

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Two Newton County School System seniors named National Achievement Scholarship Program finalists

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that two NCSS seniors, Leah Wynn of Eastside High School and Andrew Kabue of Newton High School, have been named finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program (NASP).

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School Board approves Dennis Carpenter as Deputy Superintendent for Operations

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Dennis Carpenter has been named Deputy Superintendent for Operations for the school district. The Newton County School Board approved by unanimous vote, the recommendation by school superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley, at the March 17 monthly meeting. Carpenter currently serves as the school district's associate superintendent for human resources.

March 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


New, select academy to open in NHS

Newton High School may soon become home to a rigorous theme school next academic year at no added cost if the Newton County Board of Education approves Superintendent Dr. Steven Whatley's recommendation.

March 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Cousins Middle School band students earn state recognition

Several members of the Cousins Middle School Band recently earned state recognition during their Honor Band and All State Band auditions.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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