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'13-14 Teachers of the Year announced

It was 4:15 p.m. on Monday, long past the time students walked out of their classrooms for the day, but a group of teachers stuck around.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

September 11, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded $216K grant

Teachers in Newton County may have the opportunity to gain extra professional learning experiences with a grant given to the school district.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student fees: you get what you pay for

Parents, if you think your child is unfairly paying extra student dues at Newton County high schools that amount to more than students at other schools across the district, well, you may or may not be correct.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews pictures of the first day of school.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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


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School looks into incident at teen party

Finding the culprit that reportedly fired a TEC-9 into a crowd of students attending a party Oct. 9 is no closer to becoming a reality despite both Newton High School and the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating the matter.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Theme school discussed by BOE

 Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


BOE to consider magnet school

Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether or not to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.

October 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


School 2009 Teachers of the Year announced

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 Newton County Teacher of the Year. Each of the 21 nominees was elected as the 2009 Teacher of the Year at his or her school.

October 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Rhonda Mullinax

 When Rhonda Mullinax's first graders return to homeroom after daily specials, such as physical education, music and art, the entire room grows still and silent as the 6- and 7-year-olds eagerly anticipate what is bound to happen next.

October 25, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Beaver Manufacturing Co. donates $25,000 to Dekalb Tech Law Enforcement Academy

The 1991 Spirit of Georgia award winner Beaver Manufacturing Company of Mansfield continues a long history of supporting educational initiatives by becoming a full partner in education with the DeKalb Technical College (DTC) Law Enforcement Academy with its donation of $25,000 Thursday.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


3 schools meet AYP after retesting

Three Newton County schools have met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) after scores from summer retests from the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) came in, according to information released Wednesday by the Newton County School System and the Georgia Department of Education.

October 13, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Petite preservationists

A decision by teachers and their students to practice what they preached on Earth Day has paid off and the Covington Montessori School has received a statewide award from Keep Georgia Beautiful for their waste reduction program.

October 13, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Stephanie Tyler

Stephanie Tyler, a fourth grade math and reading teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, knows how to mix together a heap of classroom structure with a pinch of no-nonsense discipline, combine them with a dollop of educational games for her students and end up with a pleasing result.

October 12, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


State Supt. Kathy Cox visits Newton High School

Georgia State Superintendent Kathy Cox visited Newton High School on Monday and took over Shannon Buff's Advanced Placement government class.

October 12, 2008 | By Mandi Singer | Education


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