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School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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


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Oxford College Institute continues to shape environmental education

2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) began today at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for science teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.

June 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NHS students attend state leadership conference at Jekyll Island

Newton High School students Adam Graham, John Parker and DeOndre Robinson won several awards at the CTI State Leadership Conference held April 29-May 2 at Jekyll Island.

John Parker competed against 13 students from across the state to place second in public speaking. The judge's score for him was 95, 93 and 92 out of a possible 100. According to his teacher, John was confident that he would place in the top three and excited when his name was called to come to the stage and accept his trophy.

June 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford Dean creates scholarship fund

Stephen Bowen, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $100,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Oxford. The Bowen Scholarship will provide need-based aid to sophomore students.

June 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The house that Kenny built

Small house, big prize:

June 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School graduates

  • Gregory Keith Allen
  • Oran Isler Allen
  • Nicholas Antonio Allicock
  • Ashley Ann Alvarez
  • Matthew James Anderson
  • Jessica Faye Anglin
  • Justin Matthew Argo
  • Leslie Ann Armistead
  • Tequilla Renae Arnold
  • Parrish Shasonyia Austin
  • Brandon Jamel Avery
  • Kelly Marie Azar
  • Steven Oluwadamilare Badru
  • Arthur Ross Bagley
  • Johnna Rae Bagley
  • Kadarius Dewayne Bailey
  • Darrius Terrell Baker
  • Cody James Bala
  • Jacob Aaron Ball
  • Joseph Brian Bandoo
  • Shana Nicole Barronton
  • Raegan Nicole Barton
  • Jeremy Lee Batson
  • Konstantin Ivanovich Bazelyuk
  • Rahmel Tavon Beaudoin
  • Richard Lee Berhmann
  • Gabrielle LaRae Belcher
  • Tiara Nichole Benford
  • Melissa Leen Bennett
  • Lawrence Chua Bituin
  • Douglas Samuel Blanks, Jr.
  • Angel Marie Boggs
  • Jarrood Henry Bolivar ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School graduates

  • Marty Bagsit Abernathy
  • Tyler Lanier Adams
  • Alexis Anna Adams
  • Jessica Marie Adams
  • Kevyn Reysean Agudo
  • Ashlyn Michelle Aiken
  • Broderick Ethan Alexander
  • Chelsea Leigh Alexander
  • Bre'Anna Miche Allen
  • Kenneth Keaton Anglin
  • Tony Terrell Atwater
  • Autumn Synclare Atwood
  • Anderico Rapheal Bailey
  • Brandon Thomas Bailey
  • Trevor Rucker Bailey
  • Ted Keith Baker
  • Thomas Andrew Barnes, Jr.
  • Erin Natasha Barr
  • Natalia Barreto
  • Cristal Jade Barrett
  • Troy Lauvell Baynes
  • Samuel Garrett Beckworth
  • Melissa Christine Bender
  • Heather Ann Benson
  • Chase Christian Berry
  • Chelsie Linae Bledsoe
  • Matthew Johnston Bohannon
  • Tiffany Charmaine Bond
  • Ryan Edward Boston
  • Jacqueline Nan Bowden
  • James Randall Brewer, Jr.
  • Laura Anne Briscoe
  • Audriana Alisha ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High School graduates

  • Simone Kelly Adams
  • Tachika Adolphe
  • Broderick Veroy Agnew, Jr.
  • Timarcus Renard Aiken
  • Lacy Maleeah Allen
  • Terrez Dejuan Allen
  • Allan Sapla Amancio
  • Nathifa Nailaha Anderson
  • Sequoia Menyata Shante Andrews
  • Samir Mohamed Asker
  • Brittany Lynn Audette
  • Christine Maris Augusta
  • Covida LaTrice Austin
  • Terry Jamel Austin
  • Marcus Rashad Bailey
  • Mako Shariff Baker
  • Benjamin Paul Balliew
  • Michael Cleo Banks, Jr.
  • Brittany Ann Barnes
  • Marion Christopher Barnes
  • Ti'Yana DaJanequa Barton-Bryan
  • Joshua Ellis Basden
  • Jemar Ryan Bather
  • Lakia Kyana Batton
  • Rommy Imad Bayyoud
  • Shenika Amanda Beckles
  • Malcolm Xavier Bedford
  • Ashton Belot
  • Felisa Nicole Bement
  • Deshanae Unique Benjamin
  • Melissa Faith Bentley
  • Valencia Mystic Benton
  • Kasime Anthony ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Numbers looking up at Sharp

A presentation given to the Newton County School Board May 19 by Sharp Learning Center Principal Gabriel Burnette showed that things are not nearly as bleak at the alternative school as people often believe.

May 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local Student Honored

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System selected to received prestigious HP Innovations in Education grant

Newton County School System was selected as one of the 25 school systems in the United States to receive a highly competitive 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. Targeted at school systems serving students in grades six through 12, the grant program is designed to help educators address the need for raising student achievement in math and science and increase student awareness in high-tech college and career opportunities.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School’s class of 2009 offered over $8 million in scholarships

To date, 66 out of 282 seniors have been offered 146 scholarships totaling $8,375,800. A total of 58 different colleges and universities from 16 different states and the District of Columbia contributed to this year's class total. Presently, this outstanding class has accepted music, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 45 local scholarships donated through 34 different organizations totaling over $186,000.

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy holds honors day

 Piedmont Academy held its year-end honor's day program on Thursday, May 14.
 Dr. Michael Rossi opened the assembly and thanked those in attendance as well as the students being recognized in the program.
 Lee Aldhizer with the Georgia Military College EXCEL joint enrollment program presented and stated that several students had earned 33 college credits by taking English 101, 102, World Literature, and Biology.
 In high school, the students with the highest academic average or overall GPA were ninth grader Briana Bailey, tenth grader Matthew O'Brien, eleventh grader Trevor Wilson and twelfth grader Kelly King. Students with the ...

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Faculty come together in pursuit of excellence

The third annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA), sponsored by Oxford College's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and Emory University's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), concluded today on the Oxford College campus. Participants included faculty from Oxford College, Emory College, Georgia Gwinnett College and Newton High School.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School board reviews FY 2010 budget

Members of the Newton County Board of Education got their first look at the general fund budget for the next school year and with little money coming in, system administrators are trying hard to remain fiscally sound.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bright Futures

Eastside High School's Valedictorian and Salutatorian have enjoyed a healthy dose of competition for the last few years. In many of the same classes, both Leaha Wynn and Ariel VanLeuven seem to be friends and not begrudge one another their successes proving they aren't just exceptional students, but exceptional young ladies as well.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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