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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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Newton County Schools to host teacher job fair

The Newton County School System will hold a secondary teacher job fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 14 at Eastside High School. Principals and representatives from each of the school system's middle and high schools will be on hand to interview prospective employees and answer any questions applicants might have.

March 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students certified by work ready program

Roughly 180 graduating seniors took the first round of Work Ready assessments in Newton County this week as part of Governor Perdue's program to help workforce alignment, according to the Newton County School System.

March 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


February Students of the Month

COUSINS MIDDLE SCHOOL

March 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Theme school principal chosen

The Newton County Board of Education announced recently that Dr. Jill Adams has been chosen as principal of the new middle school theme school which is scheduled to open in the 2009/2010 school year at the current site of Clements Middle School.

March 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Dean's List

Georgia College Dean's List and President's List

March 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Block system approved

After several years of discussions, the Newton County Board of Education unanimously agreed to approve block scheduling for Alcovy and Newton high schools and Sharp Learning Center Tuesday night.

February 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


No to drugs, Yes to hoops

Elks Hoops Shoot winners: East Newton Elementary student Hunter Phillips placed first in the 10-and 11-year-old boys' group, while Ficquett Elementary student Jemelia Evans was the second place winner in the 8-and 9 -year-old girls' group.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot program, a free-throw contest, is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. Ray Edwards, Hoop Shoot chairman of the Covington Elks Lodge 1806, with the help of other Elks presented awards to the first and second place winners of every school participating in the program. Edwards had visited every elementary school in the county to talk ...

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Donating to the Career Technical Institute

Good to go: (Left to right) Alcovy High School Principal Dave Easterday, Special Education Department Chairperson John Callaway, Woman's Club Education Chairperson Billie Hester, Woman's Club President Mary Arnwine, CTI student Kenny Leathers and Chris Newsham, Career Technical Institute coordinator. The Covington Woman's Club donated $200 to Alcovy HIgh School's CTI program, which will enable students to attend the CTI State Conference from April 29 - May 1 on Jekyll Island.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High CTI student and coordinator attend legislative breakfast

On Thursday Feb. 12, the Georgia Career and Technical Education in conjunction with the Georgia Career and Technical Student Organization's sponsored the Annual Legislative Breakfast at the at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Attending from Newton High School was CTI State Officer DeOndre Robinson and Region 7 Director Gloria Fallings.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GaDOE’s school nutrition program and USDA announce 2008-2009 guidelines for free and reduced meals

In light of current economic conditions, the Newton County School System School Nutrition Department would like to remind parents and guardians about the guidelines for free and reduced price school meals. Georgia public school students who are members of households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are eligible for free meals. If those households have been notified that their children are directly certified for free meals, they do not need to apply for free or reduced?price meals. If households do not wish their children to receive free meals, they are to notify the school ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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


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