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How are you going to pay for college?

Why do we hear horror stories about college students graduating with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and without good job prospects? And what can college students and their parents do to avoid falling into that debt trap? The answer is financial literacy - education geared at successfully handling one's finances and making wise decisions. This is the time of year when college seniors receive acceptance letters and decide where to attend college. Many factors are involved in this important decision, but for the majority of families the most important factor is affordability. Luckily, there are many opportunities for ...

March 13, 2014 | Leila Lawlor Columnist | Education


Eastside names top 2014 grads

Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High's valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Indian Creek Middle students serve community

Students and teachers at Indian Creek Middle School are not just focused on academics.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS unveils new technology operations center

Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


GPC Daffodil Festival to focus on community

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Fifth-grade honor chorus to perform March 8

The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy names its top 2014 graduates

Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


EHS Academic Team part of TV competition Saturday

Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton, Alcovy named AP honor schools

Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Make-up days won't change graduation dates

Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation dates to stay the same

Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled-May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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BOE sets 2014 legislative priorities

The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2014 list of legislative priorities at its Tuesday meeting. The list of priorities is set to be distributed to local legislators during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The hope is for legislators to consider the boards' wishes as they vote.

January 23, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS schools to compete in Reading Bowl

Parents, teachers, and communityresidents are invited to attend the sixth annual Newton County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Newton High School, 1 Ram Way. Twenty-two schools from the county will compete.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Students named to Honor Rolls

East Newton

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Area residents graduate from Georgia Southwestern State

Four Newton County students were among the 400 who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Three named to Shorter dean's list

Three Newton County residents were recently announced as dean's list honorees at Shorter University for the fall semester of 2013.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NHS student to attend medical program

A Newton High School freshman will soon travel to the nation's capital for an honors-only program that will focus on teaching aspiring medical professionals more about medical science and honor some of America's highest-achieving high school students.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation rates up

Graduation rates reported for Newton High School and the Newton County School System have increased after an adjustment made by the Georgia Department of Education.

January 14, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton County Schools to close Tues.

Newton County Schools are closed tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 7), school spokesperson Sherri Davis-Viniard said in an email at 2:54 p.m.

January 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


CDC donates equipment to GPTC

Georgia Piedmont Technical College has received a donation of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment (valued at $250,000) from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


'Grotto' helps GPC science students

Two days before final exams and lab practicums, and the Georgia Perimeter College Science Grotto is humming with activity. Two skeletons, both named "Charlie," and the muscled torsos of mannequins stand guard in the corners, but today, no one is paying them much attention.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA offers firefighting 'pathway'

Students are suiting up and training as firefighters at the Newton College and Career Academy.

December 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS: Graduation rate decline due to records verification problems

Newton County School System officials said a struggle to verify whether transfer students graduated caused both Newton High School's and the school district's 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate to drop.

December 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation rates match state pass rate

According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday, Newton County School System's 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate is 71 percent, which matches Georgia's pass rate. The school district's 2012 five-year cohort graduation rate is 77 percent--five points higher than the state's graduation rate.

December 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


High school writing test scores down slightly

Scores in Newton County and the state as a whole on Georgia's High School Writing Test dropped slightly from last year. However, the Newton County School System said it had "solid results," with overall pass rates in the 90th percentile.

December 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


A day to give thanks

The kindergarten class at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett held its annual Thanksgiving Program Tuesday, Nov. 19. Rows of little ones dressed as turkeys, early settlers and Native Americans performed for a packed house at the school during the Parent Teacher Organization meeting. The kindergartners told the story of Thanksgiving and amused the audience with songs about Thanksgiving dinner.

November 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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