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Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE approves new alternative program, athletic facilities

At its March 7 meeting the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved the development of an in-house alternative education and support ...

March 08, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCCA receives STEM certification banner

On March 6, the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute received its official Georgia Department of Education STEM ...

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Alcovy High takes on teacher shortage

There is statewide concern about the teaching workforce. In future years, will Georgia have enough qualified teachers? It will if Alcovy High School and teaching ...

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


CTAE students of year announced

The Newton County School System (NCSS) recognized countywide career pathway and two overall Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education students of the year at its first ...

March 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Can you spell winner?

Being a super speller can pay off and Jet Rawls has the cash-and trophies-to prove it. The Indian Creek Middle School eighth-grader earned ...

March 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA FFA participates in FFA Week celebration at State Capitol

The Georgia FFA Association held the 2017 FFA Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 21. The Newton College & Career Academy FFA chapter was one ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS students to participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System will be well represented in the Georgia Music Educators Association's 2017 Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from East ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Georgia Southern honor society

In March the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen, initiated 405 students. To be eligible for membership, initiates had to earn at minimum GPA of 3.6. Included from Covington were Rebecca Rollolazo and Katelyn Yeomans, from Social Circle Annalee Ashley and Shannon Rhodes and from Mansfield James Kelly.

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside literary team earns awards

The Eastside High School Literay Team earned multiple honors at the recent regional literary competition. The first-place winners will compete at the State AAA event on Saturday in Warner Robins.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Education Foundation awards grants

Newton County School System is pleased to announce the first?ever recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini?grants. The foundation announced in October that it would fund up to a maximum of $2,000 in grants at each of the district's three curriculum levels-elementary school, middle school, and high school. All Newton County School System teachers were eligible to apply for a grant to be used for a wide variety of instructional projects and materials. After reviewing dozens of applications from teachers across the county, the Newton Education Foundation awarded mini?grants to the following ...

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oak Hill student wins poster contest

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Levi Adcox, a first grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has been announced as a winner in the 2010 Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest. Of the hundreds of pictures submitted from

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


New school named Flint Hill Elementary

After narrowing the names from 91 locally-submitted names, the Newton County Board of Education voted to name the new elementary school on Airport Road Flint Hill Elementary.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School top 10 announced

Super Scholars: Alcovy High School on Tuesday announced its top 10 students. (L-R) Magen Ballard, Kaley Johnson, Alex Cooper, Valedictorian Tara Bishop, Joseph Butso, Salutatorian Heather Steckenrider, Katie Childress, Arie Smith, Genie Yang and Michaela Smith.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside Student wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Courtney Reid, a student at Eastside High School and daughter of Charles and Gloria Reid, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Governor’s Honors nominees announced

Newton County School System has 32 students nominated to represent the district in the Governor's Honors Program.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Silly, sublime names sent in for new school

After months of discussion, the Newton County School Board has narrowed the list of possible names for the new elementary school on Airport Road to two, but not before allowing for public input.

March 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local school seismometer records quake

Kathryn L. Henderson, Quest Science teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, received an AS-1 seismometer from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) a few years ago. Since then, the seismometer has been up and running at Veterans Memorial Middle School. Last night's 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan was recorded by the school's seismometer. The earthquake struck at 5:46 UTC (Universal Time) and its seismic waves reached VMMS approximately 12 minutes later.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Life-saving donations

Spare a pint? The Red Cross was present at Montessori School on Thursday for a blood drive organized by Montessori eighth grader Taylor Betchler as part of a community service project. Chari Pavlos takes blood from Olivia Long.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ombudsman in, Sharp out

The Newton County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday to contract with Ombudsman to provide the county's alternative education. The decision will save $1.9 million but will also eliminate Sharp Learning Center.

March 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eighth grade writing tests improve

Preliminary results show that a majority of Newton County's middle schools improved scores on the eighth grade writing test for 2011.

March 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


More school cuts may come in April

Although the Newton County Board of Education was able to make the necessary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget during its Tuesday meeting, Superintendent Gary Mathews warned that more cuts could come, possibly as soon as April.

March 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Spring plant sale at Eastside

You can get your garden ready for spring with plants from the horticulture class at Eastside High School.

March 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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