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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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Superintendent warns more cuts possible

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

March 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eastside to stage comedy March 17-20

For the past four years the Eastside Drama Players have brought you to tears through laughter every spring with their annual farce. This year is no different with their production of Broadway's smash hit "Lend Me A Tenor," by Ken Ludwig.

March 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Schools contract with Ombudsman, go to seven-period day

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

March 08, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County announces STAR students

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the district's 2011 STAR Students-the students with the highest SAT scores in one sitting, and their STAR Teachers. The students and the teachers they selected as their STAR teachers were honored at the February 24 meeting of the Covington Kiwanis Club.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


A world of colour

For the seventh year, student artists in Newton County are having their talents showcased at the True Colours Visual Art Exhibit at the Newton County Library.

February 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview collects for Operation Sandbox

Students at Fairview Theme School recently collected more than 1,000 letters and items for troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq, thanks to Operation Sandbox.

February 22, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Deans List & Other Honors...

Berry College

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree class joins naming celebration

Karie Bland's second grade class from Peachtree Academy in Covington took part in Zoo Atlanta's 100 Day Giant Panda naming celebration Feb. 15.

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Get connected with Newton schools

Are you connected with Newton County Schools?

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


School board sets legislative priorities

Local legislators will soon receive a letter from the Newton County Board of Education listing their top priorities for the county. Not only is the letter an annual event, so is the theme, which includes requests to pump more funds into the school system.

February 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Career Academy receives $10,000 grant

The Newton College and Career Academy received a $10,000 grant on Thursday from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in support of the school's efforts to become a Ford PAS Next Generation Learning Community.

February 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Three-tier transportation plan approved

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education took a $1.5 million cut into the $9 million in budget reductions needed for next school year by agreeing Tuesday to implement a three-tier transportation system.

February 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont Academy attends Tech Fair

Several students from Piedmont Academy participated in the 2011 Oconee RESA Technology Fair held at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville on Jan. 26.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High adopts laptop initiative

Times have changed, technology has changed and Eastside High School has changed as well to meet the needs of today's learner with its laptop initiative.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Education budget woes plague state

Money remains tight for education from the state, and there's little likelihood that Newton County schools will see any relief from budget cuts for next year, according to Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews.

February 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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