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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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Search on for STAR students

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has launched its annual search for Georgia's highest SAT-scoring high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic success.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Dad Day at Live Oak Elementary

Special visitors: As part of the Title 1 Parent Involvement Program, Live Oak Elementary fathers were invited to spend the morning in their children's classrooms. Dads were invited to drop in anytime between 7 and 10:30 a.m. Dads read with students, led reading and math small group activities and participated in music, art and P.E. classes.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter's Collegian earns honors

The Collegian of Georgia Perimeter College has been named best student newspaper at a Georgia two-year college by the Georgia College Press Association. The Collegian's website, collegiannews.com, also was named best two-year college website at the association's annual awards luncheon Feb. 5 in Athens.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton College and Career Academy receives $10,000 grant

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle on Thursday awarded the Newton College and Career Academy

February 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Livingston Students of the Month January

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for January.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Be my valentine?

Card kids: Mansfield Elementary School pre-k students Makayla Gutierrez, Colton Fincher and Sara Beth Roberts paste, draw and color hearts on homemade Valentine's Day cards Thursday morning. These students, along with the rest of Mrs. Smallwood's pre-k class, made the cards with their families in mind and will present them to their loved ones on Monday. To see more photos, visit covnews.mycapture.com.

February 11, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Seven period days garners good response

A switch in scheduling for Newton County high schools could boost academics and save $2.8 million.

February 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Making the grade

Super students: Eastside High School has announced its top ten scholars for 2011. The all-girl lineup includes (not pictured in order): Valedictorian Kim Waters, Salutatorian Melissa Greer, Shelby Hughes, Caroline Garrett, Amanda Stansfield, Lacee Smith, Gurinder Sunner, Abigail Thomas, Hailey Thomas and Courtney Wynne.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


System releases stakeholder’s survey results

The numbers are in from the Newton County School System's stakeholder survey, and from teachers to the voting public, it seems those involved in the lives of Newton County's students are in agreement with nearly all possible budget cuts suggested by Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, including changing to a seven-period day for high schools, and eliminating two assistant principal positions.

February 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Schools release budget survey results

The numbers are in from the Newton County School System's stakeholder survey, and from teachers to the voting public, it seems those involved in the lives of Newton County's students are in agreement with nearly all possible budget cuts suggested by Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, including changing to a seven-period day for high schools, and eliminating two assistant principal positions.

February 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


One square at a time

Children can hardly imagine the life of a slave. Although they learn about slavery in class, it's a concept they can't quit wrap their minds around, much like fractions. And if it seems odd to compare the two, students in Alice Brown's fourth grade class at Heard-Mixon Elementary School can show you how lessons in fractions and slavery go together.

February 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Clements hosts class for parents

A parent workshop on the gift of encouragement will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Clements Middle School.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Free tax help available

Free tax help is available from the Newton High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter, in conjunction with the Atlanta Food Bank and the Internal Revenue Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) programs.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-K registration begins Feb. 28

Registration will be offered Feb. 28 through March 4 for Newton County School System's pre-kindergarten program.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Superintendent tackles budget concerns

About 75 parents, teachers and students braved the rainy weather Thursday night to attend a budget forum hosted by Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and other school system officials, in an effort to voice their concerns and hear a more thorough explanation of the $9 million worth of potential cuts to the 2011-2012 budget.

February 06, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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