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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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Newton County School System to host county spelling bee

The Newton County School System will host the 2010 System Spelling Bee on at 10 a.m. on January 29 at Eastside High School. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will send its school spelling bee champion to participate in the county competition.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Operation Book Bag

School supplies: On Jan. 13, Alcovy FFA donated new school supplies to the local DFACS office. In this project, Operation Book bag, Alcovy FFA members donated new and unused school supplies and book bags. Once enough school supplies had been collected, the Alcovy FFA officer team counted, organized, and boxed the school supplies to deliver to DFACS. On Jan. 13 after school, three representatives of Alcovy FFA, consisting of Ronnie Few, Happy Outlaw, and Dillon Parker, took the school supplies to the local DFACS office. Operation Book bag is a annual community service project that Alcovy FFA participates in. This ...

January 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School Board member C.C. Bates to leave

Newton County School Board District 5 representative Dr. C.C. Bates announced Tuesday that she will not fulfill her first term on the school board and will resign her position in June.

January 24, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Oxford Ecumenical worship service will honor MLK

On Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm, Oxford College's Office of the Chaplain and Diversity Liaison will sponsor a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Old Church, on Wesley Street just north of Oxford's campus. This is the final event in the observance of the tribute to King that began on January 18 with Oxford students' participation in service projects. The theme for the ecumenical gathering is "King's Vision for Education", and the keynote address will be given by Rev. Sam Clowney. Originally from Spartanburg, S.C., Clowney is the ...

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS warns of more furloughs

Newton County could soon face more budget cuts and additional furlough days if Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed budget is approved by legislature.

January 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Governor announces additional cuts to NCSS budget

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that in the budget presented to legislature by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, the NCSS will see more cuts this year.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Search for Georgia’s 2010 STAR students and teachers underway

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. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, which co-sponsors STAR with the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, has received more than 500 nominations from public and independent high schools across the state. STAR students and STAR teachers will be announced in local communities throughout the state during February and March. Georgia's 2010 State PAGE STAR student and teacher will be announced ...

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Daily Lives: Peasant Paintings of China

Folk art today in China is abundant and varied. While most of this art is simpler than that of the high culture of Chinese civilization, it often reflects the same values. The great regional variety in folk art is similar in themes and styles throughout the country. Peasant paintings, puppets, woodblock prints, paper-cuttings and, in northern Shaanxi, even bread is a kind of folk art. Most of these forms have existed for many centuries.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Board of Education held monthly work session

The Newton County Board of Education held their monthly work session Tuesday night. During the meeting board members heard the tentative dates suggested for board meetings in 2010. The school board meets twice a month for a work session and a meeting with the exception of July and December when they have a combined work session and meeting.

January 13, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bikes and books

The benefits of reading:

January 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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January 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College support group to benefit local caregivers

Oxford College, in conjunction with Emory University's WorkLife Resource Center, has established a new support group for those who care for aging or sick family members. Initially set up for Oxford employees, the Community Caregivers Education and Support Group (CCESG) is similar to a group on the Emory Atlanta campus for employees who are caregivers outside their work environment. However, seeing a need for such a group in Covington and greater Newton County, Oxford wanted to extend participation to the community at large. Sue Dale, Oxford College Director of Human Resources and lead coordinator for the group, said, "As ...

January 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC dual enrollment allows students to start college in high school

Enrollment numbers are up at Georgia Perimeter College, and many students have begun to take advantage of the two-year school's dual enrollment program, starting their college career while still finishing high school.

January 01, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


The Couture Club

Caring carolers: On Dec. 16 members of the Couture Club of Indian Creek Middle School visited Covington Manor Nursing home and delivered over 75 potpourri sachets to the patients of the manor. Along with the collective hands-on experience of sewing these gifts, they also caroled throughout the hallways and spread cheer as they sang Christmas carols. This was the Couture Club's second year caroling, They enjoyed the experience as much as the patients and the staff did. From left to right: Kaylee Wagstaff, Adviser Charnese Phillips, Emilie Liebert, Tiara Mathis, Kolyse Wagstaff, Adviser Mrs. Blanks, Wendy Rodriguez and Kareana ...

December 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Year in Review: Education

The Newton County School System faced a tough year in 2009. From issues with transportation to teacher furloughs and budget cuts, the NCSS had to tighten their purse strings and may very well have to continue to do so into the New Year. One bright spot was the recent notification that the system had received grant money for the career academy which should get under way in 2010.

December 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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