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Jené Moore balances dance and school

COVINGTON, Ga. - Jené Moore will be entering the seventh grade this fall. However, she is also a busy professional dancer. In pursuit of her career ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Derrick Henry graduates from The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Derrick Henry recently graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. In doing so, he joined ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces Educator Hall of Fame

The Newton County School System (NCSS) has established the NCSS Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local student heads to Quantico for FBI training

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School Junior Rebekah Stowe will travel to Quantico, Virginia later this month to represent Georgia at the Federal Bureau of Investigations ...

June 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Parents of 5-year-old who died in playground accident file lawsuit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The parents of Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Newton County Superior Court against the county's board of ...

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Clydia Newell to be Porterdale Elementary principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Clydia Newell will be the new principal at Porterdale Elementary School starting July 10. She was appointed by the Newton County School System ...

June 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Local student recognized at LaGrange College commencement

Daniel Garrett of Covington, Georgia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from LaGrange College with a B.A. Degree, History and a B.A. Degree, political science.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Montessori School students raise funds through reading

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Montessori School of Covington's Lower Elementary Class wanted to participate in a community service project this year. They chose to have ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Brady Marbut to go to Washington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Brady Marbut, a seventh-grade student at Cousins Middle School, is going to Washington, DC this weekend. There he will participate in a five-day ...

June 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Peachtree Academy stresses importance of physical fitness

Just recently Peachtree Academy's baseball and tennis teams earned state championship titles.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Students Participate in GMEA District IV Honor Band

Newton County School System students were out in full force recently representing the school district in the Georgia Music Educator Association's 2017 District IV ...

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Letters home from Alcovy High’s future educators

Students in Alcovy High School's Teaching as a Profession program recently went on a field trip to visit Northern Michigan University's (NMU's ...

June 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Patsy Hinton introduced as Providence Head of School

Distinctively qualified to lead Providence Classical Christian School, Mrs. Patsy Hinton comes with an extensive background in classical education. She has served in education for ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local students graduate from Andrew College

The following students graduated Saturday, May 6 at Andrew College's Commencement Exercises.

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Secretary of State speaks to students

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Cousins Middle School Wednesday morning to discuss state government, as part of an effort to expand children's horizons without the benefit of field trips.

September 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Scholarship named after Covington teacher

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation announced a new scholarship to be given out yearly.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DECA Delight

The Newton High School DECA Chapter, under the direction of Quinita Morrow, proved that they are off to a good start. Beginning their first community service project, several DECA members of Newton High School went to Porterdale Elementary on Sept. 2 to assist in their afterschool program. Under the assistance of Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Colbert (Porterdale instructors), 38 DECA students participated in communication skills, enrichment activities and finger painting with the students. Morrow was so pleased with the interaction of her DECA members with the students of Porterdale that they have decided to return to Porterdale on a bi-weekly ...

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Loaded gun found at Challenge Charter Academy

Working on an anonymous tip, authorities located a loaded semi-automatic weapon at Challenge Charter Academy Monday afternoon.

September 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


After School program at Livingston Elementary canceled today

The after school program at Livingston Elementary School has been canceled today due to a water main break at the school. Parents of students who attend that program will need to make arrangements to pick up their students when school is dismissed today or call the school at (770) 784-2930 to make other arrangements.

September 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Sams resigns as Newton principal

Newton High School Principal Dr. Roderick Sams resigned Wednesday, saying the choice was, "due to a series of issues that are personal in nature."

The popular principal had been at the school since 2008 and shared the news with the NHS faculty and staff in a meeting Wednesday afternoon. When reached by phone, he reiterated that his reasons for leaving the school were of a personal nature and declined to discuss particulars further at this time. According to Sams they were issues he had been dealing with for some time that were beginning to affect his ability to "be the ...

September 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Square Dance school supplies

Dancin' donations:

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County BOE supports opposition to Georgia Charter School Commission law

During a special called meeting on Tuesday, August 27, the Newton County Board of Education unanimously supported joining an "amicus brief" in support of the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association's court challenge to the Georgia's Charter School Commission.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS enters articulation agreement with DeKalb Tech.

Newton County School System on Tuesday officially entered into an articulation agreement with DeKalb Technical College that affords students the opportunity to earn 12 college credits upon completion of the Small Business Development Pathway. The agreement with DeKalb Tech also includes students in four other local school districts - Decatur City, DeKalb, Morgan, and Rockdale County school systems.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia wins Race to the Top

Governor Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that Georgia was selected as a winner by the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of "Race to the Top" grants. The state is projected to receive $400 million over four years to implement its plan.

August 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Welcome to Oxford College

A college collage: Freshmen started to arrive at Oxford College for the 2010-2011 school year on Wednesday. Their six-day orientation had the new scholars move in to their residence halls, participate in team-building and community building activities and to learn the lay of the land. Classes at Oxford College begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

August 22, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Supe’s Corner: Schools must build background knowledge

In my "Letter from the Superintendent" (CN, Aug. 15, 2010), I suggested that when all is said and done, instruction itself has the largest influence on achievement. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, instruction is not always as effective as it could be, but could improve swiftly and significantly through ordinary and accessible means.

August 22, 2010 | Dr. Gary Mathews NCSS Superintendent | Education


A head start: Dual enrollment gives high schoolers a taste of college

More high school students in Newton County are learning the benefits of Dual Enrollment (DE) programs offered at Georgia Perimeter College.

GPC's DE numbers are up 76 percent from last year, with 116 students enrolled in the Newton campus, compared to 66 students from last year. There are a total of 813 students attending DE at GPC's five campuses.

August 22, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Education


NCSS sees slight decline in scores as more students take the ACT

More students in Newton County took the ACT college entrance exam in 2010; however, test scores have declined slightly from 2009.

August 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


NCSS revamps tribunal procedures

The Newton County Board of Education is revamping its tribunal procedures in order to allow administrators to spend less time in tribunals and more time in their schools.

August 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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