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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


2014-15 school year calendar approved

Students and parents may now be able to plan their trips and vacations for next school year, as an official calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved.

February 19, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


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NCSS to keep 1 Ombudsman bus stop

Student transportation to Newton's alternative school Ombudsman is set to continue this upcoming school year, but with only one bus stop location and a bus monitor.

July 18, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Groups collecting school supplies

Several organizations plan to host school supply drives for the community, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year.

July 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Principal named for Newton High

A Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal has been named the new principal of Newton High School.

July 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Administrators, staff get settled at NHS

The finishing touches are being put on the new Newton High School, as school administrators and staff work to make sure everything is in place before the start of the 2013-14 school year.

July 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS student EOCT math results clarified

In the story "Local EOCT scores improve; math tough" in the Friday, July 12 edition, results for the math portions of the End-of-Course-Tests released by the Newton County School System read as though they were "averages" of students who passed.

July 13, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Local EOCT scores improve; math tough

Newton County School System high school students outperformed the state average in three areas on End of Course Tests during the 2012-13 school year, but EOCT results show that math is still a difficult subject for NCSS students, and students throughout the state.

July 11, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves school nutrition program

The Newton County Board of Education has approved several annual renewable contracts for the systems' school nutrition program for the 2013-14 school year.

July 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


STEM approved at old NHS

Newton's Board of Education has approved networking equipment for its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, which will be housed at the old Newton High School. However, a decision on whether to raze the old high school building is still on the table.

July 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Teaching the generations

Working with students as a paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School in 1974, Debbie Gossage realized she wanted to become a teacher.

June 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Open house set for UGA garden

Plant lovers are invited to take one last walk around the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with UGA horticulturalist Allan "Dr. A" Armitage at the garden's annual public open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13.

June 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Lockhart, Buff move to district roles

Two top administration positions at Newton High School are vacant after the Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved NHS Principal Craig Lockhart as deputy superintendent of schools, and Assistant Principal Shannon Buff as the director of secondary curriculum, instruction and professional development for the Newton County School System.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves 2013-14 budget

The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2013-14 school system budget, but transportation for alternative school Ombudsman remained a topic of discussion at the board's Tuesday meeting.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS bids goodbye to Mathews

Newton County School System school officials, employees and members of the community stopped by the Newton County Board of Education building Tuesday to thank outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews for his years of services as an educator and with the NCSS, and the new superintendent of schools was sworn in shortly after.

June 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Eastside grad named Stamps Scholar

Mercer University has named Mary Lathem of Covington one of nine Stamps Leadership Scholars.

June 25, 2013 | | Education


Ninth-graders must choose career paths under states’ new education system

Officials with the Georgia Department of Education recently announced that they've developed courses for a new education model geared toward helping students find potential career paths, and the framework will require all ninth-graders to choose a "career pathway" as they begin high school.

June 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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