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New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews pictures of the first day of school.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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How to spell C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

The hush among the crowd parents, teachers and well-wishers was deafening as middle school students Jeremy Walton and Gaby Collantes stood side by side on the stage of Eastside High School to battle it out for the title of countywide spelling bee champion. After correctly spelling both "nubby" – which Walton misspelled – and "orchid," Collantes, a Veterans Memorial seventh grader, nabbed the title of Newton County spelling bee champion.

February 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


College Honors

Central Michigan

February 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Suspension policy tabled for further discussion

 A proposal to change the Newton County School System's suspension policy was tabled last week so that board members could discuss the recommended changes more thoroughly.

January 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


local graduates

Danielle Latasha Russell of Covington recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television. Samford University graduated 265 seniors during fall commencement Dec. 13. Among those graduating was James Whitlow Richardson of Covington with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

January 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Registration Open For April 4 ACT Test

The next ACT achievement test will be administered on April 4. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by Feb. 27. Late registration deadline is available Feb. 28 - March 13 for an extra fee. Students may register online at www.actstudent.org, or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


New elementary school named

Newton County's newest elementary school officially has a name - Live Oak Elementary School. The Newton County Board of Education approved Jan. 20 the measure to name elementary school No. 14, which is located on Kirkland Road.

January 22, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


Veteran, newcomer sworn in as BOE members

 Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new council member Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting.

January 15, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


BOE swears in veteran, newcomer

Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new councilmember Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting.

Turner, who has been a member of the board since 2000, ran unopposed in last year's general election for the Dist. 4 seat. Johnson, a former NCSS bus driver and phone company manager, defeated 12-year veteran Rickie Corley for the Dist. 2 seat in the Nov. 4 election.

January 13, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


School Spotlight: NHS Ram Rewards Card

One of Dr. Roderick Sams' first objectives when he took the helms at Newton High School was to

January 13, 2009 | By Sherri Viniard Newton County Schools | Education


Middle Ridge and West Newton Receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants

Teachers at Middle Ridge and West Newton Elementary Schools were recently awarded grants valued at $5,000 each from Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants program. The grants provide funds for projects to be developed by the schools with help from their PTO's and other community volunteers, including Store Manager Kevin Cole and employees from the Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Conyers.

The major goal of the Middle Ridge project is to provide students with a wide variety of developmentally appropriate equipment geared toward improving fitness levels, exciting students about staying fit for a lifetime, and empowering them ...

January 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


National Achievement Program semifinalists

Leaha A. Wynn of Eastside High School and Andrew K. Kabue and Toni-Jhay N. Tucker of Newton High School have been named as semifinalists in the 2009 National Achievement Program.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Athens Christian Honor Roll

The following students from Newton County were named to the Athens Christian School first quarter honor roll.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Middle, elementary theme school enrollment open

The Newton County Board of Education is accepting applications for the two new theme schools slated to open this fall. A maximum of 725 slots are available at the elementary school, which will be located at Fairview Elementary. A maximum of 850 slots are available at the new middle school, which will be located at Clements Middle. The application deadline is Feb. 6.

January 06, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


Year in review...NCSS initially fails AYP, new elementary school opens

The year 2008 will go down in history as a year full of highs and lows for the Newton County School System. Although faced with the challenge this year of bringing several schools up to standards after failing Adequate Yearly Progress as a district, NCSS still has much to celebrate, from being named a 'quality school system' by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) to approving two new theme schools, which will begin operating in the fall.

December 30, 2008 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


Distinguished Title I schools announced

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that seven schools-West Newton Elementary, Ficquett Elementary, Heard?Mixon Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Palmer?Stone Elementary, Rocky Plains Elementary, and Cousins Middle, have been recognized as Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools.

"We are very proud for these schools for the significant increase in test scores for students who are

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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