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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


Liberty Middle Media Specialist Ryan Cannon named 2017 NCSS Media Specialist of the Year

Liberty Middle School media specialist Ryan Cannon is Newton County School System's (NCSS) 2017 Media Specialist of the Year. The Library Media Specialist of ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College announces its 2017 EAGLE winner

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has selected Habtamu Wilson as its adult education Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) award winner. This honor recognizes ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Camp Kesem at Emory University hosts annual make the magic fundraiser

Camp Kesem at Emory University, an organization dedicated to supporting children through and beyond their parent's cancer, announces its annual Make the Magic event ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Daffodil Festival at GSU Newton Campus, March 7-8

Warm weather has prompted the sprouting of an abundance of daffodils on Georgia State University's Newton Campus, just in time for Perimeter College's ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


New programs, investment, dean coming to GPTC Newton

Last week, Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), reported that the new dean for GPTC's Newton Campus will be announced "within ...

March 01, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of ...

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Newton County School System announced its highest-ranked students of the graduating class of 2017 this week, including the announcement of each high school's valedictorian ...

February 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A ...

February 18, 2017 | Maria Danilova Associated Press | Education


Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state ...

February 18, 2017 | Mark Rice The Ledger-Enquirer | Education


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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School system fails AYP in preliminary report

In a preliminary report of Adequate Yearly Progress, seven of 21 Newton County Schools failed to meet standards set by the state. Failing schools are Ficquett Elementary, Livingston Elementary, Middle Ridge Elementary, Clements Middle, Cousins Middle, Indian Creek Middle and Challenge Charter Academy.

July 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Afterschool academic program registration

Registration Dates: July 14 & 15

Where: BOE Office (1st Floor Conference Rm.)

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Summer Camp dates announced

Clements Theme School: This camp will be for fourth through eighth graders on July 21. Pre-Registration is $20. Registration on the day of event is $25. Call (770) 784-2934 for more information.Cousins Middle School: For sixth graders only. July 28 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. $5. Call (770) 786-7311 for more information.Indian Creek Middle School: For sixth graders only. July 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. $15 if you pre-register; $20 on the day of the event. Call (770) 385-6453 for more information.Liberty Middle School: No day camp will be ...

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Dr. LaQuanda Brown becomes principal at AHS

If not for a few troubled kids, Dr. LaQuanda Brown would have become a lawyer, but after an internship where she became involved with children who were facing problems in their lives, she decided that her heart was in a different place – her heart was in teaching.

July 12, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local teacher participates in Institute for Environmental Education

The 2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) concluded was held at the Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Teachers from across Georgia and north Florida wrapped up an intensive two weeks of professional development. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques. "My colleagues and I look forward each year to the two weeks of OIEE," said Steven Baker, Oxford College professor of biology and OIEE director. "Environmental concerns are global, but education starts on the local level ...

July 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System announces school level CRCT results

Newton County School System has received school level results on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests for the district's elementary and middle schools. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC).

July 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 4 new principals

At a called meeting Monday morning, the Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire four principals to fill the seats vacated at area high, middle and elementary schools recently.

July 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Principals named at four schools

Members of the Newton County Board of Education agreed unanimously to hire four new principals for the recently vacated positions at Alcovy and Eastside High Schools, Veterans Memorial Middle School and Middle Ridge Elementary School.

July 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Centralized registration for 2009-2010

Newton County School System will hold centralized registration for the 2009-2010 school year beginning July 1 , Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Clements Theme School, located at 66 Jack Neely Road. Signs will be posted. Documents needed for student enrollment are as follows:

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Invaluable lessons

Funds from the economic stimulus package have trickled down to Newton County and provided Washington Street Community Center with the ability to supply the county with more than 100 teen workers this summer.

June 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton dual enrollment students stage mock trial

Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice class at Newton High School conducted a mock trial as part of their final assignment. The students in this class are part of the Dual Enrollment program offered by DeKalb Technical College to high school students in Newton County.

The students prepared and presented witnesses and arguments supporting both the case for the prosecution and that for the defense. DeKalb Tech offered dual enrollment courses in Criminal Justice Fundamentals, Homeland Security and Certified Nursing Assistant at Newton County High School during the 2008-09 school year.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Livingston May Students of Month

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Spring semester honor rolls

COUSINS MIDDLE SCHOOL

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Two principals leave high schools

Alcovy High School principal David Easterday has announced his retirement effective July 1 and Eastside High School principal Dr. Robert Daria has announced that he will resign his position effective July 1 as well.

June 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Home School/out of state high school news

Oxford home-schooled student Flannery Peay earned a silver medallion for scoring 93 to 99 percent on the 19th annual National Mythology Exam. The 6th grader joined over 10,000 students in grades 3-9 from the United States, Canada and Australia in completing the test which is sponsored by the American Classical league's standing committee. Flannery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Austin Peay.

June 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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