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Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE approves new alternative program, athletic facilities

At its March 7 meeting the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved the development of an in-house alternative education and support ...

March 08, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCCA receives STEM certification banner

On March 6, the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute received its official Georgia Department of Education STEM ...

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Alcovy High takes on teacher shortage

There is statewide concern about the teaching workforce. In future years, will Georgia have enough qualified teachers? It will if Alcovy High School and teaching ...

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


CTAE students of year announced

The Newton County School System (NCSS) recognized countywide career pathway and two overall Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education students of the year at its first ...

March 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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


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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


Theme schools adopt student dress codes

Rules and dress code requirements for the new theme schools at Fairview Elementary and Clements Middle schools were approved unanimously by all board members present at Tuesday night's work session for the Newton County Board of Education, allowing principals to distribute the strict parent contract and dress code for the 2009-2010 school year to parents.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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