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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions ...

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


‘Rosenwald’ shown at Oxford

Aviva Kempner presented her documentary "Rosenwald" to students and Newton County residents Wednesday.

October 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington ...

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Pre-K registration begins Feb. 28

Registration will be offered Feb. 28 through March 4 for Newton County School System's pre-kindergarten program.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Superintendent tackles budget concerns

About 75 parents, teachers and students braved the rainy weather Thursday night to attend a budget forum hosted by Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and other school system officials, in an effort to voice their concerns and hear a more thorough explanation of the $9 million worth of potential cuts to the 2011-2012 budget.

February 06, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School budget forum Thursday at Alcovy High School

Parents with students in the Newton County School System - or just concerned citizens - are invited to attend a budget forum Thursday evening to hear the budget breakdown from Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and to ask questions about the possible cuts.

February 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


GOAL program committees named at DeKalb Tech

Amanda Taylor-Rodriguez, Dean of Student Affairs and the coordinator for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership program at DeKalb Technical College, has announced members of the screening and selection committees to interview student nominees for the college's annual GOAL title.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech considers name change

DeKalb Technical College is launching a re-branding initiative that will likely result in changing the name of the 50- year-old institution.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton’s students need adult mentors

Micah Williams teaches children courage, discipline and respect as a karate sensei. Many of the teenagers who need those lessons the most, are the ones who will never enter Williams' studio, which is why he's considering becoming a mentor to a student in the Newton County School System.

January 30, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


NCSS compares other systems

In an effort to make the best choices for Newton County's students, the school system has compared itself to seven other systems in the state while working on potential cuts to next year's budget.

January 30, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Students affected by HOPE cuts

Students at Georgia Perimeter College and other universities across Georgia are bracing for possible cuts to the HOPE scholarship, though many are unsure what those cuts will actually be.

January 30, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


School system defends land purchase

In the wake of much public scrutiny, the Newton County School System is defending its decision to buy 117.77 acres off Crowell Road to build a replacement school for Newton High.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview Theme ranks second in country in label collection

Fairview Theme School has reached another milestone, this time coming in second in the country in the SunnyD Book Spree Offer and Sweepstakes, winning hundreds of books for the classrooms.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


fall graduates

April Knight of Covington received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Berry College in commencement ceremonies Dec. 11.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


fall honor roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Porter Library now open

The Newton County School System will hold a financial aid meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton High School. Parents and seniors from all three high schools are invited to attend. School officials will be on hand to discuss financial aid and help families determine how to pay for college. Additionally, all local scholarship information has been posted at the Newton County School System website, www.newtoncountyschools.org, under both the "student" and "parent" tab. Many of these scholarships have a Feb. 1 deadline.

January 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


The Center gets energy makeover

During a sunny month, The Center for Community Preservation and Planning in downtown Covington can actually sell electricity back to the city of Covington.

January 25, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Five Newton County schools awarded with Title 1 honor

Five Newton County elementary schools were honored recently as 2011 Title 1 Distinguished Schools.

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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