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Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Be my valentine?

Card kids: Mansfield Elementary School pre-k students Makayla Gutierrez, Colton Fincher and Sara Beth Roberts paste, draw and color hearts on homemade Valentine's Day cards Thursday morning. These students, along with the rest of Mrs. Smallwood's pre-k class, made the cards with their families in mind and will present them to their loved ones on Monday. To see more photos, visit covnews.mycapture.com.

February 11, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Seven period days garners good response

A switch in scheduling for Newton County high schools could boost academics and save $2.8 million.

February 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Making the grade

Super students: Eastside High School has announced its top ten scholars for 2011. The all-girl lineup includes (not pictured in order): Valedictorian Kim Waters, Salutatorian Melissa Greer, Shelby Hughes, Caroline Garrett, Amanda Stansfield, Lacee Smith, Gurinder Sunner, Abigail Thomas, Hailey Thomas and Courtney Wynne.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


System releases stakeholder’s survey results

The numbers are in from the Newton County School System's stakeholder survey, and from teachers to the voting public, it seems those involved in the lives of Newton County's students are in agreement with nearly all possible budget cuts suggested by Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, including changing to a seven-period day for high schools, and eliminating two assistant principal positions.

February 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Schools release budget survey results

The numbers are in from the Newton County School System's stakeholder survey, and from teachers to the voting public, it seems those involved in the lives of Newton County's students are in agreement with nearly all possible budget cuts suggested by Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, including changing to a seven-period day for high schools, and eliminating two assistant principal positions.

February 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


One square at a time

Children can hardly imagine the life of a slave. Although they learn about slavery in class, it's a concept they can't quit wrap their minds around, much like fractions. And if it seems odd to compare the two, students in Alice Brown's fourth grade class at Heard-Mixon Elementary School can show you how lessons in fractions and slavery go together.

February 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Clements hosts class for parents

A parent workshop on the gift of encouragement will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Clements Middle School.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Free tax help available

Free tax help is available from the Newton High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter, in conjunction with the Atlanta Food Bank and the Internal Revenue Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) programs.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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


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