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PHOTO GALLERY: Preschool students head to the farm

COVINGTON, Ga. - Berry's Tree Farm hosted the annual Farm Bureau Farm Day for Newton County Preschool students Friday. Students had the opportunity to pet ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Snapping Shoals named Education Partner of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the 2017 Cornerstones Partners in Education Partner of the Year.

May 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Wyatt Galloway heading to Naval Academy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wyatt Galloway's dream of attending the U.S. Naval Academy and then entering the Marine Corps started in fifth grade. Years later ...

May 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Adult education classes offered free of charge

COVINGTON, PORTERDALE, Ga. - Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Archive By Section - Education


Three-tier transportation plan approved

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education took a $1.5 million cut into the $9 million in budget reductions needed for next school year by agreeing Tuesday to implement a three-tier transportation system.

February 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont Academy attends Tech Fair

Several students from Piedmont Academy participated in the 2011 Oconee RESA Technology Fair held at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville on Jan. 26.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High adopts laptop initiative

Times have changed, technology has changed and Eastside High School has changed as well to meet the needs of today's learner with its laptop initiative.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Education budget woes plague state

Money remains tight for education from the state, and there's little likelihood that Newton County schools will see any relief from budget cuts for next year, according to Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews.

February 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Search on for STAR students

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has launched its annual search for Georgia's highest SAT-scoring high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic success.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Dad Day at Live Oak Elementary

Special visitors: As part of the Title 1 Parent Involvement Program, Live Oak Elementary fathers were invited to spend the morning in their children's classrooms. Dads were invited to drop in anytime between 7 and 10:30 a.m. Dads read with students, led reading and math small group activities and participated in music, art and P.E. classes.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter's Collegian earns honors

The Collegian of Georgia Perimeter College has been named best student newspaper at a Georgia two-year college by the Georgia College Press Association. The Collegian's website, collegiannews.com, also was named best two-year college website at the association's annual awards luncheon Feb. 5 in Athens.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton College and Career Academy receives $10,000 grant

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle on Thursday awarded the Newton College and Career Academy

February 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Livingston Students of the Month January

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for January.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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


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