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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


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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


Slimming school year could save money

In an effort to cut at least $9 million, officials with the Newton County School System have proposed several cuts to the 2011-2012 budget. Below is a look at two proposals, possible change to the length of the school day and changes to high school scheduling, that could potentially save a lot of cash, but have the most impact on parents and teachers.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bus service, alternative school changes on the table

The Newton County Board of Education has several proposals on the table as it seeks to cut some $9 million in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Two cuts that could save the largest amount of money are shutting Sharp Learning Center in favor of a different alternative education and moving to a three-tier transportation program.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Land purchased for new Newton High

The land replacement site for Newton High School has been chosen and the Board of Education has approved the purchase of the 117.7 acres on Crowell Road North.

January 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Five Newton schools earn state honors

The Newton County School System announced that five schools – Heard-Mixon Elementary,

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Snow make-up days set for Newton

Mid-winter break for students in the Newton County School System will be cut short to make up for the week that students were off due to inclement weather. The break will now just be two days with students required to attend school on Feb. 16 and 17, but will have Feb. 18 and Feb. 21 off. Students will make up the third day on March 14.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


What are your thoughts on school cuts?

The search for $9 million in education cuts has begun in Newton County and School System Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of 13 potential cuts.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board approves budget timeline

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of potential cuts to the system's budget and the Newton County Board of Education has unanimously approved a timeline that would have a final budget set by June 14.

January 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Superintendent lists possible cuts

Despite a somewhat optimistic speech by newly-elected Gov. Nathan Deal, the Newton County School System is still looking at potentially cutting $9 million from its 2011-2012 budget. Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of 13 possible cuts and their potential savings to the school system.

January 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


New to the board of education

The new members: (L-r) Jeffrey Meadors, Shakila Henderson-Baker and Abigail Morgan-Coggin were sworn in to the Newton County Board of Education on Tuesday evening.

January 18, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | Education


List released of potential cuts to Newton schools

A list of possible major budget reductions has been released by Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews. Here's a summary.

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Southwestern Scholarship

Heather Hodge of Covington has received the Glynn Mathis Endowed

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


School back in session today

Newton County schools are scheduled to open for students and teachers once again Tuesday after a week's worth of ice and slush kept many side streets too dangerous for driving. The week off coupled with Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will not be free, though, and several days will have to be made up.

January 17, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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