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Newton, Alcovy named AP honor schools

Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


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New NHS to hold open house Sunday

The Newton County community will have the opportunity to tour the new Newton High School at a dedication ceremony this weekend.

August 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton’s ACT scores drop slightly

Newton County School System scores dropped slightly across the board on the 2013 ACT college entrance exam; the district also saw a drop in the number of test takers compared to 2012. The average score for English dropped from 18.3 in 2012 to 17.9 this year while math decreased from 18.3 to 17.8. Reading scores went from 19.4 in 2012 to 19.0 in 2013 and science saw a very slight decrease, going from 18.7 in 2012 to 18.6 in 2013. As a result of the score decreases in each subject, the district ...

August 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


AHS to host college fair

Newton County high school students are invited to register for a college fair to be held at Alcovy High School in September.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Re-Imagine Newton winners honored

The Newton Education Foundation recognized its Re-Imagine Newton 2012-13 grant recipients and donors at a reception Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


School enrollment increases

Enrollment has increased slightly from the last school year in Newton County schools.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Piedmont Academy starts new year

Piedmont Academy opened up its 2013-14 school year Monday with a total enrollment of 297 students, 45 of whom are new students.

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NHS grad selected for VSU initiative

A self-described "lab rat," Gregory A. Jackson, 22, spent the summer tucked away inside his home away from home, the Valdosta State University Hugh C. Bailey Science Center. The senior chemistry major, a 2009 graduate of Newton High School, helped develop a collection of science experiments for an upcoming public school road show and also conducted research into the use of copper to treat tuberculosis and, possibly, cancer.

August 17, 2013 | Jessica R. Pope Special to the News | Education


Parent upset by art in AHS classroom

The parent of an Alcovy High School student said she wants artwork that says, "God is Dead" taken down from the walls of her daughter's classroom.

August 13, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Tweeting into a new school year

Twitter has chirped its way into Newton County Schools.

August 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS is back to old grind, in new school

The first day of a new school year is always hectic. At the brand-new Newton High School, close to 2,000 students reported to classes Friday in unfamiliar territory .

August 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


State leaves test development group

Georgia has withdrawn from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (a test development consortium), a move that state officials attributed to the costs of administering the standardized tests.

August 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


2013-14 NCSS school calendar

July

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton County BOE meeting schedule

The Newton County Board of Education generally meets twice each month, once in a work session and once in a regularly scheduled meeting.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Morganthall: Headed to college? Here's some advice

It's that time of year. It's time to start gearing up for back to school.

July 20, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | Education


How to register NCSS student

Student registration and open house programs for the upcoming school year are right around the corner for Newton County Schools.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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