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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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Anderson Riverside Military Graduate

June 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Teachers, how to use agriculture as teaching tool

Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag In The Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.

June 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


R.L. Cousins alums to meet June 27

The newly formed R.L. Cousins Alumni Association has "come out the gate running." The association made its debut appearance on March 14 with a meet and greet at the former R.L. Cousins school cafeteria.

June 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Spring Semester Dean's List

North Georgia College & State University (published June 20, 2010)

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Whatley, Bates recognized at final board meeting

In a surprise move, the Newton County Board of Education changed their meeting agenda's Tuesday night to recognize Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley at his last board meeting before retiring at the end of the month.

June 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Schooling the competition

Grace Christian Academy faced off against 3,000 students from 230 schools around the world in the Accelerated International Student Convention, winning a plethora of awards for their efforts, including first place in academics.

June 16, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


NCSS breaks ground on 2 new projects

The Newton County Board of Education broke ground on two projects Tuesday afternoon - the Newton College and Career Academy and elementary school No. 15, located at 1300 Airport Road.

June 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Whatley given special recognition at last board meeting

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley was surprised with a portrait to hang in the boardroom of the NCSS and a resolution recognizing all his hard work for the system at Tuesday night's board meeting.

June 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Word wizards

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G: Each year at PCS, the fourth-eighth grade classes compete in a Spelling Bee. Although the competition was tough, Daniel Lanclos came in first place for the third year in a row. Pictured left to right: Garrett Ferguson (seventh grade) - 3rd Place, Daniel Lanclos (eighth grade) - 1st Place, and Taylor Underwood (fourth grade) - 2nd Place.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School awarded Work Ready grant

Governor Sonny Perdue today announced Alcovy High School, along with 3o other high schools throughout the state has been awarded a Georgia Work Ready training grant that provides three-year access to the initiative's skills gap training software, which helps students improve their Work Ready Certificate levels. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide each school $5,000 of software.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Parson to Person: 7 easy steps to God

Last week we began to discuss the importance of having a time of personal daily devotions. Speaking on this subject, D.L. Moody said, "A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God's boundless store of grace from day to day as we need it." That's true.

June 11, 2010 | Dr. John Pearrell | Education


Dollar General awards Newton County READS

Emphasizing their mission statement to support literacy and education skills to all ages, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County READS a $10,000 grant on May 20.

June 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Local schools vie for big money from Big Lots contest

As schools across the nation struggle with budget cuts, students find themselves with fewer opportunities than ever. The loss of vital programs like the arts and physical education and the lack of funds for supplies like textbooks and instruments have made it difficult for teachers to perform jobs necessary to educate their students.

June 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Cycle of improvement

Bikes for academic improvement: At the Awards Program at Palmer-Stone Elementary School on May 27, the Oxford Lions Club awarded six bicycles to the third, fourth and fifth grade boys and girls who had shown the most improvement during the past academic school year. The Covington Pilot Club provided safety helmets to go along with the bicycles. Both civic organizations are Partners in Education with Palmer-Stone. Other partners, McDonald's and Dr. Pepper, provided a customized bicycle for Ian Kreiger who had shown outstanding progress in the Accelerated Reading Program.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech names new chairman

Edward (Ed) Bates, Director of Southeast Operations for PACTIV Corporation, has been named DeKalb Technical College Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Foundation is a community based nonprofit organization that strives to promote the cause of technical and adult education while expanding education opportunities for the students of DeKalb Technical College.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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