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Make-up days set for NCSS students

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.

February 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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NCSS to keep 1 Ombudsman bus stop

Student transportation to Newton's alternative school Ombudsman is set to continue this upcoming school year, but with only one bus stop location and a bus monitor.

July 18, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Groups collecting school supplies

Several organizations plan to host school supply drives for the community, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year.

July 17, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Principal named for Newton High

A Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal has been named the new principal of Newton High School.

July 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Administrators, staff get settled at NHS

The finishing touches are being put on the new Newton High School, as school administrators and staff work to make sure everything is in place before the start of the 2013-14 school year.

July 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS student EOCT math results clarified

In the story "Local EOCT scores improve; math tough" in the Friday, July 12 edition, results for the math portions of the End-of-Course-Tests released by the Newton County School System read as though they were "averages" of students who passed.

July 13, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Local EOCT scores improve; math tough

Newton County School System high school students outperformed the state average in three areas on End of Course Tests during the 2012-13 school year, but EOCT results show that math is still a difficult subject for NCSS students, and students throughout the state.

July 11, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves school nutrition program

The Newton County Board of Education has approved several annual renewable contracts for the systems' school nutrition program for the 2013-14 school year.

July 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


STEM approved at old NHS

Newton's Board of Education has approved networking equipment for its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, which will be housed at the old Newton High School. However, a decision on whether to raze the old high school building is still on the table.

July 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Teaching the generations

Working with students as a paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School in 1974, Debbie Gossage realized she wanted to become a teacher.

June 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Open house set for UGA garden

Plant lovers are invited to take one last walk around the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with UGA horticulturalist Allan "Dr. A" Armitage at the garden's annual public open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13.

June 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Lockhart, Buff move to district roles

Two top administration positions at Newton High School are vacant after the Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved NHS Principal Craig Lockhart as deputy superintendent of schools, and Assistant Principal Shannon Buff as the director of secondary curriculum, instruction and professional development for the Newton County School System.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves 2013-14 budget

The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2013-14 school system budget, but transportation for alternative school Ombudsman remained a topic of discussion at the board's Tuesday meeting.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS bids goodbye to Mathews

Newton County School System school officials, employees and members of the community stopped by the Newton County Board of Education building Tuesday to thank outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews for his years of services as an educator and with the NCSS, and the new superintendent of schools was sworn in shortly after.

June 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Eastside grad named Stamps Scholar

Mercer University has named Mary Lathem of Covington one of nine Stamps Leadership Scholars.

June 25, 2013 | | Education


Ninth-graders must choose career paths under states’ new education system

Officials with the Georgia Department of Education recently announced that they've developed courses for a new education model geared toward helping students find potential career paths, and the framework will require all ninth-graders to choose a "career pathway" as they begin high school.

June 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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