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NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

September 11, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded $216K grant

Teachers in Newton County may have the opportunity to gain extra professional learning experiences with a grant given to the school district.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student fees: you get what you pay for

Parents, if you think your child is unfairly paying extra student dues at Newton County high schools that amount to more than students at other schools across the district, well, you may or may not be correct.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews pictures of the first day of school.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


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Student hits school bus official during drill

A 16-year-old Newton High School student reportedly hit a school bus official during an evacuation drill at the school earlier this week.

November 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Business, community leaders act as principals

Top executives and business leaders traded careers for a day Tuesday as they acted as elementary, middle school and high-school principals in Newton County schools.

November 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Theme School royalty

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has new royalty. The theme school named its first king and queen Tuesday night after its first-ever Mr. and Ms. Newton County Theme School Contest. Eleven students were in the running for a crown.

November 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Celebrities read to Porterdale Elementary

Community leaders stopped by Porterdale Elementary this week to read their favorite books to students in Pre-K through fifth grade as part of the school's Celebrity Readers event, Nov. 11–19. Linda Depkin of Newton Federal Bank read to third-graders Thursday in Mrs. Wagstaff's class.

November 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Georgia Primary & Urgent Care donates to school nurses

Georgia Primary & Urgent Care, an affiliate of Rockdale Medical Center, donated 20 sharps containers to nurses at Newton County schools. According to Cheryl Raper, practice manager, the containers are used to dispose of needles and other biohazard materials.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Paige is queen, Tristan is king

Peachtree Academy homecoming court is, left to right, Julie Ozburn, Carly Argo, Grace Elliot, Karley Johnson, Paige Johnson, Tristan Watson, Dylan Brooks, Dalton Chappelear, Rashad Little, Zani Dembure, Jordan Ozburn and Callie Barnes; (Not pictured): Lawson VanNess, Caulder Smith, Ethan Miller Brandon Wilson; Little princesses Danielle King, Savannah Norris, Imani Michel, Sophia Allard, Madaleine Moye-Lowery, Camdyn Hicks, Julia Rash, Emma Scrivner and Dylan Campbell.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Three NCSS schools named Georgia Reward Schools

Liberty Middle School, Alcovy High School and Newton High School have been named Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


WSB meteorologist visits Flint Hill

The signs of winter are all around us, from the falling leaves to Christmas decorations, and this week Georgians experienced the first freeze of the season.

November 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Education


Newton schools meet federal lunch standards

Newton County Schools' school nutrition program is now meeting federal school lunch standards, which means that it is certified to receive a 6-cent reimbursement that will apply retroactively to each meal served since May 1 and to all future meals served.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Students to be released early Friday

Progress reports will be distributed to Newton County School System middle and high school students Thursday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Parents, community urged to support students

Dozens of parents and other community residents gathered at Newton High School Saturday morning to learn how they can help improve the education of Newton's students.

November 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle Ridge celebrates Blue Ribbon

Students, faculty and staff participated Wednesday in a school-wide celebration of Middle Ridge Elementary School's selection as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

October 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


CMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Students and teachers at Clements Middle School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month for the first time with a special program Oct. 18.

October 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


ViewPath helping teachers, students

ViewPath Systems installed in Newton County's secondary schools are helping the district to improve teacher effectiveness and student behavior, according to school district officials.

October 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Builders Club teaches community service

Community service is not just for adults. Just ask 44 middle-schoolers at Newton County Theme School.

October 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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