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Former EHS student named to Dean's list

Kaija Rolin Barrett, a 2014 graduate Eastside High School, was named to the Academic Dean's list at St. John's University in Queens, New York.

December 30, 2014 | Susan Grajko | Education


Local students honored at Georgia College

Georgia College recognized some of Newton County's own high achievers this week, awarding five degrees to local residents and honoring over two dozen students for their scholastic aptitude and hard work.

December 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Covington student makes Academic Achievement list at GSSU

Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


How to find the right school fundraiser for you

The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


West Newton Elementary School removed from state focus school list

The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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No to drugs, Yes to hoops

Elks Hoops Shoot winners: East Newton Elementary student Hunter Phillips placed first in the 10-and 11-year-old boys' group, while Ficquett Elementary student Jemelia Evans was the second place winner in the 8-and 9 -year-old girls' group.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot program, a free-throw contest, is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. Ray Edwards, Hoop Shoot chairman of the Covington Elks Lodge 1806, with the help of other Elks presented awards to the first and second place winners of every school participating in the program. Edwards had visited every elementary school in the county to talk ...

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Donating to the Career Technical Institute

Good to go: (Left to right) Alcovy High School Principal Dave Easterday, Special Education Department Chairperson John Callaway, Woman's Club Education Chairperson Billie Hester, Woman's Club President Mary Arnwine, CTI student Kenny Leathers and Chris Newsham, Career Technical Institute coordinator. The Covington Woman's Club donated $200 to Alcovy HIgh School's CTI program, which will enable students to attend the CTI State Conference from April 29 - May 1 on Jekyll Island.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High CTI student and coordinator attend legislative breakfast

On Thursday Feb. 12, the Georgia Career and Technical Education in conjunction with the Georgia Career and Technical Student Organization's sponsored the Annual Legislative Breakfast at the at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Attending from Newton High School was CTI State Officer DeOndre Robinson and Region 7 Director Gloria Fallings.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GaDOE’s school nutrition program and USDA announce 2008-2009 guidelines for free and reduced meals

In light of current economic conditions, the Newton County School System School Nutrition Department would like to remind parents and guardians about the guidelines for free and reduced price school meals. Georgia public school students who are members of households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are eligible for free meals. If those households have been notified that their children are directly certified for free meals, they do not need to apply for free or reduced?price meals. If households do not wish their children to receive free meals, they are to notify the school ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools partner with local agencies to apply for Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant

The Newton County School System is joining with several partners to apply for the SafeSchools/Healthy Students grant provided by the Safe and Drug Free Schools Office, a division of the U. S. Department of Education. School officials, including Deena Sams,School/Parent/Community Collaboration Coordinator, and Kathy Garber, NCSS GrantsCoordinator, are working with representatives from the Newton County CommunityPartnership, the Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Justice Department, Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton Mental Health, KidsNet and local law enforcement to develop a plan aimed at reducing risky behaviors among today's youth. The program is being designed to strengthen ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS employees informed of possible lay offs

A plan to help alleviate the pinch felt by the school system began with meetings held Friday to inform those who could be affected by the personnel cuts that they may need to make plans to start the 2009-2010 school year elsewhere.

The school system announced their plans for personnel cuts at their meeting Tuesday night as part of an effort to add more than $4 million to a slimmed down budget.

February 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


STAR picks announced

At the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday luncheon meeting, members congratulated the 2009 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program honorees. The program, sponsored the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, recognizes high school seniors with the highest one-sitting SAT score, who are also in the top 10 of their class. Students then select their STAR teacher. Newton County's STAR teachers and students are Anita Anderson (AP Macroeconomics and world history), left, and Michelle Rary from Alcovy High, Leaha Wynn and Eric Adams (Latin/Greek) from Eastside High and Sarah Lanners (also the system STAR student) and Janie Sheldon (Language ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to cut jobs

Oxford College of Emory University announced that it will cut five full-time and four part-time staff members as well as four temporary or vacant positions in light of the tough financial climate.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School board approves personnel cuts

The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve personnel cuts in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget that will reportedly save the school system $4.2 million, but will cut an unknown number of jobs.

February 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Great Debaters

Champions: Piedmont Academy's debate team recently captured its 14th State Championship title with a perfect record of 8-0 during the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) State AA tournament at Mercer University.

Piedmont students Matt Sessions and Trevor Wilson made up one team while and Davis Kimball and Rhett Roberts made up another team. Their task in rounds against the teams from other schools was to support this year's national debate topic on whether the U.S. Federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States. Specifically, Sessions and Wilson advocated increasing funding for the Defense ...

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


January Students of the Month

Sharp Learning Center announces its Students of the Month for January. Named are Kimberly Craver, Keynew Lloyd, Tracy Anderson and Shaka Coleman. Overall Student of the Month is Shane Robinson.

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


2008 fall graduates

Georgia Southern University

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The Living Stream

Waters of life: Palmer-Stone Elementary School second grade students Riley Cooper, left, and Harley Humphries use plastic cups to get an up close view of a salamander in "The Living Stream" demonstration set up in the school media center. Palmer-Stone is one of only two elementary schools selected to participate this year. All of the aquatic life was collected from the Alcovy River.

February 08, 2009 | Mandi Singer | Education


Kindergarten roundup dates announced

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round?Up during the week of March 9 -12. Children must be 5-years-old by September 1 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2004) to register for the 2008?2009 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children. At the time of registration, parents must provide their child's social security card, certified birth certificate, immunization record form #3231, and hearing, vision and dental screening record form #3300. If needed, hearing and vision screening ...

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools announce Pre-K registration dates

Parents wishing to register their children for Newton County School System's Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K program should mark their calendars for the week of February 23 - March 4, 2009. The school

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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