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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


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


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


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


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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New student immunization requirements

Parents of rising seventh-graders in the Newton County School System (NCSS) should take note of changes to the state immunization requirements that go into effect in July.

May 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy graduation 2014 photo spread

May 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside graduation 2014 photo spread

May 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton graduation 2014 photo slideshow

May 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Science stars

Piedmont Academy is graduating two stellar students ready to take on the science world.

May 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Four years perfect: Loganville Christian's val and sal

Two students were ready to graduate and acted well beyond their age as they sat in the front office of their school and discussed past accomplishments and future aspirations.

May 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Covington Academy's val and sal

Covington Academy's top-ranked students are ready for the next chapter, but they still have fond memories of their last four years.

May 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


George Walton Academy honors

George Walton Academy announced its 2014 valedictorian as Casey Carrell and its salutatorian as Audrey Hardison.

May 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Sign up for band, chorus

Once current Newton County fifth-graders leave elementary school and settle into summer, they'll have to start planning their move to middle school. One option available to all fifth-graders is the opportunity to participate in a middle school band or chorus program.

May 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School admin changes next year

During the past few weeks, Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey announced the following administrative changes that will be seen in effect at the start of next school year:

May 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


The healthy eating challenge

Elementary school students were given an incentive this week to eat healthy lunches to promote good eating habits.

May 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School board to raise salaries

Teachers and other Newton County School System (NCSS) employees can expect a salary raise for next year, the first since the 2008-2009 school year.

May 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Meet Eastside's val and sal

Eastside High School's two best students have more than their unscathed GPAs and certain extracurricular clubs in common: they're both ready for college.

May 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS employees likely to get raises

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) plans to give back to its teachers some of what it was forced to take away in recent years due to budget cuts. Board members just need to decide in what way.

May 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS's top students honored

In the 2013-14 school year, ten wasn't enough.

May 01, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Education


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