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Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE lowers bond millage rate to zero

COVINGTON- The Newton County School Board (BOE) decided to maintain the current maintenance and operations (M&O) millage rate while lowering the bond millage rate ...

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE sets public hearings for budget

The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2015-16 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.00 mills.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


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Superintendent readies $9 million in cuts

With the Newton County School System facing at least $9 million in budget reductions for the 2011-2012 school year, it was inevitable that cuts will have to be made. Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews is set to release a list of these potential cuts on Jan. 10 and has warned that more may be necessary.

December 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Board approves elementary rezonings

The Newton County Board of Education voted 3-2 on Tuesday to accept proposed rezoning of elementary schools but postponed a vote on its middle school feeder schedule after some parents voiced concerns that their students may have switch schools next year.

December 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Victorian Christmas at Indian Creek

Back in time: Indian Creek Middle School students took a trip back in time to visit the Victorian era Thursday afternoon. The students, who had been studying the historic culture, were encouraged to dress the part as they sampled foods the ladies and gentlemen would have snacked on, made holiday crafts and ended the day with games.

December 17, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Shows of the season

Piedmont Academy held its elementary Christmas program on Dec. 9 under the direction of music teacher, April Allen. Backdrops for the program were constructed and painted by the cast and crew of the high school's One Act Play.

December 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Outgoing education board members honored

Fond farewell: The Newton County School System held a reception on Tueday honoring outgoing board of education members. District 1 Representative Johnny Smith has served one full term and half of a term left open by the death of Richard Tiede. District 3 Representative Cathy Dobbs has served two full terms and Greg Proffitt has served as the District 5 representative since Dr. C.C. Bates left the seat in June. (Above) Dobbs speaks with Alcovy High School Principal Dr. LaQuanda Brown. (Left) Smith hugs former board member Dr. C.C. Bates.

December 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


School Board won't move Palmer-Stone name to new elementary

The Newton County Board of Education voted 3-2 on Tuesday to not name the new elementary school Palmer-Stone, listening to the reasoning of several Oxford residents who argued that the name should remain in the city because of its historical importance.

December 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview students encourage recycling

Helping the Earth: Alayna Jones (left), Rahim Zareef (center) and Hailey Harrison (right) from the "Community Service Club" at Fairview Theme School, recycle aluminum cans as part of the school wide program to encourage recycling. Students are recycling aluminum and tin cans, toner and ink cartridges, paper and drink pouches to help reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Indian Creek students help orphans at Christmas

Members of Indian Creek Middle School's Couture Club are learning the true meaning of giving this Christmas, by "adopting" 21 children in a Liberian orphanage.

December 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


River of Words contest winners honored

Newton County River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on Dec. 7. All contest entries were required to feature water. Winners received Wal-mart gift cards, with prize costs lessened through a donation from the Service Guild of Covington. First place winners received $30 cards; second place winners received $20 cards; and third place winners received $10 cards. Service Guild members judged the contest.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board reception today

The Newton County School System Board of Education is hosting a reception honoring outgoing board members from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford alumnus makes gift to Science Building

Emory University's Oxford College alumnus Art Vinson, and his wife, Laurie, have made a planned gift to support the fundraising effort for a new science building on the Oxford campus. By designating the school as the beneficiary of a fully paid life insurance policy, the Vinsons are able to provide a leadership gift to the project.

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy band festival tonight

The Alcovy High School Tiger Band will stage a Christmas festival fundraiser tonight that will feature free music and a visit from Santa.

December 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Radio star talks Seuss

Riveting readings: Brian Roberts and his dog, Tinkerbell, from Z-93.7 radio in Macon visited Piedmont Academy for a story telling of the Dr. Seuss classic "The Cat in the Hat". The radio personality read the classic then showed a short preview of the new show on Georgia Public TV called "The Cat and the Hat Comes Back."

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont CHAMPS

Say no to drugs: All Piedmont Academy fifth graders graduated from the CHAMPS program on December 2. Certificates were given to the participants. Mikayla Rigsby received recognition for the first place essay, Lauren Mosley was second, and Andrew Chapko was honored for third.Deputy Pat Kennedy provided an overview of the 10-week course and Sheriff Charles Roper challenged the students to always be mindful of the importance of abstention of illegal drugs and making good decisions. The sheriff commended the students for their achievement in successfully meeting the requirements for graduation.

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Scavenger hunt

Time at the museum: Fourth and fifth graders from Piedmont Academy recently visited Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. The classes completed a scavenger hunt of the museum to find interesting facts about Georgia, water, and their environment. The students also learned about the Nile River in an IMAX movie.

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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