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PHOTO GALLERY: Preschool students head to the farm

COVINGTON, Ga. - Berry's Tree Farm hosted the annual Farm Bureau Farm Day for Newton County Preschool students Friday. Students had the opportunity to pet ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Snapping Shoals named Education Partner of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the 2017 Cornerstones Partners in Education Partner of the Year.

May 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Wyatt Galloway heading to Naval Academy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wyatt Galloway's dream of attending the U.S. Naval Academy and then entering the Marine Corps started in fifth grade. Years later ...

May 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Adult education classes offered free of charge

COVINGTON, PORTERDALE, Ga. - Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Piedmont honor roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL – 3rd QUARTER – APRIL 2011

April 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student wins scholarship

Award winner: Covington resident Alyson Davis was recognized at the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources' 2011 Spring Awards Banquet on April 14 as the recipient of the new professional Forestry Alumni Scholarship. She is the daughter of Frank and Debbie Davis. Davis (second from right) is pictured with fellow award winners (l-r) Cody Seagraves, Ethan Robertson, Katie Partrick and John Rossow. Scholarship representative Scott Jones is pictured in the center.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Students give grants to non-profits

Montessori School of Covington middle school students, in conjunction with the Newton Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, are awarding $1,100 in grants to three Newton County nonprofit organizations at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Band earns superior ratings

Four small ensembles from the Newton High School Concert Band earned superior ratings in the Georgia Music Educators Association Solo/ Ensemble Festival on April 16.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Middle Ridge special ed teacher a Class Act Award

Marnie Seber is a Class Act, and she has the award to prove it.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


College honor

Mr. ABAC: Ronnie Few, of Covington, was one of 19 competitors for the title of Mr. ABAC at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. Few, the son of Barry and Gloria Few, is a freshman majoring in diversified agriculture.

April 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Egg-citing history

Students in Elizabeth Davis' eighth grade social studies class at Piedmont Academy recently made dioramas depicting famous Americans from hollowed-out eggs. The students decorated a shoe box to correspond with their character and made the "person" from the eggshell. Dioramas included projects completed by Parker Kelly, General Sherman; Payden Cantera, Crazy Horse; Joseph Hardin, Adolf Hitler; Zach Beggs, Martin Luther King, Jr.; Hunter Knox, General Custer; Gaven Edge, Blackbeard; Luke Andrews, Jose' Marti; Jacob Bowers, Andrew Carnegie; Joshua Williams, Jefferson Davis; and Summer Jarrard, Ella Bird.

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Special Olympics needs volunteers

Newton County's Special Olympics are searching for volunteers for the annual spring games, to be held May 3-4 at Sharp Stadium.

April 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eastside student set for state council

Bryant Johnson, a sophomore at Eastside High School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected to participate in the Georgia School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. The advisory council will meet to discuss decisions made at the state level that affect students.

April 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Operation Cookie Drop

The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School, in association with Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11556 and the Newton High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp collected donations of Girl Scout Cookies and other necessities to be sent to our troops serving abroad. The care packages will include cookies, handmade cards from the Brownies, letters from the Newton High School Marine Corps Junior Rerserve Officer Training Corp, chap stick, sun block, energy bars and a variety of other toiletries.

On March 24, representatives from the Brownie Troop, the Academy of Liberal Arts, Newton High School, and the ...

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Mathews advises against pre-k cuts

Pre-kindergarten was scheduled to see changes in Newton County following a March decision by Governor Nathan Deal to shorten the school year for those students, but Superintendent Gary Mathews has advised against cutting in Pre-K, and most board members seem to agree that although the county is facing tough financial times, it is too important for those students to cut the program at all.

April 17, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Relay for Life

East Newton Elementary students have collected $95 for the Big Wheel Drivers Relay for Life team, and their bus driver, Peggy Fuller. The 2011 Relay For Life of Newton County event will be held April 29 at The Church of Covington. There are 64 teams involved in the local American Cancer Society fundraiser effort.

April 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Scholarship offer for foster children

The Mary Ware Scholarship Fund, formed in memory of Mary Ware because of her love of children in need, provides financial grants to "at risk" Georgia High School graduates who demonstrate strong financial need and aspire to attend one of Georgia's many institutions for higher learning or continuing education.

April 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Schools unlikely to meet AYP this year

Predictions are in from the U.S. Department of Education, and it's likely that Newton County may be one of the projected 83 percent of American public schools that does not meet Adequate Yearly Progress this year, something that could cost the system $350,000.

April 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Career Academy to open early at Alcovy

The highly anticipated Newton College and Career Academy will be opening its doors much sooner than originally anticipated. Instead of January 2012, the school will open in August, at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. The only glitch? The academy will start out at Alcovy High School.

April 12, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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