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Summertime is school and college construction time

COVINGTON, Ga. - It happens every year. Summertime, when the students are mostly away, is a time ripe for renovation and construction projects on school and ...

July 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford’s Robert Hight graduates from Tulane University

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Robert ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Concealed handguns allowed at local public colleges

COVINGTON, Ga. - As of July 1 weapons carry license holders may carry concealed handguns in certain places on public college campuses. License holders are responsible ...

July 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Providence Classical Christian School under new leadership

OXFORD, Ga. - The Providence Classical Christian School (PCCS), established in 2005, is located on the northern outskirts of Oxford. It is one of only 250 ...

July 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces public hearings regarding FY 18 budget, millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Education has adopted a 2017-2018 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.00 mills: 20.00 ...

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Students opt for summer classes to get ahead

COVINGTON, Ga. - School's out for summer. But not for college students who want to get ahead quickly in their studies.

July 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College Welcomes New Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Dale Burgess

Dr. Dale Burgess, a seasoned administrator and talented instructor, has been tapped to serve as Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Dean of Arts & Sciences. His ...

July 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE approves 2017-2018 budget

COVINGTON, Ga. - At its June 27 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) adopted a budget for the 2017-2018 year.

June 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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New school named Flint Hill Elementary

After narrowing the names from 91 locally-submitted names, the Newton County Board of Education voted to name the new elementary school on Airport Road Flint Hill Elementary.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School top 10 announced

Super Scholars: Alcovy High School on Tuesday announced its top 10 students. (L-R) Magen Ballard, Kaley Johnson, Alex Cooper, Valedictorian Tara Bishop, Joseph Butso, Salutatorian Heather Steckenrider, Katie Childress, Arie Smith, Genie Yang and Michaela Smith.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside Student wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Courtney Reid, a student at Eastside High School and daughter of Charles and Gloria Reid, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Governor’s Honors nominees announced

Newton County School System has 32 students nominated to represent the district in the Governor's Honors Program.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Silly, sublime names sent in for new school

After months of discussion, the Newton County School Board has narrowed the list of possible names for the new elementary school on Airport Road to two, but not before allowing for public input.

March 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local school seismometer records quake

Kathryn L. Henderson, Quest Science teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, received an AS-1 seismometer from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) a few years ago. Since then, the seismometer has been up and running at Veterans Memorial Middle School. Last night's 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan was recorded by the school's seismometer. The earthquake struck at 5:46 UTC (Universal Time) and its seismic waves reached VMMS approximately 12 minutes later.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Life-saving donations

Spare a pint? The Red Cross was present at Montessori School on Thursday for a blood drive organized by Montessori eighth grader Taylor Betchler as part of a community service project. Chari Pavlos takes blood from Olivia Long.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ombudsman in, Sharp out

The Newton County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday to contract with Ombudsman to provide the county's alternative education. The decision will save $1.9 million but will also eliminate Sharp Learning Center.

March 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eighth grade writing tests improve

Preliminary results show that a majority of Newton County's middle schools improved scores on the eighth grade writing test for 2011.

March 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


More school cuts may come in April

Although the Newton County Board of Education was able to make the necessary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget during its Tuesday meeting, Superintendent Gary Mathews warned that more cuts could come, possibly as soon as April.

March 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Spring plant sale at Eastside

You can get your garden ready for spring with plants from the horticulture class at Eastside High School.

March 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Superintendent warns more cuts possible

Although the Newton County Board of Education was able to make the necessary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget during last night's meeting, Superintendent Gary Mathews warned that more cuts could come - possibily as soon as April.

March 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eastside to stage comedy March 17-20

For the past four years the Eastside Drama Players have brought you to tears through laughter every spring with their annual farce. This year is no different with their production of Broadway's smash hit "Lend Me A Tenor," by Ken Ludwig.

March 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Schools contract with Ombudsman, go to seven-period day

The Newton County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to contract with Ombudsman to provide the county's alternative education. The decision will save the system approximately $1.9 million but will also eliminate Sharp Learning Center. Board member Shakila Henderson-Baker abstained.

March 08, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County announces STAR students

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the district's 2011 STAR Students-the students with the highest SAT scores in one sitting, and their STAR Teachers. The students and the teachers they selected as their STAR teachers were honored at the February 24 meeting of the Covington Kiwanis Club.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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