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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


BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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DeKalb Tech holds 'Investing in Dreams' gala

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation, in partnership with the NFL Alumni held the "Investing in Dreams" Gala June 25 at the DeKalb Technical College Clarkston Campus conference center. Five community members were honored for their outstanding works of charity and contribution to the betterment of our society.

In addition, funds were raised to provide students with scholarships and to help fight Cystic Fibrosis. Approximately 150 patrons put on black tie to show support for the honorees and these two worthy causes.

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


spring semester graduates

Athens Technical College (published June 23)

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Board member, superintendent sworn in Tuesday

Dr. Gary Mathews, new superintendent for the Newton County School System, was sworn in Tuesday morning by Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn.

July 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 50 deserving high school students in Georgia. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions. Local student receiving a scholarship is Tia R. Cofield, Newton High School.

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


High schoolers gain hands-on training with SCRUBS program

This week, junior and seniors in high school began a three-week Newton Medical junior volunteer program that enables students to explore their interests in the medical field.

June 30, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Anderson Riverside Military Graduate

June 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Teachers, how to use agriculture as teaching tool

Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag In The Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.

June 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


R.L. Cousins alums to meet June 27

The newly formed R.L. Cousins Alumni Association has "come out the gate running." The association made its debut appearance on March 14 with a meet and greet at the former R.L. Cousins school cafeteria.

June 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Spring Semester Dean's List

North Georgia College & State University (published June 20, 2010)

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Whatley, Bates recognized at final board meeting

In a surprise move, the Newton County Board of Education changed their meeting agenda's Tuesday night to recognize Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley at his last board meeting before retiring at the end of the month.

June 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Schooling the competition

Grace Christian Academy faced off against 3,000 students from 230 schools around the world in the Accelerated International Student Convention, winning a plethora of awards for their efforts, including first place in academics.

June 16, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


NCSS breaks ground on 2 new projects

The Newton County Board of Education broke ground on two projects Tuesday afternoon - the Newton College and Career Academy and elementary school No. 15, located at 1300 Airport Road.

June 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Whatley given special recognition at last board meeting

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley was surprised with a portrait to hang in the boardroom of the NCSS and a resolution recognizing all his hard work for the system at Tuesday night's board meeting.

June 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Word wizards

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G: Each year at PCS, the fourth-eighth grade classes compete in a Spelling Bee. Although the competition was tough, Daniel Lanclos came in first place for the third year in a row. Pictured left to right: Garrett Ferguson (seventh grade) - 3rd Place, Daniel Lanclos (eighth grade) - 1st Place, and Taylor Underwood (fourth grade) - 2nd Place.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School awarded Work Ready grant

Governor Sonny Perdue today announced Alcovy High School, along with 3o other high schools throughout the state has been awarded a Georgia Work Ready training grant that provides three-year access to the initiative's skills gap training software, which helps students improve their Work Ready Certificate levels. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide each school $5,000 of software.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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