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NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

September 11, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded $216K grant

Teachers in Newton County may have the opportunity to gain extra professional learning experiences with a grant given to the school district.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student fees: you get what you pay for

Parents, if you think your child is unfairly paying extra student dues at Newton County high schools that amount to more than students at other schools across the district, well, you may or may not be correct.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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


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


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


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


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Spreading their wings

Eastside High School's 2010 valedictorian Katelyn Yeomans and salutatorian Naomi Wills have worked hard for their entire school careers to earn good grades. Although their high school years officially end Saturday, hard work still lies ahead of them as they have both chosen challenging college majors.

May 28, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Education


Alcovy High School’s class of 2010 has been offered over $1.7 million in scholarships

Alcovy High School's class of 2010 has been offered over $1.7 million in scholarships this year, according to a press release from the Newton County School System.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


AHS val & sal: By the book

Seniors at Alcovy High School have just a few days left before they graduate and excitement is at an all time high at the school, and none are more excited about the prospect of four years of hard work paying off than valedictorian Zach Bowers and salutatorian Elizabeth Darazs.

May 26, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont Academy graduates 26 seniors

Sunday was a distinctive milestone for the Class of 2010 and Piedmont Academy. The school held its 40th graduation ceremony with Headmaster Dr. Michael Rossi, the school's Board of Trustees, the school's faculty, junior class ushers and senior class mascots leading the processional to "Largo" by Handel and "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar - 26 graduates followed.
Newton County graduates included honor graduates Christina Lynne Clark, daughter of Bob and Lisa Clark of Covington, Robyn Courtney Estes, daughter of John and Carolyn Estes of Covington, Rachel Elizabeth Marks, daughter of Wayne and Angie Marks of Covington, Austin Coy Nash ...

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


spring college graduates

Loyola University

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Top of their class

For four years Brooke Wilson and Janae' Jackson have worked on a number of things. On getting good grades and scoring well on their tests and on being involved in their schools, and on Friday evening their hard work will pay off when they take the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of Newton High School's class of 2010.

May 23, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County School System honors 57 retirees

The Newton County School System paid tribute to 57 retirees Thursday night at the annual retirement dinner, honoring those who have dedicated a combined total of 1,415 years of service to the children of Newton County.

Principals had a chance to thank their teachers and staff members following a catered dinner at the Turner Lake Complex.

May 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Social Circle's val & sal: Straight shootin'

Social Circle High School's Valedictorian has known her co-salutatorians for years. They take most of the same classes and are in most of the same clubs. The two salutatorians know each other even better. In addition to taking the same classes and participating in the same sports, they're also identical twins.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Tentative budget set, Clements parents speak out

The Newton County Board of Education unveiled their tentative budget for the Fiscal Year 2011 Tuesday night, adding back some proposed cuts and raising the millage to 20 mills.
The numbers are still preliminary, as the board will hold three more budget work sessions before approving the FY11 budget at the June 15 meeting. The board also has yet to see the amount they will receive from both local and state funding and is working with anticipated figures.
The NCSS proposed budget shows an estimated beginning fund balance of $5.8 million, less than $4 million then it was last ...

May 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Rotary Club announces top 10 for local high schools

For the last 45 years the Newton County Rotary Club has taken great pride in honoring the top students in the county with their annual Top 10 awards and this year was no exception when the best and brightest Newton County has to offer were celebrated Monday night.

May 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County schools receive over $5 million in grants since 2008

With the Newton County School System in such dire financial straights, any little bit of monetary help has been very much appreciated, and since January 2008, they have managed to apply for and receive more then $5 million in grant money to help fund different projects.

May 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Clements Theme School dissolved

In a four to one vote, the Newton County Board of Education decided to dissolve Clements Theme School and turn Fairview Theme into a kindergarten through fifth-grade theme school.

May 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County Board of Education votes to dissolve Clements Theme School

In a four to one vote, the Newton County Board of Education decided to dissolve Clements Theme School and turn Fairview Theme into a kindergarten through fifth-grade theme school.

May 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Three students named Governor's Honors finalists

Three Newton County School System students have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program (GHP) and will be invited to participate in the prestigious six?week summer instructional program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. This year's program is scheduled for June 13 through July 24.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


BOE votes on 2010-2011 school calendar

The Newton County School Board has voted on a calendar for the upcoming school year. After spending several months reviewing different options, the board decided on a calendar that has students in school for 178 days.

May 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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