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Georgia Piedmont Tech picking mascot

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will select a mascot for the first time in the college's history, with students, faculty and staff voting on the choices.

March 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Theme School students give back

Theme School students give back The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has been providing its students with service learning opportunities while giving back to the community this school year.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

How are you going to pay for college?

Why do we hear horror stories about college students graduating with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and without good job prospects? And what can college students and their parents do to avoid falling into that debt trap? The answer is financial literacy - education geared at successfully handling one's finances and making wise decisions. This is the time of year when college seniors receive acceptance letters and decide where to attend college. Many factors are involved in this important decision, but for the majority of families the most important factor is affordability. Luckily, there are many opportunities for ...

March 13, 2014 | Leila Lawlor Columnist | Education

Eastside names top 2014 grads

Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High's valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

Indian Creek Middle students serve community

Students and teachers at Indian Creek Middle School are not just focused on academics.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

NCSS unveils new technology operations center

Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

GPC Daffodil Festival to focus on community

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Fifth-grade honor chorus to perform March 8

The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Alcovy names its top 2014 graduates

Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

EHS Academic Team part of TV competition Saturday

Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

Newton, Alcovy named AP honor schools

Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

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Newton’s ACT scores drop slightly

Newton County School System scores dropped slightly across the board on the 2013 ACT college entrance exam; the district also saw a drop in the number of test takers compared to 2012. The average score for English dropped from 18.3 in 2012 to 17.9 this year while math decreased from 18.3 to 17.8. Reading scores went from 19.4 in 2012 to 19.0 in 2013 and science saw a very slight decrease, going from 18.7 in 2012 to 18.6 in 2013. As a result of the score decreases in each subject, the district ...

August 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

AHS to host college fair

Newton County high school students are invited to register for a college fair to be held at Alcovy High School in September.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Re-Imagine Newton winners honored

The Newton Education Foundation recognized its Re-Imagine Newton 2012-13 grant recipients and donors at a reception Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

School enrollment increases

Enrollment has increased slightly from the last school year in Newton County schools.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Piedmont Academy starts new year

Piedmont Academy opened up its 2013-14 school year Monday with a total enrollment of 297 students, 45 of whom are new students.

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

NHS grad selected for VSU initiative

A self-described "lab rat," Gregory A. Jackson, 22, spent the summer tucked away inside his home away from home, the Valdosta State University Hugh C. Bailey Science Center. The senior chemistry major, a 2009 graduate of Newton High School, helped develop a collection of science experiments for an upcoming public school road show and also conducted research into the use of copper to treat tuberculosis and, possibly, cancer.

August 17, 2013 | Jessica R. Pope Special to the News | Education

Parent upset by art in AHS classroom

The parent of an Alcovy High School student said she wants artwork that says, "God is Dead" taken down from the walls of her daughter's classroom.

August 13, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Tweeting into a new school year

Twitter has chirped its way into Newton County Schools.

August 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

NHS is back to old grind, in new school

The first day of a new school year is always hectic. At the brand-new Newton High School, close to 2,000 students reported to classes Friday in unfamiliar territory .

August 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

State leaves test development group

Georgia has withdrawn from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (a test development consortium), a move that state officials attributed to the costs of administering the standardized tests.

August 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

2013-14 NCSS school calendar


July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Newton County BOE meeting schedule

The Newton County Board of Education generally meets twice each month, once in a work session and once in a regularly scheduled meeting.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Morganthall: Headed to college? Here's some advice

It's that time of year. It's time to start gearing up for back to school.

July 20, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | Education

How to register NCSS student

Student registration and open house programs for the upcoming school year are right around the corner for Newton County Schools.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Schools to hold open house sessions

Students will have the chance to meet their teachers and tour their schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

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