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School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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BOE approves new alternative program, athletic facilities

At its March 7 meeting the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved the development of an in-house alternative education and support program as well as construction of a football and soccer field behind Clements Middle School and new concession and restroom facilities for the athletic fields at Alcovy High School.

March 08, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCCA receives STEM certification banner

On March 6, the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute received its official Georgia Department of Education STEM certification banner.

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Alcovy High takes on teacher shortage

There is statewide concern about the teaching workforce. In future years, will Georgia have enough qualified teachers? It will if Alcovy High School and teaching as a profession instructor Richard Cormier have their way.

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


CTAE students of year announced

The Newton County School System (NCSS) recognized countywide career pathway and two overall Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education students of the year at its first ever CTAE Awards Ceremony on February 28 at the Porter Performing Arts Center. The 2017 CTAE Students of the Year are listed in the accompanying table.

March 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Can you spell winner?

Being a super speller can pay off and Jet Rawls has the cash-and trophies-to prove it. The Indian Creek Middle School eighth-grader earned $200, a Chick-fil-A gift card, and a gift basket for winning the District 5 Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 25. This is the second consecutive year Rawls has bested the competition at the regional bee, which included contestants from Bremen City, and Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Griffin-Spalding, Heard, Henry, and Rockdale county school systems. As a result, he is now the proud owner of five school spelling bee champion trophies, three Newton County School ...

March 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA FFA participates in FFA Week celebration at State Capitol

The Georgia FFA Association held the 2017 FFA Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 21. The Newton College & Career Academy FFA chapter was one of twenty-four local FFA chapters from across the state invited to attend the day that included a legislative breakfast, a group photo with Governor Nathan Deal, a Senate resolution honoring FFA Day and opportunities for FFA members to meet their Representative and Senator.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS students to participate in Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus

Newton County School System will be well represented in the Georgia Music Educators Association's 2017 Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus as fifth-grade students from East Newton, Fairview, Heard-Mixon, Mansfield, Newton County Theme School, and South Salem have been selected to participate in the prestigious event at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Music specialists, Mary Katherine Skidmore, East Newton; Will Schmidt, Fairview; Amy S. Rains, Heard-Mixon; Sarah Latimer, Mansfield; Ciara Edge, Newton County Theme School; and Marie Webb, South Salem, will also represent Newton County School System at the event.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Liberty Middle Media Specialist Ryan Cannon named 2017 NCSS Media Specialist of the Year

Liberty Middle School media specialist Ryan Cannon is Newton County School System's (NCSS) 2017 Media Specialist of the Year. The Library Media Specialist of the Year Award recognizes individual excellence in the library media field through service to students, teachers, and community at the K-12 levels. Cannon will now represent Newton County Schools in the South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year competition, part of the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year program.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College announces its 2017 EAGLE winner

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has selected Habtamu Wilson as its adult education Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) award winner. This honor recognizes one outstanding student in the college's adult education program, which is the largest in Georgia. Adult Education Instructor Margaret Robling nominated Wilson; he was tapped for this honor based on a speech he delivered to the selection committee.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Camp Kesem at Emory University hosts annual make the magic fundraiser

Camp Kesem at Emory University, an organization dedicated to supporting children through and beyond their parent's cancer, announces its annual Make the Magic event Friday, March 24, 2017 from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Alumni House (815 Houston Mill Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329).

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Daffodil Festival at GSU Newton Campus, March 7-8

Warm weather has prompted the sprouting of an abundance of daffodils on Georgia State University's Newton Campus, just in time for Perimeter College's annual Daffodil Festival, March 7-8.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


New programs, investment, dean coming to GPTC Newton

Last week, Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), reported that the new dean for GPTC's Newton Campus will be announced "within weeks." He also discussed new programs and investments coming to the Newton and other GPTC campuses.

March 01, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


NCSS announces 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Newton County School System announced its highest-ranked students of the graduating class of 2017 this week, including the announcement of each high school's valedictorian and salutatorian.

February 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of the week of February 20 to 24. Their appearance is sponsored by Oxford's Pierce Program in Religion and part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour to promote the monastery and the artistic activities of Tibet.

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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