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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions ...

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


‘Rosenwald’ shown at Oxford

Aviva Kempner presented her documentary "Rosenwald" to students and Newton County residents Wednesday.

October 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington ...

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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NCSS’s top speller wins regional Bee

Jett Rawls wasn't satisfied with simply winning two consecutive Newton County School System (NCSS) Spelling Bees. He went on to win the District 5 Regional Spelling Bee in Riverdale, competing against students from Bremen City and Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Griffin-Spalding, Heard, Henry and Rockdale county school systems.

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC and GPC sign educational memorandum with National Guard

Two college systems recently signed an educational Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia National Guard, Oct. 9, 2015 at Georgia Perimeter College. The agreement will open up "quality educational opportunities for members of the guard and also allow both systems' military outreach personnel access to National Guard posts across the state," said Col. Kevin Berkman, director of personnel for the Georgia Army National Guard. From left, standing: Patricia Ross, Director of Military Affairs, Commissioner's Office, Technical College System of Georgia; Dr. Jabari O. Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Dr. David Snow, Director of Military Affairs, University System of Georgia ...

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC signs up for new transcription ordering system

As a student-centered institution, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced it is the first technical college within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to sign a contract with Chicago-based Credentials Solutions for transcript processing.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS principals honored for national Principals' Month

Principals play an essential role in making a school great, said Newton County School System Superintendent Dr. Samantha Fuhrey.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Diploma equals jobs

It's can be someone's second chance.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE lowers bond millage rate to zero

COVINGTON- The Newton County School Board (BOE) decided to maintain the current maintenance and operations (M&O) millage rate while lowering the bond millage rate to zero at its meeting Tuesday night.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE sets public hearings for budget

The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2015-16 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.00 mills.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS approves tentative budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) approved of a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 school year during its Tuesday night work session.

May 14, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE discusses possible raises

Newton County school officials discussed four possible budget scenarios for the next school year that could cease any furlough days, increase the amount of money paid to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and raise for all employees' salaries in the Newton County School System (NCSS).

April 22, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


Teenager, Interrupted

What your growing child needs from you, right now.

April 19, 2015 | Kaitlynn Mockett | Education


NCSS named a REACH school system

Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia has announced that the Newton County School System (NCSS) is one of 19 additional Georgia school systems that will be participating in the program in the 2015-2016 school year. Georgia school systems had the opportunity to apply to participate in REACH Georgia during the application process that was open from December 1 through February 25.

March 29, 2015 | | Education


The Rebel’s Manifesto

I throw my hands in the air, and do a short, ridiculous dance. "It's Friday!" I exclaim, and I walk out of the office and into my sanctuary. I leave the lights off and sit at my desk, black coffee steaming in front of me.

March 15, 2015 | Kaitlynn Mockett | Education


What's in store for the Georgia Milestones

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


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