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PHOTO GALLERY: Preschool students head to the farm

COVINGTON, Ga. - Berry's Tree Farm hosted the annual Farm Bureau Farm Day for Newton County Preschool students Friday. Students had the opportunity to pet ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Snapping Shoals named Education Partner of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the 2017 Cornerstones Partners in Education Partner of the Year.

May 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Wyatt Galloway heading to Naval Academy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wyatt Galloway's dream of attending the U.S. Naval Academy and then entering the Marine Corps started in fifth grade. Years later ...

May 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Adult education classes offered free of charge

COVINGTON, PORTERDALE, Ga. - Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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


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Newton High teacher honored

Kristina Collins of Newton High School has earned the Mary Frazier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

This award is in honor of Mary Frazier (1938-2005), late past president of National Association for Gifted Children and pioneer for changed laws and procedures that has tripled the inclusion of African-American and quadrupled Hispanic student identification for the gifted program for the state of Georgia alone. Kristina Collins is the third person to ever receive this award, according to a release.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Helping hands

Lessons from the community: Representatives from different helping professions have visited Mansfield Elementary School's pre-k classes recently as part of lessons on community helpers.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Helping hands.

Mansfield Elementary Pre-k classes have been learning about community helpers. They have had different community helpers including: a nurse, a dental hygienist, a K-9 deputy from Newton County Sheriff's Office, and a lineman from Snapping Shoals. On Monday, April 11, Bobby Fincher of Snapping Shoals came to the school and demonstrated the work of a lineman. He discussed the storm and power outages that took place last week. He demonstrated how the bucket truck operates and discussed how linemen help to restore power to the community.

Photo shown was taken by Bobby Fincher of Snapping Shoals. Students shown are ...

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Student places third in statewide design contest

Ian Cole, an eighth-grader, saw his artwork presented to more than a thousand Georgia government and business leaders at Thursday's appreciation luncheon.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

2007 Eastside High School graduate Caroline Dickey has been inducted into the Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Georgia. She is the daughter of Joyce and Chan Dickey of Covington and has a major in psychology.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student to see Europe

Eastside High School sophomore Alexander Solomon is heading to Europe this summer to get some exposure to some art masters, thanks to a $2,500 scholarship.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Fifth grade writing test scores improve

Newton County fifth graders have increased their writing test scores by six points this year, and 11 schools have at least a 3 percent gain in scores.

May 03, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Hays graduation

Florida State University announces the graduation of Whitney Rebecca Hays, Molly, with a degree of Juris Doctor. She is a graduate of Eastside High School, Emory of Oxford and Emory University. She is the daughter of Ed and Gay Ree Hays, granddaughter of Mary J. Hays and niece of Vicki Hays, all of Mansfield.

May 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Pizza for a cause today at Stevi B's

The Alcovy High School Latin Club is currently waiting tables at Stevi B's pizza on U.S. Highway 278 to raise money for a 2013 trip to Rome. Members will be there until 4 p.m. today. Additionally, members of the club are also doing lawn work to raise money for their trip. To donate or to find out more, contact advisor Charles Gammel at gammel.charles@newton.k12.ga.us.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local businessman named honorary member of Berry College Beta Gamma Sigma

Covington businessman Roy Miller was recently named an honorary member of the Berry College chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Beam's Barn Owl

Jordan Beam, a second-grade student at Piedmont Academy, won first prize in the primary division of a T-shirt art contest for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


South Salem pre-k students spend the day with Dad

Pre-k students at South Salem Elementary celebrated their fathers with Play-a-Day-Away with Dad which was held April 22. Students invited their dads, granddads, uncles and special men in their lives to play the day away at the Liberty field. The students played kickball, baseball, football, and even beat the Dads in a game of Tug-o-War! There were 31 out of 40 students families represented.

April 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


George Walton students earn arts accolades

Literary art winners: George Walton Academy students earned multiple honors at the Georgia Perimeter College High School Literary Arts competition on April 15, and the school was named Outstanding High School.

April 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy senior wins Gates scholarship

Alcovy High School senior Arie Smith has accomplished something that only 999 other students in the county have, she has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, awarding her up to $500,000 for her college education.

April 26, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont honor roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL – 3rd QUARTER – APRIL 2011

April 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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