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Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

September 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Education


NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Teachers of the year announced by NCSS

The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced its teachers of the year for each of its schools Tuesday.

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Testing presentation highlights Board of Education meeting

The Newton County Board of Education has recently requested permission from the Georgia Department of Education to use the Iowa Assessments from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ...

August 10, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Photos: First day of school

Pictures from around the community as the Newton County School System begins another school year.

August 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Students affected by HOPE cuts

Students at Georgia Perimeter College and other universities across Georgia are bracing for possible cuts to the HOPE scholarship, though many are unsure what those cuts will actually be.

January 30, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


School system defends land purchase

In the wake of much public scrutiny, the Newton County School System is defending its decision to buy 117.77 acres off Crowell Road to build a replacement school for Newton High.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview Theme ranks second in country in label collection

Fairview Theme School has reached another milestone, this time coming in second in the country in the SunnyD Book Spree Offer and Sweepstakes, winning hundreds of books for the classrooms.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


fall graduates

April Knight of Covington received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Berry College in commencement ceremonies Dec. 11.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


fall honor roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Porter Library now open

The Newton County School System will hold a financial aid meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton High School. Parents and seniors from all three high schools are invited to attend. School officials will be on hand to discuss financial aid and help families determine how to pay for college. Additionally, all local scholarship information has been posted at the Newton County School System website, www.newtoncountyschools.org, under both the "student" and "parent" tab. Many of these scholarships have a Feb. 1 deadline.

January 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


The Center gets energy makeover

During a sunny month, The Center for Community Preservation and Planning in downtown Covington can actually sell electricity back to the city of Covington.

January 25, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Five Newton County schools awarded with Title 1 honor

Five Newton County elementary schools were honored recently as 2011 Title 1 Distinguished Schools.

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Slimming school year could save money

In an effort to cut at least $9 million, officials with the Newton County School System have proposed several cuts to the 2011-2012 budget. Below is a look at two proposals, possible change to the length of the school day and changes to high school scheduling, that could potentially save a lot of cash, but have the most impact on parents and teachers.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bus service, alternative school changes on the table

The Newton County Board of Education has several proposals on the table as it seeks to cut some $9 million in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Two cuts that could save the largest amount of money are shutting Sharp Learning Center in favor of a different alternative education and moving to a three-tier transportation program.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Land purchased for new Newton High

The land replacement site for Newton High School has been chosen and the Board of Education has approved the purchase of the 117.7 acres on Crowell Road North.

January 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Five Newton schools earn state honors

The Newton County School System announced that five schools – Heard-Mixon Elementary,

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Snow make-up days set for Newton

Mid-winter break for students in the Newton County School System will be cut short to make up for the week that students were off due to inclement weather. The break will now just be two days with students required to attend school on Feb. 16 and 17, but will have Feb. 18 and Feb. 21 off. Students will make up the third day on March 14.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


What are your thoughts on school cuts?

The search for $9 million in education cuts has begun in Newton County and School System Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of 13 potential cuts.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board approves budget timeline

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has released a list of potential cuts to the system's budget and the Newton County Board of Education has unanimously approved a timeline that would have a final budget set by June 14.

January 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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