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Make-up days set for NCSS students

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.

February 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

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Georgia has withdrawn from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (a test development consortium), a move that state officials attributed to the costs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

Newton County school bus zones

The Newton County School System's Pupil Transportation Department is responsible for providing eligible students with transportation to and from school and to other school related activities.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

David ready to lead Rams

Eclan David said he is an educator who cares about students and is committed to their success. The Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal is excited to bring his educational philosophy to the high school level as the new principal of Newton High School.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

School lunch prices to stay the same

An expected increase in student lunch prices will not take place this upcoming school year, after the Georgia Department of Education gave the Newton County School System approval to maintain its prices.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

BOE approves purchase of P.E. equipment

Physical education programs in Newton County schools will kick into a higher gear this school year through a federal grant that will help to fund new equipment and physical education supplies. The goal is to help students get fit.

July 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

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