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Georgia Piedmont Tech picking mascot

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will select a mascot for the first time in the college's history, with students, faculty and staff voting on the choices.

March 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Theme School students give back

Theme School students give back The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has been providing its students with service learning opportunities while giving back to the community this school year.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


How are you going to pay for college?

Why do we hear horror stories about college students graduating with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and without good job prospects? And what can college students and their parents do to avoid falling into that debt trap? The answer is financial literacy - education geared at successfully handling one's finances and making wise decisions. This is the time of year when college seniors receive acceptance letters and decide where to attend college. Many factors are involved in this important decision, but for the majority of families the most important factor is affordability. Luckily, there are many opportunities for ...

March 13, 2014 | Leila Lawlor Columnist | Education


Eastside names top 2014 grads

Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High's valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Indian Creek Middle students serve community

Students and teachers at Indian Creek Middle School are not just focused on academics.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS unveils new technology operations center

Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


GPC Daffodil Festival to focus on community

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Fifth-grade honor chorus to perform March 8

The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy names its top 2014 graduates

Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


EHS Academic Team part of TV competition Saturday

Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton, Alcovy named AP honor schools

Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


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WSB meteorologist visits Flint Hill

The signs of winter are all around us, from the falling leaves to Christmas decorations, and this week Georgians experienced the first freeze of the season.

November 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Education


Newton schools meet federal lunch standards

Newton County Schools' school nutrition program is now meeting federal school lunch standards, which means that it is certified to receive a 6-cent reimbursement that will apply retroactively to each meal served since May 1 and to all future meals served.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Students to be released early Friday

Progress reports will be distributed to Newton County School System middle and high school students Thursday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Parents, community urged to support students

Dozens of parents and other community residents gathered at Newton High School Saturday morning to learn how they can help improve the education of Newton's students.

November 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle Ridge celebrates Blue Ribbon

Students, faculty and staff participated Wednesday in a school-wide celebration of Middle Ridge Elementary School's selection as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

October 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


CMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Students and teachers at Clements Middle School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month for the first time with a special program Oct. 18.

October 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


ViewPath helping teachers, students

ViewPath Systems installed in Newton County's secondary schools are helping the district to improve teacher effectiveness and student behavior, according to school district officials.

October 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Builders Club teaches community service

Community service is not just for adults. Just ask 44 middle-schoolers at Newton County Theme School.

October 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle-schoolers invited to Health Careers Expo

Middle school students have the opportunity to learn about career options in health care at an upcoming event.

October 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS highlights school bus safety

Newton County Schools will recognize School Bus Safety this week.

October 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves purchase of projectors

New projectors will be placed in a number of classrooms throughout the Newton County School System.

October 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Oxford offers free classes

The community is invited to attend a college course through the Oxford College Community Classroom.

October 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


'Afterschool Rally' draws thousands

Children, parents and community leaders assembled at Newton High School Thursday night to celebrate afterschool programs.

October 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS report cards issued, early release

Report cards have been distributed to Newton County School System students today and students will be released from school early Friday, Oct. 18, for teacher professional learning.

October 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA a Ford Next Generation Learning Community

Local businesses and educational partners came together Tuesday morning at the Newton College and Career Academy to celebrate as the academy was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community.

October 15, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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