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Partnership to improve school success

The Newton County Board of Education entered into an agreement to partner with the Newton County Community Partnership with a purpose of improving the school success and qualified workforce of Newton County.

October 18, 2014 | Martin Rand | Education


'13-14 Teachers of the Year announced

It was 4:15 p.m. on Monday, long past the time students walked out of their classrooms for the day, but a group of teachers stuck around.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

September 11, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded $216K grant

Teachers in Newton County may have the opportunity to gain extra professional learning experiences with a grant given to the school district.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student fees: you get what you pay for

Parents, if you think your child is unfairly paying extra student dues at Newton County high schools that amount to more than students at other schools across the district, well, you may or may not be correct.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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BOE sets 2014 legislative priorities

The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2014 list of legislative priorities at its Tuesday meeting. The list of priorities is set to be distributed to local legislators during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The hope is for legislators to consider the boards' wishes as they vote.

January 23, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS schools to compete in Reading Bowl

Parents, teachers, and communityresidents are invited to attend the sixth annual Newton County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Newton High School, 1 Ram Way. Twenty-two schools from the county will compete.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Students named to Honor Rolls

East Newton

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Area residents graduate from Georgia Southwestern State

Four Newton County students were among the 400 who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Three named to Shorter dean's list

Three Newton County residents were recently announced as dean's list honorees at Shorter University for the fall semester of 2013.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NHS student to attend medical program

A Newton High School freshman will soon travel to the nation's capital for an honors-only program that will focus on teaching aspiring medical professionals more about medical science and honor some of America's highest-achieving high school students.

January 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation rates up

Graduation rates reported for Newton High School and the Newton County School System have increased after an adjustment made by the Georgia Department of Education.

January 14, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton County Schools to close Tues.

Newton County Schools are closed tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 7), school spokesperson Sherri Davis-Viniard said in an email at 2:54 p.m.

January 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


CDC donates equipment to GPTC

Georgia Piedmont Technical College has received a donation of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment (valued at $250,000) from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


'Grotto' helps GPC science students

Two days before final exams and lab practicums, and the Georgia Perimeter College Science Grotto is humming with activity. Two skeletons, both named "Charlie," and the muscled torsos of mannequins stand guard in the corners, but today, no one is paying them much attention.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA offers firefighting 'pathway'

Students are suiting up and training as firefighters at the Newton College and Career Academy.

December 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS: Graduation rate decline due to records verification problems

Newton County School System officials said a struggle to verify whether transfer students graduated caused both Newton High School's and the school district's 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate to drop.

December 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation rates match state pass rate

According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday, Newton County School System's 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate is 71 percent, which matches Georgia's pass rate. The school district's 2012 five-year cohort graduation rate is 77 percent--five points higher than the state's graduation rate.

December 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


High school writing test scores down slightly

Scores in Newton County and the state as a whole on Georgia's High School Writing Test dropped slightly from last year. However, the Newton County School System said it had "solid results," with overall pass rates in the 90th percentile.

December 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


A day to give thanks

The kindergarten class at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett held its annual Thanksgiving Program Tuesday, Nov. 19. Rows of little ones dressed as turkeys, early settlers and Native Americans performed for a packed house at the school during the Parent Teacher Organization meeting. The kindergartners told the story of Thanksgiving and amused the audience with songs about Thanksgiving dinner.

November 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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