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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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Be my valentine?

Card kids: Mansfield Elementary School pre-k students Makayla Gutierrez, Colton Fincher and Sara Beth Roberts paste, draw and color hearts on homemade Valentine's Day cards Thursday morning. These students, along with the rest of Mrs. Smallwood's pre-k class, made the cards with their families in mind and will present them to their loved ones on Monday. To see more photos, visit covnews.mycapture.com.

February 11, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Seven period days garners good response

A switch in scheduling for Newton County high schools could boost academics and save $2.8 million.

February 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Making the grade

Super students: Eastside High School has announced its top ten scholars for 2011. The all-girl lineup includes (not pictured in order): Valedictorian Kim Waters, Salutatorian Melissa Greer, Shelby Hughes, Caroline Garrett, Amanda Stansfield, Lacee Smith, Gurinder Sunner, Abigail Thomas, Hailey Thomas and Courtney Wynne.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


System releases stakeholder’s survey results

The numbers are in from the Newton County School System's stakeholder survey, and from teachers to the voting public, it seems those involved in the lives of Newton County's students are in agreement with nearly all possible budget cuts suggested by Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, including changing to a seven-period day for high schools, and eliminating two assistant principal positions.

February 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Schools release budget survey results

The numbers are in from the Newton County School System's stakeholder survey, and from teachers to the voting public, it seems those involved in the lives of Newton County's students are in agreement with nearly all possible budget cuts suggested by Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews, including changing to a seven-period day for high schools, and eliminating two assistant principal positions.

February 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


One square at a time

Children can hardly imagine the life of a slave. Although they learn about slavery in class, it's a concept they can't quit wrap their minds around, much like fractions. And if it seems odd to compare the two, students in Alice Brown's fourth grade class at Heard-Mixon Elementary School can show you how lessons in fractions and slavery go together.

February 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Clements hosts class for parents

A parent workshop on the gift of encouragement will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Clements Middle School.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Free tax help available

Free tax help is available from the Newton High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter, in conjunction with the Atlanta Food Bank and the Internal Revenue Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) programs.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-K registration begins Feb. 28

Registration will be offered Feb. 28 through March 4 for Newton County School System's pre-kindergarten program.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Superintendent tackles budget concerns

About 75 parents, teachers and students braved the rainy weather Thursday night to attend a budget forum hosted by Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and other school system officials, in an effort to voice their concerns and hear a more thorough explanation of the $9 million worth of potential cuts to the 2011-2012 budget.

February 06, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School budget forum Thursday at Alcovy High School

Parents with students in the Newton County School System - or just concerned citizens - are invited to attend a budget forum Thursday evening to hear the budget breakdown from Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and to ask questions about the possible cuts.

February 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


GOAL program committees named at DeKalb Tech

Amanda Taylor-Rodriguez, Dean of Student Affairs and the coordinator for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership program at DeKalb Technical College, has announced members of the screening and selection committees to interview student nominees for the college's annual GOAL title.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech considers name change

DeKalb Technical College is launching a re-branding initiative that will likely result in changing the name of the 50- year-old institution.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton’s students need adult mentors

Micah Williams teaches children courage, discipline and respect as a karate sensei. Many of the teenagers who need those lessons the most, are the ones who will never enter Williams' studio, which is why he's considering becoming a mentor to a student in the Newton County School System.

January 30, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


NCSS compares other systems

In an effort to make the best choices for Newton County's students, the school system has compared itself to seven other systems in the state while working on potential cuts to next year's budget.

January 30, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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