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Girl’s hair pulled in Porterdale Elementary accident

On Jan. 27 an accident occurred during a physical education class at Porterdale Elementary School (PES). According to a Feb. 1 statement released by the ...

February 03, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Clements Middle School Principal Joy Warren a finalist for Principal of the Year

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals has announced that Clements Middle School Principal Ms. Joy Warren is a finalist for Principal of the Year.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy students sleep out to raise money for Rainbow Shelter

The Chick-fil-A Leaders from Alcovy High School (AHS) held a sleep out for homelessness Jan. 21. The group raised more than $2,500 for the ...

January 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Goodbye 2016, hello 2017

Recently, the Piedmont Academy (PAC) FFA Chapter held its first FFA meeting of the new year. This meeting was held at the FFA-FCCLA Camp in ...

January 29, 2017 | Lawton Harris FFA Reporter | Education


Work-based learning students practice professional skills

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Newton County School System's (NCSS) Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship programs held the annual Aspiring Young Professionals (AYP) Evaluation ...

January 28, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


School system announces initiative to address poverty

Speaking before community leaders Thursday, Jan. 26, Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent for the Newton County School System (NCSS), announced a new initiative aimed at better serving ...

January 28, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Songs and words of inspiration filled the air Wednesday night in Oxford as believers in a dream packed the Historic Old Church for the Oxford ...

January 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Middle Ridge students travel to Atlanta for project

Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to ...

January 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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GPC presents “The Laramie Project”

What is the price of hate and intolerance? For Matthew Shepard, it was death.

March 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Southern honor society

In March the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen, initiated 405 students. To be eligible for membership, initiates had to earn at minimum GPA of 3.6. Included from Covington were Rebecca Rollolazo and Katelyn Yeomans, from Social Circle Annalee Ashley and Shannon Rhodes and from Mansfield James Kelly.

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside literary team earns awards

The Eastside High School Literay Team earned multiple honors at the recent regional literary competition. The first-place winners will compete at the State AAA event on Saturday in Warner Robins.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Education Foundation awards grants

Newton County School System is pleased to announce the first?ever recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini?grants. The foundation announced in October that it would fund up to a maximum of $2,000 in grants at each of the district's three curriculum levels-elementary school, middle school, and high school. All Newton County School System teachers were eligible to apply for a grant to be used for a wide variety of instructional projects and materials. After reviewing dozens of applications from teachers across the county, the Newton Education Foundation awarded mini?grants to the following ...

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oak Hill student wins poster contest

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Levi Adcox, a first grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has been announced as a winner in the 2010 Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest. Of the hundreds of pictures submitted from

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


New school named Flint Hill Elementary

After narrowing the names from 91 locally-submitted names, the Newton County Board of Education voted to name the new elementary school on Airport Road Flint Hill Elementary.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School top 10 announced

Super Scholars: Alcovy High School on Tuesday announced its top 10 students. (L-R) Magen Ballard, Kaley Johnson, Alex Cooper, Valedictorian Tara Bishop, Joseph Butso, Salutatorian Heather Steckenrider, Katie Childress, Arie Smith, Genie Yang and Michaela Smith.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside Student wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Courtney Reid, a student at Eastside High School and daughter of Charles and Gloria Reid, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Governor’s Honors nominees announced

Newton County School System has 32 students nominated to represent the district in the Governor's Honors Program.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Silly, sublime names sent in for new school

After months of discussion, the Newton County School Board has narrowed the list of possible names for the new elementary school on Airport Road to two, but not before allowing for public input.

March 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local school seismometer records quake

Kathryn L. Henderson, Quest Science teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, received an AS-1 seismometer from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) a few years ago. Since then, the seismometer has been up and running at Veterans Memorial Middle School. Last night's 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan was recorded by the school's seismometer. The earthquake struck at 5:46 UTC (Universal Time) and its seismic waves reached VMMS approximately 12 minutes later.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Life-saving donations

Spare a pint? The Red Cross was present at Montessori School on Thursday for a blood drive organized by Montessori eighth grader Taylor Betchler as part of a community service project. Chari Pavlos takes blood from Olivia Long.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Ombudsman in, Sharp out

The Newton County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday to contract with Ombudsman to provide the county's alternative education. The decision will save $1.9 million but will also eliminate Sharp Learning Center.

March 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eighth grade writing tests improve

Preliminary results show that a majority of Newton County's middle schools improved scores on the eighth grade writing test for 2011.

March 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


More school cuts may come in April

Although the Newton County Board of Education was able to make the necessary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget during its Tuesday meeting, Superintendent Gary Mathews warned that more cuts could come, possibly as soon as April.

March 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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