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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions ...

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


‘Rosenwald’ shown at Oxford

Aviva Kempner presented her documentary "Rosenwald" to students and Newton County residents Wednesday.

October 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington ...

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Eastside High adopts laptop initiative

Times have changed, technology has changed and Eastside High School has changed as well to meet the needs of today's learner with its laptop initiative.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Education budget woes plague state

Money remains tight for education from the state, and there's little likelihood that Newton County schools will see any relief from budget cuts for next year, according to Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews.

February 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Search on for STAR students

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has launched its annual search for Georgia's highest SAT-scoring high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic success.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Dad Day at Live Oak Elementary

Special visitors: As part of the Title 1 Parent Involvement Program, Live Oak Elementary fathers were invited to spend the morning in their children's classrooms. Dads were invited to drop in anytime between 7 and 10:30 a.m. Dads read with students, led reading and math small group activities and participated in music, art and P.E. classes.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter's Collegian earns honors

The Collegian of Georgia Perimeter College has been named best student newspaper at a Georgia two-year college by the Georgia College Press Association. The Collegian's website, collegiannews.com, also was named best two-year college website at the association's annual awards luncheon Feb. 5 in Athens.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton College and Career Academy receives $10,000 grant

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle on Thursday awarded the Newton College and Career Academy

February 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Livingston Students of the Month January

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for January.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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


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