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'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


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews pictures of the first day of school.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


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Schools facing budget cuts

Projected revenue losses for next year have the Newton County School System looking to trim $4.6 million to $9 million from its 2011-2012 budget, according to a release from Superintendent Gary Mathews.

November 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Superintendent forum to be held Tuesday morning

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews will be hosting a community forum on public schools tomorrow morning at central office.

November 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Troy offers adult education program

For a majority of today's high school students a college degree is becoming expected, but for many from prior generations, a higher education degree remains an elusive pinnacle.

November 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Free and reduced meal eligibility is up slightly

Enrollment for Newton County schools has gone up by 322 from this time last year, but according to the Georgia Department of Education, 1,101 more students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches.

November 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Elementary schools to be rezoned

Newton County elementary schools are set to be rezoned before the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year to accommodate the new elementary school and eliminate overcrowding at existing schools.

November 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


College kickoff!

Scavenger hunt: Kim Waters, a Joint Enrollment student at GPC Newton and Lenzie Rutledge, Eastside High senior, awarded prizes to students who attended the kick off at Sharp Stadium as part of the 2010 Georgia Apply to College Week. Eastside is the first Newton County school to participate in the program.

November 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Elementary schools to be rezoned

The Newton County Board of Education discussed the rezoning of the county's elementary schools at Tuesday's meeting. All schools will be affected in some way, though not all students will necessarily change schools.

November 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Board postpones naming of new Airport Road elementary school

The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to table the naming of the new elementary school until December, after several Oxford residents ask they leave the name Palmer-Stone Elementary at the Oxford school, which is scheduled to be phased-out.

November 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


On Broadway

George M. Cohen's classic musical "Give My Regards to Broadway" will be staged by the Eastside High School Chorus Show Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium.

November 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


AHS hosts fall festival

Alcovy High School will stage a community fall festival from 5 p.m. tol 9 p.m. on Friday.

Activities include a moonwalk, cake walk and toy swap. Food and drink will be sold and there also will be a variety of vendors.

November 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Troy University moves downtown

Troy University has moved to downtown Covington and will open its doors at its new Monticello Street location Monday.

November 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


College night

Visiting speakers: On Nov. 3, guidance counselor Kelli Fain arranged for 17 colleges to speak with high school junior and senior students along with their parents about their college or university. Upperclassmen were able to inquire about admission requirements, programs of study, campus life, semester fees, athletics, deadlines, financial aid, scholarships and any other question that came to their mind. The students found the fair to be extremely helpful and arranged several tours to the various schools.

November 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Oct. students of month

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

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Jeff Meadors named ‘Counselor Advocate of the Year’ by schools

Georgia Perimeter College instructor Jeff Meadors has been named the 2010-2011 Counselor Advocate of the Year by Newton County Schools.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Davis-Viniard installed as Director for Georgia School Public Relations Association

Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of public relations for Newton County Schools, has been named Region 2 Director for the Georgia School Public Relations Association.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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