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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

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


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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

Students affected by HOPE cuts

Students at Georgia Perimeter College and other universities across Georgia are bracing for possible cuts to the HOPE scholarship, though many are unsure what those cuts will actually be.

January 30, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education

School system defends land purchase

In the wake of much public scrutiny, the Newton County School System is defending its decision to buy 117.77 acres off Crowell Road to build a replacement school for Newton High.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Fairview Theme ranks second in country in label collection

Fairview Theme School has reached another milestone, this time coming in second in the country in the SunnyD Book Spree Offer and Sweepstakes, winning hundreds of books for the classrooms.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

fall graduates

April Knight of Covington received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Berry College in commencement ceremonies Dec. 11.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

fall honor roll


January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Porter Library now open

The Newton County School System will hold a financial aid meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton High School. Parents and seniors from all three high schools are invited to attend. School officials will be on hand to discuss financial aid and help families determine how to pay for college. Additionally, all local scholarship information has been posted at the Newton County School System website,, under both the "student" and "parent" tab. Many of these scholarships have a Feb. 1 deadline.

January 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

The Center gets energy makeover

During a sunny month, The Center for Community Preservation and Planning in downtown Covington can actually sell electricity back to the city of Covington.

January 25, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education

Five Newton County schools awarded with Title 1 honor

Five Newton County elementary schools were honored recently as 2011 Title 1 Distinguished Schools.

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Slimming school year could save money

In an effort to cut at least $9 million, officials with the Newton County School System have proposed several cuts to the 2011-2012 budget. Below is a look at two proposals, possible change to the length of the school day and changes to high school scheduling, that could potentially save a lot of cash, but have the most impact on parents and teachers.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Bus service, alternative school changes on the table

The Newton County Board of Education has several proposals on the table as it seeks to cut some $9 million in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Two cuts that could save the largest amount of money are shutting Sharp Learning Center in favor of a different alternative education and moving to a three-tier transportation program.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Land purchased for new Newton High

The land replacement site for Newton High School has been chosen and the Board of Education has approved the purchase of the 117.7 acres on Crowell Road North.

January 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Five Newton schools earn state honors

The Newton County School System announced that five schools – Heard-Mixon Elementary,

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education

Snow make-up days set for Newton

Mid-winter break for students in the Newton County School System will be cut short to make up for the week that students were off due to inclement weather. The break will now just be two days with students required to attend school on Feb. 16 and 17, but will have Feb. 18 and Feb. 21 off. Students will make up the third day on March 14.

January 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

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