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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


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School Board won't move Palmer-Stone name to new elementary

The Newton County Board of Education voted 3-2 on Tuesday to not name the new elementary school Palmer-Stone, listening to the reasoning of several Oxford residents who argued that the name should remain in the city because of its historical importance.

December 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview students encourage recycling

Helping the Earth: Alayna Jones (left), Rahim Zareef (center) and Hailey Harrison (right) from the "Community Service Club" at Fairview Theme School, recycle aluminum cans as part of the school wide program to encourage recycling. Students are recycling aluminum and tin cans, toner and ink cartridges, paper and drink pouches to help reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Indian Creek students help orphans at Christmas

Members of Indian Creek Middle School's Couture Club are learning the true meaning of giving this Christmas, by "adopting" 21 children in a Liberian orphanage.

December 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


River of Words contest winners honored

Newton County River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on Dec. 7. All contest entries were required to feature water. Winners received Wal-mart gift cards, with prize costs lessened through a donation from the Service Guild of Covington. First place winners received $30 cards; second place winners received $20 cards; and third place winners received $10 cards. Service Guild members judged the contest.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board reception today

The Newton County School System Board of Education is hosting a reception honoring outgoing board members from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford alumnus makes gift to Science Building

Emory University's Oxford College alumnus Art Vinson, and his wife, Laurie, have made a planned gift to support the fundraising effort for a new science building on the Oxford campus. By designating the school as the beneficiary of a fully paid life insurance policy, the Vinsons are able to provide a leadership gift to the project.

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy band festival tonight

The Alcovy High School Tiger Band will stage a Christmas festival fundraiser tonight that will feature free music and a visit from Santa.

December 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Radio star talks Seuss

Riveting readings: Brian Roberts and his dog, Tinkerbell, from Z-93.7 radio in Macon visited Piedmont Academy for a story telling of the Dr. Seuss classic "The Cat in the Hat". The radio personality read the classic then showed a short preview of the new show on Georgia Public TV called "The Cat and the Hat Comes Back."

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont CHAMPS

Say no to drugs: All Piedmont Academy fifth graders graduated from the CHAMPS program on December 2. Certificates were given to the participants. Mikayla Rigsby received recognition for the first place essay, Lauren Mosley was second, and Andrew Chapko was honored for third.Deputy Pat Kennedy provided an overview of the 10-week course and Sheriff Charles Roper challenged the students to always be mindful of the importance of abstention of illegal drugs and making good decisions. The sheriff commended the students for their achievement in successfully meeting the requirements for graduation.

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Scavenger hunt

Time at the museum: Fourth and fifth graders from Piedmont Academy recently visited Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. The classes completed a scavenger hunt of the museum to find interesting facts about Georgia, water, and their environment. The students also learned about the Nile River in an IMAX movie.

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Enrollment ops

Opportunity: Eric Cuevas, regional recruiter for Georgia Perimeter College, and Jeff Meadors, board of education member elect, spoke to Kelly Musgrove's "Tools for Successful Learning" and "SAT Prep Class" about Dual Enrollment at GPC.

December 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Cheer champions

Meet the team: The Cousins Middle School Competition Cheerleading squad placed first at the NewRock League Championship on Nov. 5. The squad won both the Newton County and NewRock competitions. Top Row, Left to Right: Coach Trista Hooten-Young, Katherine Daily, Haileey Patillo, McKinlee Daraich, Madison Sauls, Rachel Bates, Jami Owenby, Autumn Aaron, and Lindsey Baker. Bottom Row: Alyssa Miller, Emily Fulmer, Emily Kessler, Delani Kitchens, Cori Rogers, Kristin Dunn, Madison Fortt, and Kailey Swinson. Not pictured: mascot, Cotton Young.

December 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High band needs $6,000 by Dec. 15 for bowl trip

Newton High School marching band students have a chance to perform during the Sugar Bowl halftime show, but that won't happen unless they can raise $6,000 by Dec. 15.

December 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board looking into budget cuts

The Newton County Board of Education is taking steps to prepare for massive cuts expected for the 2011-2012 school year budget by setting a timeline for discussions leading up to the unveiling of the initial proposed budget in April.

December 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Livingston Students of Month for November

Livingston Elementary School announces its Students of the Month for November.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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