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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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GPC produces classic, “A Raisin in the Sun”

The drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opens Wednesday in The Studio Building 1, Room 2100, of the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Future firefighters

Junior firefighters: To prepare for "Fire Prevention Week" during the week of Oct. 3-9, Piedmont Academy students in pre-school and kindergarten had a special visit by the Jasper County Fire Department on Tuesday. The firefighter explained the importance of having a family fire safety plan, what to do if their home were to catch on fire and who to call, as well as "stop, drop and roll." The firefighter was dressed in their fireman's suit for the students and explained all the "bells and whistles" associated with their attire along with the tools they use to fight a fire ...

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Keeping current with Cousins Middle

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC Newton Hosts Symposium on Aftermath of Katrina

"New Orleans - Before and After Katrina" will be the focus of the annual Fall Symposium at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus. The three-day event, to be held on Oct. 6, and 7, will include speeches, student panel discussions, film screenings, New Orleans cuisine and a concert in the Crescent City's celebrated jazz tradition.

October 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Meet the man in charge

On site: Newton County School Superintendant Dr. Gary Mathews spoke to parents and teachers at Fairview Theme School on Tuesday evening.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


A fun fall at Ficquett

Saturday school: The annual Ficquett Fall Festival raised money for the school and provided a good time for the students and their parents on Saturday.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont students gather at the flagpole

Middle and high school students at Piedmont Academy participated in the recent See You at the Pole gathering.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Stocking the banks

Learning valuable skills: Members of Newton High School DECA collected canned goods outside of Kroger in Conyers Sept. 29, to replenish the local food banks and collected monetary donations in support of Georgia DECA Statewide Fall Community Service Project, Breast Cancer Research. Both organizations collected over 75 cans for the food banks and $165 towards The Breast Cancer Foundation. The group is lead by Quinita Morrow and Ken Ondracek.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ga. Perimeter College to host Culture of New Orleans event

The culture of New Orleans will be celebrated in a three-day symposium that begins Monday at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus.

The free event will feature film screenings, a jazz concert, food, panel discussions and speeches.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Graduation - Hornibrook

Dr. Melanie Lynn Hornibrook recently graduated from Medical College of Georgia.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DECA gears up

Making plans: On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Ms. Morrow and the DECA Officers of Newton High School held their Official Officer Training. While conducting their training, DECA Officers planned out their yearly activities, including what they have planned for National DECA Week on October 1016. Some of the activities include a Community Service Projects with Porterdale, a "PINK Out" supporting Breast Cancer, Teacher Appreciation Day, DECA Spirit Day, Dress for Success and DECA Career Day.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ficquett Fall Festival returns

It's back! Fall is the best time of year for family gatherings. The Ficquett Fall Festival is the major fundraising effort for the school. It will be fun-filled day to enjoy time with family, friends and the community. The profits support the continuing education of our children. Last year had over 300 people attend the festival.

The school is looking for businesses to purchase spaces and promote their goods and services. Space consists of two parking spaces or a 10x10 area. Please provide your own tent, table, chairs and/or generators. No electrical outlets are available due to safety ...

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


EHS Homecoming Queen

Hail to the queen: Nancy East was escorted to the field by her brother, Micah East, before she was crowned homecoming queen of Eastside High School for 2010.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Movers and shakers

The children at First Presbyterian Learning Center turned into builders and architects on Friday.

Cardboard boxes were the building material of choice, and the children crafted skyscrapers, buildings and tunnels before getting to the really fun part, the demolition, according to Deana Graham, program director.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School Lunch Menus

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September 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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