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NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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Eastside student set for state council

Bryant Johnson, a sophomore at Eastside High School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected to participate in the Georgia School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. The advisory council will meet to discuss decisions made at the state level that affect students.

April 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Operation Cookie Drop

The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School, in association with Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11556 and the Newton High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp collected donations of Girl Scout Cookies and other necessities to be sent to our troops serving abroad. The care packages will include cookies, handmade cards from the Brownies, letters from the Newton High School Marine Corps Junior Rerserve Officer Training Corp, chap stick, sun block, energy bars and a variety of other toiletries.

On March 24, representatives from the Brownie Troop, the Academy of Liberal Arts, Newton High School, and the ...

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Mathews advises against pre-k cuts

Pre-kindergarten was scheduled to see changes in Newton County following a March decision by Governor Nathan Deal to shorten the school year for those students, but Superintendent Gary Mathews has advised against cutting in Pre-K, and most board members seem to agree that although the county is facing tough financial times, it is too important for those students to cut the program at all.

April 17, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Relay for Life

East Newton Elementary students have collected $95 for the Big Wheel Drivers Relay for Life team, and their bus driver, Peggy Fuller. The 2011 Relay For Life of Newton County event will be held April 29 at The Church of Covington. There are 64 teams involved in the local American Cancer Society fundraiser effort.

April 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Scholarship offer for foster children

The Mary Ware Scholarship Fund, formed in memory of Mary Ware because of her love of children in need, provides financial grants to "at risk" Georgia High School graduates who demonstrate strong financial need and aspire to attend one of Georgia's many institutions for higher learning or continuing education.

April 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Schools unlikely to meet AYP this year

Predictions are in from the U.S. Department of Education, and it's likely that Newton County may be one of the projected 83 percent of American public schools that does not meet Adequate Yearly Progress this year, something that could cost the system $350,000.

April 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Career Academy to open early at Alcovy

The highly anticipated Newton College and Career Academy will be opening its doors much sooner than originally anticipated. Instead of January 2012, the school will open in August, at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. The only glitch? The academy will start out at Alcovy High School.

April 12, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont sees New York

Washington and New York were stops for a group of students from Piedmont Academy earlier in April.

April 12, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


School paper files complaint against GPC

The Collegian campus newspaper has filed complaints against the administration of Georgia Perimeter College over apparent Georgia Open Records Act violations.

April 09, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


The Chorus Children

Superstars: Newton County residents Isabelle Rogers and Davis Brooks participated in the American Choral Director's Association National Children's Honor Choir in Chicago on March 9 - 12. They were among 280 students who were selected from more than 1,000 who auditioned nationwide.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local JROTC honored

Top honors: The East Side Scottish Rite honored JROTC students at their March 24 meeting held at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge, No. 6.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech adopts new name

DeKalb Technical College is getting a new name: Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

April 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Bond program allows Newton schools to buy buses

A bond program designed to reimburse school systems for the purchase of new buses will allow Newton County to have six new buses in their fleet soon.

April 07, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bridge Builders

Construction site: Students in Mr. Ralph Hickman's Robotics Club recently completed a wooden walkway between two playground areas. Since completion of the bridge, the students have enjoyed traveling from one section to another but the area is becoming more of a performance stage for skits and musicals. The students are thoroughly enjoying the new playground and especially on warm, sunny days. Pictured: Back row: Builders Dylan Hedrick, Alex Parish and Tanner Quinn. Front row: Taking a quick break from their performance are Blakely Arp, Lauren Moseley, Grayson Bradley and Anne Marie Hildebrant.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside academic team soars

Long hours of practice and monthly competitions paid off this weekend for Eastside High School's academic team as it took top honors on Saturday in AAA in the Georgia Academic Team Association State Championship Tournament.

March 31, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Education


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