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PHOTO GALLERY: Preschool students head to the farm

COVINGTON, Ga. - Berry's Tree Farm hosted the annual Farm Bureau Farm Day for Newton County Preschool students Friday. Students had the opportunity to pet ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Snapping Shoals named Education Partner of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the 2017 Cornerstones Partners in Education Partner of the Year.

May 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Wyatt Galloway heading to Naval Academy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wyatt Galloway's dream of attending the U.S. Naval Academy and then entering the Marine Corps started in fifth grade. Years later ...

May 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Adult education classes offered free of charge

COVINGTON, PORTERDALE, Ga. - Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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


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Interact Club receives American flag

A patriotic project has earned the Eastside High School Interact Club a flag that was flown over an Afghan battlefield.

March 23, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Eat your vegetables

Successful farmers: Pre-schoolers at Piedmont Academy recently harvested carrots and cabbage from their winter garden. They gave carrots to Miss Mary's bunny and they cooked the rest. Miss Mary cooked up the cabbage with soy sauce and served it to the children. Pictured, Front row left to right: Sarah Shriver, Callie Branan, Boone Pope, Maggie Johnson, McKayla Arnold, Kagen Denny. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Mary Ramsdell, Aiden Singleton, Hailey McGinnis, Anthony Brown, Rhett Harris, Sean Davis, Bailey Mobley, Ridge Stroud, Jake Vaughn and Mrs. Sarah McMichael.

March 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local teen makes “The Gift” finals

Alcovy High School student Kevin Lipsey Jr. is a finalist in "The Gift," an American Idol-style singing competition showcasing Atlanta's inspirational singers ages 9 -15.

March 23, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


GPC presents “The Laramie Project”

What is the price of hate and intolerance? For Matthew Shepard, it was death.

March 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Southern honor society

In March the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen, initiated 405 students. To be eligible for membership, initiates had to earn at minimum GPA of 3.6. Included from Covington were Rebecca Rollolazo and Katelyn Yeomans, from Social Circle Annalee Ashley and Shannon Rhodes and from Mansfield James Kelly.

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside literary team earns awards

The Eastside High School Literay Team earned multiple honors at the recent regional literary competition. The first-place winners will compete at the State AAA event on Saturday in Warner Robins.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Education Foundation awards grants

Newton County School System is pleased to announce the first?ever recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini?grants. The foundation announced in October that it would fund up to a maximum of $2,000 in grants at each of the district's three curriculum levels-elementary school, middle school, and high school. All Newton County School System teachers were eligible to apply for a grant to be used for a wide variety of instructional projects and materials. After reviewing dozens of applications from teachers across the county, the Newton Education Foundation awarded mini?grants to the following ...

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oak Hill student wins poster contest

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Levi Adcox, a first grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has been announced as a winner in the 2010 Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest. Of the hundreds of pictures submitted from

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


New school named Flint Hill Elementary

After narrowing the names from 91 locally-submitted names, the Newton County Board of Education voted to name the new elementary school on Airport Road Flint Hill Elementary.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School top 10 announced

Super Scholars: Alcovy High School on Tuesday announced its top 10 students. (L-R) Magen Ballard, Kaley Johnson, Alex Cooper, Valedictorian Tara Bishop, Joseph Butso, Salutatorian Heather Steckenrider, Katie Childress, Arie Smith, Genie Yang and Michaela Smith.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside Student wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Courtney Reid, a student at Eastside High School and daughter of Charles and Gloria Reid, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Governor’s Honors nominees announced

Newton County School System has 32 students nominated to represent the district in the Governor's Honors Program.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Silly, sublime names sent in for new school

After months of discussion, the Newton County School Board has narrowed the list of possible names for the new elementary school on Airport Road to two, but not before allowing for public input.

March 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local school seismometer records quake

Kathryn L. Henderson, Quest Science teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, received an AS-1 seismometer from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) a few years ago. Since then, the seismometer has been up and running at Veterans Memorial Middle School. Last night's 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan was recorded by the school's seismometer. The earthquake struck at 5:46 UTC (Universal Time) and its seismic waves reached VMMS approximately 12 minutes later.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Life-saving donations

Spare a pint? The Red Cross was present at Montessori School on Thursday for a blood drive organized by Montessori eighth grader Taylor Betchler as part of a community service project. Chari Pavlos takes blood from Olivia Long.

March 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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