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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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Teachers receive mini-grants

The Newton County School System has announced the inaugural recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini-grants.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


The cleanup crew

GPC tidies up: Sallie Paschal (GPC Math), George Lonberger (GPC Social Sciences), Jeff Meadors (Newton School Board member & GPC English), and Julie Locicero (GPC Honors & Dual Enrollment) organized more than 100 Georgia Perimeter faculty, students and staff to give back to Newton County for the Great American Cleanup 2011.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Applications available for Head Start program

McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council Inc. is accepting applications for Head Start and pre-k programs for the 2011-2012 school year in Newton County.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Fatal visions

Above the influence: Challenge Charter Academy's S.A.D.D. Chapter recently got a literal look at the hazards of driving drunk when they participated in a Fatal Vision Obstacle Course.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Singing sensation

Israel Humphrey, a seventh grader from Liberty Middle School, is one of the finalists for McDonald's The Gift inspirational singing competition. He was one of the five chosen out of 112 contestants at the March 19 open call in Atlanta.

March 24, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Top 11

Super scholars: Newton County High School has announced its Top 11 students for the Class of 2011. They are: Seated - Tiara Turner and Taylor Pruitt. Standing - From left to right - Brody Ingram, Kristin Lea Barnett, Rashia Dunbar, Lori Thomas, Becca Brazelton, Qadeerah Sharif, Destiny Giles, Briana Copes, and Brian Carpenter. Brody is also class valedictorian, and Brian is class salutatorian.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Western Governors University Graduates

Earning degrees from Western Governors University are Emily Rogers, Covington, Bachelor of Arts interdisciplinary studies; Jennifer Scaggs, Covington, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies; Clifford Roberts, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching science education; Kelia Thomas, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching elementary education; and Kenneth Hanson, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching social science education.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Fall 2010 dean's list

Kelly Azar, a 2009 graduate of Alcovy High, was named to the

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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


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