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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


Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Piedmont Academy earns top honors in state one-act play competition

Piedmont Academy earned top honors recently in the GISA State AA One-Act Play competition at Darton College in Albany, Ga.

November 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Tending the garden

Keeping the garden looking sharp:

November 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Meet the court

The little court: McIntosh Trail ECDC would like to present the 2010-2011 King and Queen and their court. Sitting L-R Kaderrius Hutchings (King), Carmen Ruiz and Jamaya Anderson (Queen). Standing L-R Trinarion Griffin, Ceclia Burgess and Dalio Enriquez. The children raised a total of $1,305.30.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Students stroll the catwalk

The West Newton Elementary dance program recently held its first Golden Catwalk Fashion Show at Liberty Middle School.

November 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton students match state averages in writing test

About 95 percent of Newton County School System students passed the writing portion of state tests on the first try for 2010-2011, which matches the state average.

November 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


School system releases proposed elementary rezoning boundaries

Parents of elementary school students have been wondering how proposed rezoning of Newton County elementary schools will affect their students. School system officials have released the boundary descriptions to let them know just that. Here are the proposed boundaries:

November 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


College search

Extraordinary searching: Eastside Senior Lincoln Temple completed the college scavenger hunt and returned his form first to win the $25 cash prize as part of Georgia Apply to College Week.

November 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Perimeter College gets grant for driver safety program

November 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Schools facing budget cuts

Projected revenue losses for next year have the Newton County School System looking to trim $4.6 million to $9 million from its 2011-2012 budget, according to a release from Superintendent Gary Mathews.

November 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Superintendent forum to be held Tuesday morning

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews will be hosting a community forum on public schools tomorrow morning at central office.

November 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Troy offers adult education program

For a majority of today's high school students a college degree is becoming expected, but for many from prior generations, a higher education degree remains an elusive pinnacle.

November 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Free and reduced meal eligibility is up slightly

Enrollment for Newton County schools has gone up by 322 from this time last year, but according to the Georgia Department of Education, 1,101 more students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches.

November 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Elementary schools to be rezoned

Newton County elementary schools are set to be rezoned before the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year to accommodate the new elementary school and eliminate overcrowding at existing schools.

November 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


College kickoff!

Scavenger hunt: Kim Waters, a Joint Enrollment student at GPC Newton and Lenzie Rutledge, Eastside High senior, awarded prizes to students who attended the kick off at Sharp Stadium as part of the 2010 Georgia Apply to College Week. Eastside is the first Newton County school to participate in the program.

November 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Elementary schools to be rezoned

The Newton County Board of Education discussed the rezoning of the county's elementary schools at Tuesday's meeting. All schools will be affected in some way, though not all students will necessarily change schools.

November 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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