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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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Board postpones naming of new Airport Road elementary school

The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to table the naming of the new elementary school until December, after several Oxford residents ask they leave the name Palmer-Stone Elementary at the Oxford school, which is scheduled to be phased-out.

November 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


On Broadway

George M. Cohen's classic musical "Give My Regards to Broadway" will be staged by the Eastside High School Chorus Show Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium.

November 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


AHS hosts fall festival

Alcovy High School will stage a community fall festival from 5 p.m. tol 9 p.m. on Friday.

Activities include a moonwalk, cake walk and toy swap. Food and drink will be sold and there also will be a variety of vendors.

November 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Troy University moves downtown

Troy University has moved to downtown Covington and will open its doors at its new Monticello Street location Monday.

November 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


College night

Visiting speakers: On Nov. 3, guidance counselor Kelli Fain arranged for 17 colleges to speak with high school junior and senior students along with their parents about their college or university. Upperclassmen were able to inquire about admission requirements, programs of study, campus life, semester fees, athletics, deadlines, financial aid, scholarships and any other question that came to their mind. The students found the fair to be extremely helpful and arranged several tours to the various schools.

November 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Oct. students of month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for November.

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Jeff Meadors named ‘Counselor Advocate of the Year’ by schools

Georgia Perimeter College instructor Jeff Meadors has been named the 2010-2011 Counselor Advocate of the Year by Newton County Schools.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Davis-Viniard installed as Director for Georgia School Public Relations Association

Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of public relations for Newton County Schools, has been named Region 2 Director for the Georgia School Public Relations Association.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


The Eastside Fall Festival

Prom prep: Eastside High School's prom committee worked to keep the cost of its prom down by staging a fall festival on Saturday, with all proceeds going to the March 19 dance.

October 31, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


FFA wins big in Perry

Newton County FFA Teams were very successful in competing at this year's Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. The Newton County Beef Show Team won Second Place Beef Livestock Herdsman Award for its division and Newton High School received Honorable Mention for its Chapter Forestry Display.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Graduation rate surpasses state average

The Newton County School System continues to surpass Georgia's average graduation rate, with 84.2 percent of county seniors graduating in 2010, compared to 80.8 percent of seniors statewide, according to information released on Tuesday. Newton County has also continued to post yearly increases in its graduation rate for all students.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


Trip on the Tribulation Trail

Piedmont Academy's Fellowship of Christian Athletes attended "Tribulation Trail" in Stockbridge on Oct. 15. The dramatic, biblical presentation began in 1992 and is sponsored by several community churches in the area. The group walked through tiki-lantern lit paths through the woods to experience journeys based on the Bible's book of Revelations.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


R.L. Cousins alumni celebrate 45th reunion

The R.L. Cousins class of 1965 celebrated their 45th reunion with activities from Sept. 17-19.

October 24, 2010 | | Education


NCSS saved over $9 million with QSCB program

The Newton County Board of Education will save $9.7 million over several years and get a rebate every six months through its participation in the Qualified School Construction Bond Program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"We estimate had you sold regular tax exempt bonds your interest cost would have been $9.7 million over the life of the bonds," said Bryce W. Holcomb Jr., director of the public finance department of Citigroup in Atlanta.

October 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Nick Collins resigns from NCSS

Nick Collins, the former head football coach for Newton High School, has resigned from the school system. The Newton County Board of Education voted to accept his resignation at Tuesday's meeting.

Collins was involved in an incident in August involving Felicia Jackson, the president of the team's booster club, and her juvenile son, a player on the team. According to an incident report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, a meeting between Collins and Jackson became heated and as a result of that, her son quit the team and threw his gear near Collins. At that point ...

October 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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