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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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Alcovy band festival tonight

The Alcovy High School Tiger Band will stage a Christmas festival fundraiser tonight that will feature free music and a visit from Santa.

December 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Radio star talks Seuss

Riveting readings: Brian Roberts and his dog, Tinkerbell, from Z-93.7 radio in Macon visited Piedmont Academy for a story telling of the Dr. Seuss classic "The Cat in the Hat". The radio personality read the classic then showed a short preview of the new show on Georgia Public TV called "The Cat and the Hat Comes Back."

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont CHAMPS

Say no to drugs: All Piedmont Academy fifth graders graduated from the CHAMPS program on December 2. Certificates were given to the participants. Mikayla Rigsby received recognition for the first place essay, Lauren Mosley was second, and Andrew Chapko was honored for third.Deputy Pat Kennedy provided an overview of the 10-week course and Sheriff Charles Roper challenged the students to always be mindful of the importance of abstention of illegal drugs and making good decisions. The sheriff commended the students for their achievement in successfully meeting the requirements for graduation.

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Scavenger hunt

Time at the museum: Fourth and fifth graders from Piedmont Academy recently visited Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. The classes completed a scavenger hunt of the museum to find interesting facts about Georgia, water, and their environment. The students also learned about the Nile River in an IMAX movie.

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Enrollment ops

Opportunity: Eric Cuevas, regional recruiter for Georgia Perimeter College, and Jeff Meadors, board of education member elect, spoke to Kelly Musgrove's "Tools for Successful Learning" and "SAT Prep Class" about Dual Enrollment at GPC.

December 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Cheer champions

Meet the team: The Cousins Middle School Competition Cheerleading squad placed first at the NewRock League Championship on Nov. 5. The squad won both the Newton County and NewRock competitions. Top Row, Left to Right: Coach Trista Hooten-Young, Katherine Daily, Haileey Patillo, McKinlee Daraich, Madison Sauls, Rachel Bates, Jami Owenby, Autumn Aaron, and Lindsey Baker. Bottom Row: Alyssa Miller, Emily Fulmer, Emily Kessler, Delani Kitchens, Cori Rogers, Kristin Dunn, Madison Fortt, and Kailey Swinson. Not pictured: mascot, Cotton Young.

December 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High band needs $6,000 by Dec. 15 for bowl trip

Newton High School marching band students have a chance to perform during the Sugar Bowl halftime show, but that won't happen unless they can raise $6,000 by Dec. 15.

December 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board looking into budget cuts

The Newton County Board of Education is taking steps to prepare for massive cuts expected for the 2011-2012 school year budget by setting a timeline for discussions leading up to the unveiling of the initial proposed budget in April.

December 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Livingston Students of Month for November

Livingston Elementary School announces its Students of the Month for November.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ficquett students decorate tree

Ornaments adorned: Brandon Dennis, a fifth grader at Ficquett Elementary, helped decorate the Christmas tree at the Board of Education Building on Tuesday morning.

November 30, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


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


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