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Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

September 11, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded $216K grant

Teachers in Newton County may have the opportunity to gain extra professional learning experiences with a grant given to the school district.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student fees: you get what you pay for

Parents, if you think your child is unfairly paying extra student dues at Newton County high schools that amount to more than students at other schools across the district, well, you may or may not be correct.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews pictures of the first day of school.

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


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Word wizards

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G: Each year at PCS, the fourth-eighth grade classes compete in a Spelling Bee. Although the competition was tough, Daniel Lanclos came in first place for the third year in a row. Pictured left to right: Garrett Ferguson (seventh grade) - 3rd Place, Daniel Lanclos (eighth grade) - 1st Place, and Taylor Underwood (fourth grade) - 2nd Place.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School awarded Work Ready grant

Governor Sonny Perdue today announced Alcovy High School, along with 3o other high schools throughout the state has been awarded a Georgia Work Ready training grant that provides three-year access to the initiative's skills gap training software, which helps students improve their Work Ready Certificate levels. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide each school $5,000 of software.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Parson to Person: 7 easy steps to God

Last week we began to discuss the importance of having a time of personal daily devotions. Speaking on this subject, D.L. Moody said, "A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God's boundless store of grace from day to day as we need it." That's true.

June 11, 2010 | Dr. John Pearrell | Education


Dollar General awards Newton County READS

Emphasizing their mission statement to support literacy and education skills to all ages, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County READS a $10,000 grant on May 20.

June 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Local schools vie for big money from Big Lots contest

As schools across the nation struggle with budget cuts, students find themselves with fewer opportunities than ever. The loss of vital programs like the arts and physical education and the lack of funds for supplies like textbooks and instruments have made it difficult for teachers to perform jobs necessary to educate their students.

June 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Cycle of improvement

Bikes for academic improvement: At the Awards Program at Palmer-Stone Elementary School on May 27, the Oxford Lions Club awarded six bicycles to the third, fourth and fifth grade boys and girls who had shown the most improvement during the past academic school year. The Covington Pilot Club provided safety helmets to go along with the bicycles. Both civic organizations are Partners in Education with Palmer-Stone. Other partners, McDonald's and Dr. Pepper, provided a customized bicycle for Ian Kreiger who had shown outstanding progress in the Accelerated Reading Program.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech names new chairman

Edward (Ed) Bates, Director of Southeast Operations for PACTIV Corporation, has been named DeKalb Technical College Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Foundation is a community based nonprofit organization that strives to promote the cause of technical and adult education while expanding education opportunities for the students of DeKalb Technical College.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Shining Star

Very promising:

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Woodlee’s Christian Academy graduates

Woodlee's Christian Academy hosted its first ever graduating class Saturday at Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington. Damir Dado Dandic was honored as the class valedictorian and Ryan Anthony Martin was honored as the class salutatorian.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


BOE discusses theme school, but decision to dissolve stands

The Newton County Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss their decision to dissolve Clements Theme School earlier this month, and although all board members expressed hope that a theme school concept for middle school students would one day happen in the county, the decision to dissolve remained the same.

May 30, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


8th District Winner

Spectacular sketch: Aaron Cole, 9th grade student at Newton High School, received a first place award in the 8th District of the Congressional Art Competition with a work called "Aristotle." His art teacher is Kandi Manning. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. More than 650,000 students have been involved with the nationwide competition. The winner of this year's competition is eligible for a $5,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. The students work will ...

May 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Pomp and Circumstance

Friday and Saturday marked a milestone for hundreds of local students when Newton, Eastside, Alcovy and Social Circle high schools held their commencement exercises.

May 29, 2010 | Amber Pittman, Lee Sandow and Brittany Thomas news@covnews.com | Education


Watch streaming video of high school graduation

Watch streaming video of high school graduation at http://www.livestream.com/newtoncountyschools. Newton High graduates at 7 p.m. tonight, Eastside High at 10 a.m. Saturday and Alcovy at 4 p.m. Saturday.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree Academy to open in the fall

Peachtree Academy is scheduled to open a campus in Newton County this fall on U.S. Highway 278.

May 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


NCSS budget drops by another $300,000 plus

Already strapped for cash, the Newton County School Board received more bad news this week, learning that the budget would take yet another large cut after the drop in the local tax digest came in at 17 percent, which amounts to more than $300,000. This came on the heels of news from the state, that the position of pre-Kindergarten registration coordinator would no longer be grant funded.

May 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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