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NCSS unveils new technology operations center

Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


GPC Daffodil Festival to focus on community

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Fifth-grade honor chorus to perform March 8

The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy names its top 2014 graduates

Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


EHS Academic Team part of TV competition Saturday

Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.

February 27, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton, Alcovy named AP honor schools

Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

February 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Make-up days won't change graduation dates

Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation dates to stay the same

Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled-May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


2014-15 school year calendar approved

Students and parents may now be able to plan their trips and vacations for next school year, as an official calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved.

February 19, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Make-up days set for NCSS students

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.

February 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools celebrate local foods

Throughout October, signs in NCSS cafeterias will highlight locally grown fruits and vegetables that are offered to students at various times during the school year.

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Rally to highlight after-school program

Children, parents, and business and community leaders will join together to celebrate after-school programing at an upcoming rally.

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Porterdale's free concert in gym

The city of Porterdale is looking to attract visitors to its downtown area with a concert in its newly renovated historic gym.

October 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS students' Fall Break is next week

All Newton County Schools will be closed for Fall Break from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Grants fund teachers' 'Bright Ideas'

Snapping Shoals EMC awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of Newton County School teachers through the co-op's Bright Ideas program.

October 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Mansfield man seeks BOE District 1 seat

A Mansfield man has announced that he will run for the District 1 seat of the Newton County Board of Education in 2014.

October 01, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Kayla Aaron crowned Miss NHS

The Miss Newton High School pageant has returned to Newton High School, and a new Miss NHS was crowned at Wednesday night's pageant ceremony.

September 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


EHS' Rickard named Teacher of Year

The new Newton High School auditorium burst into applause Thursday night as Eastside High School teacher Ashley Rickard was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for Newton County schools.

September 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


SAT results for the Senior Class of 2013

The Newton County School System has received the 2013 SAT results released by the College Board. The school system's 2013 average scores decreased four points in critical reading, seven points in math, and five points in writing compared to 2012 test-takers. Georgia's average scores increased two points in reading, decreased two points in math and remained the same on the writing test in 2013. National averages remained unchanged in 2013.

September 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Minor bus accident at Alcovy reported Monday

Two school buses were in a minor fender bender at Alcovy High School Monday.

September 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle Ridge named National Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School. Middle Ridge Elementary is one of only 286 schools in the nation designated a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Only nine Georgia schools-eight public and one private earned the special designation. Secretary Duncan made this year's announcement live via the U.S. Department of Education's USTREAM channel, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Study says learning programs working

An evaluation shows that Newton County Schools' 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Academic Programs (ASAP) have met the needs of students who attend.

September 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Parents urged to complete survey

The Newton County School System is asking parents/guardians of its students to complete an online survey from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The purpose is to find out parents'/guardians' opinions about their children's schools.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA creates job paths

While many American youths struggle to find success in an increasingly complex world, some Newton County high school students already have a short, clear path to a potentially long-lasting career.

September 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Top 3 named in Teacher of the Year

Three teachers were named finalists Friday for the 2014 Newton County School System Teacher of the Year award.

September 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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