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Clements Middle School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


New student immunization requirements

Parents of rising seventh-graders in the Newton County School System (NCSS) should take note of changes to the state immunization requirements that go into effect in July.

May 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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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


NCSS says enrollment up slightly

Officials with Newton County Schools say the school system has seen a slight enrollment increase that may lead to more funding in the future.

September 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE may bring in math experts

Low math scores on recent End-of-Course-Tests (EOCTs) have the Newton County School System considering hiring a consulting firm to train teachers of high school mathematics.

September 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


PHOTOS: 9/11 ceremony at Cousins

Cousins Middle School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, featuring the school band, choir, the Covington Fire Honor Guard, a candlelight remembrance and guest speaker Andrea Bishop-Marbury, a professional psychologist.

September 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Schools name teachers of the year

The Newton County School System has named its 2012–2013 school-level "Teacher of the Year" recipients, who will contend to be the Newton County School System's 2014 Teacher of the Year.

September 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Early release day for students

Students will be released early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.

September 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Lawyers file answer in bus wreck suit

Defense lawyers representing the Newton County Board of Education have answered a class-action lawsuit filed by the father of two children who were among the 40 people sent to the hospital after a two-bus accident in January. The defense denies allegations in the lawsuit and says the BOE is "not the proper party defendant capable of being sued.''

September 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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