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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


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


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


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


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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BOE approves purchase of projectors

New projectors will be placed in a number of classrooms throughout the Newton County School System.

October 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Oxford offers free classes

The community is invited to attend a college course through the Oxford College Community Classroom.

October 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


'Afterschool Rally' draws thousands

Children, parents and community leaders assembled at Newton High School Thursday night to celebrate afterschool programs.

October 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS report cards issued, early release

Report cards have been distributed to Newton County School System students today and students will be released from school early Friday, Oct. 18, for teacher professional learning.

October 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA a Ford Next Generation Learning Community

Local businesses and educational partners came together Tuesday morning at the Newton College and Career Academy to celebrate as the academy was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community.

October 15, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCCA named Ford Next Generation Learning Community

The Newton College and Career Academy has been named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community - one of more than 15 communities in the nation, by the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the community is invited to celebrate the honor.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS hosts education summits

Newton County School System parents are invited to get more involved with the education of their children at several educational forums scheduled this fall.

October 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Walmart donates to East Newton

Teachers at East Newton Elementary School recently had 60 seconds to grab as many school supplies as they could as part of a donation from Walmart's Teacher Rewards program.

October 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Eastside High School’s top talent

Fourteen acts competed in Friday night's third annual Eastside's Got Talent show at Eastside High School. Winners were: vocal solo category, Jasmine Green, winner, and Jessica Ugan, first runner-up; vocal group category, Micah Newton, Elise Barksdale and Monica Privette, winners, and Shawna Walker and Danysha Lameidu, first runners-up; instrumental category, Sam Potts, winner, and Solange Lord, first runner-up; and People's Choice, Jessica Ugan.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


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


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