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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


For bus drivers, it's safety first

Recent snowstorms in the area have forced businesses, schools and other establishments to close their doors and people to nestle indoors for safety. And for one Newton County Schools bus driver, the recent storms were all about keeping children safe.

February 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Theme School team dances to victories

Newton County Theme School's new dance team has been making strides in its first season.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Liberty Middle named National Beta Club School of Distinction

Liberty Middle School's has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.

February 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


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NCSS schools compete in ‘Lots2Give’

You can help three of Newton County's schools win up to $20,000 by voting for their video entries in the Big Lots "Lots2Give" program, or by donating money while shopping at Big Lots.

June 11, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Honor Roll at Oak Hill Elementary

Second Semester

June 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Roll at East Newton

Fourth grade All A's:

June 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Roll at Livingston

The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Livingston Elementary School for the spring semester:

June 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Roll at NCTS Ficquett

The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett:

June 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Roll at Middle Ridge

The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Middle Ridge Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year:

June 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Roll at Porterdale Elementary

The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Porterdale Elementary School for the spring 2013 semester:

June 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Teachers study ecology at Oxford

Several teachers are learning about schoolyard ecology and how to teach their students more about science and all that nature has to offer as they attend a hands-on professional development seminar this week at Oxford College.

June 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Contracts approved by BOE

Several contracts for physical and occupational therapists were approved by the Newton County Board of Education at its May 21 board meeting.

June 01, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Eastside Graduate Named Gates Millennium Scholar

Recent Eastside High School graduate Narissa Turner has been awarded a Class of 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars good-through-graduation scholarship which can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the accredited college or university of her choice. She is one of only 1,000 students in the nation to receive the prestigious scholarship.

May 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Career Academy Teacher Selected for Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Program

Newton College & Career Academy Social Studies Trainer Rachel Jacobson has been selected to participate in Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program trip to Malawi, Africa in June 2013.

May 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside Student Named 2013 Georgia Scholar

Newton County School System has received notification that Eastside High School senior Mary Lathem has been honored as a 2013 Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of Education. She plans on attending Mercer University with a double major in English and Music.

May 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Farewell, old Newton

In August 1973, Newton High opened its doors to students in the Newton County area. Those doors closed on Friday, because a new Newton High School has been built and will open this August.

May 25, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Education


Saying farewell to Newton High

The last day at Newton High School might have seemed like chaos, but it was organized chaos, creating cherished memories for students as they attended classes at the school building for the last time. It was a bittersweet time for many, including alumni like myself. The school building will be remembered for its years of Ram pride.

May 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves tentative budget

Members of the Newton County Board of Education approved a tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year, but did not vote to eliminate Ombudsman transportation, leaving that decision on the table.

May 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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