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A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington ...

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

September 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Education

NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

September 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Teachers of the year announced by NCSS

The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced its teachers of the year for each of its schools Tuesday.

September 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Schooling the competition

Grace Christian Academy faced off against 3,000 students from 230 schools around the world in the Accelerated International Student Convention, winning a plethora of awards for their efforts, including first place in academics.

June 16, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Education

NCSS breaks ground on 2 new projects

The Newton County Board of Education broke ground on two projects Tuesday afternoon - the Newton College and Career Academy and elementary school No. 15, located at 1300 Airport Road.

June 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

Whatley given special recognition at last board meeting

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley was surprised with a portrait to hang in the boardroom of the NCSS and a resolution recognizing all his hard work for the system at Tuesday night's board meeting.

June 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education

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 | 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 | 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 | Education

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