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NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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Alcovy High School Homecoming

Chelsea Lewis was crowned Homecoming Queen on Friday night.

October 09, 2010 | | Education


September Students of the Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its Students of the Month for September.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy Middle School Homecoming

Representing the middle school for sixth grade was Madison Burnham, daughter of Carl and Stephanie Burnham of Conyers. For seventh grade, Haley Tyler, daughter of Jim and Laura Tyler of Monticello and Bridgette Phillips, daughter of Don and Shirley Harkins of Monticello. Eighth grade was represented by JaDe' Padgett, daughter of Wendy Cawthon and Ron Padgett of Jackson; Abby Hyde, daughter of Dennis and Jeana Hyde of Mansfield; and Cheyenne Galloway, daughter of Brent and Beth Galloway of Monticello. (Left) 2008 Homecoming Queen Sage Fuller crowned Cheyenne Galloway as queen for 2010.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC produces classic, “A Raisin in the Sun”

The drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opens Wednesday in The Studio Building 1, Room 2100, of the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Future firefighters

Junior firefighters: To prepare for "Fire Prevention Week" during the week of Oct. 3-9, Piedmont Academy students in pre-school and kindergarten had a special visit by the Jasper County Fire Department on Tuesday. The firefighter explained the importance of having a family fire safety plan, what to do if their home were to catch on fire and who to call, as well as "stop, drop and roll." The firefighter was dressed in their fireman's suit for the students and explained all the "bells and whistles" associated with their attire along with the tools they use to fight a fire ...

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Keeping current with Cousins Middle

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC Newton Hosts Symposium on Aftermath of Katrina

"New Orleans - Before and After Katrina" will be the focus of the annual Fall Symposium at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus. The three-day event, to be held on Oct. 6, and 7, will include speeches, student panel discussions, film screenings, New Orleans cuisine and a concert in the Crescent City's celebrated jazz tradition.

October 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Meet the man in charge

On site: Newton County School Superintendant Dr. Gary Mathews spoke to parents and teachers at Fairview Theme School on Tuesday evening.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


A fun fall at Ficquett

Saturday school: The annual Ficquett Fall Festival raised money for the school and provided a good time for the students and their parents on Saturday.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont students gather at the flagpole

Middle and high school students at Piedmont Academy participated in the recent See You at the Pole gathering.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Stocking the banks

Learning valuable skills: Members of Newton High School DECA collected canned goods outside of Kroger in Conyers Sept. 29, to replenish the local food banks and collected monetary donations in support of Georgia DECA Statewide Fall Community Service Project, Breast Cancer Research. Both organizations collected over 75 cans for the food banks and $165 towards The Breast Cancer Foundation. The group is lead by Quinita Morrow and Ken Ondracek.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ga. Perimeter College to host Culture of New Orleans event

The culture of New Orleans will be celebrated in a three-day symposium that begins Monday at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus.

The free event will feature film screenings, a jazz concert, food, panel discussions and speeches.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Graduation - Hornibrook

Dr. Melanie Lynn Hornibrook recently graduated from Medical College of Georgia.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DECA gears up

Making plans: On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Ms. Morrow and the DECA Officers of Newton High School held their Official Officer Training. While conducting their training, DECA Officers planned out their yearly activities, including what they have planned for National DECA Week on October 1016. Some of the activities include a Community Service Projects with Porterdale, a "PINK Out" supporting Breast Cancer, Teacher Appreciation Day, DECA Spirit Day, Dress for Success and DECA Career Day.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ficquett Fall Festival returns

It's back! Fall is the best time of year for family gatherings. The Ficquett Fall Festival is the major fundraising effort for the school. It will be fun-filled day to enjoy time with family, friends and the community. The profits support the continuing education of our children. Last year had over 300 people attend the festival.

The school is looking for businesses to purchase spaces and promote their goods and services. Space consists of two parking spaces or a 10x10 area. Please provide your own tent, table, chairs and/or generators. No electrical outlets are available due to safety ...

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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