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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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Alcovy HS adds new expansion

Alcovy High School recently added a new wing to benefit the growing student population. However, this addition is not currently in use by the school.

February 07, 2010 | By Arielle Coambes | Education


Search is on for Ga. senior poet laureate

 Entries are now being accepted for regional winners in the 18th annual National Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older, in which the Georgia Senior Poet Laureate is sought. Deadline is June 30.

February 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Here and Dow: Newton High School students win Stock Market Game

In the fall, when the 2009 session of the Stock Market Game started on September 28, the Dow stood at 9,789. When trading ended on December 4, the Dow had climbed to 10,389. Along the way, Stormy Kage, Kalyn Spurley, Julian Truitt, and Brianna Williams led by their teacher Aaron Robinson at Newton High School used reading, math, analytical skills, and teamwork to win the Stock Market Game for Newton County Schools with a winning portfolio value of $110,387. It's not real money but the lessons these students learn about economics, financial planning, and the importance ...

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Spelling bee queens

The tension was thick as the two girls volleyed back and forth on the stage of Eastside High School in front of an auditorium of parents, educators and well-wishers Friday morning. In the end, Indian Creek Middle School seventh-grader Caitlin Smith beat out Palmer-Stone fifth-grader Coley Edwards by correctly spelling indiscreet, successfully nabbing the title of Newton County spelling bee champion.

January 31, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


January Student of Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for January. Pre-K Matthew Whyte, Ethan Whitley. Kindergarten Emma Brown, Christopher Nolley, Christian Rosa, Alonah Travis, Ashleigh Lazenby. Grade 1. Josie Branch, Chasity Taylor, Kayla Brown, Kayla Weddington, Kenya Brown. Grade 2. Jordyn Armour, Annsleigh Burdette, Taneil Gordon, Christian Cole, Isaiah Williams. Grade 3. Katelyn Conerly, Cody Mason, Elizabeth Kirbow, Scarlett Talley, Chandler Gates. Grade 4. Kaivanu Burrello, Keelon Tate, Stephen Agyare, Hannah Sadler, Cayla Jackson. Grade 5. Adryenne Durden, Jalean Anderson, Sheily Fernandez, Chikosia Delaney.

January 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Porterdale Elementary's Parent University has several programs planned

Porterdale Elementary School's parent university has planned several programs this year for parents. Parent University was designed to increase parental involvement in the school.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Visions of song

The Hunt Gallery at Oxford College of Emory University currently has an exhibition on display featuring a selection of paintings and drawings by Art Rosenbaum and documentary photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System to host county spelling bee

The Newton County School System will host the 2010 System Spelling Bee on at 10 a.m. on January 29 at Eastside High School. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will send its school spelling bee champion to participate in the county competition.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Operation Book Bag

School supplies: On Jan. 13, Alcovy FFA donated new school supplies to the local DFACS office. In this project, Operation Book bag, Alcovy FFA members donated new and unused school supplies and book bags. Once enough school supplies had been collected, the Alcovy FFA officer team counted, organized, and boxed the school supplies to deliver to DFACS. On Jan. 13 after school, three representatives of Alcovy FFA, consisting of Ronnie Few, Happy Outlaw, and Dillon Parker, took the school supplies to the local DFACS office. Operation Book bag is a annual community service project that Alcovy FFA participates in. This ...

January 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School Board member C.C. Bates to leave

Newton County School Board District 5 representative Dr. C.C. Bates announced Tuesday that she will not fulfill her first term on the school board and will resign her position in June.

January 24, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Oxford Ecumenical worship service will honor MLK

On Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm, Oxford College's Office of the Chaplain and Diversity Liaison will sponsor a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Old Church, on Wesley Street just north of Oxford's campus. This is the final event in the observance of the tribute to King that began on January 18 with Oxford students' participation in service projects. The theme for the ecumenical gathering is "King's Vision for Education", and the keynote address will be given by Rev. Sam Clowney. Originally from Spartanburg, S.C., Clowney is the ...

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS warns of more furloughs

Newton County could soon face more budget cuts and additional furlough days if Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed budget is approved by legislature.

January 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Governor announces additional cuts to NCSS budget

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that in the budget presented to legislature by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, the NCSS will see more cuts this year.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Search for Georgia’s 2010 STAR students and teachers underway

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has launched its annual search for Georgia's highest SAT-scoring high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic success. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, which co-sponsors STAR with the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, has received more than 500 nominations from public and independent high schools across the state. STAR students and STAR teachers will be announced in local communities throughout the state during February and March. Georgia's 2010 State PAGE STAR student and teacher will be announced ...

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Daily Lives: Peasant Paintings of China

Folk art today in China is abundant and varied. While most of this art is simpler than that of the high culture of Chinese civilization, it often reflects the same values. The great regional variety in folk art is similar in themes and styles throughout the country. Peasant paintings, puppets, woodblock prints, paper-cuttings and, in northern Shaanxi, even bread is a kind of folk art. Most of these forms have existed for many centuries.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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