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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions ...

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


‘Rosenwald’ shown at Oxford

Aviva Kempner presented her documentary "Rosenwald" to students and Newton County residents Wednesday.

October 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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


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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


Newton County Board of Education held monthly work session

The Newton County Board of Education held their monthly work session Tuesday night. During the meeting board members heard the tentative dates suggested for board meetings in 2010. The school board meets twice a month for a work session and a meeting with the exception of July and December when they have a combined work session and meeting.

January 13, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bikes and books

The benefits of reading:

January 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


college honors fall semester

Georgia Tech

January 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College support group to benefit local caregivers

Oxford College, in conjunction with Emory University's WorkLife Resource Center, has established a new support group for those who care for aging or sick family members. Initially set up for Oxford employees, the Community Caregivers Education and Support Group (CCESG) is similar to a group on the Emory Atlanta campus for employees who are caregivers outside their work environment. However, seeing a need for such a group in Covington and greater Newton County, Oxford wanted to extend participation to the community at large. Sue Dale, Oxford College Director of Human Resources and lead coordinator for the group, said, "As ...

January 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC dual enrollment allows students to start college in high school

Enrollment numbers are up at Georgia Perimeter College, and many students have begun to take advantage of the two-year school's dual enrollment program, starting their college career while still finishing high school.

January 01, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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