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Georgia Piedmont Tech picking mascot

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will select a mascot for the first time in the college's history, with students, faculty and staff voting on the choices.

March 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Theme School students give back

Theme School students give back The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has been providing its students with service learning opportunities while giving back to the community this school year.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


How are you going to pay for college?

Why do we hear horror stories about college students graduating with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and without good job prospects? And what can college students and their parents do to avoid falling into that debt trap? The answer is financial literacy - education geared at successfully handling one's finances and making wise decisions. This is the time of year when college seniors receive acceptance letters and decide where to attend college. Many factors are involved in this important decision, but for the majority of families the most important factor is affordability. Luckily, there are many opportunities for ...

March 13, 2014 | Leila Lawlor Columnist | Education


Eastside names top 2014 grads

Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High's valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Indian Creek Middle students serve community

Students and teachers at Indian Creek Middle School are not just focused on academics.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS unveils new technology operations center

Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


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


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New school - same challenges

When Newton County students begin their school year tomorrow, an estimated 864 will be attending Liberty Middle School – a brand new school that has inherited Clements Middle School's failing AYP numbers and state-directed status while the old middle school becomes home to a theme school and the former principal moves on to Alcovy High School as an assistant principal.

August 02, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Snapping Shoals helps area teachers

Snapping Shoals EMC will be awarding more than $50,000 in grants this fall to a number of teachers from the schools that the electric co-op serves in Rockdale, Newton and Henry counties through the co-op's Bright Ideas program.

July 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Administrators announced for schools, central

After several assistant principals moved into principal positions in Newton County schools, the school board announced their replacements at their combined work session and monthly meeting last week.

Jeff Cher, who served as an assistant principal at Veterans Memorial Middle School in the 2008-2009 school year will be moving to Eastside High School to assume the role left by Dennis Roddenberry, who has been named as Eastside principal for the 2009-2010 school year.

July 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


NCSS superintendent welcomes back students, teachers, parents

On behalf of the Newton County Board of Education and administrators I extend a sincere "Welcome" to all students, parents, teachers and support staff. We are excited about the opportunities for the education of our students as they anticipate the first day of school on Monday, August 3.

The mission of the Newton County Schools is to provide educational excellence for all students. Over the summer we have been preparing to meet the educational challenges of this new school year for an enrollment that will exceed over 19,500 students. In the past weeks, over 200 students have enrolled with ...

July 31, 2009 | Dr. R. Steven Whatley NCSS Superintendent | Education


Rocky Plains Elementary School celebrates five year anniversary

Employees of Rocky Plains Elementary School celebrated the school's five-year anniversary on July 24. The school opened its doors for students in 2005. The start of the 2009-2010 school year will mark the school's fifth year and faculty and staff took time to celebrate and reflect on the milestones and accomplishments they have achieved, including making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) each year it's been open Dr. Miranda Jones welcomed the employees and special guests, who included current and former central office administrators and PTO members.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Important notice for school choice students

The Newton County School System is reminding parents of the change in transportation for students who have exercised NCLB school choice. Bus transportation is no longer being provided. NCSS will reimburse the parent/guardians of the transportation cost to and from the school of choice. Reimbursements will occur on a quarterly basis.

Please call the NCSS central office at (770) 787-1330 to inform them of the school which you choose for your student. This information will provide a schedule for your student on the first day of school. For additional information or if an extenuating circumstance exists, please contact the ...

July 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


AGI funds may benefit local 2-year colleges

President Obama is planning to give a $12 billion boost to two-year colleges, and Georgia Perimeter and DeKalb Technical colleges hope they'll be on the receiving end next year.

July 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Congrats to Tift graduates

The following students from Covington graduated from Mercer University's Tift College of Education during the College's commencement on May 23 on the University's Atlanta campus. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred the degree. Kelly C. Henson, executive secretary of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, delivered the keynote address to the College's 281 graduates.

July 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Congrats to Chelsy Giles

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Chelsy Giles of Covington has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Georgia. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment. Congratulations to Chelsy Giles.

July 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The River of Words

Even better in color:

July 24, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Teachers lose days due to budget cuts

Just two weeks before the start of the 2009-2010 school year, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that school systems were to receive a 3 percent cut to their budget and mandated staff furloughs -leaving Newton County's school board searching for ways to make these things happen before the original start of the year for elementary school teachers.

July 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board faces additional cuts; teacher furloughs

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that Governor Sonny Perdue has called on the system to cut 3 percent from their budget and for teachers to take three unpaid furlough days in order to assist in a $900 million hole in the state's budget.

July 21, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Oxford College welcomes new chaplain

Oxford College announced today that Rev. Lyn Pace has been named chaplain for this historic campus, located on the original site of Emory University. Pace will begin his duties immediately. "Lyn brings a passion for working with students and a commitment to service," said Oxford Dean Stephen Bowen. "We are pleased to welcome him to Oxford, where service, leadership and interfaith community are so much a part of the experience. He will be instrumental in our strengthening that tradition and exploring new ways to make their time at Oxford even more spiritually meaningful for students."Prior to assuming his new ...

July 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SPRING COLLEGE GRADUATES

Nicholas DeCarlo of Covington graduated received a Bachelor of Science from Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., during commencement exercises on May 2.

July 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


AYP school failings largely due to special ed sub-groups

Several Newton County schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year, putting or keeping many on the Needs Improvement list. When broken down, however, the school test-taking population as a whole passed; the individual school's failures were due solely to subgroups.

July 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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