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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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Eastside and Newton High Schools awarded Georgia Work Ready training grants

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that both Eastside High School and Newton High School have each been awarded $5,000 Georgia Work Ready training grants. They are two of only 56 high schools in the state to receive the grant that will provide three-year access to skills-gap training software to help students improve their Work Ready Certificate levels. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

October 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Three Newton County Schools and the District Make AYP After CRCT Summer Retests

After tabulating the scores from summer retests the Newton County School district as a whole and has passed Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year.

Students were able to take the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests again during the summer break and the Georgia Department of Education announced the results Thursday.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Live Oak students take a “Friendship Adventure” with Ronald McDonald and say “NO” to bullying

The school counseling program at Live Oak Elementary is doing big things toaddress bullying and friendship skills this month. On September 11, the school's counselors, Shainita Heath and Pamela Manigault, invited a special guest to talk to students about bullying and friendship. Who was that guest? Well, it was Ronald McDonald, of course! Ronald McDonald took the students on "A Friendship Adventure." "A Friendship Adventure" is a comprehensive program that focuses onfriendship, cooperation, individual responsibility, anti-bullying, and active play forthe mind and body. This was a culminating event to reinforce what the counselors have been teaching ...

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BOC supports keeping GPC, DeKalb Tech separate

In April, a high-ranking group of education officials recommended that the state consider creating a comprehensive community college system by merging the technical colleges and two-year colleges, but now five months later, the County Commissioners are saying they believe those colleges should stay separate.

September 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Piedmont Homecoming

The 2009 homecoming festivities for Piedmont Academy concluded Friday, Sept. 25 with the crowning of Miss Cougar, Amanda Hauther, and Miss Homecoming Queen, Lana Hiett. Prior to the parade of the court, the school welcomed former homecoming queens and Miss Cougars for their 40th anniversary celebration. With clear weather for the evening, the court paraded the field riding in convertibles.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mock homecoming

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School senior named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist

Alcovy High School senior Eric Ritenour has been named a semifinalist in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.5 million students in about 22,000 high schools in the United States enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year. Ritenour is one of only 16,000 highest scorers (less than 1 percent of the nation's high school graduating seniors) to qualify as a semi-finalist. He now has the opportunity to advance in the competition for one of the 8,200 Merit Scholarship $2,500 awards.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Infinite Campus available for parent access

The Newton County School System's new student portal, Infinite Campus, is now online and accessible to parents. Infinite Campus has replaced the district's previous online program, Student Track.A Quick Link to Infinite Campus is posted on the Newton County School System website at www.newtoncountyschools.org for easy access. In order to access a student's information, parents will need the child's student identification number and birth date. Parents should contact the child's school if they do not know the student's identification number. At this time, elementary parents may access student attendance and discipline ...

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mobile Discovery Center visits local elementary school

Students at East Newton Elementary School received a hands-on experience with science Thursday by boarding the National Science Center's Mobile Discovery Center - a rolling science class designed by the United States Army.

September 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


summer dean's list

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College publishes history of campus architecture

The old wish, "If these walls could only talk," has come almost literally true for Oxford College and Emory University. Oxford announced today that it has published "Cornerstone and Grove," a history of the campus where Emory University, established in 1836, began. Subtitled "A Portrait in Architecture and Landscape of Emory's Birthplace in Oxford, Georgia," the book was written by Erik Oliver, who is a native and current resident of the city of Oxford.

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Classes resume for Newton County students tomorrow

Newton County School System officials have decided to reopen the schools Thursday. The decision came after administrators consulted with the Newton County Emergency Management officials.

"Parents should have their children at the bus stop on time in the morning but due the combination of rerouting buses and the heavy traffic on alternative roadways, expect possible delays in both morning pickup and afternoon delivery of students," said Sherri Viniard, NCSS public relations director, in a press release.

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Summer re-tests mark CRCT, AYP improvements

Several students took the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) for a second time over the summer, and the percentage that passed could make a difference in their school and the Newton County School System - possibly even coming off the dreaded "Needs Improvement" list.

September 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Covington resident awarded General Mills scholarship

Andrew Smith, the son of Mike and Dana Smith, is the recipient of a $2,400 General Mills Foundation Post-High School Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.

September 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside homecoming court

The ladies of Eastside: Front row: Seniors Nicole Gaither, Amanda Henderson, Michelle Roton, Tyeshia Little, Lacey Wheeler and Natalie Stubbs. Back row: Juniors Chelsea Phillips, Raven Williams, Melissa Dingler; sophomores Kelsey Butler, Holly Croom, Chloe Weaver; freshmen Tyrin Turner, Amina Ibere, Lauren Thomas.

September 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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