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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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NCSS announces winners of bus safety poster contest

Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that Brian Lopez and Hannah Hinton are the winners of the district's annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest! The theme of this year's contest was "Cross in View, it's the Right Thing to Do!" According to NCSS Assistant Transportation Director Randall Luna, their posters will now represent Newton County Schools in the Georgia competition.

October 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Keeping the faith

"I never lost my faith," said Andre Kessler to a large group of Newton High School freshman. "I am still an observant and very proud Jew."

And although his faith is still strong, it certainly has been tested in the past. Kessler, who was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1940, is a survivor of the Holocaust, the systematic extermination of approximately six million Jews.

October 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


September Students of Month

Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for September.

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools announce fall schedule for students

All Newton County public schools will be closed on Friday, October 9 for a studentholiday/teacher furlough day. The following week, October 12-16, schools will be closed for fall Break. The Newton County School System central office located on Newton Drive will be open during the hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local receives UGA scholarship

 Emily Lucille Wyatt has been selected to receive the Southern States Cooperative Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2009-2010 academic year. Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards approximately $100,000 in scholarships to students studying in any of its 24 majors.

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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


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