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'13-14 Teachers of the Year announced

It was 4:15 p.m. on Monday, long past the time students walked out of their classrooms for the day, but a group of teachers stuck around.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded AdvancED Accreditation

The Newton County School System and, therefore, each individual school within the district was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.

September 11, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS awarded $216K grant

Teachers in Newton County may have the opportunity to gain extra professional learning experiences with a grant given to the school district.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student fees: you get what you pay for

Parents, if you think your child is unfairly paying extra student dues at Newton County high schools that amount to more than students at other schools across the district, well, you may or may not be correct.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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


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


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


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


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Newton High School graduates

  • Simone Kelly Adams
  • Tachika Adolphe
  • Broderick Veroy Agnew, Jr.
  • Timarcus Renard Aiken
  • Lacy Maleeah Allen
  • Terrez Dejuan Allen
  • Allan Sapla Amancio
  • Nathifa Nailaha Anderson
  • Sequoia Menyata Shante Andrews
  • Samir Mohamed Asker
  • Brittany Lynn Audette
  • Christine Maris Augusta
  • Covida LaTrice Austin
  • Terry Jamel Austin
  • Marcus Rashad Bailey
  • Mako Shariff Baker
  • Benjamin Paul Balliew
  • Michael Cleo Banks, Jr.
  • Brittany Ann Barnes
  • Marion Christopher Barnes
  • Ti'Yana DaJanequa Barton-Bryan
  • Joshua Ellis Basden
  • Jemar Ryan Bather
  • Lakia Kyana Batton
  • Rommy Imad Bayyoud
  • Shenika Amanda Beckles
  • Malcolm Xavier Bedford
  • Ashton Belot
  • Felisa Nicole Bement
  • Deshanae Unique Benjamin
  • Melissa Faith Bentley
  • Valencia Mystic Benton
  • Kasime Anthony ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Numbers looking up at Sharp

A presentation given to the Newton County School Board May 19 by Sharp Learning Center Principal Gabriel Burnette showed that things are not nearly as bleak at the alternative school as people often believe.

May 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Local Student Honored

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System selected to received prestigious HP Innovations in Education grant

Newton County School System was selected as one of the 25 school systems in the United States to receive a highly competitive 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. Targeted at school systems serving students in grades six through 12, the grant program is designed to help educators address the need for raising student achievement in math and science and increase student awareness in high-tech college and career opportunities.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School’s class of 2009 offered over $8 million in scholarships

To date, 66 out of 282 seniors have been offered 146 scholarships totaling $8,375,800. A total of 58 different colleges and universities from 16 different states and the District of Columbia contributed to this year's class total. Presently, this outstanding class has accepted music, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 45 local scholarships donated through 34 different organizations totaling over $186,000.

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy holds honors day

 Piedmont Academy held its year-end honor's day program on Thursday, May 14.
 Dr. Michael Rossi opened the assembly and thanked those in attendance as well as the students being recognized in the program.
 Lee Aldhizer with the Georgia Military College EXCEL joint enrollment program presented and stated that several students had earned 33 college credits by taking English 101, 102, World Literature, and Biology.
 In high school, the students with the highest academic average or overall GPA were ninth grader Briana Bailey, tenth grader Matthew O'Brien, eleventh grader Trevor Wilson and twelfth grader Kelly King. Students with the ...

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Faculty come together in pursuit of excellence

The third annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA), sponsored by Oxford College's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and Emory University's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), concluded today on the Oxford College campus. Participants included faculty from Oxford College, Emory College, Georgia Gwinnett College and Newton High School.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School board reviews FY 2010 budget

Members of the Newton County Board of Education got their first look at the general fund budget for the next school year and with little money coming in, system administrators are trying hard to remain fiscally sound.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bright Futures

Eastside High School's Valedictorian and Salutatorian have enjoyed a healthy dose of competition for the last few years. In many of the same classes, both Leaha Wynn and Ariel VanLeuven seem to be friends and not begrudge one another their successes proving they aren't just exceptional students, but exceptional young ladies as well.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home donates mini-laptops for students with disabilities

As a result of a generous donation made by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, three Netbooks have been purchased for each of the Academic Resource classes at Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools and one for Sharp Learning Center.

May 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High School’s Class of 2009 offered more than $5.7 million in scholarships

To date, 52 out of 354 seniors have been offered 115 scholarships totaling $5,704,824. There were a number of different colleges and universities from across the nation that contributed to this year's class total. This includes all types of scholarships, such as academic, sports, military, music, band and merit-based offers. The class total includes 39 local scholarships donated through 22 different organizations totaling $110,450.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School’s Class of 2009 offered more than $2 million in scholarships

To date, 50 out of approximately 300 seniors have been offered 69 scholarships totaling $2,148,543. A total of 18 different colleges and universities from nine states contributed to this year's class total. Presently, they have accepted $1,978,343 of that amount. This includes all types of scholarships, such as academic, athletic, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 31 local scholarships donated through 21 different organizations totaling over $32,000.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County school release 2009 Georgia High School Graduation Test results

Newton County School System (NCSS) students matched or outperformed their statewide peers on the 2009 Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). As a result, the district's pass percentage rate increased in every category of the test in 2009, with the greatest gains in science and social studies, where the district pass percentage rates increased by three points, going from 86 percent in 2008 to 89 percent for both subjects in 2009. The district's pass rate for English language arts increased by one percentage point, going from 91 percent in 2008to 92 percent in 2009 – two points higher than ...

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students of the Month April

EAST NEWTON

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Going out on top

Being named Newton High School's Valedictorian and Salutatorian is an honor but for Sarah Lanners and Geoff Nolan, it's not too much of a surprise since both have worked diligently throughout their high school careers to get to this point.

May 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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