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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


NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Make-up days won't change graduation dates

Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

February 20, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS graduation dates to stay the same

Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled-May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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Special education figures below state targets

In an update, Newton County School System Special Education Director Cathy Stubbs showed Board of Education members just how far behind the county's special education program is compared to state percentages.

April 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Board approves uniforms for Sharp students

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved uniforms for students attending Sharp Learning Center at Tuesday night's board meeting. Sharp teaches attending the meeting seemed excited about the approval.

April 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Community groups join forces to plant Garden on Hope

A community garden project bringing together more than 50 participants from a cross-section of Covington-area groups will put down roots, literally and figuratively, on Saturday, April 25. The Garden of Hope project will plant seeds and starter plants in two garden locations: the grounds of Turner Lake Recreation Center and another location on Turner Lake Circle. This is step two of the project; beds were cleared and prepared on January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2009. Many groups will come together for the planting. During the growing season the gardens will be maintained by students from ...

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Young Author

My first book: Haniyah Harris, a South Salem Elementary second-grader, has published her first book, a fictional tale of a little girl's journey starting at a new school. The 8-year-old was inspired to write the book after she moved from West Newton to South Salem Elementary School this year.

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


March students of the month

EAST NEWTON

April 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Gearing up for the CRCT

Students in Newton County's elementary and middle schools are preparing to take the annual Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) this week – a test designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards.

April 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Learning to stay in control with Skid Car training

You might have encountered this situation before: you're driving along on a wet rainy day. Suddenly, the car in front stops, and as you swerve to avoid a collision, the steering wheel stops responding like it used to and the tires feel like they're floating out from under you, and the car skids toward a median. What do you do?

April 19, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Education


Law Enforcement Academy students honored with reception

The inaugural class of DeKalb Technical College's Law Enforcement Academy was recently honored at The Oaks Golf Course.

April 19, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Newton County School System Announces Dates for CRCT Testing

The Newton County School System will administer the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) to elementary and middle school students during the week of April 20-24. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC). The CRCT assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses as related to the instruction of the GPS/QCC, and to gauge the quality of education in the county ...

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to host Earth Day celebration

Oxford College will once again host their annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday afternoon, from noon to 2 p.m.

April 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School FFA wins Silver State ranking in National Chapter Award Program

The Georgia FFA recently awarded the Alcovy High School FFA program the Silver Emblem in the National Chapter Award program

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


A love of reading

The winners: The Newton County Public Library will once again celebrate National Library Week with their annual book mark contest. At a ceremony April 3, last year's first place winner Gabrecia Turner, 13, was presented with a framed copy of her bookmark. Also at the ceremony, this year's winners were announced. (From left) Palmer-Stone Elementary School fifth-grader Noah Mason, 11, won first place in the contest. Second place went to 12-year-old Alisa Duncan, a sixth-grader at Indian Creek Middle School and 13-year-old Alex Solomon, an eighth grade student at Indian Creek Middle School. The winners will have their ...

April 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Food from 4-H

Rallying to collect cans: 4-H'ers in Ms. Ethel Hall's club at Oak Hill Elementary collected 111 cans of food for the Community Food Pantry. The food pantry accepts donations at its location at 7125 Turner Lake Circle in Covington and may be reached at (770)784-0037.

April 05, 2009 | Terri Kimble | Education


Young Georgia Authors’ 2009 winners announced

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Young Georgia Authors' contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades kindergarten through 12th in the county competition in the form of short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports or other original student writing.

April 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


9 named Governor's Honors finalists

Nine Newton County high school students have been named as Governor's Honors finalists, a feat not easily accomplished.

April 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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