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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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Pomp and circumstance

Walking to a better future: More than 200 students at Oxford College of Emory University participated in the commencement ceremony on Saturday that marked their transition from the 2-year college to the second half of their university education at Emory. Visit www.covnews.com for more pictures from the commencement.

May 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Medical Center named 2009 Partner of the Year

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Newton Medical Center has been named the school system's 2009 Cornerstones Partner of the Year for its outstanding partnership program with East Newton Elementary School. The award was presented at the annual Partners in Education/May Coffee Call sponsored by the school district and the chamber.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GPC closing Center for Continuing and Corporate Education

Georgia Perimeter College will close the Center for Continuing and Corporate Education effective June 30. A limited number of programs will continue through completion for current participants.

"Like other colleges and universities across the nation, Georgia Perimeter College is at a point that we must make deeper financial reductions in order to weather this rough economic storm," said GPC President Dr. Anthony Tricoli. "While it is necessary to discontinue some elements of this program, the college is committed to preserving our academic quality and our positive relationship with the community."

May 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to hold 163rd commencement exercises on May 9

Oxford College will hold its 163rd commencement exercise on May 8-9. The event will begin with an interfaith service at 5 p.m Friday at Old Church near the historic campus. Approximately 350 students will be graduating from Oxford; having completed their sophomore year, students continue for their junior year on the Atlanta campus of Emory University. Speaker for the commencement ceremony which will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday on the campus will be Dr. James T. Laney, president emeritus of Emory University.

May 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Perimeter Student Honored

Candice Denise Ballard will be inducted into the Beta Eta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Georgia Perimeter College on May 5. Ballard, majoring in education/teaching, is the daughter of Terry and Angela Ballard of Oxford.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Recruiting trip aims to hire math, science teachers

In a recent speech to the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Sonny Perdue explained how in the 2007-2008 school year, Georgia colleges graduated only one physics teacher, nine chemistry teachers and 140 math teachers. In an effort to provide students with quality teachers, the Newton County School System sent representatives to India earlier this year.

Dennis Carpenter, associate superintendent for human resources for the NCSS, said the system has signed an agreement with Global Teachers Research and Resources, which allows the system to hire teachers, as needed, in "critical needs areas" through them.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Oxford resident recognized through distinguished principal program

Oxford resident Dr. Nancy Sharpe Strawbridge was recently regonized by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals as one of 16 chosen through its Georgia Distinguished Principal program.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High teacher holds Relay for Life

While the Newton High School student body and faculty gave money in the fight against cancer last Friday, Newton English teacher George Miles contributed his legs.

April 29, 2009 | By Brian L. Thompson | Education


Oxford College Residence Hall receives LEED Gold certification

Oxford College announced today that East Village, its student residential complex completed in 2008, has been awarded a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating. East Village is Emory University's first newly constructed building to achieve the gold level of certification; in 2005 the Goizueta Business School received a gold-level LEED-EB, which is awarded to existing buildings.

April 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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


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