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Adult education classes offered free of charge

COVINGTON, PORTERDALE, Ga. - Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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October Honor Roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System receives $283,447 Caring Communities System of Care Grant

The Governor's Office for Children and Families has awarded the Newton County School System a 2009 Caring Communities System of Care grant in the amount of $283,447. The Newton County School System was one of only ten recipients in the state to receive a Caring Communities grant award. The system of care approach is designed to unite and coordinate the efforts of community agencies responsible for serving children and families. Through a community-wide collaboration of agencies focused on improving the welfare of youth in Newton County and support from the Caring Communities grant, the Newton County School System ...

October 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS receives grant for after-school programs

The Newton County School System received good news this week when officials learned they had been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Georgia Department of Education.

October 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Garrison wins scholarship

October 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Grace Baptist Church makes generous donation to Porterdale Elementary School students

Grace Baptist Church in Covington recently made a generous donation of much needed school supplies to students at Porterdale Elementary School. On behalf of his congregation, Pastor Philip Bone personally delivered the supplies to school principal, Ms. Lizzella Dodson. In addition to five book bags filled with the standard school items requested by the first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades, the church collected and donated to the school two cases of notebook paper, one case of pencils, one case of Crayola crayons, one case of rulers, one case of glue sticks, 10 protractors, 12 packs of pens and 12 ...

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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


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