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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System's (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

November 15, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton High’s Jason Smith is a Grammy semifinalist

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year Francene Breakfield, head counselor at Newton High School, approached band instructor Jason Smith with a few questions ...

October 29, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


‘Rosenwald’ shown at Oxford

Aviva Kempner presented her documentary "Rosenwald" to students and Newton County residents Wednesday.

October 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


A conversation with Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College

Douglas Hicks, Dean for Oxford College of Emory University, has been on the job for about three months now. He recently talked to the Covington ...

October 25, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Two students recognized by Newton County BOE

Ralph Brown and Zachary Fallah, juniors at Eastside and Newton high schools, respectively, were recently selected to serve on Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods ...

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Jasmine Moore Receives the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson College of Business hosts an Honors Day Celebration every spring recognizing the college's brightest students. This year's ...

October 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


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Home School/out of state high school news

Oxford home-schooled student Flannery Peay earned a silver medallion for scoring 93 to 99 percent on the 19th annual National Mythology Exam. The 6th grader joined over 10,000 students in grades 3-9 from the United States, Canada and Australia in completing the test which is sponsored by the American Classical league's standing committee. Flannery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Austin Peay.

June 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Theme schools adopt student dress codes

Rules and dress code requirements for the new theme schools at Fairview Elementary and Clements Middle schools were approved unanimously by all board members present at Tuesday night's work session for the Newton County Board of Education, allowing principals to distribute the strict parent contract and dress code for the 2009-2010 school year to parents.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Oxford College Institute continues to shape environmental education

2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) began today at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for science teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.

June 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NHS students attend state leadership conference at Jekyll Island

Newton High School students Adam Graham, John Parker and DeOndre Robinson won several awards at the CTI State Leadership Conference held April 29-May 2 at Jekyll Island.

John Parker competed against 13 students from across the state to place second in public speaking. The judge's score for him was 95, 93 and 92 out of a possible 100. According to his teacher, John was confident that he would place in the top three and excited when his name was called to come to the stage and accept his trophy.

June 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford Dean creates scholarship fund

Stephen Bowen, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $100,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Oxford. The Bowen Scholarship will provide need-based aid to sophomore students.

June 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The house that Kenny built

Small house, big prize:

June 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School graduates

  • Gregory Keith Allen
  • Oran Isler Allen
  • Nicholas Antonio Allicock
  • Ashley Ann Alvarez
  • Matthew James Anderson
  • Jessica Faye Anglin
  • Justin Matthew Argo
  • Leslie Ann Armistead
  • Tequilla Renae Arnold
  • Parrish Shasonyia Austin
  • Brandon Jamel Avery
  • Kelly Marie Azar
  • Steven Oluwadamilare Badru
  • Arthur Ross Bagley
  • Johnna Rae Bagley
  • Kadarius Dewayne Bailey
  • Darrius Terrell Baker
  • Cody James Bala
  • Jacob Aaron Ball
  • Joseph Brian Bandoo
  • Shana Nicole Barronton
  • Raegan Nicole Barton
  • Jeremy Lee Batson
  • Konstantin Ivanovich Bazelyuk
  • Rahmel Tavon Beaudoin
  • Richard Lee Berhmann
  • Gabrielle LaRae Belcher
  • Tiara Nichole Benford
  • Melissa Leen Bennett
  • Lawrence Chua Bituin
  • Douglas Samuel Blanks, Jr.
  • Angel Marie Boggs
  • Jarrood Henry Bolivar ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School graduates

  • Marty Bagsit Abernathy
  • Tyler Lanier Adams
  • Alexis Anna Adams
  • Jessica Marie Adams
  • Kevyn Reysean Agudo
  • Ashlyn Michelle Aiken
  • Broderick Ethan Alexander
  • Chelsea Leigh Alexander
  • Bre'Anna Miche Allen
  • Kenneth Keaton Anglin
  • Tony Terrell Atwater
  • Autumn Synclare Atwood
  • Anderico Rapheal Bailey
  • Brandon Thomas Bailey
  • Trevor Rucker Bailey
  • Ted Keith Baker
  • Thomas Andrew Barnes, Jr.
  • Erin Natasha Barr
  • Natalia Barreto
  • Cristal Jade Barrett
  • Troy Lauvell Baynes
  • Samuel Garrett Beckworth
  • Melissa Christine Bender
  • Heather Ann Benson
  • Chase Christian Berry
  • Chelsie Linae Bledsoe
  • Matthew Johnston Bohannon
  • Tiffany Charmaine Bond
  • Ryan Edward Boston
  • Jacqueline Nan Bowden
  • James Randall Brewer, Jr.
  • Laura Anne Briscoe
  • Audriana Alisha ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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


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