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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


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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Newton Board of Education named one of nation’s top 10 digitally advanced school boards

The Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and "Converge Online" magazine recently announced that the Newton County Board of Education is one of the top 10 digitally?advanced school boards in the United States.

November 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher Profile - Shannon Buff

 It's been an exciting semester for Shannon Buff's students at Newton High School.

November 29, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Newton County School System teachers awarded over $17,000 in grants from Snapping Shoals EMC

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that 12 teachers have earned $17,494.96 in Bright Ideas Grants from Snapping Shoals EMC to provide innovating educational activities and opportunities in the classroom. According to Terry Clark, Vice?President of Energy Services for Snapping Shoals, the funds were "left over from capital credits that went unclaimed for the last five years."

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Two Newton High School seniors named National Achievement Scholarship Program semifinalists

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that two Newton High School seniors, Toni Jhay Tucker and Andrew Kabue, have been named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

November 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher Profile - Della Kirkpatrick

 Della Kirkpatrick's fourth grade students at Livingston Elementary literally have an entire curriculum at their fingertips.

November 22, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


2009 Teacher of the Year announced

 The Newton County School System held their annual Teacher of the Year reception Thursday evening and announced that Cousins Middle School music teacher Christine Kraemer has been chosen as Newton County's TOTY for 2009.

November 17, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Teacher profile: Debora Ondracek

 Debora Ondracek's fifth grade classroom at Porterdale Elementary School is attractively overflowing with paper maché volcanoes, rocks, test tubes and aquariums.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


OCTOBER Students of the Month

EAST NEWTON

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Practicing at the polls

In an effort to allow their students to become involved in the electoral process, Heard-Mixon Elementary School organized a Mock Election Thursday. Students of all ages were asked to participate and vote for the candidate they thought would be the best president.

November 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


SEPTEMBER Students of the Month

EAST NEWTON

East Newton Elementary School announces students of the month for September.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


AUGUST Students of the Month

WEST NEWTON

West Newton Elementary announces its students of the month for August.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Rolls

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher Profile - Adrienne Boisson

Math is rarely a favorite subject of any student, but at Newton High School Adrienne Boisson works hard to make sure that her students at least understand basic concepts of mathematics even if they don't necessarily enjoy it.

November 08, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Teacher profile: Carla Johnson

Once upon a time, school children were familiar with classic fairy tales.

November 01, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


School looks into incident at teen party

Finding the culprit that reportedly fired a TEC-9 into a crowd of students attending a party Oct. 9 is no closer to becoming a reality despite both Newton High School and the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating the matter.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


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