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Newton, Eastside homecoming courts

Here are the 2014-15 homecoming courts for Newton High School and Eastside High School.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Mansfield, Rocky Plains on Reward School list

Two public schools in the district received high honors from the Georgia Department of Education, setting them in a top tier of schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.

September 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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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Newton High CTI student and coordinator attend legislative breakfast

On Thursday Feb. 12, the Georgia Career and Technical Education in conjunction with the Georgia Career and Technical Student Organization's sponsored the Annual Legislative Breakfast at the at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Attending from Newton High School was CTI State Officer DeOndre Robinson and Region 7 Director Gloria Fallings.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GaDOE’s school nutrition program and USDA announce 2008-2009 guidelines for free and reduced meals

In light of current economic conditions, the Newton County School System School Nutrition Department would like to remind parents and guardians about the guidelines for free and reduced price school meals. Georgia public school students who are members of households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are eligible for free meals. If those households have been notified that their children are directly certified for free meals, they do not need to apply for free or reduced?price meals. If households do not wish their children to receive free meals, they are to notify the school ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools partner with local agencies to apply for Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant

The Newton County School System is joining with several partners to apply for the SafeSchools/Healthy Students grant provided by the Safe and Drug Free Schools Office, a division of the U. S. Department of Education. School officials, including Deena Sams,School/Parent/Community Collaboration Coordinator, and Kathy Garber, NCSS GrantsCoordinator, are working with representatives from the Newton County CommunityPartnership, the Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Justice Department, Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton Mental Health, KidsNet and local law enforcement to develop a plan aimed at reducing risky behaviors among today's youth. The program is being designed to strengthen ...

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS employees informed of possible lay offs

A plan to help alleviate the pinch felt by the school system began with meetings held Friday to inform those who could be affected by the personnel cuts that they may need to make plans to start the 2009-2010 school year elsewhere.

The school system announced their plans for personnel cuts at their meeting Tuesday night as part of an effort to add more than $4 million to a slimmed down budget.

February 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


STAR picks announced

At the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday luncheon meeting, members congratulated the 2009 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program honorees. The program, sponsored the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, recognizes high school seniors with the highest one-sitting SAT score, who are also in the top 10 of their class. Students then select their STAR teacher. Newton County's STAR teachers and students are Anita Anderson (AP Macroeconomics and world history), left, and Michelle Rary from Alcovy High, Leaha Wynn and Eric Adams (Latin/Greek) from Eastside High and Sarah Lanners (also the system STAR student) and Janie Sheldon (Language ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College to cut jobs

Oxford College of Emory University announced that it will cut five full-time and four part-time staff members as well as four temporary or vacant positions in light of the tough financial climate.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School board approves personnel cuts

The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve personnel cuts in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget that will reportedly save the school system $4.2 million, but will cut an unknown number of jobs.

February 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Great Debaters

Champions: Piedmont Academy's debate team recently captured its 14th State Championship title with a perfect record of 8-0 during the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) State AA tournament at Mercer University.

Piedmont students Matt Sessions and Trevor Wilson made up one team while and Davis Kimball and Rhett Roberts made up another team. Their task in rounds against the teams from other schools was to support this year's national debate topic on whether the U.S. Federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States. Specifically, Sessions and Wilson advocated increasing funding for the Defense ...

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


January Students of the Month

Sharp Learning Center announces its Students of the Month for January. Named are Kimberly Craver, Keynew Lloyd, Tracy Anderson and Shaka Coleman. Overall Student of the Month is Shane Robinson.

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


2008 fall graduates

Georgia Southern University

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The Living Stream

Waters of life: Palmer-Stone Elementary School second grade students Riley Cooper, left, and Harley Humphries use plastic cups to get an up close view of a salamander in "The Living Stream" demonstration set up in the school media center. Palmer-Stone is one of only two elementary schools selected to participate this year. All of the aquatic life was collected from the Alcovy River.

February 08, 2009 | Mandi Singer | Education


Kindergarten roundup dates announced

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round?Up during the week of March 9 -12. Children must be 5-years-old by September 1 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2004) to register for the 2008?2009 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children. At the time of registration, parents must provide their child's social security card, certified birth certificate, immunization record form #3231, and hearing, vision and dental screening record form #3300. If needed, hearing and vision screening ...

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County schools announce Pre-K registration dates

Parents wishing to register their children for Newton County School System's Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K program should mark their calendars for the week of February 23 - March 4, 2009. The school

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School named 2008 Georgia School of Excellence

Only 26 of these flags are flying statewide and of those 26, only nine are flying on Georgia high school campuses. It's the flag marking the 2008 Georgia Schools of Excellence. And Eastside High School is one of them!

On January 23, 2009, Eastside High School was officially recognized as a 2008 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement at the Georgia Department

February 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew speaks at Newton High

 Newton High School kicked off its Black History Month celebrations by hosting Isaac Newton Farris Jr., the nephew of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 04, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education


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