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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.

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Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 4:21 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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.

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 4:23 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Newton County returns to school

Newton County returns to school

Readers submit via or pictures of the first day of school.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2014 11:08 a.m.
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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.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 8:39 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Teaching tech to teachers

Teaching tech to teachers

Posted: jul. 24, 2014 8:47 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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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.

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 8:36 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public’s input on the changes.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2014 6:17 p.m.

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