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EHS students named All-State Chorus

EHS students named All-State Chorus

Only two high-schoolers in Newton County made the cut to participate in the Georgia All State Chorus, and they are both Eastside High students.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.

NCSS to host spring education summit

The Newton County School System announced a day for parents and community members to come together to participate in education workshops aimed at increasing student success in the classroom.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2014 6:57 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Students participate in All-State band

Seven Newton County students were recently selected to participate in the State of Georgia All State Bands, according to a press release from NCSS.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2014 3:59 p.m.

NCSS recommended to reaccreditated

The Newton County School System is on its way to being reaccredited for another five years.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2014 8:33 p.m.
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NCSS tabs Xiong media specialist of year

NCSS tabs Xiong media specialist of year

Alcovy High School media specialist May Xiong was chosen as the Newton County School System’s 2014 Media Specialist of the Year.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2014 12:49 p.m.
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Early release day for schools Friday

Newton County public schools will release students early Friday so teachers can participate in professional development training.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2014 12:46 p.m.

Georgia Piedmont Tech picking mascot

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will select a mascot for the first time in the college’s history, with students, faculty and staff voting on the choices.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2014 11:27 a.m.
Theme School students give back

Theme School students give back

Theme School students give back The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has been providing its students with service learning opportunities while giving back to the community this school year.

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Posted: mar. 15, 2014 6:43 p.m.
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Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

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Posted: mar. 15, 2014 6:40 p.m.

How are you going to pay for college?

Why do we hear horror stories about college students graduating with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and without good job prospects? And what can college students and their parents do to avoid falling into that debt trap? The answer is financial literacy — education geared at successfully handling one’s finances and making wise decisions. This is the time of year when college seniors receive acceptance letters and decide where to attend college. Many factors are involved in this important decision, but for the majority of families the most important factor is affordability. Luckily, there are many opportunities for ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 3:21 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Eastside names top 2014 grads

Eastside names top 2014 grads

Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High’s valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 3:23 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 9:00 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

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Posted: mar. 11, 2014 6:38 p.m. | Updated: mar. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Indian Creek Middle students serve community

Students and teachers at Indian Creek Middle School are not just focused on academics.

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Posted: mar. 06, 2014 7:26 p.m. | Updated: mar. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.

NCSS unveils new technology operations center

Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.

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Posted: mar. 06, 2014 7:25 p.m. | Updated: mar. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.

GPC Daffodil Festival to focus on community

The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community — from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success — March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2014 2:58 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Fifth-grade honor chorus to perform March 8

The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2014 9:56 p.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2014 10:30 p.m.

Alcovy names its top 2014 graduates

Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2014 6:50 p.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.

EHS Academic Team part of TV competition Saturday

Eastside High’s Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2’s HighQ tournament.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2014 4:47 p.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Newton, Alcovy named AP honor schools

Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2014 9:34 p.m. | Updated: feb. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.

NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2014 6:50 p.m. | Updated: feb. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Make-up days won't change graduation dates

Newton County’s three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled — May 23 and May 24 — now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 7:50 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2014 9:00 p.m.

NCSS graduation dates to stay the same

Newton County’s three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled—May 23 and May 24 — now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 2:12 p.m.

2014-15 school year calendar approved

Students and parents may now be able to plan their trips and vacations for next school year, as an official calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2014 6:02 p.m.

Make-up days set for NCSS students

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2014 5:41 p.m.

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