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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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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.

School counselor wins Educator of Distinction award

An area public high school educator was recently recognized for her work with students and the mark she has left on many graduates’ lives, a feat that cannot be disputed as one of her students had to nominate her.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2014 11:23 a.m.

Eighth grade CRCT scores improve across state

Georgia eighth graders' scores increased this year, the last year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, showing an eight percentage point gain in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Education app needs funding

A Covington business owner and single mother of four felt a disconnect between parents and teachers when her children kept bringing home notes covered in mud or not at all, so she took matters into her own hands.

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Posted: jun. 07, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Updated: jun. 07, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

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Posted: jun. 05, 2014 9:32 p.m.

Middle Ridge Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

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Posted: jun. 05, 2014 9:29 p.m.

Porterdale Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

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Posted: jun. 05, 2014 9:12 p.m.

Newton High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

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Posted: jun. 04, 2014 2:46 p.m.

Rocky Plains Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

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Posted: jun. 04, 2014 2:27 p.m.

Oak Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

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Posted: jun. 03, 2014 6:09 p.m.

Flint Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

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Posted: jun. 03, 2014 5:43 p.m.

Heard-Mixon Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

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Posted: jun. 03, 2014 5:41 p.m.

East Newton Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll

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Posted: jun. 03, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Mansfield Elementary School Honor Roll


The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

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Posted: jun. 03, 2014 5:20 p.m.

Clements Middle School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll

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Posted: jun. 03, 2014 5:07 p.m.

New student immunization requirements

Parents of rising seventh-graders in the Newton County School System (NCSS) should take note of changes to the state immunization requirements that go into effect in July.

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Posted: may. 31, 2014 6:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 31, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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