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NCSS awarded  AdvancED Accreditation

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.

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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.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 7:08 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 7:16 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
New CTAE coordinator hired for NCSS

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.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:15 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2014 6:34 p.m.
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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.

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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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 4:22 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 news@covnews.com or Facebook.com/covnews 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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