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It’s hard to believe that the 2015-16 school year is almost over. Throughout the course of the year, the Newton County School System’s (NCSS) new teachers have participated in ongoing New Teacher Induction/Professional Development Activities, or the NCSS BEST Program. They are now just a few short days away from completing their first official year as teachers in the NCSS. For many of these teachers, this will also mark the end of their first full-year in the teaching profession. We were very excited to welcome all of these new teachers to our school system last summer, and to celebrate their completion of the NCSS BEST Program, NCSS honored them at a reception and dinner May 3 at the Newton College and Career Academy.

One thing NCSS is most proud of is the support received from our numerous Partners in Education. This year, as in previous years, we put out a call to our Partners in Education requesting support for our New Teacher Induction Program. Once again, these community businesses, churches, and organizations delivered in a very big way by providing an incredible number of gifts—almost 50 in fact—to be used as door prizes at our end-of-year reception. We received gift bags, tote bags, gift baskets, umbrellas, cook books, and numerous gift certificates and gift cards too. It’s so wonderful to see how these Partners in Education truly support the students and employees of our school system.

Although we announce the name of each business/community organization that donates a door prize during our program, I’d also like to make the residents of Newton County aware of the generosity of our school partners by publicly thanking those who went above and beyond by not only supporting their individual schools over the course of the school year but also providing support for our district’s New Teacher Induction Program. The following outstanding Partners in Education donated door prizes for our new teachers’ end-of-year reception:  Arts Association in Newton County; Bank of North Georgia; Bard Medical Division; Berry’s Tree Farm; Covington Family Dentistry, LLC; Covington Pro Lube; Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Jackie Lindsey; Game Time; Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Michelin North America, Inc.; Mock Pallet Company; Mock Properties; Newton County High School Class of 1950; Newton County Sheriff’s Office; Newton Federal Bank; Oxford Lions Club; Piedmont Newton Hospital; Pilot Club of Covington; Pinnacle Bank; Snapping Shoals EMC; Starrsville United Methodist Church; United Bank; and Walmart (Industrial Blvd.)  Thank you so much for supporting our schools! And thank you to all of our Partners in Education, who continually support our students and schools each and every year. Our community is blessed with businesses, organizations, churches, and civic groups that truly care about the children and employees of Newton County School System.

If you would like to see the names of the numerous businesses and organizations that provide support to our schools as official Partners in Education, or you are interested in becoming a Partner in Education, please visit our webpage at


Sherri Davis-Viniard