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Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC's DeKalb campus back open after power loss

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's (GPTC) DeKalb Campus, on North Indian Creek Drive, is back open Thursday, March 23, after a complete loss of power ...

March 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just ...

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Critters help promote science at Oxford College

About 200 people came to learn about science as well as to see and touch the animals at Oxford College of Emory University's "critter ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS’s top speller wins regional Bee

Jett Rawls wasn't satisfied with simply winning two consecutive Newton County School System (NCSS) Spelling Bees. He went on to win the District 5 Regional Spelling Bee in Riverdale, competing against students from Bremen City and Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Griffin-Spalding, Heard, Henry and Rockdale county school systems.

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC and GPC sign educational memorandum with National Guard

Two college systems recently signed an educational Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia National Guard, Oct. 9, 2015 at Georgia Perimeter College. The agreement will open up "quality educational opportunities for members of the guard and also allow both systems' military outreach personnel access to National Guard posts across the state," said Col. Kevin Berkman, director of personnel for the Georgia Army National Guard. From left, standing: Patricia Ross, Director of Military Affairs, Commissioner's Office, Technical College System of Georgia; Dr. Jabari O. Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Dr. David Snow, Director of Military Affairs, University System of Georgia ...

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC signs up for new transcription ordering system

As a student-centered institution, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced it is the first technical college within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to sign a contract with Chicago-based Credentials Solutions for transcript processing.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS principals honored for national Principals' Month

Principals play an essential role in making a school great, said Newton County School System Superintendent Dr. Samantha Fuhrey.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Diploma equals jobs

It's can be someone's second chance.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE lowers bond millage rate to zero

COVINGTON- The Newton County School Board (BOE) decided to maintain the current maintenance and operations (M&O) millage rate while lowering the bond millage rate to zero at its meeting Tuesday night.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE sets public hearings for budget

The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2015-16 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.00 mills.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS approves tentative budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) approved of a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 school year during its Tuesday night work session.

May 14, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE discusses possible raises

Newton County school officials discussed four possible budget scenarios for the next school year that could cease any furlough days, increase the amount of money paid to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and raise for all employees' salaries in the Newton County School System (NCSS).

April 22, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


Teenager, Interrupted

What your growing child needs from you, right now.

April 19, 2015 | Kaitlynn Mockett | Education


NCSS named a REACH school system

Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia has announced that the Newton County School System (NCSS) is one of 19 additional Georgia school systems that will be participating in the program in the 2015-2016 school year. Georgia school systems had the opportunity to apply to participate in REACH Georgia during the application process that was open from December 1 through February 25.

March 29, 2015 | | Education


The Rebel’s Manifesto

I throw my hands in the air, and do a short, ridiculous dance. "It's Friday!" I exclaim, and I walk out of the office and into my sanctuary. I leave the lights off and sit at my desk, black coffee steaming in front of me.

March 15, 2015 | Kaitlynn Mockett | Education


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