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GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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


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Practicing at the polls

In an effort to allow their students to become involved in the electoral process, Heard-Mixon Elementary School organized a Mock Election Thursday. Students of all ages were asked to participate and vote for the candidate they thought would be the best president.

November 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


SEPTEMBER Students of the Month

EAST NEWTON

East Newton Elementary School announces students of the month for September.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


AUGUST Students of the Month

WEST NEWTON

West Newton Elementary announces its students of the month for August.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Rolls

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher Profile - Adrienne Boisson

Math is rarely a favorite subject of any student, but at Newton High School Adrienne Boisson works hard to make sure that her students at least understand basic concepts of mathematics even if they don't necessarily enjoy it.

November 08, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Teacher profile: Carla Johnson

Once upon a time, school children were familiar with classic fairy tales.

November 01, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


School looks into incident at teen party

Finding the culprit that reportedly fired a TEC-9 into a crowd of students attending a party Oct. 9 is no closer to becoming a reality despite both Newton High School and the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating the matter.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Theme school discussed by BOE

 Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


BOE to consider magnet school

Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether or not to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.

October 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


School 2009 Teachers of the Year announced

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 Newton County Teacher of the Year. Each of the 21 nominees was elected as the 2009 Teacher of the Year at his or her school.

October 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Rhonda Mullinax

 When Rhonda Mullinax's first graders return to homeroom after daily specials, such as physical education, music and art, the entire room grows still and silent as the 6- and 7-year-olds eagerly anticipate what is bound to happen next.

October 25, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


Beaver Manufacturing Co. donates $25,000 to Dekalb Tech Law Enforcement Academy

The 1991 Spirit of Georgia award winner Beaver Manufacturing Company of Mansfield continues a long history of supporting educational initiatives by becoming a full partner in education with the DeKalb Technical College (DTC) Law Enforcement Academy with its donation of $25,000 Thursday.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


3 schools meet AYP after retesting

Three Newton County schools have met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) after scores from summer retests from the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) came in, according to information released Wednesday by the Newton County School System and the Georgia Department of Education.

October 13, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Petite preservationists

A decision by teachers and their students to practice what they preached on Earth Day has paid off and the Covington Montessori School has received a statewide award from Keep Georgia Beautiful for their waste reduction program.

October 13, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Stephanie Tyler

Stephanie Tyler, a fourth grade math and reading teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, knows how to mix together a heap of classroom structure with a pinch of no-nonsense discipline, combine them with a dollop of educational games for her students and end up with a pleasing result.

October 12, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education


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