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N-CHS Interact Club Works to Revitalize Conover School Playground

Interact Club at Conover School

Students (L-R) Ethan Hall, Owen Stegall, and Madyson Fair work hard to improve the playground at Conover School.

On Saturday, March 21st, students in Newton-Conover High School’s Interact Club began a service project to increase playground accessibility and provide new outdoor opportunities for students at Conover School.

Students spent time in service loading and spreading mulch across areas of need within the playground.  The filling in of mulch will provide easier accessibility for all students to playground equipment.  Additionally, N-CHS Interact students began working to renovate two roadside flower beds.  One will be cultivated into a planting garden, and the other will be transformed into a Bocce Ball Court.
The project will be completed in two phases, with the second phase being completed on Saturday, April 25th.  We are proud of our Red Devils for their service and excited for the new opportunities this will bring to our students at Conover School!

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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