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NCMS Inducts Inaugural Class of Junior Beta Club Members

JR. BETAThe 2014-2015 school year marks the beginning of the Junior Beta Club at Newton-Conover Middle School. Throughout the past year, staff members have been meeting to determine the requirements each student would need to meet in order to be eligible for induction. It was decided that students would need to have a semester average of 93% for all classes. The average is taken from first and second quarter grades. Once inducted, students must maintain their straight A average, complete a designated number of community service hours, and receive no discipline referrals.

For fall 2014 inductions, 7th and 8th grade students were eligible based on the semester average from spring 2014.  On October 20, 2014, the inaugural class of 17 Junior Beta Club members were inducted. These students began working to design their service projects for the year, and elections were held for club officers. The 2014-15 Junior Beta Club Officers are as follows:

Nick Foster – President

Declan Shea – Vice President

Kyra Porter – Secretary

Caleb Henze – Treasurer

Tucker Clark – 8th Grade Representative

Brann Reid – 7th Grade Representative

Jamie Henze – 6th Grade Representative

6th graders became eligible after their semester, Fall 2014, at NCMS.  The spring 2015 induction was held on March 31, 2015. With the eligibility extending to 6th grade students, 32 students from all three grade levels  were newly inducted.

During the ceremony, students learned about and celebrated the keys necessary to unlock the doors of opportunity in their future – Achievement, Character, Leadership, and Service. Students received a key to serve as a reminder of their commitment to their families, their school, and themselves.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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