Friday , 23 February 2018
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Holiday Card Contest Announced

holidayAs we’re nearing closer to the holidays, the time has come for N-CCS students to break out their best holiday artwork to design the annual N-CCS Holiday Card! This is an opportunity for some of our promising young artists to share their gifts and talents and have their art selected to be placed on the N-CCS Holiday Greeting Cards that will be sent out to N-CCS community members, staff members, and other school systems.
​​Our theme for this year is Red Devil Pride — while it is not a requirement for students’ artwork to have this, encourage your students try their best to incorporate a Newton-Conover logo, mascot, or other representation of N-CCS into their holiday scene! ​

Students interested in entering the N-CCS Holiday Card​ Contest will need to submit their colored art to my office no later than Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 5:00pm.  We strongly encourage that art be created with a non-smearing medium on paper that is no bigger than 8.5×11 inches.

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This year, we will select 4 holiday art scenes to be included on the N-CCS card.

​1 from the elementary level
1 from the middle school level
1 from the high school level
1 from Conover School/Pre-K
A panel of judges will select the 4 images that will be included on our district card.  This card is distributed to all 115 school districts in our state, as well as hundreds of local businesses, so this is an excellent opportunity for our students’ artwork to garner special attention!​
The winning artists will be acknowledged by Dr. Stegall and celebrated at the N-CCS B​oard of Education​ meeting in December. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jamie Frye at


About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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