Sunday , 25 February 2018
Breaking News

You Are Invited To Join Us TONIGHT!

N-CCS Staff, Students and Families:

You are all invited to the AWESOME STEM Connection Night coming up at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School on Monday, February 1st from 5:00 to 7:00pmYou won’t want to miss this chance to check out the awesome things happening at N-CMS and within our community!
Do you like food, and want to know more about culinary art and culture?  Join us with the City of Conover Cooperative Extension, 4-H, CVCC, Farm Bureau, and many other local businesses and industries at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School for a night of fun, play, and free food!  Click here to watch a video with all of the details and to learn more about the cool activities that are planned for you — and, again, any staff and/or students are welcome!​
Students can stay after school from 4-5 for ​activities and doors open for parents and community members from 5-7 for  FREE​ nacho dinner!​ (from Cove Church & chips fr​om RW Garcia) while supplies last​!
Focus of event: food industry, culinary arts, cooking, and culture
  • Location: Newton-Conover STEM Middle School located at 873 Northern Dr. NW Conover, NC 28613
  • Time: 5-7pm drop in (no particular schedule), students can stay from 4-5 with activities planned
  • Target Audience: Catawba County community members, Newton-Conover City School students and parents.
  • Overview of Event Activities: there will be a cultural fair that highlights a variety of trades and arts within the culinary industry, performances from a variety of cultures, and an art silent auction with items available for purchase.
Quick snapshot of businesses:
  • Grecko/Hispanic Community on Salsa
  • Farm Bureau and City Farm Project on eating healthy & smoothies (students get a free color changing re-usable straw)
  • Cata​wba Science Center – liquid nitrogen ice cream
  • NCMS & Boy Scouts – eating in the wilderness – egg makerspace station (possibly with B&N too) — LaQuinta Inn sponsored our eggs
  • Caldwell Comm. Coll​e​ge – interactive station & college info
  • CVCC – same as above
  • Taste Full Beans – coffee creations
  • Marie & Twanette’s – cake piping and cookie decoration
  • NCSoy – Soy bean
  • Shady Oak Farms – Bee Keeping & Aviation careers for food sales
  • Ruby Tuesday & Italian Village Pizza — possibility
  • Saigon Garden – possibility – egg rolls/sushi rice makerspace
  • Art cultural sale – made from HS & MS students
  • 3D Printing head showcase sales
​If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Jessica Schouweiler, STEM Coordinator at Newton-Conover Middle School.  She can be reached at 828-464-4221, as well as
We look forward to seeing you there!​

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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