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Newton-Conover High School Goes Digital with New Mobile App


Newton, NC — February 23, 2016 — In cooperation with One Source Solutions of nchs app 2Newton, NC, Newton-Conover High School and Central Services have collaborated to design an app that has been released to the public in February 2016.

This app, available on any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet, is designed to meet the communication needs of all N-CHS stakeholders — from parents and alumni, to students and staff.  Resources available in the app upon its launch include routine announcements, contact and athletic information, school calendars, lunch menus, weather for the area, and forms.

Newton-Conover High School Principal, Chris Penley, is looking forward to the positive impact that this app will have on the communication between our school and community.

“This app will provide Red Devil students and parents with an additional source of communication about the happenings of N-CHS and it will allow all Red Devils to stay plugged in to daily events here at the high school,” said Penley.

An additional feature of the app will include the option to send push notifications out to thenchs app 1 smartphones and tablets of students, staff, parents, alumni and community members.  Some notifications might include athletic events, school closings, open houses, and alumni/community events — all coming to the stakeholders from the palm of their hand.

Angelo Palozzi, Newton-Conover High School Athletic Director and CTE Coordinator, spoke about his excitement regarding how the app will allow information regarding athletic events to be released.

“The new app is a great tool for our student athletes, parents and fans to get information quickly about what is going on with Red Devils athletics. It’s also a great way for coaches and myself to communicate with the community about what is going with our teams. As an Athletic Director, I can update schedules, rosters and statistics which will give people instant information with just a few clicks on their phones,” said Palozzi.

The app is available for download now from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Android.


Jamie Frye
Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer
jamie_frye (at)

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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