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Newton-Conover Middle School to Offer Girls Coding Camp

Newton-Conover STEM Middle School, in partnership with Microsoft will be hosting a Girls Coding Camp August 1st thru the 5th for all rising 6th-9th graders. We are looking to empower young women in STEM fields and excite them about opportunities for their bright future. The camp will be taught by  by Microsoft Experts, on Microsoft’s Campus in Charlotte. Students will learn practical skills of coding and application. There are 50 total available slots, it will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are reserving 5 of the 50 slots for students in financial constraints, to apply for a sponsorship for the week free of charge.

We will load up the bus in the parking lot of NCMS at 6:15am and depart at 6:20am daily and return by 2pm for pick-up. The price of the camp is $75, which includes lunch and a snack in the morning on the bus ride up for the week. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Schouweiler (Asst. Principal/STEM Coord.) at 828-464-4221 ext. 237.  Click here to apply!

Price for the Week: $75

Dates & Time: August 1st – 5th,. From 6:15am – 2pm

Location: Microsoft Campus – Charlotte, NC

Deadline for Application & Payment: June 3rd, 2016

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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