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N-CCS Staff Members Are Life-Long Learners!

Cindy Geddes, teacher, and Keith Recker Graduates

Last week, we said good-bye to our N-CCS graduating seniors. However, N-CCS students were not the only ones tossing their caps into the air this spring! Some very dedicated and hard-working N-CCS teachers, counselors, coaches, office staff, and directors walked across the stage to receive their diplomas this year, as well. The following Red Devils make their students, fellow staff ... Read More »

N-CHS Student’s Big Talents Lead Him to the Big Apple!


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York City) and AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (Los Angeles) are pleased to announce that  N-CHS student, London Woods, has been accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year. Admission to AMDA is extremely competitive; their students come from all over the globe and are selected from auditions held in more than 35 ... Read More »

June 2015 N-CCS BOE Meeting

Fallon Sutherland, Kim Kaylor and Renee Jewell

The June 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with recognitions of just some of the outstanding staff members and initiatives taking place in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Shuford Elementary student, Jackson Martin. Newton-Conover Middle School Principal, Ms. Kim Kaylor, recognized two of her very successful teachers on their recent acknowledgements. Ms. ... Read More »

N-CCS June 2015 Employee of the Month: Mrs. Amber Humphrey

Amber Humphrey and Patrick Nelson

The N-CCS Employee of the Month for June 2015 is Mrs. Amber Humprey, Instructional Coach at Shuford Elementary School. This spring, Mrs. Humphrey has not only served as the Instructional Coach, but also as the School Counselor and the Principal while they have both been on leave with their new babies. These situations have required that Mrs. Humphrey wear many ... Read More »

N-CCS Honors Retiring Educators


On Thursday night, May 28, N-CCS leaders, administrators, staff, teachers, BOE members, family, and friends gathered at the Market on Main in Hickory to celebrate the amazing careers of 13 N-CCS employees. The event was highlighted by special words of encouragement from Dr. Stegall (Superintendent), Dr. Gabriel (Assistant Superintendent), Dr. Rosenbalm (Director of EC and Communication Services) and Dr. White ... Read More »

Three N-CCS Educators Win First Annual Inno Awards

Brian Smith,, Adrianne Blackwelder, Sean Fitzpatrick

On Tuesday, June 2nd, N-CCS teachers, administrators, and students gathered to hear the anticipated news of the winning 2014-2015 Innovative Grant Recipients! In the fall of 2014, students and staff members submitted proposals to gain grant funding for an innovative project for their classroom or school. The funding for these grants would come from the profits made off of facilities ... Read More »

N-CCS Educators Announced As International Emerging Leaders


N-CCS Instructional Technology Facilitator, Jamie Frye, and RtI/Professional Development Coordinator,  Brian Smith, were recently both named in the 2015 ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Emerging Leaders Cohort.  This elite group of 46 educators from all over the world will have the opportunity to work collaboratively over two years, participate in shaping educational policies, serve on ASCD committees, and ... Read More »

Local Principal Completes Leadership Program

Kim Kaylor

Kim Kaylor, principal of Newton-Conover Middle School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and UNC-LearnNC. The Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program (DLP) uses a non-traditional professional development model ... Read More »

Shuford Elementary Honors Retired PE Legend, Mr. Tim H. Elrod, II

Patrick Nelson and Tim and Melanie Elrod

On Thursday, May 21st at 1:30pm, N-CCS staff members, students, leaders, Board of Education members, and community supporters gathered at Shuford Elementary to dedicate the school’s track to retired PE teacher, Mr. Tim H. Elrod, II. Superintendent Dr. David Stegall and Principal Patrick Nelson acknowledged the crowd and set the stage to honor Mr. Elrod, as he was escorted in by ... Read More »

May N-CCS Employee of the Month: Mrs. Paige Smith

Paige Smith

Congratulations to the N-CCS Employee of the Month for May 2015, Mrs. Paige Smith. Mrs. Smith has been a receptionist at North Newton Elementary and Newton-Conover High School while serving in the Newton-Conover City School district. She is currently on the front lines of Red Devil territory as the receptionist at N-CHS. Paige is known for her sweet, bubbly personality, ... Read More »