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Therapeutic Tools for School Counselors

Mr. Allen and Mrs. Palozzi, both counselors at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School, were 2017-18 Innovative Grant recipients.  Therapeutic tools will assist in helping students calm down when first coming to our counseling office and will encourage greater communication as the student gains a greater sense of comfort and opens up to counselors.  For more information on what therapeutic tools are ... Read More »

Learning Through Play

Mrs. Fitzgerald from Shuford Elementary was an Innovative Grant recipient for the 2017-18 school year.  Her project provides more developmentally appropriate experiences in the kindergarten classroom by provided more opportunities for student-led explorations related to the standards.  According to The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), “nearly one-third (29 percent) of kindergarten classrooms spend 3 or more hours ... Read More »

Digital Learning Lab

teacher standing in tech workroom with sensor and AR equipment

Mr. Caldwell and Tillery were 2017-18 Innovative Grant recipients who received funding so that North Newton Elementary could receive a Digital Learning Lab in their Media Center.  The main focal point of the project is an Augmented Reality Sandbox, which uses technology to tie into the global theme of the school. This particular project was selected to be a Feature ... Read More »

“Core”ing Around

two teachers standing on either side of a whiteboard that has magnetic stickers on it to communicate

Ms. Blevins and Cangemi were 2017-18 Innovative Grant Winners from Conover School, who received funding to create an adaptive board for visually impaired students will contain a lower number of large, high contrast symbols. Based on mobility, vision, and communication impairments within the classroom, we want to create a life-size, mobile, 2-sided core board (48”x72”). The board will contain 40 core ... Read More »

Using Essential Oils In the Classroom

Ms. Vass from South Newton Elementary School was a 2016-17 District  Innovative Grant recipient who received $1,000 for an additional project for the 2017-18 school year.  The project has allowed 4th-grade students to use essential oils in the classroom, with the goals of diffusing essential oils in the classroom, and allowing students to use aroma dough, are improving concentration, enhancing ... Read More »

Celebrating 2017-18 Innovative Grant Winners

A lightbulb drawn on a chalk board with a word bubble around it.

All months have holidays, unique and wacky days to celebrate.  While January is known for its Federal Holiday of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., there are wacky days such as Measure Your Feet Day (Jan. 23rd) or Squirrel Appreciation Day (Jan. 21st).  January is also the month of National Hobby Month, which is a fitting time to celebrate ... Read More »

Discovery Theatre Students Take Home Major Awards

Students standing on stage include: David Schell, Hope Chellman, Lucas McNeill, and Carson Davis accepting our awards for Excellence in Movement and Excellence in Comic Relief.

This past weekend, the Discovery Theatre students competed in the North Carolina Theatre Conference in Boone, NC at Watauga High School under the direction of Mr. David Bozza and student teacher, Mr. Jordan Correll. A total of 13 plays from 9 high schools competed at regionals over the past two days. Discovery is proud to come home with the following ... Read More »

STEM Connection Night – November 13th

STEM Connection Night Flyer

N-CCS Families join us on November 13th from 5-6:30 at NCMS for STEM Connection Night – for dinner while supplies last! STEM Connection night focuses on exposing families to career pathways at 6-12 to CVCC/LRU and then to Business (K-64 concept). We have 20+ vendors to explore. Science and Math Teachers will be hosting a meet/greet to know more about ... Read More »

5th Grade CTE Roadshow

5th grade students were outside listening to a high school student about masonry.

Newton-Conover High School’s Career Technology Education (CTE) hosted the first CTE Roadshow for North Newton Elementary’s 5th-grade students as part of their STEM Elective course. All 5th-grade students were exposed to the pathway opportunities and visited two pathways of their choosing.  During their visit, students were led by NCHS student leaders and participated in hands-on activities aligned with that pathway! ... Read More »

Duke Energy Presents at NCHS’s Learning Lunch

Students seated at tables in the media center listening to the learning lunches.

Newton-Conover High School in partnership with local businesses to provide lunch for students to hear about the possible career pathways associated with the sponsoring business. Today, 36 students heard from Chad Wesson, a representative from Duke Energy’s Lineman program.  The lunches open the door for conversations about Internships, Apprenticeships, and Co-Ops! Next month we look forward to hearing from Technibilt. ... Read More »