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Educator Discounts at Kid Connection before and after school program

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2017 Kid Connection & SummerKids  School Employee Discount Kid Connection and SummerKids programs at discounted rates to school system employees. See below for our per-child rate schedule designed just for teachers and staff $30 school year registration fee and/or $25 for summer. Before school care offered at no cost to teachers and staff. After school care for up to 1 ... Read More »

It’s United Way Giving Season

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In 2016 Newton-Conover City Schools accepted the challenge, making award winning gifts to Catawba County United Way.  We are Newton-Conover and we received the County Spirit awards in all three educational categories. Elementary School — Conover School was awarded the Elementary School Spirit award for highest staff participation in giving with $2,846.76.     Middle School — Newton-Conover Middle School received the spirit ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Education Foundation

Graduation 2016

Annual Report 2017 We make education opportunities possible In NeCoEdFo, we create a brighter future for Newton-Conover students, to provide opportunities to promote classroom innovations and to obtain assistance in financing higher education are a prerequisite. Become a friend of the Foundation NeCoEdFo is successful because of our community.  Join us in 2017 as we support the students and teaching ... Read More »

Future Leaders – Leading Today

NJROTC and NNE Kid Connection

Every Tuesday the Navy JROTC from Newton-Conover High School visits North Newton Kid Connection or Newton-Conover Middle School to practice their leadership skills. At North Newton, the after-school elementary students of the Kid Connection program look forward to the JROTC students arrival, watching formation and listening intently to the instructions from the high school students for activities, games, and sports. The ... Read More »

Because of YOU! Christmas for the Children raised $12,236

Newton-Conover Education Foundation (NeCoEdFo) collaborated with the Mens Golf League of Rock Barn and the Backpack Program of Catawba County for the 7th Christmas for the Children Golf Tournament.  Many thanks to the Teague Family for their commitment to the tournament every year.  Without the Teague’s we wouldn’t have such a wonderful event supporting our Newton and Conover Families.   ... Read More »

Kid Connection’s 4th Annual Fall Festival

Students at fall festival

  North Newton Elementary will be host to this years Kid Connection Fall festival. What better way to celebrate a workday than with nearly 200 of your closest friends, classmates and students from neighboring districts as they come together to bounce and play for the day. With Kid Connection’s commitment to leadership and community events, the annual fall festival has ... Read More »

It’s United Way Giving Season

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“Challenge 2016” is kicking off this week at Newton-Conover City Schools.  In all of your upcoming staff meetings, your building United Way Representative will be sharing with you how to Donate for Denim, and other incentives available to you as a United Way donor.   Your “fair share” contribution of .6% of your salary also makes you eligible for car ... Read More »

Kid Connection at Olivet serving Sherrills Ford

Community Schools was initiated in 1977 across North Carolina to unite schools and the community providing through building use and community services in school buildings.  Through a need in Catawba County, Community Schools developed the Kid Connection program on school sites. Today, Kid Connection provides care for children outside of the traditional school based setting through a partnership with Olivet Baptist ... Read More »

An Intergenerational Spring Fling for All Seasons of Life

Trinity Village to Host Kid Connection for Spring Break Activities Spring fever is defined as a feeling of restlessness and excitement at the beginning of spring. We are just a few days past the first day of spring and kids are feeling it. Teachers are definitely feeling it. We’re all feeling it! When the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, ... Read More »

The Language of Learning: Spanish Collaboration Creates Win-Win for Thornton Preschool and Discovery High School Students

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Through a collaboration led by Discovery High School Spanish teacher Andrea Ward and Thornton Educational Center preschool teacher Kristina Canipe, Discovery High students are planning, preparing, and teaching Spanish lessons to preschool students at Thornton. Thornton houses three NC Pre-K classrooms and each teacher submits themes and topics to their high school student teachers.  The student teachers are given two ... Read More »