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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.

Digital Learning Facilitator Team Prepares for 2017-18 Professional Learning

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The Digital Learning Facilitator Team met on August 2nd and 3rd to plan for professional learning for teachers and administrators for the upcoming school year.  The newly established team discussed the instructional coaching process, digital and personalized learning approaches to instruction, the 2017-2021 Digital Learning Strategic Plan, Digital Learning Professional Learning Communities in N-CCS, and the Digital Learning Competencies for ... Read More »

Register by 8/14 for our 5-Steps to Personalized Learning Workshop! (Stipends Available!)

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Back to the Future: 5 Simple Steps to Creating Personalized, Technology-Enhanced Learning for Every Student Workshop Registration Link Have you ever wondered whether or not it was even possible to truly individualize learning for every student in your classroom, all while also ensuring that your students achieve content mastery and perform well on formative and summative assessments?  Look no further! ... Read More »

Don’t miss our Back to School Bash – this Saturday at Southside Park!

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What are you doing this Saturday?  Come and hang out with the Newton-Conover Community at our annual Back to School Bash! All community members families are welcomed to attend.  The Back to School Bash will be held at Southside Park in Newton this Saturday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students will get free school supplies, a free hot dog lunch will ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Schools serves up summer meals

Students eating summer meals in a cafeteria

Reposted from John Bailey of the Hickory Daily Record NEWTON – For the first time, Newton-Conover City Schools is participating in a summer feeding program, and it’s open to all children age 18 and younger. “It’s about meeting a need in the community and bridging a gap in feeding children,” Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) Director of Child Nutrition Tara Kelley ... Read More »

Caroline McCrary named N-CCS Teacher of the Year

Caroline McCrary, N-CHS Biology teacher, and students completing a lab.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Caroline McCrary named N-CCS Teacher of the Year Newton, NC — May 30, 2017 — Mrs. Caroline McCrary, Science Teacher at Newton-Conover High School, was named the 2017 N-CCS Teacher of the Year at this year’s Staff of the Year Banquet. Since December of 2012, Caroline has taught Biology, Honors Biology, Biology II Honors, and AP Biology at ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Schools Announce the 2017 Red Blazer Award Recipients

Red Blazer Winners Group Phoot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Conover Schools Announce the 2017 Red Blazer Award Recipients Newton, NC — May 30, 2017 — The 2016-17 Newton-Conover City Schools Red Blazer Committee has recognized two individuals who have been recognized with a Red Blazer Award, the district’s highest honor which is awarded annually to those who have gone above and beyond in lifelong service and ... Read More »

AIG Students Take 3rd Annual Lees Duke Water Plant Competition by Storm

AIG students at Water Tower Competition

AIG students have been working to construct model water towers in order to compete at the Lees Duke Water Plant 3rd Annual Competition.   The objective of the competition is to make participants aware of the importance of reliable drinking water and the rewarding opportunities available in the water profession. The competition does this by having students develop an idea ... Read More »

Letter of Support and Resources on 13 Reasons Why

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May 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians, I am writing to inform you about a new Netflix series titled 13 Reasons Why and its possible impact on our students. 13 Reasons Why is gaining popularity and we have concerns that the series may increase thoughts of suicide among students.  All three school systems in Catawba County have collaborated to put resources in the hands ... Read More »

Dr. David Stegall named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. David Stegall named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Newton, NC — May 10, 2017 — In a unanimous vote of the Northwest Superintendent’s Council, Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent of the Newton-Conover City School district in Newton, North Carolina, has been named the Northwest Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service ... Read More »

North Newton’s Second Annual International Festival taking place this Saturday, 4/29!

international festival flyer for North Newton

Please see the flyer below for more information on the second annual International Festival, held this coming Saturday, April 29th at North Newton Elementary!  If you have any questions, please contact Jamesia Brown at jamesia.brown (at) n-ccs.org. Read More »