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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 an M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, he also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board, 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. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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

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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!

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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 »

Ms. Kisha Clemons named incoming Principal of Shuford Elementary School

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ms. Kisha Clemons named incoming Principal of Shuford Elementary School Conover, NC — April 25, 2017 — Following the Board’s approval of the recommendation for hire, Newton-Conover City Schools is thrilled to share that Catawba County native Kisha Clemons will be returning home to serve as the new Principal of Shuford Elementary School. Ms. Kisha Clemons began ... Read More »

Share Your Spring Break Adventures with #NCCSBreak2k17

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Hey, N-CCS Family! Spring Break is almost here, and with that, most of you will be taking some sort of adventure! From now through Sunday, April 23rd, share your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or Vine with the hashtag #NCCSBreak2k17, and we’ll share them on our social media pages throughout the week!  Remember to make those posts public ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School named National School to Watch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Conover Middle School named National School to Watch School emphasizes continuous growth in academic excellence and social equity Conover, NC — April 10, 2016 — Newton-Conover Middle School, a STEM magnet middle school in Conover, North Carolina, has received a national designation from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform: the prestigious National School to Watch ... Read More »

South Newton Featured in National Letterland Marketing Video

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South Newton Elementary teachers, students and leaders were recently filmed by international educational literacy program Letterland.  Letterland has taken that footage and created an international marketing commercial to promote their product, titled “What is Letterland?”  Click below to view the commercial! Read More »

NCCAT Summer Programs Are Open for Registration!

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NCCAT invites you to search their list of professional development programs scheduled for the summer. You can now register electronically and they have added a search page for your convenience. Try it out! Note: Please do not apply prior to receiving your principal’s approval to cover your substitute teacher or travel costs, and then completing the N-CCS Prior Approval Form.  Following this process, click ... Read More »

National School Breakfast Week is March 6 – 10

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National School Breakfast Week is March 6 – 10 Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with ... Read More »