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South Newton Wins Battle of the Books

South Newton Battle of the Books team

Congratulations to the South Newton Battle of the Books’ team and their coaches on winning the Newton-Conover City Schools’ district competition! The team members from all three of Newton-Conover’s elementary schools worked very hard to read 18 books and to remember intricate details from the stories in order to compete in the intense competition. This makes the second year running that the ... Read More »

Polly Goes to School

Polly with a student

South Newton welcomes Polly, a certified therapy dog, and her handler, Mrs. Jean Childs, as their newest volunteer reading buddies. Polly and Jean come to South as part of the Paws for Reading program. Paws for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children ... Read More »

DICK’S Sporting Goods Basketball Tournament is a Success On and Off the Court-Each school receives $3,000 from gate proceeds

Representatives from School Districts accept $275,000 from gate proceeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 7, 2016 Final accounting has been turned in for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Classic High School Basketball Tournament and each of the eight participating schools received checks for $3,000, plus $100 in DICK’S gift cards.  The DICK’S Sporting Goods Classic is well known throughout the region as the premier holiday high school basketball tournament over the ... Read More »

Peace, Love, and Books!

Reader's Theatre at South Newton

On Thursday, March 3, South Newton celebrated literacy and Read Across America week with a family reading night. The theme was retro 60’s with a lot of peace signs and tie-dye adorning teachers, students, and hallways. Students with their parents and siblings enjoyed events such as the Readers’ Theater, 7 Habits Read Aloud, Letterland activities and games, computerized reading games, ... Read More »

Register Your Team Now for the Red Hot Spelling Bee!

Conover Staff and South Newton students - Red Hot Spelling Bee winners

It’s that time of year again, RED HOT SPELLING BEE TIME!  Select your team theme, get dressed up, and get ready to spell!   Enter your team by completing this form. When:  Thursday, April 7 Time:  6:30 – Welcome Reception / 7:00 Spelling Bee Begins All proceeds will go to N-C Pride programs at Newton-Conover High School and Newton-Conover Middle ... Read More »

DHS Students Help With Habitat For Humanity Homes

DHS Students help build Habitat for Humanity homes

On a cold Saturday in Feburary (25 degrees when we started!) twelve members of the Beta Club from Discovery High School worked on Habitat For Humanity homes in Hickory. The students shoveled gravel, shoveled dirt, painted the inside of a house, moved shingles, and helped out wherever needed. Jenna Cucco from Habitat explained the history of Habitat to all the ... Read More »

CVCC Celebrates NC Manufacturing Day

NC Manufacturing Day Text

Newton-Conover High School students have been invited to participate in CVCC’s North Carolina Manufacturing Day event to be held on Thursday, April 7.  Manufacturing Day is a  celebration of Modern Manufacturing and is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  Interested students will have an opportunity to speak with local employers during the Manufacturing Fair, participate in a STEM ... Read More »

Parent and Student Climate Surveys Now Online

Climate surveys are online and ready to be completed by both students and families.  Student surveys are once again split into two categories (K-1st and 2nd- 12th) and are located on N-CCS main website. Student surveys will only be active during school hours. Pathway –>Parent/Students> Parent and Student Survey> Choose appropriate link. Read More »

District Reading Night Promotes Reading

North Newton reading night

Newton-Conover City Schools decided to combine the NCSIP program with Title I services to provide a family reading night that served Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd grade students on February 25, 2016 from 5-7 pm. A combined total of 30 volunteers from the three elementary schools and central office staff ran this event. It was amazing to see the collaboration and ... Read More »

Winter Carnival at Conover School

On January 29, 2016 Conover School was the place to be! We had loads of fun, a variety of food, and information for everyone who came. Not only did Ronald McDonald himself make an appearance, Ana and Elsa from Frozen were there too. We had professional-level face painting for the kids and snacks and goodies for everyone. If fun and ... Read More »