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

Back to School Bash Flyer

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 »

Math Foundations with Dr. Chris Cain

Last week, Newton-Conover City School elementary and middle school teachers participated in Math Foundations with Dr. Chris Cain. The elementary and middle school teachers were involved in five full days of intensive instruction and learned the importance of using precise math language within the classroom.   This training also provided our teachers an understanding of the basic principles of effective teaching ... Read More »

Are you Ready to Become an Accomplished Teacher??

Research Shows Impact of Board Certification: The National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center recently completed an evaluation of the impact of NBCTs on K-3 student literacy achievement in Mississippi. The results, similar to that of studies in other locations, show a statistically significant positive impact for students with NBCTs in their classroom.— Come attend an informational session about perusing your National Board ... Read More »

World War II speaker speaks at DHS

Ute Huckabee

World War II  speaker Ute Huckabee came to Discovery High School recently and spoke to several of the social studies classes about her childhood in Germany before and after World War II. Ute lived in Germany before and during World War II and she experienced firsthand the changes that Hitler incorporated during his time as a leader.  She was able ... Read More »

South Newton Students Win Big in International Film Festival Poster Contest

Student Winners of IFF Poster Contest

Three South Newtons students recently won accolades as well as cash prizes in the 2017 International Film Festival poster contest. Jimena Salazar (5th grade) won first place in the creative design contest. Elaina Krider (4th grade) won first place for her grade level division, and Josue Salazar (4th grade) won the third place award. The International Film Festival is sponsored by the ... 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) Read More »

Big Leaders Learn From Little Leaders

South Students Teach Adults 7 Habits

On Monday, April 24th, South Newton student leaders hosted over 50 adult leaders from the Catawba County community. The focus of the day was Leader in Me and the 7 Habits. Students spent time teaching the adults the 7 Habits of leadership and personal effectiveness and shared how the habits have made a positive difference in each of their lives. The students ... Read More »

Coach P Puts the “P” in PE Week

PE Week Participant

Physical education teacher Rich Painchaud of South Newton, better known as “Coach P”, really puts the PHYSICAL into education! Coach P just hosted an amazing PE Week celebrating fitness AND fun for students, staff, parents, and some of our favorite community friends from the Newton Police Department. Throwing and catching games as well as scooter games were the highlighted events of the ... Read More »

Caution: Scientists at Work

Pasta Derby Winners

South Newton Elementary hosted their annual family science night on Thursday, March 16th, in conjunction with the NC Science Festival. Activities included 13 hands-on experiement stations, all led by South Newton student leaders. New this year to science night, was the pasta derby organized by UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students. South Newton students along with their families made cars from dried pasta and ... Read More »

The Little Winner for The Little Read

Congratulations to first grader Joseph Canipe of North Newton Elementary! Joseph is this year’s NCCS winner of the essay contest for The Little Read. Joseph, a student in Kelly Pugh’s first grade classroom, is the son of Jessica Hymel. The Little Read is a literacy program funded by a generous grant from the family of Ron and Sandra Deal in memory ... Read More »