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Future Teachers of NC (FTNC) Application Deadline Extended


NCDPI is looking for highly qualified teachers to offer college-level courses in N.C. high schools. The application deadline for the Future Teachers of NC program has been extended to Nov. 21. Through this new program, students can be exposed to career opportunities in K-12 education while earning college credit. All teachers who are accepted for the program must attend the 3-day curriculum training Dec. ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School to Host EdCamp STEM West

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Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual EdCamp STEM West event on Saturday, January 20th at Newton Conover Middle School. Click here to register! Last year, EdCamp STEM West had 130+ attendees from 21 counties and $1500 in door prizes! Hope to see you there! Read More »

Fulbright Program “Education in Germany”: Call for Applications

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This professional development seminar will take place from June 24 until July 7, 2018, in Regensburg, a picturesque town in Southern Germany. It offers active U.S. teachers from all types of schools and relevant teaching areas the opportunity to gain a practical overview of the German education system. The syllabus covers aspects such as teacher education, the growing diversity of student ... Read More »

ECU Online MA.Ed. in Elementary Education

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The Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education at East Carolina University would like to announce an exciting opportunity designed especially for practicing teachers! The response to our new cohort model for a one-year all online MAEd program for practicing teachers was so overwhelmingly positive when we began it last summer, we have decided to offer additional opportunities beginning ... Read More »

November Payroll Information

November pay day will be Thursday, November 30th.  Supplements will be paid in November.  Salaried employees will receive half of their annual supplement.  Hourly employees will receive supplement on earnings through their October payroll check.  As always, if you have any questions regarding your payroll check, please contact the Finance Department. Read More »

Preparing Exceptional Teachers through Accountability and Collaboration


The College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is seeking participants to address the teacher shortage in special education. Teaching assistants, support staff and those with an undergraduate degree can earn initial licensure in special education through a Master of Arts in Special Education (MAT). The special education program at NC A&T has been awarded a ... Read More »

LRU Offers Graduate Program in Online Teaching and Instructional Design

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Lenoir-Rhyne University offers a graduate program in Online Teaching and Instructional Design (OTID). This innovative program is designed to prepare instructors for quality blended and online teaching and instructional design in K-12 classrooms. Instructors model effective instructional design principles and online teaching methods, and students have multiple opportunities to experience, evaluate, and apply quality instructional design and online teaching methods. ... Read More »

PDQ Offers 15% Discount to N-CCS Employees!!!

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Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) has been a proud part of our community for decades. While not a part of our community for nearly as long, PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) Restaurant in Hickory wants to give back to a group of people near and dear to their hearts: school staff members!! PDQ understands that the only way our community can ... Read More »

September 2017 Board Meeting Celebrates Growth of Staff and Schools

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The second board meeting for Newton-Conover City Schools 2017-2018 school year began with four students from Shuford Elementary all leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The students leading were Kynda Jimenez, Davis Griffin, Aspen Hartsoe, and Casey Dollarhide. Following the pledge was the quorum determination, and then the agenda was adopted. After that, the staff recognitions were held. Ms. Heather Reynolds, ... Read More »

Free Teacher Workshops on the Holocaust

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The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, and agency of DPI, offers free one day, multi-county teacher workshops on the Holocaust throughout the state and the Council reimburses for public school substitute teachers. The workshop is designed for Social Studies,  Language Arts and Media Specialist teachers working with grades 6-12. All NC teachers are encouraged to attend. These workshops are ... Read More »