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Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 1-7, 2015!

The Newton-Conover City School District realizes that you value your student’s education and safety while he/she is at school. Each year, N-CCS partners with North Carolina Emergency Management and the National Weather Service to conduct a tornado drill during the school day to practice procedures to keep your child(ren) safe when severe weather threatens. All Newton-Conover Schools will be participating in the ... Read More »

N-CCS Stakeholder Surveys Distributed

Our parents, staff, and students provide valuable input and feedback that is crucial in helping N-CCS make decisions for the betterment of our school district. During the week of February 16th, parent, staff, and student climate surveys were distributed to these stakeholders.  Completion of all surveys–both online and paper copies– will need to be returned to the central office by the ... Read More »

NCDPI Seeks Feedback on Common Core State Standards

According to the NCDPI website, NC public school parents and community members are invited to go online and give their feedback on the standards for English language arts and mathematics instruction for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The NC Department of Public Instruction has launched an online survey for parents and community members to provide feedback on the standards currently ... Read More »

Testing and Accountability Proposal Model

North Carolina State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson shared a new Testing and Accountability Proposal Model with superintendents and asked that it be shared it with principals and teachers. There are 7 guiding principles for this proposal: Guiding Principles 1. Given current technology, it is increasingly easier to include assessments as an integral part of the instructional process rather than waiting ... Read More »

N-CCS Inclement Weather Procedures Re-visited

Re-Post from January 15, 2015: It’s that time of year again–time for dark, frigid mornings at the bus stop, ice-covered wind shields, and slippery parking lots and play areas. Yes, it is one of the most beautiful, and yet one of the most worrisome, times of the year for school personnel. Our N-CCS administrative staff seeks to make the best possible ... Read More »

The Friday Institute Announces Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-ED

Outside view of Friday Institute

The Friday Institute proudly announces its Coaching Digital Learning Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change MOOC-ED beginning February 23, 2015 and ending on April 5, 2015. Click here to learn more about the course or to register. This MOOC-ED is a FREE six-week course especially designed to support instructional technology coaches, technology integration specialists, lead teachers, media specialist, or anyone ... Read More »

February Edition of ELA Scoop Now Available

The English Language Arts consultants at NCDPI have released their February edition of ELA Scoop.  Check out this “all about love” edition. Read More »

HickoryEd Provides Free Professional Development Opportunity for Area Educators

Are you looking to connect with like-minded educators in our area?  Then, consider HickoryEd.  Hickory Public Schools is hosting this “unconference” opportunity at Oakwood Elementary School on Saturday, February 28 from 9 am – noon.  Click here to learn more about how to get involved. Read More »

NC Museum of Art & The Big Picture Educator Enrichment Program Offer Professional Development

Check out these amazing free and inexpensive opportunities for professional development. Workshop: Slow Art: Learning through Immersive Experiences Saturday, March 7 10:15 am–4:15 pm East Building, Conference Center, Level C $15 Members, $20 Nonmembers (includes lunch)* Have you heard about Slow Art? The visual arts encourage deceleration and the forging of deep connections. Join us as we slow down and ... Read More »

February is SWEET Potato Month!

February is Sweet Potato Month! To celebrate this sweet treat, sweet potatoes will be featured each week on our school menus, throughout the month of February.  N-CCS receives sweet potatoes through our local Farm to School program.  The NC Farm to School program has been supplying school cafeterias across our state with the freshest locally grown produce from North Carolina ... Read More »