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“Core”ing Around

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Ms. Blevins and Cangemi were 2017-18 Innovative Grant Winners from Conover School, who received funding to create an adaptive board for visually impaired students will contain a lower number of large, high contrast symbols. Based on mobility, vision, and communication impairments within the classroom, we want to create a life-size, mobile, 2-sided core board (48”x72”). The board will contain 40 core ... Read More »

Using Essential Oils In the Classroom

Ms. Vass from South Newton Elementary School was a 2016-17 District  Innovative Grant recipient who received $1,000 for an additional project for the 2017-18 school year.  The project has allowed 4th-grade students to use essential oils in the classroom, with the goals of diffusing essential oils in the classroom, and allowing students to use aroma dough, are improving concentration, enhancing ... Read More »

Celebrating 2017-18 Innovative Grant Winners

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All months have holidays, unique and wacky days to celebrate.  While January is known for its Federal Holiday of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., there are wacky days such as Measure Your Feet Day (Jan. 23rd) or Squirrel Appreciation Day (Jan. 21st).  January is also the month of National Hobby Month, which is a fitting time to celebrate ... Read More »

New STEM Events for 2018

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New Events for 2018:  2nd Annual EdCamp STEM West— January 20th at Newton Conover Middle School. The “unconference” to network and discuss/learn about STEM topics that interest YOU! Register below to attend the free event. STEM Trek!—a NC Science Festival event held at the SALT Block in Hickory on Saturday April 21st to participate in hands-on activities to learn about STEM careers! Free community event. ... Read More »

Temprano Techvestors of Newton, NC challenges local community to raise funds for K-64 Economic Development and Education Initiative

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Contact:  Jennifer Cutts Phone:  704.996.3041 Email: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Based Company Donates $10,000 to Local Education and Economic Development Initiative; Pledges up to 100% Additional Funding to Match Community Donations Temprano Techvestors of Newton, NC challenges local community to raise funds for K-64 Economic Development and Education Initiative NEWTON, NC –  Temprano Techvestors, a high-tech company operating in software ... Read More »

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 »