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Preparing Exceptional Teachers through Accountability and Collaboration

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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 »

September NCDPI ELA Scoop Addresses Instructional Practices

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The September 2017 ELA Scoop provides a great deal of resources for English/Language Arts teachers.  This edition includes a deep dive into instructional practices, resources, and updates on the future ELA standards.   Read More »

National Board Support Sessions Underway

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Newton-Conover City Schools provides both financial support and mentoring/coaching for staff who select to achieve their National Board Certification.  We are fortunate to have in our district Dr. Amanda Bridges and Mrs. Angie Sigmon who lead the support of our National Board candidates.  Support sessions, online resources, mentoring, and timelines are just a few of the services our team – ... Read More »

Charter Provides Discounted Internet Access to Low-Income Families

Did you know that Charter provides discounted Internet access to low-income households? Through the Spectrum Internet Assist program qualifying K-12 students of low-income families and low-income seniors on Supplemental Security Income can obtain high-speed broadband service for $14.99 a month. To find out the qualifying requirements for this special discounted rate and all the details about this program please visit ... Read More »

National Board – Important Dates and Deadlines

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It was incredible to see so many of you at our National Board Support Session with Dr. Bridges on August 28.  If you are currently or are planning to be a National Board Candidate this year, please check out these important dates|deadlines.  You can also check out our National Board Edlio Page. If you are interested in pursuing National Board ... Read More »

Safe Schools Online Training

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Each staff member should have received an E-mail providing you access to our Safe Schools video library.  Please complete all Safe Schools Online Trainings that appear on your home screen no later than Friday, September 29.  To log in, simply click on this link  and follow the log in directions that came in Email to you from SafeSchools Online Training. ... Read More »