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More than 5,400 Teachers Achieve National Board Certification…

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More than 5,400 Teachers Achieve National Board Certification in North Carolina, Increasing Total to More than 118,000 Board-Certified Teachers Nationwide. With 25 NBCTs in Newton-Conover City Schools. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrates 5,470 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and another 3,957 Board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certification. These teachers join a growing community of Board-certified ... Read More »


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JOIN OUR TEAM at Newton-Conover City Schools! We are now accepting applications for Child Nutrition Manager at Discovery High School. Please apply at our Administrative Office located at 605 North Ashe Avenue, Newton, NC 28658 or at the link below! Read More »

Angelo Palozzi named 2017 Mid-Atlantic High School Soccer Coach of the Year

Angelo Palozzi

Angelo Palozzi, Boys Soccer Coach, has been named the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region, Small Public School, High School Boys Coach of the Year by the National United Soccer Coaches Association.  Coach Palozzi will be presented with the award at the annual High School Coaches Breakfast, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom G/H in Philadelphia, in conjunction with the ... Read More »

NCHS Sophomore Elijah Hailey Nominated for YMCA Teen Character Award

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On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Elijah Hailey, a sophomore at Newton-Conover High School, was nominated for the 2017 YMCA Teen Character Award.  Elijah takes Red Devil Pride in everything he does.  As a peer, Elijah encourages his peers to come to school and do their best.  He is always smiling and loves to support his fellow students.  Recently, Elijah assisted ... Read More »

Lighthouse Recognition Review at South Newton Elementary

On 15th of November, South Newton Elementary School was reviewed by team members from Franklin Covey’s Leader in Me for the Lighthouse School designation. A Lighthouse School recognition is a national honor for Leader in Me schools that is granted to LIM schools for their hard work and success with the implementation of the Leader in Me. Lighthouse Schools are ... Read More »

Newton-Conover’s Initial Cohort of Teacherpreneurs Complete Leadership Seminar at NCCAT

NCCS Teacherpreneurs Cohort 1

Thirteen Newton-Conover teachers were selected to participate in a year-long leadership program designed to identify teacher leaders and provide them with both professional development to strengthen their leadership capacity and the opportunity to lead by identifying a problem of practice to address during the 2017-18 school year.  The group meets several times throughout the school year to explore the concept ... Read More »

All NCMS 7th Grade Students to Receive Chromebooks

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K-64 is a partnership between Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba Valley Community College and local businesses. The purpose of K-64 is to identify, facilitate and streamline programs and initiatives that are in place and have been proven to be best practices in improving education as related to workforce development.   K-64 aims to further involve ... Read More »

N-CHS Soccer Team to Play in Championship Game

Newton-Conover High School’s men’s varsity soccer team, the Red Devils, has experienced amazing success over this past season. The former Class 2A champion Red Devils are currently ranked first in the state in their division, and 45th in the nation. The team has also gone undefeated in the 2017 school year and is currently in the final run for the  ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Attend National Gifted Conference

Five NCCS educators at the NAGC conference

On Thursday, November 9th through Sunday, November 12th, five NCCS educators traveled to Charlotte, NC to attend the 64th annual National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference.  Cheryl Rhea (District AIG Coordinator), Tanya Barrymore (NCMS ELA Teacher), Drew Eddins (NCHS English Teacher), Felicia Goodman (NCHS Science Teacher, and Amanda McRary (NCMS Digital Learning Facilitator) attended this year’s conference which had ... Read More »

Discovery Theatre Students Take Home Major Awards

Students standing on stage include: David Schell, Hope Chellman, Lucas McNeill, and Carson Davis accepting our awards for Excellence in Movement and Excellence in Comic Relief.

This past weekend, the Discovery Theatre students competed in the North Carolina Theatre Conference in Boone, NC at Watauga High School under the direction of Mr. David Bozza and student teacher, Mr. Jordan Correll. A total of 13 plays from 9 high schools competed at regionals over the past two days. Discovery is proud to come home with the following ... Read More »