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Newton-Conover Receives National Board NT3 Grant

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Newton-Conover received a grant from National Board that will provide the district with $100,000 over two years to develop a sustainable plan to build capacity in teachers by providing focused professional development on accomplished teaching practices.  The goals of the grant include improving teacher quality, preparing teachers for successful completion of National Board Certification, and building teacher leadership.  All three ... Read More »

S3 Visits Underway in Newton-Conover

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District and school-level leadership have been working together since last spring to design the 2016-17 Systematic School Support (S3) Visits this year.  We have been looking for ways to support schools throughout the year as well as touch base with as many stakeholders as possible. S3 Visits are designed to give district and school leaders from around the district an ... Read More »

NCHS Art Students Place Second in Regional Art Showcase Competition


The Visual Arts Department would like to announce that Newton-Conover High School has placed second in the Region in the North Carolina Showcase competition. Select students chosen for their pieces will compete later this month in the State competition. Please congratulate those students who participated: Liam Poteet, Brenda Vang ,Veronica Murphy, Payton Hinson, Ashliegh Travis, Kyla Luangkhot, Aurora Solis, Bradley Thomas, Lovely Lo, Sierra Cole, Erick Rivera-Vargas, Mai Le Xiong ... Read More »

Consider National Board Certification

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Are you ready to demonstrate your understanding of accomplished teaching?  Newton-Conover has support for you. Angie Sigmon, Instructional Coach at Shuford, and Dr. Amanda Bridges, Assistant EC Director, are ready to provide ongoing group and individual support throughout the NBCT process.  Read below to learn more about National Board expectations for accomplished teaching. Published in 1989, the document What Teachers Should ... Read More »

N-CCS Board Member Named Catawba County Employee of the Year

Jeanne Jarrett is recognized as Catawba County Employee of the Year

NEWTON, NC –Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education Member and Catawba County Assistant Chief Financial Officer Jeanne Jarrett has been named Catawba County’s Employee of the Year for 2016. Jarrett earned distinction for her “above and beyond” work to ensure the County’s Finance Department ran smoothly during the nearly year-long absence of a Finance Director and several other staff transitions ... Read More »

Technibuilt Provides Shopping Carts to Conover School

Conover School students and shopping carts

In Newton-Conover, we greatly value our community and business partners, and we are grateful for their support. This semester, Nicola Hershberger contacted Techinbilt about donating some shopping carts to Conover School to be used throughout the school to assist students with job training as they collect recycling items from the classrooms, deliver backpacks of food to students who receive food bags ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Selected for National Board NT3 Grant

Elementary Principals at NT3 Training

Newton-Conover City Schools has been selected to participate in an exciting two-year grant in partnership with National Board.  Only three districts in North Carolina were selected to participate in the grant that is designed to strengthen our understanding of quality teaching.  Elementary principals, select teachers, and school and district leaders are involved in the training. We will be discussing the implications ... Read More »

Newton-Conover City Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

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To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Newton-Conover City Schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Newton-Conover City Schools. “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and ... Read More »

N-CCS Board Wins First Annual Gold Bell Award

Board Members and the Gold Bell Award

Congratulations to the Newton Conover City Schools Board of Education for winning the first annual Gold Bell Award from the North Carolina School Boards Association. This award recognizes boards where 100% of the members attend at least 12 hours of training outside of their district in a school year. We are blessed to have such an amazing board. Pictured are ... Read More »

Recap: September 2016 Board Meeting Kicks off the Year with a Bang

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On September 19th, 2016, the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education met for the first time since students have returned.  It was evident that N-CCS students and staff have hit the ground running since their return, with multiple recognitions and achievements in just a few weeks! Conover School opened the Board Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, joined in honor by ... Read More »