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

Presentation to School Board

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 »

International Dot Day – North Newton Elementary

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins ... Read More »

Tru-Pak Donates Six Truckloads of Furniture to Discovery High School

Tru-Pak Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tru-Pak Donates Six Truckloads of Furniture to Discovery High School Newton, NC — September 14, 2016 — Tru-Pak Moving Systems has outfitted multiple classrooms in Newton-Conover Schools with like new executive furnishings — with plans to outfit many more — thanks to the contributions of a generous client. Allyson Siegel, Executive Vice President of Tru-Pak Moving Systems, ... Read More »

N-CHS Biology Teachers assist with Salamander Research

Caroline McCrary and Felicia Goodman

N-CHS Biology Teachers assist with Salamander Research in conjunction with Western Carolina University On Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Ms. Felicia Goodman and Mrs. Caroline McCrary were able to participate in salamander captures, data collection, and discussions concerning the change in species over time at the Coweeta Hydrologic Southern Research Station in Otto, NC.  This research station is about an hour ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School Receives Two STEM Grants


Newton-Conover Middle School recently received word that they had received two grants.  Wells Fargo donated $1200 for the NCMS Girls in STEM program.  NCMS also received a $4500 grant from the ZF Community Care Fund.  This grant will help provide resources and materials for the school’s “Makerspace” areas and for quarterly STEM Connection Nights.  Mrs. Jessica Schouweiler, STEM Coordinator/Assistant Principal at ... Read More »

New Professional Development Approval Process in N-CCS

Workshop clipart

Beginning this year, the SEA System is out, and a new, easier, and more user-friendly process is in for registering for and attending professional development.  Click here to access directions for attending approved professional development. If you plan to attend professional development that will require federal, state, or local funds, complete this prior approval form. Beginning next week, you can ... Read More »

The Summit Grows to 70 Scholars from Discovery and NCHS

The Summit at Newton-Conover

After a successful partnership between Newton-Conover City Schools and Catawba Valley Community College, our enrollment at The Summit at Newton-Conover has grown from 31 students during the 2015-16 school year to 70 during the 2016-17 school year.  These 70 juniors and seniors will take their first period classes at The Summit at Newton-Conover (upstairs in the Central Office) and gain ... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Birchfield

Jonathan Birchfield promo photo

In the first ever N-CCS Alumni Spotlight, Newton-Conover High School Class of 1985 graduate, Jonathan Birchfield, has taken some time off of the road to share his experiences as a Red-Devil-gone-professional-musician with us.  Since graduating, Birchfield has made a name for himself in the music industry, serving in nearly every aspect of production and performance — and this year, he ... Read More »

N-CCS Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year Named for 2015-16

Collage of Elizabeth Bustle and Shane Whitener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE N-CCS Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year Named for 2015-16 Newton, NC — August 12, 2016 — Newton-Conover City Schools is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 awards for Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year, Mr. Shane Whitener and Mrs. Elizabeth Bustle. Mr. Shane Whitener, currently the Principal of North Newton Elementary School, ... Read More »

District Administration names Newton-Conover Schools One of 24 National ‘Districts of Distinction’

Screenshot of Innovative Grants article

Innovative districts nationwide honored in DA’s biannual award program Newton, NC – [August 1, 2016] — In its July edition, District Administration magazine has honored 24 more school districts as Districts of Distinction. This is the sixth round of honorees in this national recognition program, which began in November 2014. Districts of Distinction was created by District Administration magazine to ... Read More »