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Digital Learning Day

Reminder that Digital Learning Day is here! It’s Friday, March 13. Teachers/Schools add your DLD activities to the map. Digital Learning Day was created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012 as part of a nationwide celebration for students and educators to show how technology can transform and personalize learning for all students. Digital Learning Day is a powerful ... Read More »

Shuford Teachers Empower Others at UNC-C

The UNC-Charlotte College of Education hosted a Teacher-to-Teacher Conference on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Many of Shuford’s teachers represented N-CCS at this event. The campaign’s focus was “Empowering Teachers to Empower Students”. Pre-K to 12th grade teachers/professionals and university faculty were encouraged to facilitate sessions on best practices and pedagogical techniques. Presentation strands included: Engaging your hard-to-reach students; Differentiating for a variety of ... Read More »

NCMS Students Take First and Third Places in County Soil and Water Contest

Ellen Williams and Kendra Cobb, 6th grade students at NCMS, recently entered a contest entitled “Wetlands are Wonderful” with the Catawba County Soil & Water Conservation District.  The girls, students in Mrs. Waibel’s science classes, created slide presentations to educate others about the importance of wetland conservation. They took 1st and 3rd places respectively at the county level, and were ... Read More »

NCCS AIG Students Experience the Judicial System

The Newton-Conover Academically/Intellectually Gifted elementary students now have a greater understanding of the judicial branch of government after their month-long study of the legal system. District Court Judge BJ Mullinax, Major Tim Hayes of the Newton Police Department, and Assistant DA Kyle Smith visited the schools early in the study to share judicial procedures and legal protocol.  Their presentations extended ... Read More »

Spanish at Our Fingertips…. A Welcome Center is Coming!

A “Welcome Center” which will be housed at North Newton Elementary is being created to provide easy access for parents, students, families, employees, and citizens to get information related to our system.  This center will create a new opportunity for Newton-Conover City Schools which will help the new students and their families get acquainted with the school and community. The goal of ... Read More »

N-CCS Takes NCTIES Conference By Storm

On Wednesday, March 4th through Friday, March 6th, 30 Newton-Conover City Schools employees traveled to the Raleigh Convention Center to attend North Carolina’s premier Educational Technology conference, NCTIES. NCTIES, or North Carolina Technology in Education Society, takes place annually and is NC’s state-wide conference affiliate with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  Each year, over 150 sessions are ... Read More »

NCMS Students Learn to Pay it Forward

The students in Keith Recker’s 8th grade physical education class, working in conjunction with Coach Sean Fitzgerald, are learning the importance of service to others.  His students will be assisting and mentoring third grade students at North Newton Elementary  as they learn the concepts of “pay it forward.”  The 22 students will be reading and working with students to build ... Read More »

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is a very special day!  Students around our district celebrate the 100th day of school by doing various activities related to the number 100.  The students are actively involved with hands-on activities where they develop graphs using cereal, count to 100 with various objects, and create hats to represent the number 100.  The teachers challenge the students to ... Read More »

Newton-Conover High School Honored at the NCTC High School Play Festival

The Theatre Department at Newton-Conover High School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2014 NCTC High School Play Festival, held last fall. The theatre program, led by Laura Zinkhan, made the school and community proud with their presentation of Sillyheart at the Festival, and is thrilled to bring home the following awards: Rating: Excellent Excellence in Performance ... Read More »

HIC Grant Winners from NCCS Share Plans for Cultural Experiences

Congratulations to Revae Bostwick and Brian Smith for receiving HIC Community Grants.  Both educators have proposed projects to increase cultural understanding among our students.  The goals of the Hickory International Council (HIC) are to improve cultural understanding and increase awareness of the interconnectedness of the varied societies in the world.  Each year, the HIC provides opportunities for educators to write ... Read More »