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SUCCEED! District Focus Aligned to School Improvement Plans

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Our NCCS district focus should come as no surprise as it fully embraces the philosophy that has served as the underpinning of our district’s success in recent years.  During our 2013-14 school opening at NCMS, Dr. Stegall shared our district focus with all staff.    As you vote on your School Improvement Plans, you are certain to see elements of ... Read More »

NCCS Teacher of the Year Demonstrates Real-World Relevance Everyday!

Michael Townsley provides his students with real-world problems and situations everyday.

If all schools suddenly went away, we’d still have to feed ourselves, clothe ourselves, and exist in society. Sometimes I think if I didn’t have the core curriculum and paperwork holding me down I’d fly off the face of the planet. It seems to me the purpose of school is to teach students lessons that they will one day be ... Read More »

Discovery Teacher of the Year Shares Secrets to Helping Students Succeed

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Luann Walker does more than teach math at Discovery High School.  The Discovery 2013-14 Teacher of the Year also takes time to build meaningful relationships with her students.  Last week, I visited Ms. Walker to discuss Schoolnet questions.  In the 90 minutes I was in her classroom, four different students dropped by to ask questions, get a hug, or just ... Read More »

Newton-Conover High School – Among the BEST in the State

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Each year, US News and World Report ranks high schools in every state to determine the best high schools in the nation and in each state based on college readiness and proficiency on English and Algebra assessments.   Newton-Conover High School was ranked #14 of  all 607 North Carolina High Schools.  Congratulations, NCHS!   Click here to learn more. “North ... Read More »

Dr. David Stegall Featured in Two Publications

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Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent, has authored two articles with Jayme Linton, Professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The articles are “Teachers in the Lead: A District’s Approach to Shared Leadership,” which was published in the Kappan Journal in 2012, and “Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and TPACK: An Integrated Approach to Instruction,” which was published in the Common Core Mathematics Standards ... Read More »

Emily Smith Published in NCSCA News

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Emily Smith, School Counselor at North Newton, recently co-wrote an article with her college adviser,and has written yet another article that is due to be published this fall.  Her first article can be found in NCSCA News: The Official Publication of the North Carolina School Counselors, Spring 2013 edition.  It is entitled “Dancing or Dragging into the Digital Data: Tools for ... Read More »

Using DEPs as the First Step to Meeting the Needs of our Gifted Learners

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Enrichment, extension, and acceleration are the core of the Newton-Conover City Schools’ AIG curriculum.  The AIG Specialist, classroom teachers, and parents complete annual Differentiated Education Plans (DEP’s) which address the best strategies for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of each gifted learner.  Through implementation of diverse and effective instructional practices, content modifications, and learning environments, teachers strive to provide ... Read More »

NCCS Summer Institute Team

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In the Summer of 2013, several district curriculum leaders traveled to Greensboro, NC together to join forces with other school leaders.  The goal of this 3rd annual NCDPI Summer Institute was to connect over matters of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Representatives from NCCS in district leadership, school leadership, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Counseling, ESL, Technology, Fine Arts, and ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Featured in #NCed Chat Blog

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Many NCCS teachers and leaders are active in the weekly #NCed Twitter Chat on Tuesday nights at 8 pm.  Below, you will find a copy of the #NCed blog from September 18 that features several of our NCCS teachers. Read More »

Newton-Conover Director Featured in ISTE Publication

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ISTE’s membership magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L), features practical ideas for using today’s digital tools to improve learning and teaching and for appropriately integrating technology into classrooms, curricula, and administration. In the September/October issue of this international publication, Newton-Conover’s Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology, was the featured co-author of an article titled “Growing Technology Leaders.” The article ... Read More »