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New Hire Spotlight: Jordan Caldwell – North Newton Elementary

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Jordan Caldwell is currently serving as the Digital Learning Facilitator at North Newton Elementary.  Jordan received his B.A. in History and B.S. in Social Science Education from Western Carolina University.  He is currently enrolled in the MA in Ed. in Instructional Technology program at East Carolina University. Most recently, he served for seven years as a Social Studies Teacher at ... Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Elyse Drum

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Elyse Drum is an occupational therapist who is serving kids at Conover School, Shuford, NCMS, and NCHS this year. She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2000 and has since worked as an OT in multiple settings including Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, home health, and private practices. Elyse is passionate about empowering educators and parents to feel confident in ... Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Michelle Becker – Newton-Conover High School

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Michelle Y. Becker, M.Ed. serves at Newton-Conover High School as a Special Education Teacher.  She has previously served as an Exceptional Children’s Program Specialist in Catawba County Schools and as an EC Teacher in both Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Iredell County Schools.  She has taught children in every grade level from Kindergarten to K12+, all with a variety of ability ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Megan Sigmon – North Newton Elementary School

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Megan Sigmon is a third grade teacher at North Newton Elementary. She completed her student teaching at North Newton Elementary last year and then worked as a tutor for third grade. She graduated Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Sigmon is passionate about creating lifelong learners and  instilling a love ... Read More »

Cafeteria Staff Cook Their Way Into The Heart And Bowl Of Students

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Our Cafeteria staff at North Newton Elementary have a Heart for students!   Read More »

BT Spotlight: Emily Alton – South Newton Elementary School

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Emily Alton is the fifth grade science teacher at South Newton Elementary School. She previously student taught at South Newton in third grade. She has recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. During her time in college, Emily was placed on both the ... Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Shauna Isenhour – Newton-Conover Middle School

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Shauna Isenhour is teaching 6th grade math at Newton-Conover Middle School. For the past three years, she taught 3rd and 4th grade math/science at St. Stephens Elementary. She graduated in 2012 from Appalachian State University with a BA in Elementary Education. After graduating, she worked for Hickory Public Schools as a teacher assistant and substitute. Her professional passions include making ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Jessica Dortch – South Newton Elementary

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Mrs. Jessica Dortch is the speech-language pathologist at South Newton Elementary School.  Jessica is a two time graduate of Appalachian State University.  In 2015, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  More recently, in 2017, she graduated with a  Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  During her time at ASU, Jessica assisted a professor ... Read More »

2018 NC-4 Forms

During the 2017 session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted Session Law 2017-57 which converted North Carolina’s child tax credit to a child deduction.  The new “Child Deduction Amount” varies based on a taxpayer’s filing status and adjusted gross income (“AGI”).  The “Child Deduction Amount” expands the number of taxpayers who may benefit by increasing the AGI limits and by ... Read More »

2017 W-2 Forms

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2017 W-2s have been processed and were distributed yesterday, January 16, 2018. As a reminder, Timekeeper has a feature that allows you to view or reprint your W–2 from any computer with access to Timekeeper.  To do this, log into Timekeeper and select ‘Print W2’ from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Select 2017 to view or reprint your 2017 W–2. ... Read More »