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October 2014 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting

The N-CCS Board of Education met for their October meeting at 6pm on Monday, October 20th, in the N-CCS Board of Education Room. Many successes were shared and celebrated. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by North Newton Elementary student, Emily Deese. Mr. Kevin Campbell, N-CHS Principal, acknowledged Newton-Conover High School Parent Volunteers, Phil Heath (Athletic Boosters) and David Whelden (Band ... Read More »

Love is in the Air at Shuford Elementary!

Shuford Elementary 3rd grade teacher, Caitlin Jones, became Mrs. Parkhurst on September 23, 2014, in Newton, NC. Congratulations to Matthew and Caitlin Parkhurst! Shuford Elementary 2nd grade teacher, Emily Abernethy, became Mrs. Sauceda on October 4, 2014, in Hickory, NC.  Congratulations to Logan and Emily Sauceda!   Read More »

Oscar of Teaching Bestowed Upon Shuford Elementary’s Angie Sigmon

Angie Sigmon, a K-3 teacher at Shuford Elementary School in Conover (Newton-Conover City Schools), today was named North Carolina’s latest Milken Educator Award winner and the recipient of a $25,000 prize. State Superintendent June Atkinson made the surprise announcement during a school-wide assembly. Sigmon is among up to 40 outstanding elementary educators who will receive the Milken Educator Award for ... Read More »

Be a Pint-Size Hero!

Shuford Elementary School’s Student Council will be sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, October 21st from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  The Student Council’s goal is to donate 41 pints to the American Red Cross.  All presenting donors will be eligible for a chance to win a $5,000 VISA gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.  Please come out to support ... Read More »

We Cycle, You Cycle, Re-cycle!

In the past, the 3 R’s of school were well-known as Reading, ‘Righting, and ‘Rithmetic; however, the other 3 most important R’s at Conover School are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Conover School reduces their overall trash by helping their high school students sort items into their appropriate bins, labeled and located in the school courtyard area. Every week, students collect and ... Read More »

Discovering Something New!

On September 25th, Discovery High School students attended a field trip to Henry River Park. The trip created an opportunity for the student body to learn communication and leadership skills through team-building activities designed to foster cooperation, collaboration, and problem solving. Students divided into groups to discuss DHS norms and the school philosophy. Also, games and activities were planned, such ... Read More »

United Way to Go!

Newton-Conover City Schools has it’s very first finalist for a free car, due to her generous giving to the Catawba County United Way Campaign!  Carol Johnson, Kindergarten teacher at Shuford Elementary, had her name drawn out from the entire number of substantial givers in the county-wide drive to support the Catawba County United Way.  There will be nine more drawings ... Read More »

District Leaders Present at AdvancED Conference

Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent; Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer; and Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology, traveled to Greensboro on Monday to present to state leaders at the AdvancED North Carolina Fall Conference.  The conference  provided opportunities for leaders in North Carolina to collaborate with colleagues and share ideas about what works, what doesn’t and what’s around the corner. The ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School Forms FAMILY group for Dads

NCMS is proud to announce the formation of a “FAMILY” group for interested dads!  FAMILY represents “Fathers Actively Making Improvements and Leading Youth,” and this group serves the middle school as a second line of support to students and faculty.  Led by Mr. Harvey Sterling, the NCMS FAMILY group has grown to 12 fathers who assist with car riders in the morning, ... Read More »

September Employee of the Month: Mrs. Audra Smith!

Congratulations to Mrs. Audra Smith, Teacher Assistant and Bus Driver at Newton-Conover Middle School, for being named N-CCS’s September Employee of the Month! Audra was nominated by several people for the self-less, hard working, student-centered way in which she serves others. As those who nominated explained, “She goes above and beyond to help all”,  and she is a “friend and ... Read More »