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January N-CCS Employee of the Month: Mrs. Tefany Major

Congratulations to our N-CCS Employee of the Month, Mrs. Tefany Major. Tefany is an Administrative Assistant at our Central Office. She always has a great attitude and is willing to step in and help anyone, whether it is someone at the Central Office, someone in the schools, or citizens that come through the front doors of the Central Office building. ... Read More »

N-CCS Staff Invited to Open House Scavenger Hunt!

Newton-Conover City Schools is proud to announce the opening of the Newton-Conover Auxiliary Services building and the re-organized Central Office main building. On Tuesday, January 27th (Teacher Workday) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (floating), a scavenger hunt is planned so that N-CCS staff can find faces in new places!  Those who attend and participate in the hunt will be included ... Read More »

Brian Smith Selected to Speak at TEDx Hickory

Brian Smith, NCCS RtI and Professional Development Facilitator, was just notified that he has been accepted to present his talk “Building a Better Teacher:  Connect, Expect, Reflect” at the 2015 TEDx Hickory.  The focus of his talk will be on how our students will not only make us better teachers but also better humans if we allow it to happen. ... Read More »

January is School Board Recognition Month!

The Newton-Conover City School System has recognized January as School Board Recognition Month. It is the school system’s goal to set aside January as a time to build an awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected school board of education plays in our society. Newton-Conover City Schools is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate ... Read More »

N-CCS Family Featured on Fox 46

  In honor of National Adoption Month in November, Fox 46 in Charlotte did a news story about a Newton-Conover City Schools’ family.  Michelle Gibson, a Teaching Assistant at South Newton, and her son Kaleb, a fourth grader at South Newton, were featured in a wonderful piece about forever families that are formed through adoption. You can watch their newscast here.  Read More »

N-CCS January 2015 School Board Meeting

The January 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with special celebrations pertaining to the many great things happening in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The January 12th meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Newton-Conover Middle School student leaders, Zach Catchings, Andrew Elder, Jamie Nunez, and Lee Thornburg. Discovery High School Principal, Mr. John Robinson, recognized his entire staff for ... Read More »

Jamie Frye Highlighted in NCDPI Home Base / RttT Biweekly Message

Jamie Frye, NCHS English teacher, was highlighted today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction regarding his use of Schoolnet assessments in a standards-based classroom.  Read the DPI article below. “The NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is collaborating with teachers across the state to share ways our state’s teachers are using Home Base’s Instructional Improvement system, Schoolnet, in their daily ... Read More »

Jonathan Tharpe Brings Notoriety and New Resources to North Newton!

Mr. Jonathan Tharpe, 4th grade teacher at North Newton Elementary School, was awarded a $1,000 grant from Corning Corporation in Hickory on Wednesday, Dec. 17th. Mr. Tharpe is using the grant to implement MobyMax in every classroom at North Newton. MobyMax is for all students in grades K-8. Moby’s adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student ... Read More »

N-CCS December Employee of the Month: Mrs. Tammy Hayman

Congratulations to Mrs. Tammy Hayman, the N-CCS December Employee of the Month! Tammy is a School Counselor at Newton-Conover High School where she helps students plan for their futures with a careful plan and a caring heart! Recently, Tammy has worked countless hours preparing for the 4th Annual Community Christmas meal.  She coordinated food and volunteers, secured donations, arranged for ... Read More »

N-CCS December 2014 BOE Meeting

The December 2014 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with amazing celebrations pertaining to the many great things happening in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by South Newton Elementary student leaders , Carson Ray and Isabella DeCoursey.   Newton-Conover High School Principal, Mr. Kevin Campbell, recognized teachers Laura Zinkhan, Haskew Smith, Karmen Lawing, Marty Isenhour, and ... Read More »