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November 2014 Employee of the Month: Mrs. Dana Kirby

Congratulations to the Newton-Conover City Schools November Employee of the Month, Mrs. Dana Kirby! Dana is an EC program specialist, who works with middle, high, private, and pre-k students and staff members. Dana works around the clock to assist EC teachers and administrators in keeping students in class, assuring that they are learning, and helping to progress monitor for IEP ... Read More »

Service with a Smile!

Never wanting to miss an opportunity to serve others, school administrators from across our district stepped up to the lunch counter, donned their hairnets, and scooped up warm, healthy Thanksgiving meals to students in each of our N-CCS buildings last week! School-level leaders such as Mr. Nelson at Shuford Elementary, Mr. Whitener at North Newton Elementary, and Mrs. Palmisano at ... Read More »

Another State Title in the Books!

Congratulations to the Newton-Conover High School Soccer Team and Coach Angelo Palozzi for winning the North Carolina 2A Soccer State Championship on Saturday in Raleigh, NC! The team brought home the 10th state championship for Newton-Conover High School since 2007! Over the last 7 years, N-CHS has won state championships in Men’s Soccer (twice), Men’s Golf (twice), Men’s Wrestling (twice), ... Read More »

Character Counts!

Congratulations to Newton-Conover High School student, Abby Cox, who won a 2014 Teen Character Award and one of two college scholarships given at the Hickory YMCA Teen Character Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 13th. Newton-Conover City Schools is so proud of this fine young woman’s reputation and compassionate work in the community. Read More »

You’re Simply the Best!

Each year, the Hickory Daily Record hosts a special contest to allow local readers to vote on the “Best of Catawba Valley”.  This is the Hickory Daily Record’s biggest publication of the year! This contest allows for readers to vote on teachers, schools, restaurants, businesses, churches, etc. who are the best or finest in the area. For 2014, our school ... Read More »

Brian Smith Named one of Hickory’s Top 10 Young Professionals

Brian Smith, RtI and Professional Development Facilitator for NCCS, was named one of the top 10 young professionals in Hickory by the Hickory Daily Record on Sunday.  This is Brian’s first year in Newton-Conover.  Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer stated, “When we decided to make the shift to RtI, I knew there was no one better than Brian Smith.  He brings ... Read More »

N-CCS Welcomes Two New Bundles of Joy to the Family

The Newton-Conover City School Family has increased by two more cute, cuddly, and promising young family members this fall! Our Shuford Elementary Instructional Coach, Amber Humphrey, became the mother of two, recently. Emerson Mae Humphrey was born on October 20, 2014, weighing 7lbs 14oz and measuring 21 1/4 inches long. Precious Emerson joins her sweet big brother, Phin.   One ... Read More »

N-CCS November 2014 BOE Meeting

The November 2014 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with heart-felt celebrations pertaining to the many great things happening in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Shuford Elementary students who serve on the Executive Board of the Student Council. These young leaders were Chancellor Stull, Xavion Coulter, Emma Sterling, and Yasmen Johnson. Discovery ... Read More »

A Field of Fun!

On Friday, November 7th, over 110 Kiwanis Terrific Kids, 5 Teachers of the Year, and one Principal of the Year were recognized at the Newton-Conover High School Football game. Students from Conover School, North Newton Elementary, Shuford Elementary, and South Newton Elementary Schools were honored on Friday night for being selected as TERRIFIC KIDS,  an honor that teachers awarded to select students ... Read More »

Shuford Elementary Mixes Things Up a Bit!

Shuford Elementary celebrated “National Mix it Up Day” on Wednesday, November 5th. On this day, students in 3rd – 5th grade were “mixed up” at lunch and asked to sit with different students. This day was a part of their anti-bullying programming and encourages kids to make connections with those who are different from them. ​Everyone was invited to dress ... Read More »