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NCCS Supports Autism Awareness Month

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and to assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. ... Read More »

Share Your Spring Break Adventures with #NCCSBreak2k17

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Hey, N-CCS Family! Spring Break is almost here, and with that, most of you will be taking some sort of adventure! From now through Sunday, April 23rd, share your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or Vine with the hashtag #NCCSBreak2k17, and we’ll share them on our social media pages throughout the week!  Remember to make those posts public ... Read More »

Lilian Jones Teacher Scholarship Opportunity

The Frank and Lilian Jones Scholarship fund has been established through an endowment with the purpose of providing scholarships to three separate groups: One third going to the Newton-Conover High School and the Discovery High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians. One third going to the top 10 eighth graders from Newton-Conover Middle School. One third dedicated for scholarships to deserving teachers ... Read More »

April Exceptional Children’s Teacher of the Month – Katie Bearfoot

Katie Barefoot - Teacher at South Newton Elementary

Katie Barefoot is an Exceptional Children’s Resource Teacher and she loves being a part of South Newton! Her goals as a a teacher are to teach, help, and encourage her students to reach their academic and functional goals and to be successful inside and outside of the classroom while exhibiting the 7 Habits of Happy Kids!  Her personal mission statement ... Read More »

N-CHS Senior Participates in SOFA Apprenticeship

Student working at furniture company

Ben Benson, a senior at Newton-Conover High School is currently serving as an apprentice at Vanguard Furniture. Ben is working within the upholstery department at Vanguard and is earning a paycheck as well as receiving high school credit. Work based learning gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills through hands-on career development experiences. Newton-Conover High School is ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Kayla Sigmon – Shuford Elementary

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Kayla Sigmon is the Pre-K teacher at Shuford Elementary.  Ms. Sigmon is a graduate of Newton-Conover and is proud to be working within the district she calls home.  She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development.  Previously, Ms. Sigmon worked with Community Schools at Conover School.  This experience allowed the passion for teaching to ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Nakota Hullette – Newton-Conover Middle School

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Nakota Hullette is currently teaching 8th grade at Newton-Conover Middle School. He recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. Prior to teaching, Nakota worked at Food Lion for 8.5 years and was the manager. He is passionate about guiding students and preparing them for higher education, such as high school and college. ... Read More »

March EC Teacher of the Month

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Ms. Sandi Blevins is an outstanding member of the Conover School team. She serves as a speech therapist for the school, but also has occasional work-related duties that take her to other schools throughout the district. She is part of the School Improvement Team, the Autism team, and she is also part of the schools PBIS team. She is regularly ... Read More »

Dr. Mullins and Mr. Frye serve on Home Base Advisory Group

Home Base Advisory Group

Home Base continues to evolve as a valuable and responsive digital resource for educators and schools across North Carolina. As part of the Digital Learning Initiative, NCDPI and the Friday Institute at NC State University have convened a Home Base Roadmap Advisory group with more than 20 representatives from districts and charter schools across the state. The goal of this Advisory ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Katie Hudson – North Newton Elementary

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Katie Hudson is currently teaching at North Newton Elementary School as the K-2 EC teacher. She recently graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education- adapted curriculum. Katie has a passion for working with students in EC. She believes that all students can do amazing things when encouraged and supported! In her free time, Katie ... Read More »