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North Newton Elementary School Hosts Career Day

Student simulation of EMS visit

North Newton Elementary School hosts Career Day on November 22, 2016.  The students were able to learn about various career options such as community services, basketweaving, furniture making, nursing, veterinarianary medicine, and many others.  The students really loved getting to explore the career fields!  We appreciate all of the support from the community!     Read More »

BT Spotlight: Rachel Spencer – Conover School

Conover School Teacher - Rachel Spencer

Rachel Spencer is the EC Pre-K teacher at Conover School.  She graduated from Appalachian State University in December 2013 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Birth through Kindergarten with dual licensure in Special Education.  She is currently attending Liberty University where she will graduate in December with a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Education.  She ... Read More »

NCCS Welcomes a New Baby


We are so excited to announce the birth of Paisley Jean Crawford, daughter of Ben Crawford who serves as a PE teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School.   Paisley was born on November 28th at 11:52 pm.  She is adorable! Read More »

BT Spotlight – Jennifer Smierciak, Newton-Conover Middle School

Teacher Jennifer Smierciak

Jennifer Smierciak is the 7th grade EC Teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. In 2014, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in Special Education (PK-8) and Early Grades (PK-4). She was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and just recently moved to North Carolina last summer. Previously, she taught all subject areas to ... Read More »

BT Spotlight – Kaitlin Saunders, Shuford Elementary

Teacher Kaitlin Saunders

Kaitlin Saunders is the EC Resource Teacher at Shuford Elementary School. She recently graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She then became certified in Special Education. She was born in Washington, but grew up in Wilson, North Carolina. Kaitlin just moved to the Newton-Conover area and is very excited to be part ... Read More »

100th Anniversary for Career and Technical Education

Matt Wilkinson

The National Career Development Association and Governor Pat McCrory have declared November as Career Development Month as 2016 marks the historic 100th Anniversary of Career and Technical Education.  Career Development education enables career and technical education students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, leadership, and problem solving skills, with business, global competition, information management, operations, supply and ... Read More »

DHS Student Senators Volunteer With City of Newton

DHS Students Volunteer with City of Newton

Story & Photos by Paula Curry On Wednesday, October 12th, Discovery High School’s Student Senate volunteered with the city of Newton to help put up the Streetscape demonstration, a temporary version of a project to revamp the town square that is currently in the works. The Newton Streetscape master plan is a revitalization project to better the Newton community. It ... Read More »

Our NCCS Family Grows


Congratulations to Fallon and Brian Peters on the birth of their twin daughters Oaklyn Avery Peters,  5 pound 2 oz, and Adalee Kendall Peters,  5 pounds 13 oz.  Both beautiful girls were born on Monday, October 24.  Coach Peters is a PE teacher and coach at NCMS. Read More »

BT Spotlight: Linsey Robertson – South Newton Elementary School

Linsey Robertson

Linsey Robertson is the School Counselor at South Newton Elementary School.  She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master’s degree in School Counseling and a Play Therapy Certificate.  She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Originally from the Outer Banks, North Carolina, she is very enthusiastic about joining the NCCS family.  Her passion is ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Danielle Reitzel – District Speech-Language Pathologist

Danielle Reitzel

Danielle Reitzel is the Speech-Language Pathologist for Newton-Conover City Schools. She attended Appalachian State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders. She completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC where she graduated with honors. Her previous experience has included inpatient therapy services at Northern Hospital of Surry County and outpatient ... Read More »