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2nd Annual Run For Maggie Registration is Open

Runners at Run for Maggie

The 2015 Discovery High School Run for Maggie is open for registration and to be held on November 14, 2015. If you are interested in registering, click here for more details!  All proceeds will go to the Maggie Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund.   Read More »

N-CCS Earns Highest LEA Graduation Rate in North Carolina

Flyer - Congratuations to the Class of 2015

This year, as indicated by ratings that were released online on September 2nd by the Division of Accountability Services in NC Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools is pleased to announce that it has been issued the highest LEA cohort graduation rate in the state of North Carolina for the 2014-15 school year. Newton-Conover City Schools ranked first in the state ... Read More »

Maggie’s Garden Opens at Ribbon Cutting on Friday

Destinee Carpenter and Maggie's Garden

An outpouring of love for late Discovery High School Guidance Counselor and Newton-Conover High School English Teacher Maggie Daniels was evident this Friday at Discovery High School. Maggie’s legacy was beautifully captured in a garden that was opened to the community at its ribbon cutting Friday morning by Destinee Carpenter, its primary benefactor. Coming full circle at the ribbon cutting on August ... Read More »

Give Blood, Give Life, and Give DHS a Hand!

Discovery High School’s National Honor Society  hosted a blood drive for the Community Blood Center in the DHS gymnasium on Tuesday, March 10th. The drive was previously scheduled for February 24th, but it had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Those who participated received a free T-shirt and helped a DHS senior receive a scholarship from the Community Blood ... Read More »

Discovery & NCMS Team Up for Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a tale that reminds us not to judge a book by its cover and to consider all sides of a situation.  The lessons to be learned from this sotry are applicable to everyone.  This spring, students from Discovery High School will join forces with students from Newton-Conover Middle School to bring Beauty and the Beast ... Read More »

Murder at Grandma’s is coming to DHS

Grandmothers are usually sweet, kind, and loving, but what happens when a grandmother is accused of murder? Grandma Dee’s grandsons are determined to get to the bottom of this, and hopefully with their lives intact! This comedy/horror play, written by Theatre Arts teacher, David Bozza, is the perfect play for this spooky time of year! Rated: PG-13 (Mild Violence) Presented ... Read More »

Discovery School and Conover School “Rock” with United Way!

Three Awards went to the Newton-Conover City Schools this year at the Catawba County United Way 2013-14 Spirit Awards/Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 16.  The awards were given based on employee contributions in the United Way Campaign this year.  There were three awards given to schools in our county:  Elementary, Middle and High.  Newton Conover took two of three awards ... Read More »

Discovery Quiz Bowl Team Heads to Chicago

Every Tuesday after school a group of students gather in Jody Dixon’s classroom at Discovery High School to answer questions, study, and train for their trip to compete at The National Quiz Bowl Championship in Chicago this May. Quiz Bowl is a team academic competition placing schools in head-to-head competition against each other in a question and answer format slightly ... Read More »

Discovery Principal Moderates #NCADMIN Twitter Chat

It’s no secret that John Robinson, the Discovery High School principal, has an online presence.  Mr. Robinson is known nationwide for his tweets and his professional blog. On February 5, 2014, Mr. Robinson moderated #ncadmin chat. #NCADMIN is a twitter chat and professional learning network (PLN) created for North Carolina administrators to collaborate, connect, and learn from one another.  Administrators ... Read More »

Discovery Teacher of the Year Shares Secrets to Helping Students Succeed

Luann Walker

Luann Walker does more than teach math at Discovery High School.  The Discovery 2013-14 Teacher of the Year also takes time to build meaningful relationships with her students.  Last week, I visited Ms. Walker to discuss Schoolnet questions.  In the 90 minutes I was in her classroom, four different students dropped by to ask questions, get a hug, or just ... Read More »