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Discovery High School Named 21st Century Learning Exemplar by P21

DHS students recording

Discovery High School at Newton-Conover Named 21st Century Learning Exemplar by P21 60 Exemplars nationwide feature how innovation makes learning possible for all students Newton, NC — December 1, 2015 – The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), the leading organization advocating for 21st century learning for every student, has designated Newton-Conover City Schools’ own Discovery High School as an ... Read More »

Aquaponic Dreams Becoming Reality at Discovery High

Story by Jackson Lamb; Republished from Students at Discovery High School will now be able to try their hand at hydroponics with the upcoming addition of a greenhouse! “Urban areas need the education of being able to grow produce, and a greenhouse has ability to spark the education and the students here at Discovery,” says Gene Scronce, an environmental ... Read More »

N-CCS Seniors Map Their Futures at CVCC

Seniors at CVCC Create your Future Event

Our High School seniors and district leaders spent today on the campus of Catawba Valley Community College! Seniors participated in Mock Interviews with community employers, mapped their future career and college plans with Hickory Young Professionals, spoke with colleges and innovative CVCC programs, toured campus (including our local Valley SIM Hospital!), and had the opportunity to get a taste of ... Read More »

Discovery High School Drama Club to Present “One Lane Bridge”

Sign = "One Lane Bridge"

Join the Discovery High School Drama Club on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 pm at the Newton-Conover Middle School Auditorium as they present Stephen Gregg’s One Lane Bridge under the direction of David Bozza.    One Lane Bridge is a chilling ghost story about a 16-year-old boy driving at night with a mysterious stranger.  Don’t miss this “just in time for Halloween” showing! ... Read More »

Discovery High School Announces Annual BBQ Chicken Fundraiser


Discovery High School will have its annual Fall BBQ Chicken sale on October 9 from 11 AM to 2PM. Plates are $8 and include a half chicken, slaw, beans, roll, and a dessert. Discovery High School will deliver large plate orders to nearby locations.  Click the link to order!  Discovery High School Annual BBQ Fundraiser  Read More »

For the Civic Good

DHS Students

  Discovery High School students are now working on a real-world project that addresses the challenges the City of Newton is currently facing. The “For the Civic Good” initiative seeks to engage citizens and build community across public-private and civic sectors while advancing practical learning for students. The overall goal is to foster the transformation of Newton from a small city into a ... Read More »

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 »