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World War II speaker speaks at DHS

Ute Huckabee

World War II  speaker Ute Huckabee came to Discovery High School recently and spoke to several of the social studies classes about her childhood in Germany before and after World War II. Ute lived in Germany before and during World War II and she experienced firsthand the changes that Hitler incorporated during his time as a leader.  She was able ... Read More »

DHS Students Share Knowledge of 3D printing

Two Discovery High Students recently traveled to South Newton to teach the 5th grade classes the basics of 3D printing. Zach Perry and Tanner Abernethy helped set up the 3D printer and instructed the students on the fundamentals of 3D printing and how to use the printer for various school projects.   “These kids are going to grow up using ... Read More »

N-CCS Students Dance the Night Away!

Students at prom

May 16, 2015 was a night of laughter, love, and lasting memories as students from Conover School, Newton-Conover High School, and Discovery High School gathered together with their friends and love interests to show off their dancing moves and their stylish formal wear. Students at Conover School enjoyed an evening of Glitz and Glamour in a classy event organized by ... Read More »

The Washington Post Ranks Discovery High School the 18th Most Challenging High School in North Carolina

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America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.  This year, ... Read More »

All Three N-CCS Governor’s School Nominees Receive Appointments

IMAGINE … A Summer Program … where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity … where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions … where there are no grades or tests … where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration ... Read More »

Innovative Grant Allows Discovery Students to Become Movie Makers on the Move

Discovery High School students and staff received an NCCS Innovative Grant this year to purchase equipment for movie making in real time.  Since receiving the funding for this project, DHS has purchased two GoPro Hero 3+ cameras and accessories. The innovative grant has allowed Discovery students to become familiar with cutting edge video technology and software. They have begun to produce videos ... Read More »

Discovery High Gains High Honors at Western NC Science Olympiad Competition

The Discovery High School Science Olympiad team, led by Coach Roy Highberg, won FIRST PLACE OVERALL at the Western NC Science Olympiad competition on March 21st! According to, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education for the past 31 years. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the most well-known and successful science competitions in ... Read More »

N-CCS March 2015 School Board Meeting

The March 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with recognitions and kind gestures of gratitude from our schools and district leaders in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Discovery High School students, Nathan Blackburn and Fletcher Hamlin. These fine young men emulated respect and reverence as they led the group ... Read More »

Discovery Students Act Out!

On November 13th, students at Discovery High School were able to take center stage in performances that truly showcased a wide variety of their gifts and talents. Discovery High School’s “Night of Pantomime” was a great example of the determination and creativity that these students have. Fully directed, produced, and acted out by students of Mr. David Bozza’s 2nd period ... Read More »

A Local Star Returns to Shed Some Light at Discovery High

On Monday, October 6th, students at Discovery High School were treated to a visit from a singer, pianist, actress and the wife of superstar, Denzell Washington–Mrs. Pauletta Pearson Washington. Mrs. Washington is a native of Newton and the daughter of the late Phairlever Pearson, once a Newton school principal and N-CCS Red Blazer Award winner. Pauletta graduated from Newton-Conover High School ... Read More »