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Assistive Technology Provides Support for ALL Students

Assistive technology supports all students.

            Do you have a student in your classroom who needs some additional supports to be successful? The use of assistive technology (AT) may be an easy way to meet that need. IDEA defines assistive technology as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that ... Read More »

Exceptional Children’s Teacher of the Month

Tammy Barrow has been with the Newton-Conover City School District for 21 years and at Newton-Conover Middle School specifically for a year and a half. She teaches an Exceptional Children’s self-contained classroom, where she helps her students meet their academic and social needs. She also helps out in multiple ways that go beyond her day-to-day job, including facilitating Crisis Prevention Institute ... Read More »

Resources for Kids with Disabilities!

Little Girl in wheelchair doing ballet

There are many challenges that families often face in finding the right resources and assistance in providing for children with disabilities.  Often these resources are housed in various places, but aren’t very comprehensive. This link provides many resources for children with disabilities, and they are free!  The offerings include iPads, bikes, adaptive equipment, wheelchairs, park passes, scholarship information, and much more! ... Read More »

Academic Cluster Classes Work on Their Goals with Santa

Santa at the mall

Green and red decorations, sparkling lights, the sound of people busily searching for the perfect Christmas gift, and the whoosh of brakes from a big yellow school bus. It might seem incongruous for the school bus to be a part of this busy scene, but for the past few years, the two academic cluster classes at North Newton Elementary School ... Read More »

Jenny Morgan Receives Educator of Excellence Award

Jenny Morgan recognized as Educator of Excellence

Jenny Morgan was recognized Wednesday, November 9th at the Exceptional Children’s Conference in Greensboro.  She was selected as an Educator of Excellence for her dedication, knowledge, and overall outstanding contributions to educating and serving students with disabilities.  Jenny serves preschool students in a variety of settings as well as leads assessment teams in providing services to preschool-aged children.  She is ... Read More »

Conover School Fall Festival

Conover School crafts

On Thursday, October 13, the Conover School gym was buzzing with excitement as they held their annual fall festival.  Parents and students were treated to a barbeque dinner, popcorn, and homemade doughnuts. The games students enjoyed were pumpkin toss, building a scarecrow, face painting, bobbing for pumpkins, apple fishing, scarecrow toss, leaf toss and a cake walk.  One of the ... Read More »

New Exceptional Children Staff

Hands in a pile

Newton-Conover would like to extend a warm welcome to two new staff members who have recently joined our team and will be serving the entire district, in one capacity or another. Dr. Amanda Bridges, Assistant EC Director, joined the team August 16th and has been busy acclimating to the district and supporting teachers and staff.  She comes to us most ... Read More »

25th Annual Biker’s Run

Bikers run

On Saturday, December 5th, Conover School held their 25th annual Biker’s Toy Run at Newton-Conover High School.  You could hear the roar of motorcycles long before 600 bikers began pulling into the school parking lot. Staff, students, and parents greeted them with cheers as they rolled in to show support for Conover School.  Mr. Mike Dyson of the Wizard Lounge ... Read More »

Audrey McGee Presented Teacher of Excellence

Audrey McGee accepts award

Each year the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recognizes Exceptional Children teachers from across the state who have been nominated by their peers as Teachers of Excellence.  This year Audrey McGee, EC teacher at South Newton Elementary School, was chosen to receive this special recognition.  Mrs. McGee was honored during a reception at the Exceptional Children’s Conference held in ... Read More »

Audrey McGee selected as EC Teacher of Excellence

Audrey McGee

It is with great pleasure that Mrs. Audrey McGee has been selected as the 2015 Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence for Newton-Conover City Schools!  She exhibits passion, leadership, and professionalism in her classroom and school.  Mrs. McGee serves as a self-contained teacher in a behavior classroom at South Newton Elementary School. She works tirelessly to ensure her students receive an ... Read More »