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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 »

NCCS Welcomes Dr. Keisha Pritchard as Director of Exceptional Children

Dr. Keisha Pritchard

Dr. Keisha Pritchard will join the Newton-Conover City Schools Administrative Team on July 27, 2015 as the Director of Exceptional Children.  Dr. Pritchard began her teaching career in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools serving as a middle school self-contained teacher in a cross-categorical classroom.  She also served in a self-contained classroom for students with autism and as a middle school resource teacher.  Dr. ... Read More »

Related Service Providers Support Learning In All Areas!

Teachers and Teachers’ Assistants do an incredible job of setting the stage for learning each day, but what exactly do school Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists do in our schools? Related Services such as OT (Occupational Therapy), PT (Physical Therapy), and Speech are provided through the Exceptional Children’s Department for students who have IEPs and require these services to help them ... Read More »

Priscilla Palmisano Presents at NC Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Conference

On Thursday, January 29th, Priscilla Palmisano, Assistant Principal at Conover School, presented at the 28th Annual Conference for Exceptional Children in Pinehurst, NC. Mrs. Palmisano presented on the newly implemented Teacher Assistant (TA) Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) process at Conover School, a public separate school for students with moderate to severe disabilities. The presentation consisted of information pertaining to creating ... Read More »

October is Disability Awareness Month!

October is Disability Awareness Month, and N-CCS would like for you to take a few moments to watch this video and reflect on what makes our students so unique and so commendable! Click here to view our EXCEPTIONAL STAFF as they honor our EXCEPTIONAL children: N-CCS Disability Awareness Video Also, be on the lookout for a small treat in your boxes, ... Read More »

N-CCS Celebrates a Teacher of Excellence!

The N-CCS Exceptional Children’s Department recently selected Ms. Brooke Sain as the Newton-Conover City Schools’ Teacher of Excellence. Each year, one Teacher of Excellence is chosen in each school district to represent his/her Exceptional Children’s Department at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Greensboro, NC, taking place November 3-5, 2014 this year. Such teachers and related service ... Read More »