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Biogen Foundation’s Power of STEM Grants

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The Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM Grants Program supports teachers and schools in Massachusetts and North Carolina to help them bring hands-on science programming to their students. Individual teachers may apply for up to $2,000.  Schools may apply for up to $5,000.  The application cycle runs October 15th through January 15th. Program Requirements and Considerations Biogen Foundation will award $135,000 in grants in the 2016-17 ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Receives National Board NT3 Grant

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Newton-Conover received a grant from National Board that will provide the district with $100,000 over two years to develop a sustainable plan to build capacity in teachers by providing focused professional development on accomplished teaching practices.  The goals of the grant include improving teacher quality, preparing teachers for successful completion of National Board Certification, and building teacher leadership.  All three ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Selected for National Board NT3 Grant

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Newton-Conover City Schools has been selected to participate in an exciting two-year grant in partnership with National Board.  Only three districts in North Carolina were selected to participate in the grant that is designed to strengthen our understanding of quality teaching.  Elementary principals, select teachers, and school and district leaders are involved in the training. We will be discussing the implications ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School Receives Two STEM Grants

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Newton-Conover Middle School recently received word that they had received two grants.  Wells Fargo donated $1200 for the NCMS Girls in STEM program.  NCMS also received a $4500 grant from the ZF Community Care Fund.  This grant will help provide resources and materials for the school’s “Makerspace” areas and for quarterly STEM Connection Nights.  Mrs. Jessica Schouweiler, STEM Coordinator/Assistant Principal at ... Read More »

NC Bright Ideas Grant Window Opens

Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation, your local Touchstone Energy cooperative, is proud to offer educators at your school the opportunity to win grant funding through the Bright Ideas education grant program. Teachers can apply for Bright Ideas grants of up to $1,000 to fund creative, hands-on projects that would not otherwise be possible. The grant application and more information can be ... Read More »

2015 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant

In 2014, the LRNG Innovators Challenge posed the question: What if learning had no walls, no bells? Teams of educators developed inspiring proposals to expand the time and space young people have for interest ­driven learning in schools. In 2015, LRNG Innovators is challenging teachers to reach beyond the schoolhouse door to develop partnerships and programs that connect in­ school ... Read More »

NCMS Embraces STEM Challenge to Address Climate Change

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The first day of school, 7th grade students at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School students were gathered together to hear Kyle Hayman, Conover May Pro Term, about what Conover has and is doing to win in the fight against climate change. The students were enthralled with learning how Conover has taken great measures to ensure all families were provided the opportunity ... Read More »

Conover Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Hayman Preps NCMS 7th Graders for Grant Writing

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Newton-Conover Middle School wasted no time jumping into STEM on day one.  Seventh graders met with Kyle Hayman, City of Conover Pro Tem Mayor, today to discuss what the City of Conover is doing and is planning to do to protect the environment and community.  Seventh grade teachers will be working with students to write a grant to improve the ... Read More »

N-CHS Receives a Lowe’s Home Improvement Grant to Support Technology Efforts!

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N-CHS was recently named the recipient of a grant from Lowe’s Hardware through their Charitable Educational Foundation. The grant is valued at $11, 314. 18 and will allow N-CHS to purchase a Google Chromebook Cart. The grant was written by Dorothy Dae and Billy Cannon. Each of them gathered information needed for the grant, and Mrs. Dae constructed the application document. ... Read More »

HIC Grant Winners from NCCS Share Plans for Cultural Experiences

Congratulations to Revae Bostwick and Brian Smith for receiving HIC Community Grants.  Both educators have proposed projects to increase cultural understanding among our students.  The goals of the Hickory International Council (HIC) are to improve cultural understanding and increase awareness of the interconnectedness of the varied societies in the world.  Each year, the HIC provides opportunities for educators to write ... Read More »