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DHS Students Help With Habitat For Humanity Homes

DHS Students help build Habitat for Humanity homes

On a cold Saturday in Feburary (25 degrees when we started!) twelve members of the Beta Club from Discovery High School worked on Habitat For Humanity homes in Hickory. The students shoveled gravel, shoveled dirt, painted the inside of a house, moved shingles, and helped out wherever needed. Jenna Cucco from Habitat explained the history of Habitat to all the ... Read More »

Furniture Apprenticeship Opportunity for High School Students

SOFA logo

Catawba Valley Community College partners with the NC Department of Labor and furniture manufacturers in our area to offer an apprenticeship program for high school juniors and seniors.  The program known as “Students of Furniture Apprenticeship” or “SOFA” provides opportunities for students to learn a craft that is needed by local employers while earning as much as $30 per hour once ... Read More »

NCHS Students Visit CVCC’s HVAC Program

NCHS Students visit CVCC

Mr. Hicks’ Core and Sustainable Construction class recently visited the HVAC program on the campus of CVCC.    Mr. Jody Lail, HVAC instructor for CVCC, talked with the students about program training and jobs available in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration.  Students had the opportunity to see how electric furnaces, heat pumps, oil heaters, and the geothermal heater work.  Core and Sustainable ... Read More »

Workforce Development: The Key for Developing our Future Workforce

PowerPoint Slide On-Shoring Facts

Newton-Conover Schools has partnered with Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools to expand opportunities for all students in the area of workforce development.  The On Shoring Facts listed on the left along with the facts that this region is the second largest in manufacturing in the metropolitan Southeast and the largest for German manufacturing in the country are evidence ... Read More »

11 Games to Enhance Learning (and why you should play them)

Students working on a laptop

To educators and parents alike, hearing the phrase “video game” in connection with education can instill some nerves.  However, more and more research is telling us as educators and parents that we shouldn’t be concerned. According to an article published by the APA (American Psychological Association), “The Benefits of Playing Video Games,” Granic, Lobel, & Engels found that there are ... Read More »

Newton-Conover High School Math 2 and 3 Students Perform Well

On Tuesday March 24th, 15 students from Newton-Conover High School attended the regional NC State Math Contest held at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The members Math 3 team had a fantastic 2nd place finish! Heather Basset Casey Catchings Chipper Drum Rebekah Drum Jake Hayman William Gaither Shelby Graff Kobe Keosykhao The members Math 2 team had a wonderful 6th place finish! Nathaniel ... Read More »

NCCS-CVCC Partnership Will Allow Students to Earn up to 43 College Credits Tuition Free While in High School

Are you a student or parent who is interested in learning how to complete up to 43 semester hours of college credit tuition free right here in NCCS?  Over the past several weeks, leaders from NCCS, Discovery High, and Newton-Conover High have been meeting with leaders at Catawba Valley Community College to develop a partnership designed around Career and College ... Read More »

2nd Annual Catawba County Public School CHOICE Fair: Rigor, Relevance & CHOICE!

During a time in education when families are considering the best options for their children, public education in Catawba County flourishes with an abundant list of accelerated and specialized programs—all designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual student. The public has the chance to learn about the options in public education through the second annualPublic School Choice ... Read More »


On Tuesday, November 18th, Roman Gabriel III spoke to all 7th grade students at Newton-Conover Middle School and the 9th grade students at Newton-Conover High School and Discovery High School in a program called Sold Out. Sold Out is a drug and alcohol abstinence program designed to present students with the facts about substance abuse and provide students with positive alternatives. ... Read More »

Solve the Outbreak App

App name: Solve the Outbreak What is it? Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to get clues and analyze data to solve the outbreak and save lives! In this fun app, you get to be the Disease Detective. Best for: Middle and high school students Price: Free Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up Features: Do ... Read More »