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Celebrating 2017-18 Innovative Grant Winners

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All months have holidays, unique and wacky days to celebrate.  While January is known for its Federal Holiday of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., there are wacky days such as Measure Your Feet Day (Jan. 23rd) or Squirrel Appreciation Day (Jan. 21st).  January is also the month of National Hobby Month, which is a fitting time to celebrate ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Innovative Grant Cycle Opens for Third Year

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Ok, NCCS teachers, administrators, staff, and students, put on your thinking caps, and get ready to pitch your innovative and creative ideas!  That’s right!  The grant window is now open for NCCS Innovative Grants.  Last year, our district distributed over $30,000 to teachers, administrators, and students who shared their ideas for bringing innovation and new ideas to our schools.  Check ... Read More »

Moonshot Thinking!

At the beginning of the year, I asked everyone in our district at the opening convocation to consider moonshot thinking in our schools and classrooms this year. If you’ll recall, I shared how some of our country’s greatest discoveries and accomplishments resulted from individuals and groups thinking outside of the box and taking risks. I encouraged each of you to ... Read More »

Are you ready for Genius Hour?

Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.  It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.  It’s not easy to determine where the idea was originally created, but there are at least two events that have impacted genius hour. Learn ... Read More »