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NCMS Receives Burroughs Wellcome Grant

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        Newton-Conover City Schools would like to thank the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for selecting NCMS as a winner for the Student Science Enrichment (SSEP) grant of $180,000, so we could develop an authentic hands-on, STEM after-school program for students in grades 6-8th to participate.  Newton-Conover Middle School (NCMS), in partnership with the local community college, two universities, ... Read More »

Space for Creativity

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What can you do with a paper plate, excited students, and the media center Makerspace? Students in Mrs. K. Smith’s 7th grade English Language Arts classes at Newton Conover STEM Middle School were given the task of composing a narrative about a lesson that they had learned. Following the completion of their a short stories, the students used the media ... Read More »

NCMS Upcycle Club Needs You!

Each Wednesday morning during the NCMS club schedule, the Upcycle Club meets in the media center.  Upcycle Club members take items normally meant for the trash or recycling bin and turn them in to treasures.  These students choose projects based on interest and the materials available in the Media Center Makerspace.  Our Makerspace includes a wide variety of materials that ... Read More »

Makerspaces: Not Just for Kids

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Think for a moment: In what part of your school building are children most engaged and actively initiating their own learning? What is it about this space that cultivates curiosity and is trademarked by innovation? What if there was a space designed to allow for students to make, invent, reinvent, hack, design, create, manufacture, develop, collaborate, produce, construct, and tinker? ... Read More »

NCMS Invites all NCCS Educators to Experience Adult Makerspace

Mark your calendars for April 28!  All NCCS staff members are welcome to join Jessica Luby and the NCMS staff in the media center for an adult maker space expo! Drop in when you can, and stay as long as you want anytime from 4-5:30 pm. Several tables will be set up – each set up with different supplies we’ve ... Read More »