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N-CMS Celebrates Receipt of National School to Watch Award

N-CMS students, staff and community members

Conover, NC — October 1, 2017 — Over the past few years, Newton-Conover STEM Middle School has had many reasons to celebrate. From jumping nearly 20 points to the positive across the state’s academic growth index, to dramatically decreasing discipline referrals by hundreds of percentage points through its Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program, and implementing a high-quality STEM program ... Read More »

It’s United Way Giving Season

United Way Logo

In 2016 Newton-Conover City Schools accepted the challenge, making award winning gifts to Catawba County United Way.  We are Newton-Conover and we received the County Spirit awards in all three educational categories. Elementary School — Conover School was awarded the Elementary School Spirit award for highest staff participation in giving with $2,846.76.     Middle School — Newton-Conover Middle School received the spirit ... Read More »

NCMS Spirit Rock To Arrive Thursday!

Dr. Whisnant, Bev Hall, and others at the quarry

Dr. Rosanna Whisnant is wasting no time building community around NCMS.  With the help of FAMILY team member and parent volunteer Mark Pennell who contacted Martin-Marietta for a donation of a school spirit rock. Plant foreman Chuck Price provided Dr. Whisnant, Mr. Pennell, school board member Bev Hall with an incredible tour and helped them pick the perfect spirit rock. RMR Construction will deliver ... 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 »

NCMS Students Fare Well in Regional Science Olympiad Competition

Science Rocks!  The NCMS Science Olympiad Team proved that this weekend.  The team, coached by Sherrie Jones and Karen Waibel, competed in ten events at the regional competition at Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday, March 21. The students designed launchers, rockets, bridges, and airplanes.  They also were tested in the areas of fossils, matter, the solar system, ecology, and ... Read More »

N-CMS Students Face Their Fears in a Powerful Way!

For thirty minutes a day, Newton-Conover Middle School students meet in small groups throughout the school building for Triple A Time (AAA=Attitude, Academics, Athletics). During this time, students receive remediation in math or reading, as well as lessons on being a Totally Responsible Person (TRP). During a recent week of these TRP  lessons, students in Mrs. Smith’s 6th grade class ... Read More »

NCCS Chief Academic Officer, Heather Mullins, Selected as 2015 North Carolina Central Office Administrator to Watch

Newton-Conover City Schools’ very own Chief Academic Officer, Heather Mullins has been selected as the 2015 North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education’s Central Region Central Office Administrator to Watch.  She will be recognized during the upcoming North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education 40th Annual Conference, to be held March 15-17, 2015 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. ... Read More »

NCMS Staff Prepare for EXTREME STEM Tour

Big changes are coming to NCMS in the next few months!  On and February 27, NCMS teachers and administrators will have a first-hand opportunity to learn more about why NCMS is becoming a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) school and how this conceptual shift will benefit our students, our community, and families.  NCMS principal Kim Kaylor has been working collaboratively ... 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 »

Middle School Students Celebrate #Socktober

Mrs. Miles’ leadership classes participated in #Socktober, a nation-wide sock drive. The purpose of #Socktober is to “prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.” They collected over 325 pairs of new socks to donate to ECCCM, a local organization that helps those ... Read More »