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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 »

Five Apps for Middle School Math

Slice It! Grade range: 3-7 What is it? Divide and conquer with clever puzzles that build a geometry foundation. Pros: Trial-and-error game play supports nimble discovery of concepts and strategies. Cons: Lacks explicit connection between game principles and classroom learning. Bottom line: A fun way for kids to jump into geometry with lessons on shapes, symmetry, and area. Full review:   ... Read More »

NCASA Offers Opportunities for Middle and High School Students in NCCS

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) promotes academic excellence and success of North Carolina students through scholastic competitions.  Newton-Conover Middle School, Discovery High School, and Newton-Conover High School are all members of the NCASA and can participate in any of the NCASA sponsored competitions throughout the year.  NCASA believes that scholastic activities enrich students by satisfying their psychological and social needs. They believe ... Read More »

Middle School Boot Camp Sets the Stage for the Year

August 11-14, 2014, the NCMS faculty and staff participated in the first ever NCMS Boot Camp.  This year’s middle school theme, “Road Trip:  License to Learn” was a focal point of the camp.  As NCMS shifts to a more fully-implemented middle school model, teachers, administrators, and support staff worked together to explore the social and emotional needs of middle grades ... Read More »

District, School, and Teacher Leaders Attend NCMLE

Big changes are coming to Newton-Conover Middle School!  Ms. Kaylor, Ms. McRary, and several teacher leaders joined Ms. Mullins in March at the North Carolina Middle Level Education Conference in Greensboro.  The group attended a variety of sessions on middle school model, advisory, instructional strategies, scheduling, and planning.  Teachers and administrators worked together to plan for the 2014-15 school year. ... Read More »

NCMS Unveils Theme for 2014-15 School Year

Last week, NCMS teachers were asked to decipher the clues presented to them in order to guess the 2014-15 middle school theme.  Teachers were given a variety of different foods, license plates, and other hints to help them determine the theme.  After several very close guesses, the theme was revealed:  Road Trip – License to Learn.  Teachers then opened their ... Read More »

NC P.R.I.D.E. Rewards Excellence at Middle School

NC P.R.I.D.E. is an incentive program to reward students for good grades, attendance, and behavior. We recognized 296 students at our spring ceremony. P.R.I.D.E. stands for Promoting Recognition for Individual Dedication to Excellence. The criteria to receive a gold card is an average of 93 or higher with no report grade being lower than a 77. A silver card is ... Read More »

Dorothy meets Alice – NCMS Drama Club Presents Spring Production

What happens when a boy puts off his book report until the very last minute? Why, he ends up in the Tulgey Woods in between the land of Oz and Wonderland. Now stuck in the forest, along with the help of the characters from The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, he must figure out a way to get his book report ... Read More »

Middle School Apps for Math

Below are five apps that are said to help boost math skills in middle school.  Give them a try! Questimate!  –Grade range: 4-7 What is it? Estimation becomes a fabulous math game. Pros: Exposes kids to estimation in fun ways, with concrete math explanation. Cons: Number ranges aren’t limited at first, so it’s easy for answers to be way off. Bottom ... Read More »

Newton-Conover 8th Graders Attend STEM Tour

Newton-Conover Middle School eighth-graders along with their principal, teachers, and other staff, attended an Extreme STEM Tour on November 14.  STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  The tour, coordinated by Tracy Hall, Catawba Valley Community College, and the Education Matters initiative, is an opportunity for students to visit businesses and industry that are rich ... Read More »