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Fitness Friends


High school students and Mrs. Younce’s K-5 Class at North Newton collaborated in the first ever Fitness Friends event this month!  All students are encouraged to be active and productive members of the community through a variety of volunteer activities.  The older students led the elementary students in various indoor exercise activities to get blood flowing as well as some ... Read More »

Moving On Up

Superintendents laughing together for message.

Thank you staff for an amazing start to the school year. Please click on the video below for a short message from me and Dr. Gabriel. Have a wonderful start to Fall everyone! Read More »


Julia Styers, Dr. June Atkinson, and Judy McLaughlin at Top 10 Banquet

For the third year in a row, Newton-Conover City Schools was honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Durham for being one of the top ten school districts in the state with a 2016 cohort graduation rate of 93.5%.  Mrs. Judy McLaughlin, N-CCS Dropout Prevention Specialist and Mrs. Julia Styers, N-CCS Career and Technical Education/Student Services Director attended the ... Read More »

N-CCS Board Wins First Annual Gold Bell Award

Board Members and the Gold Bell Award

Congratulations to the Newton Conover City Schools Board of Education for winning the first annual Gold Bell Award from the North Carolina School Boards Association. This award recognizes boards where 100% of the members attend at least 12 hours of training outside of their district in a school year. We are blessed to have such an amazing board. Pictured are ... Read More »

Back to School Bash: Coming to You on August 13th!

Back to School Bash Flyer

The Newton-Conover City Schools Annual Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 10am until 1pm on the Newton-Conover High School Baseball Field.  This event is for all Newton-Conover students, from kindergarten to 12th grade.  We will have food, activities, school supplies and more fun all for FREE!  Please make plans to join us for this exciting event ... Read More »

Celebrating Our Moonshots Together

Dr. David Stegall

Please see my video message below for the end of the 2015-16 school year, as I reflect on all that we have accomplished together. -David Stegall Read More »

Newton-Conover’s Leah Hayes Finishes as One of Top Eight Teachers in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Conover’s Leah Hayes Finishes as One of Top Eight Teachers in NC By Jamie Frye In North Carolina, there are over 1.5 Million students, 96,000 Teachers, 115 School Districts, and Eight Regional Teachers of the Year: this year, Mrs. Leah Hayes finishes as one of the top eight teachers in State of North Carolina. Let that sink ... Read More »

N-CCS Receives Benjamin B. Tregoe Award for Strategic Leadership in Education

NCCS Leadership Team Accepts TREGO Award

By JOSHUA FARMER HICKORY – Newton-Conover City Schools was recognized Monday with TregoED’s Benjamin B. Tregoe Award for Strategic Leadership in Education for excellence in collaborative decision-making. The award comes after two big decisions the district made: upping the dropout age from 16 to 18 last year and hiring a new principal at Newton-Conover High School after the death ... Read More »

N-CCS Honors Retiring Educators


On Thursday night, May 28, N-CCS leaders, administrators, staff, teachers, BOE members, family, and friends gathered at the Market on Main in Hickory to celebrate the amazing careers of 13 N-CCS employees. The event was highlighted by special words of encouragement from Dr. Stegall (Superintendent), Dr. Gabriel (Assistant Superintendent), Dr. Rosenbalm (Director of EC and Communication Services) and Dr. White ... Read More »

N-CCS Educators Announced As International Emerging Leaders


N-CCS Instructional Technology Facilitator, Jamie Frye, and RtI/Professional Development Coordinator,  Brian Smith, were recently both named in the 2015 ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Emerging Leaders Cohort.  This elite group of 46 educators from all over the world will have the opportunity to work collaboratively over two years, participate in shaping educational policies, serve on ASCD committees, and ... Read More »