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New Hire Spotlight: Chris Martin – Newton-Conover Middle School

Chris Martin named teacher of the month

Chris Martin is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Studies. Chris began teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies at North Wilkes Middle School in 2014. Before entering the teaching profession, he worked extensively in ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Attend National Gifted Conference

Five NCCS educators at the NAGC conference

On Thursday, November 9th through Sunday, November 12th, five NCCS educators traveled to Charlotte, NC to attend the 64th annual National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference.  Cheryl Rhea (District AIG Coordinator), Tanya Barrymore (NCMS ELA Teacher), Drew Eddins (NCHS English Teacher), Felicia Goodman (NCHS Science Teacher, and Amanda McRary (NCMS Digital Learning Facilitator) attended this year’s conference which had ... Read More »

NCCS Welcomes Carrie Pratt to Newton-Conover Middle School

Carrie Pratt at NCMS

Carrie Pratt is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. Previously, she taught 7th grade ELA and Social Studies at River Bend Middle School and Northview Middle School. She also worked as a program manager for Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms, a national interdisciplinary curriculum based at The University of Tennessee. Carrie ... Read More »

NCCS Welcomes Chasity Bolch to Newton-Conover Middle School

Mrs. Bolch sitting at her kidney table

Mrs. Chasity Bolch is teaching 6th grade math and science at Newton-Conover Middle School. For the past 9 years she has taught 7th grade math and science at River Bend Middle School. Chasity received her Bachelor’s degree in middle grades math and science from Western Carolina University in 2008. In 2013, she earned her Master’s degree in middle grades education ... Read More »

NCMS Receives Corning Incorporated Foundation Grant

6 Students are raising their cups from behind a table in which they are serving drinks during the STEM Connection Night Evening.

Newton-Conover STEM Middle School would like to thank Corning Incorporated Foundation for their dedication to promoting and enhancing STEM Education with the contribution of $4,664.  Through the Corning Educational Grant – NCMS can strengthen its partnerships with business partners and fuel exposure to local STEM careers by funding STEM Connection Nights and Career Days, as well as provide a summer ... Read More »

NCMS Cafeteria builiding relationships

NCMS lunch

Our NCMS Cafeteria staff takes pride in building relationships with students! Fuel learning: Healthy meals support schools’ core mission of education, especially when it comes to boosting students’ concentration, focus and cognitive function. A vast body of research shows that improved nutrition in schools leads to increased focus and attention, improved test scores and better classroom behavior.  https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/policy/food/ Read More »

NCMS Receives Walmart Community Grant

This is a picture of the Walmart logo.

Newton-Conover City Schools would like to thank the Conover Walmart for their dedication to helping relieve hunger and promote healthy eating.  Through the Walmart Community Grant program – Newton-Conover STEM Middle School can support families during school breaks with food.  Walmart will help make a real difference in the lives of the kids we serve, and it means the world ... Read More »

Barrymore Provides Flexible Seating Options

Photo of Barrymore's Classroom

NCMS Second-year teacher Tanya Barrymore provides flexible seating for her students.  Barrymore’s classroom is complete with procedures, contracts, and processes to ensure that students understand how to engage with the learning space as well as their responsibilities as a learner. 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 »

Space for Creativity

Student looking at projects

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 »