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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 »

Fidgets At the Middle School

A few students (from Newton-Conover Middle School) with some ingenuity and creativity came up with the idea of designing a popular new toy called a fidget spinner and selling them as a fundraiser for the 3D print club. Ms. Ramsey,the club leader, jumped on board with this great opportunity. The spinner is a simple device that allows students to fidget ... Read More »

Future Leaders – Leading Today

NJROTC and NNE Kid Connection

Every Tuesday the Navy JROTC from Newton-Conover High School visits North Newton Kid Connection or Newton-Conover Middle School to practice their leadership skills. At North Newton, the after-school elementary students of the Kid Connection program look forward to the JROTC students arrival, watching formation and listening intently to the instructions from the high school students for activities, games, and sports. The ... Read More »

STEM Connection Night Coming to NCMS March 13

STEM Connection Night Flyer

Mark your calendars for March 13 as we explore the world of textiles at NCMS.   Read More »

NCCS Welcomes a New Baby


We are so excited to announce the birth of Paisley Jean Crawford, daughter of Ben Crawford who serves as a PE teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School.   Paisley was born on November 28th at 11:52 pm.  She is adorable! Read More »

BT Spotlight: Olivia Kowalewski – Newton-Conover Middle School

Olivia Kowalewski

Olivia Kowalewski is an EC teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education. She was born in New York but has grown up in Hickory, NC. She is excited to return home and teach in the same school as her mother (Michelle Kowalewski- 6th ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School Receives Two STEM Grants


Newton-Conover Middle School recently received word that they had received two grants.  Wells Fargo donated $1200 for the NCMS Girls in STEM program.  NCMS also received a $4500 grant from the ZF Community Care Fund.  This grant will help provide resources and materials for the school’s “Makerspace” areas and for quarterly STEM Connection Nights.  Mrs. Jessica Schouweiler, STEM Coordinator/Assistant Principal at ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Tanya Barrymore – Newton-Conover Middle School

Tanya Barrymore

Tanya Barrymore is a 7th grade English language arts teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School.   She is thrilled to rejoin Newton-Conover City Schools. Previously, she worked in the healthcare field, where most recently her duties included managing the day to day operations of a large family practice. She also served as a training coordinator and enjoyed assisting the physicians and mid-level ... Read More »

Diego Mureno Named Beginning Teacher of the Year

Diego Mureno with students

Each year, Newton-Conover District Leadership and district mentors select a beginning teacher of the year.  The award goes to a first year teacher who exhibits exemplary teaching, engaged in ongoing reflection, and develops meaningful relationships with students.  The 2015-16 Newton-Conover Beginning Teacher of the Year is Diego Mureno.  Mr. Mureno was selected for this award for many reasons, but one of ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School to Offer Girls Coding Camp

student working on computer

Newton-Conover STEM Middle School, in partnership with Microsoft will be hosting a Girls Coding Camp August 1st thru the 5th for all rising 6th-9th graders. We are looking to empower young women in STEM fields and excite them about opportunities for their bright future. The camp will be taught by  by Microsoft Experts, on Microsoft’s Campus in Charlotte. Students will ... Read More »