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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 »

NCMS Poetry Cafe Spotlights Middle School Students

NCMS English Language Arts teachers were beaming last night as several sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students shared their poetry with parents, staff, and students last night at the NCMS annual Poetry Cafe.  Eighth grade teacher John Griffin kicked off the event with a welcome to parents and visitors.  Refreshments were provided.  Students shared their poetry in the styles of ... Read More »

8th Grade Students Embody Activism

Wax Museum at NCMS

Eighth grade students at Newton-Conover Middle School had the opportunity to walk in the shoes of civil rights trailblazers whose decisions, actions, and beliefs changed the world for the better.  Students completed extensive research on their civil rights leader, wrote a first person narrative, dressed as their leader, and presented a monologue for other students, staff, family, and community members ... Read More »

NCMS Upcycle Club Needs You!

Each Wednesday morning during the NCMS club schedule, the Upcycle Club meets in the media center.  Upcycle Club members take items normally meant for the trash or recycling bin and turn them in to treasures.  These students choose projects based on interest and the materials available in the Media Center Makerspace.  Our Makerspace includes a wide variety of materials that ... Read More »

You Are Invited To Join Us TONIGHT!

N-CCS Staff, Students and Families: You are all invited to the AWESOME STEM Connection Night coming up at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School on Monday, February 1st from 5:00 to 7:00pm!  You won’t want to miss this chance to check out the awesome things happening at N-CMS and within our community! Do you like food, and want to know more about culinary art and ... Read More »

NCMS STEM Connection Night Brings Information and Opportunity to Families

City Farm Project Presentation

NCMS hosted their first of a series of four STEM Connection Nights on Friday, September 18 at 5:30 pm.  Students, families, and staff enjoyed a pasta dinner and then engaged in a career and opportunity fair around the concept of agriculture and urban gardening.   The City Farm Project served as the guest presenter for the event.  Their booth included ... Read More »

NCMS Embraces STEM Challenge to Address Climate Change

Kyle Hayman Presentation

The first day of school, 7th grade students at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School students were gathered together to hear Kyle Hayman, Conover May Pro Term, about what Conover has and is doing to win in the fight against climate change. The students were enthralled with learning how Conover has taken great measures to ensure all families were provided the opportunity ... Read More »