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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 »

NCMS STEM Connection Nights Bring Students, Parents, Community, and Businesses Together

STEM Connection Night Flyer

Our community has currently has 5,400 vacant jobs, most of which pay between thirty and sixty thousand dollars per year and yet companies often have to search in other counties to fill their vacancies. Why? Two reasons. The first reason is a consequence of a culturally dated mindset – that in order to be successful, a student must go to ... Read More »

Conover Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Hayman Preps NCMS 7th Graders for Grant Writing

Kyle Hayman Presentation

Newton-Conover Middle School wasted no time jumping into STEM on day one.  Seventh graders met with Kyle Hayman, City of Conover Pro Tem Mayor, today to discuss what the City of Conover is doing and is planning to do to protect the environment and community.  Seventh grade teachers will be working with students to write a grant to improve the ... Read More »

6th Grade Launch Provides Smooth Start for New Students

6th Grade Launch

Newton-Conover Middle School welcomed a brand new class of sixth grade students today from 12:00 – 4:00 during 6th Grade Launch.  Students engaged in team building activities, learned a bit more about NCMS, reviewed their schedules, played games, and had the opportunity to ask questions as well as tour the buildings.  This afternoon, parents of 6th graders will join them ... Read More »

NCMS Spirit Rock To Arrive Thursday!

Dr. Whisnant, Bev Hall, and others at the quarry

Dr. Rosanna Whisnant is wasting no time building community around NCMS.  With the help of FAMILY team member and parent volunteer Mark Pennell who contacted Martin-Marietta for a donation of a school spirit rock. Plant foreman Chuck Price provided Dr. Whisnant, Mr. Pennell, school board member Bev Hall with an incredible tour and helped them pick the perfect spirit rock. RMR Construction will deliver ... Read More »

Sutherland Named Catawba County Middle School Female Coach of the Year

Fallon Peters

Fallon Sutherland, NCMS softball and volleyball coach was recently named the Catawba County Middle School Female Coach of the Year.  Coach Sutherland teaches physical education at NCMS and has also coached volleyball at NCHS.  Coach Sutherland’s favorite quote is, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” When we asked Coach Sutherland why she coaches and why coaching is important to ... Read More »