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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 »

NCMS Welcomes Students & Their Families to Family STEM Night


As NCMS transitions to a STEM school, much preparation has been underway at all levels!  Our next adventure is to welcome current and future students and their families to Family STEM Night! Read More »

N-CMS Choral Student Chosen for State Honors

Marylynn Miles and a student

Sarah Walker, an 8th grader at Newton-Conover Middle School, auditoned and was chosen for the 2015 North Carolina All-State Chorus. Singers from all over the state came together on April 24th and 25th to rehearse music at a very high level of achievement with a nationally-known clinician. Students performed an outstanding concert at the Greensboro Coliseum’s Special Events Center on ... Read More »

NCMS Inducts Inaugural Class of Junior Beta Club Members

NCMS Junior Beta Club Members

The 2014-2015 school year marks the beginning of the Junior Beta Club at Newton-Conover Middle School. Throughout the past year, staff members have been meeting to determine the requirements each student would need to meet in order to be eligible for induction. It was decided that students would need to have a semester average of 93% for all classes. The average is taken from first and ... Read More »

NCMS Rewards Positive Behavior Through PBIS Store

PBIS Closet

Newton-Conover Middle School strives to catch kids doing good things at school.  The Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) model encourages educators to reward positive behavior in addition to providing constructive redirection for unfavorable actions.  Over the course of the past few weeks, Charles Draper and Josh Weese, as well as several other staff members, have been working with local businesses ... Read More »

NCMS Invites all NCCS Educators to Experience Adult Makerspace

Mark your calendars for April 28!  All NCCS staff members are welcome to join Jessica Luby and the NCMS staff in the media center for an adult maker space expo! Drop in when you can, and stay as long as you want anytime from 4-5:30 pm. Several tables will be set up – each set up with different supplies we’ve ... Read More »