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NCMS Students Fare Well in Regional Science Olympiad Competition

Science Rocks!  The NCMS Science Olympiad Team proved that this weekend.  The team, coached by Sherrie Jones and Karen Waibel, competed in ten events at the regional competition at Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday, March 21. The students designed launchers, rockets, bridges, and airplanes.  They also were tested in the areas of fossils, matter, the solar system, ecology, and ... Read More »

N-CMS Teacher Wins 2015 “Rubber Meets the Road” Award

On Thursday, March 12th, Scott Stilwell and Tim Lail of Clark Tire of Newton revealed a well-deserved surprise to the latest winner of their annual “Rubber Meets the Road” contest for deserving teachers in Newton-Conover City Schools. Clark Tire presented Newton-Conover Middle School special education teacher, Mr. Charles Draper, with his new and improved Mazda pickup truck. Thanks to this annual initiative ... Read More »

New Opportunities Arise in Newton-Conover

Several key positions in Newton-Conover are available as Newton-Conover High School, Newton-Conover Middle School, and South Newton Elementary search for educators and leaders in their schools. Newton-Conover High School will seek a principal for the -2015-16 school year.  After eight years at the helm, Kevin Campbell will take a district-level leadership role as a director next year.  Check out the job ... Read More »

NCMS Students Take First and Third Places in County Soil and Water Contest

Ellen Williams and Kendra Cobb, 6th grade students at NCMS, recently entered a contest entitled “Wetlands are Wonderful” with the Catawba County Soil & Water Conservation District.  The girls, students in Mrs. Waibel’s science classes, created slide presentations to educate others about the importance of wetland conservation. They took 1st and 3rd places respectively at the county level, and were ... Read More »

Discovery & NCMS Team Up for Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a tale that reminds us not to judge a book by its cover and to consider all sides of a situation.  The lessons to be learned from this sotry are applicable to everyone.  This spring, students from Discovery High School will join forces with students from Newton-Conover Middle School to bring Beauty and the Beast ... Read More »

NCMS Students Learn to Pay it Forward

The students in Keith Recker’s 8th grade physical education class, working in conjunction with Coach Sean Fitzgerald, are learning the importance of service to others.  His students will be assisting and mentoring third grade students at North Newton Elementary  as they learn the concepts of “pay it forward.”  The 22 students will be reading and working with students to build ... Read More »

Kelly Cannon Receives Khan Academy Grant to Purchase Chromebooks

The Morgridge Family Foundation teamed up with Khan Academy to offer a technology grant with the purpose of increasing the access students have to Khan Academy. In order to receive the grant, each applicant needed to be teacher of math or computer programming, have experience using Khan Academy, and have the technology purchased and implemented within 45 days from receiving ... Read More »

NCMS Teachers and Administrators Visit Ron Clark Academy

On January 30th, a team of middle school teachers and administrators traveled to The Ron Clark Academy (RCA),  a renown, non-profit middle school (5th – 8th grade) located in Atlanta, Georgia. RCA’s vision is to deliver the highest quality educational experience where global citizens are born through advanced rigor, engaging teaching methods, and a passionate climate and culture. The team ... Read More »

NCMS Staff Prepare for EXTREME STEM Tour

Big changes are coming to NCMS in the next few months!  On and February 27, NCMS teachers and administrators will have a first-hand opportunity to learn more about why NCMS is becoming a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) school and how this conceptual shift will benefit our students, our community, and families.  NCMS principal Kim Kaylor has been working collaboratively ... Read More »

NCMS Students Experience Local Government Policy Making First Hand

NCMS is proud to partner with the City of Conover to establish a “Youth Council.”  Under the direction of Bryan Dellinger and Kim Kaylor, twenty middle school students attend the City  Council meetings each month and explore a topic of interest that relates to some aspect of Conover city government.  The idea for the council started as a conversation between ... Read More »