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NCMS Embraces STEM Focus for 2015-16 School Year

Did you know that currently in Catawba County, there are over 3,000 vacant jobs in manufacturing available, but workers are not skilled to fill the positions?  These jobs range anywhere from $14-$28 per hour – that’s $28,000 – $60,000 per year.  Many of these jobs do not require a four-year degree.  Careers have changed, and student needs have changed as ... Read More »

Readers’ Theatre Sets the Stage for Learning at N-CMS!

Mrs. Albano’s English Language Learner (ELL) classes, in conjunction with the 6th grade ancient civilization study of Mesopotamia, presented two scripts this past week in front of sixth grade classes. Readers’ Theatre is an excellent means to incorporate reading, speaking, and listening into an instructional framework. When participating in Readers’ Theatre, students have an opportunity to develop scripts, perform in ... Read More »

Middle School Students Celebrate #Socktober

Mrs. Miles’ leadership classes participated in #Socktober, a nation-wide sock drive. The purpose of #Socktober is to “prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.” They collected over 325 pairs of new socks to donate to ECCCM, a local organization that helps those ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School Forms FAMILY group for Dads

NCMS is proud to announce the formation of a “FAMILY” group for interested dads!  FAMILY represents “Fathers Actively Making Improvements and Leading Youth,” and this group serves the middle school as a second line of support to students and faculty.  Led by Mr. Harvey Sterling, the NCMS FAMILY group has grown to 12 fathers who assist with car riders in the morning, ... Read More »

Middle School Boot Camp Sets the Stage for the Year

August 11-14, 2014, the NCMS faculty and staff participated in the first ever NCMS Boot Camp.  This year’s middle school theme, “Road Trip:  License to Learn” was a focal point of the camp.  As NCMS shifts to a more fully-implemented middle school model, teachers, administrators, and support staff worked together to explore the social and emotional needs of middle grades ... Read More »

Duke TIP Recognizes Tucker Clark for his Academic Abilities

Tucker Clark, an academically-talented seventh grader from Newton-Conover Middle School was recognized this spring for his exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT.  Newton-Conover City Schools are proud of Tucker’s accomplishments. Read below to discover more information related to Duke TIP.   Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search  identifies students across the United States who have scored at ... Read More »

NCMS Unveils Theme for 2014-15 School Year

Last week, NCMS teachers were asked to decipher the clues presented to them in order to guess the 2014-15 middle school theme.  Teachers were given a variety of different foods, license plates, and other hints to help them determine the theme.  After several very close guesses, the theme was revealed:  Road Trip – License to Learn.  Teachers then opened their ... Read More »

NC P.R.I.D.E. Rewards Excellence at Middle School

NC P.R.I.D.E. is an incentive program to reward students for good grades, attendance, and behavior. We recognized 296 students at our spring ceremony. P.R.I.D.E. stands for Promoting Recognition for Individual Dedication to Excellence. The criteria to receive a gold card is an average of 93 or higher with no report grade being lower than a 77. A silver card is ... Read More »

Dorothy meets Alice – NCMS Drama Club Presents Spring Production

What happens when a boy puts off his book report until the very last minute? Why, he ends up in the Tulgey Woods in between the land of Oz and Wonderland. Now stuck in the forest, along with the help of the characters from The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, he must figure out a way to get his book report ... Read More »

NCMS Introduces Musical Mondays

After discovering that many NCMS students had little to no exposure to musicals, the NCMS Drama Club, under the direction of Mr. David Bozza, decided to sponsor “Musical Mondays.” On designated Mondays, the Drama Club selects a classic musical to be shown in the NCMS auditorium. All NCMS students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students that attend “Musical Monday” ... Read More »