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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 »

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 »