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App Smashing in First Grade!


Our first graders at Shuford are becoming quite the pros with their technology skills!  Not only can they navigate their many apps and websites on Chromebooks, iPads and laptops, but they can navigate between apps and use them together to show their learning.  As first grade teachers, we use Seesaw almost on a daily basis as a digital portfolio of ... Read More »

NCCS Welcomes Jennifer Riddle to Shuford Elementary

Jenn(ifer) Riddle is a 4th Grade teacher at Shuford Elementary School.  Jenn has taught for ten years.  She taught students at Viewmont Elementary School in the Hickory Public Schools district.  She also taught for three years at Concordia Christian Day School.  Jenn has a B.S.Ed Elementary Education/Psychology, Western Carolina University, 2007 where she graduated cum laude.  Her honors include NC ... Read More »

Play Matters

Mrs. Jessica Fitzgerald’s class from Shuford Elementary School participated in Global School Play Day this week.  This is an initiative to raise awareness of the important role that UNSTRUCTURED play has in child development. Join Global School Play Day in 2018 by registering now!   Read More »

You will be “Aurasma”tized at Shuford School of Blended Learning

Shuford Wall Photo

When parents and visitors enter Shuford’s front lobby they have the opportunity to to see all of the exciting instruction and learning that is taking place in our classrooms.  Using the Aurasma app allows parents and visitors to use augmented reality (AR) to turn trigger points throughout our school into an engaging and interactive experience. Download the free app today ... Read More »

Blended Learning Opportunities

Screenshot - Learning definition

Shuford Elementary’s focus of blended learning is evident in every classroom.  We couldn’t be more proud of the time and effort our teachers have put in to providing rigorous, online instruction for our students.  Even though ALL grade levels are doing an excellent job with providing blended learning opportunities for our students, I would like to take this opportunity to ... Read More »

Students Dissect Frogs at Shuford

Fifth grade students at Shuford Elementary recently explored the human body systems by dissecting frogs! Catawba County Science Center came in the classroom to help the students learn how the anatomy of a frog related to the human body. Students were apprehensive at first but were soon immersed in the exciting experience. This will be a day that students soon ... Read More »

Shuford’s Owen Cannon Wins NC State Championship in the Hoop Shoot Contest

Shuford Elementary’s very own – third grader, Owen Cannon, won the North Carolina State Championship of the Elks Lodge National Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. His first big win came on January 16th at Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he made 22 of 25 shots and was named the Catawba County Champion. Two weeks later, he went on to take the Western North ... Read More »

Shuford Students Enjoy “Paws to Read”

Student with dog

Students at Shuford Elementary are taking Paws to Read.  They have the opportunity to read in a fun nonthreatening environment.  Newton residents Peggy and Revonda Sipe make bi-weekly visits to Shuford with their pals Zachary and Nicole. Students from all grade levels are invited to read to the literary hounds for 20 minutes.  The specially trained therapy dogs enjoy a ... Read More »

Innovative Grants at Work at Shuford

Shuford kids using Makey-Makey

Newton-Conover City Schools awarded over $30,000 worth of Innovative Grants to teachers, students, and other staff members this year.  Winners were selected based on the creativity of their applications and innovative approaches to teaching the curriculum.  Cierra Parker, a fifth grade teacher at Shuford Elementary, is introducing Makey-Makeys to her class.  Mrs. Parker’s students were learning about conductors and insulators ... Read More »

The Double Robot has Arrived!

Our Double Robotics Double Robot (who we have lovingly named Doug) started as an idea to get a home-bound student at Shuford who is going through cancer treatments back in the classroom. Ms. Kelsey Boosman and Ms. Stacey Mrazek thought about skype, facetime, and other non-interactive video chats, but all of those options were missing the key component of actually allowing the ... Read More »