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Excitement Abundant at September Board Meeting

ROTC Cadets and Commander Nash

Excitement was all abuzz at the September Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education Meeting!  Our district was recognized for its students, staff, and community having put forth the concerted effort to have the highest graduation rate in the state of North Carolina for the 2014-15 school year!  This is reflected in the number of students who completed all four years ... Read More »

Shuford Elementary Honors Retired PE Legend, Mr. Tim H. Elrod, II

Patrick Nelson and Tim and Melanie Elrod

On Thursday, May 21st at 1:30pm, N-CCS staff members, students, leaders, Board of Education members, and community supporters gathered at Shuford Elementary to dedicate the school’s track to retired PE teacher, Mr. Tim H. Elrod, II. Superintendent Dr. David Stegall and Principal Patrick Nelson acknowledged the crowd and set the stage to honor Mr. Elrod, as he was escorted in by ... Read More »

Power Up Robots!

Shuford’s Robotic Club is an after school club that has immersed students in the world of engineering by completing STEM activities.  Students have been given  real world situations, where they are responsible for programming their own robot to compete in a collaborative and creative setting.  Shuford’s Robotics Club has provided students with 21stcentury skills while focusing on collaboration, communication, creativity, ... Read More »

Shuford Students Dig Deep Into Learning!

Fourth Grade teacher Adrianne Blackwelder wrote an N-CCS Innovative Grant in the fall of 2014 to cultivate learning at Shuford Elementary School. Since receiving the funds for a school garden, students at Shuford have had many hands-on and meaningful experiences on their very own soil. To get started, students designed a survey to gather information from teachers across grade levels ... Read More »

Shuford Fire Safety Team is Heating Things Up!

Congratulations to the 5th grade Fire Safety Quiz Bowl Team at Shuford Elementary School for placing in the top 5, out of 12 schools, during their regional fire safety competition on Thursday, March 12th.  The team was led by former Shuford student and current Conover firefighter, Austin Hice. Fire Safety Quiz Bowl Team members pictured from left to right:  Austin ... Read More »

N-CCS March 2015 School Board Meeting

The March 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with recognitions and kind gestures of gratitude from our schools and district leaders in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Discovery High School students, Nathan Blackburn and Fletcher Hamlin. These fine young men emulated respect and reverence as they led the group ... Read More »

Shuford Teachers Empower Others at UNC-C

The UNC-Charlotte College of Education hosted a Teacher-to-Teacher Conference on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Many of Shuford’s teachers represented N-CCS at this event. The campaign’s focus was “Empowering Teachers to Empower Students”. Pre-K to 12th grade teachers/professionals and university faculty were encouraged to facilitate sessions on best practices and pedagogical techniques. Presentation strands included: Engaging your hard-to-reach students; Differentiating for a variety of ... Read More »

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is a very special day!  Students around our district celebrate the 100th day of school by doing various activities related to the number 100.  The students are actively involved with hands-on activities where they develop graphs using cereal, count to 100 with various objects, and create hats to represent the number 100.  The teachers challenge the students to ... Read More »

Fitzgerald Earns National Board Certification

Jessica Fitzgerald, Kindergarten teacher at Shuford Elementary School, earned her National Board Certification this year. When asked why she pursued her National Boards she responded, “I started the National Board process after hearing colleagues and friends talk about how beneficial it was to them.  I heard the process truly helped them become better, more reflective teachers.” The National Board website ... Read More »

Taking 4C’s of Learning Above and Beyond at Shuford Elementary

Teachers are taking 21st century learning to the next level at Shuford Elementary School.  Each month the school has a weekly agenda which has a focus on lessons using the 4Cs’s of learning, for example: week 1’s focus is Communication, week 2 Collaboration, week 3 Critical Thinking, and week 4 Creativity.  Teacher led activities produce student work within the realm, ... Read More »