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DHS Senior Project Spotlight: Tanner Abernathy – Amateur Radio’s Place in the Modern World

Tanner Abernathy

Each year, Discovery High School seniors complete a yearlong research project focused on an important issue facing members of the school, community, or world.  Our students gain a deep understanding of their issue through research, mentoring from a leader in the field, and the development of a project to address the issue.  Over the next few weeks, we will spotlight ... Read More »

DHS Senior Project Spotlight: Liz Hornick – Cosmetics and Self-Esteem

Liz Hornick and prom dresses

Each year, Discovery High School seniors complete a yearlong research project focused on an important issue facing members of the school, community, or world.  Our students gain a deep understanding of their issue through research, mentoring from a leader in the field, and the development of a project to address the issue.  Over the next few weeks, we will spotlight ... Read More »

Summer Meals At No Cost!

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Newton-Conover Child Nutrition Department is launching the USDA Summer Feeding Program starting June 12th through August 18th (Closed July 4th) at North Newton Elementary School.  Our goal is to provide solid healthy meals at no cost to ALL children 18 and under!  Children do not have to be a student or resident of Newton-Conover! Breakfast served daily from 7:45 am – ... Read More »

Child Nutrition Employee of the Year

Child Nutrition Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Lori Oliver, who was nominated by North Newton’s Manager JoAnna Sigmon, for Child Nutrition Employee of the Year. Lori spends her free time trying to make the cafeteria better for our students at North Newton.  She has decorated the cafeteria for every event on her own time and she encourages students to be respectful.  She works hard and ... Read More »

It’s That Time of Year Again…

2017 College Bound Seniors

The end of the school year is an exciting time for students and educators alike.  It’s graduation – the end of one phase and the beginning of another for many of our students.  Parents prepare for transitions – from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, and from high school to college or the workplace.  It is ... Read More »

Free Code.org Summer Workshops for Teachers

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STEM West and NCCET are hosting TWO Code.org summer workshops! Choose the date below and register for this free 3-hour training by the wonderful Dr. Sharon Jones in CS Fundamentals. Training is open to K-12 teachers, scout leaders, after-school providers, librarians, etc. July 17th: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/1973/enroll July 31st: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/1974/enroll Read More »

NCDPI Seeks Educator Feedback on Professional Learning in North Carolina.

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As we look to the future of professional learning in North Carolina, we see an opportunity for transformation. The Professional Development Coordinators in the Educator Effectiveness Division of NCDPI are envisioning ways to build professional development capacity within districts and charter schools. By focusing on the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning, we can re-imagine the way we learn as ... Read More »

Are you Ready to Become an Accomplished Teacher??

Research Shows Impact of Board Certification: The National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center recently completed an evaluation of the impact of NBCTs on K-3 student literacy achievement in Mississippi. The results, similar to that of studies in other locations, show a statistically significant positive impact for students with NBCTs in their classroom.— Come attend an informational session about perusing your National Board ... Read More »

AIG Students Take 3rd Annual Lees Duke Water Plant Competition by Storm

AIG students at Water Tower Competition

AIG students have been working to construct model water towers in order to compete at the Lees Duke Water Plant 3rd Annual Competition.   The objective of the competition is to make participants aware of the importance of reliable drinking water and the rewarding opportunities available in the water profession. The competition does this by having students develop an idea ... Read More »

Doing a Breakout on a Dollar Tree Budget!

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Using Breakouts are all the rage right now with teachers and students. A Breakout kit allows students to use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Teachers are coming up with all sorts of creative ways to use this engaging resource in the classroom. The problem is that one Breakout EDU kits ... Read More »