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Teaching Tolerance – Fostering Empathy and Understanding in Our Students

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We hear a lot today about teaching kids skills such as grit, empathy, and integrity.  Unfortunately, these skills aren’t overtly labeled in any curriculum we teach, but as educators, it is our job not only to teach content but also teach skills that help our students develop into quality human beings.  One site that can help our students understand the ... Read More »

NCHS Students Fare Well at Hickory Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

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On Saturday, February 25th, 2017 the Newton-Conover High School Varsity Science Olympiad Team attended and competed at the Hickory Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. The competition took place on the campus of CVCC in Hickory, NC. The N-CHS team competed against 17 other high school Science Olympiad Varsity teams and 7 Science Olympiad Junior Varsity teams. Students on our team were ... Read More »

New North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program Announced

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A proposed new North Carolina Teaching Fellows program was unveiled Thursday. The program focuses on attracting students who excel in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to North Carolina classrooms.  It also seeks to attract teachers to specialize in special education.  The event, hosted by North Carolina State University, was attended by prominent figures in education, including ... Read More »

Deeper Classroom Discussions

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We know them, the students who LOVE to participate in collaborative discussions.  They seem to constantly have something to add to the conversation.  These kids keep our classes lively and keep teachers on their toes!  We also have those other students who, during class discussions, rarely speak up – preferring instead to listen. However, if directly asked a question, often ... Read More »

NCCS to Host Potential Summit Students and Their Parents on Monday, March 13

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The Summit at Newton-Conover has been garnering much praise since its inception two years ago.  Two Summit students in two years have received the prestigious Park Scholarship, and students who attend The Summit have been accepted into some of the best schools in our state and throughout the country.  Check out the image below to see all of the colleges ... Read More »

NT3 Grant Provides NCCS Leaders an Opportunity to Learn from Leaders Across the US

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Dr. Mullins (District Sponsor) and Angie Sigmon (Improvement Lead) recently attended Learning Session 3 in Denver, Colorado for the NT3 Grant Newton-Conover received through The National Board.  The grant provides over $100,000 in funding over two years to provide professional learning and growth opportunities for teachers. The goal of the grant is to ensure teachers understand the tenets of accomplished ... Read More »

NCCAT Summer Programs Are Open for Registration!

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NCCAT invites you to search their list of professional development programs scheduled for the summer. You can now register electronically and they have added a search page for your convenience. Try it out! Note: Please do not apply prior to receiving your principal’s approval to cover your substitute teacher or travel costs, and then completing the N-CCS Prior Approval Form.  Following this process, click ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Nakota Hullette – Newton-Conover Middle School

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Nakota Hullette is currently teaching 8th grade at Newton-Conover Middle School. He recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. Prior to teaching, Nakota worked at Food Lion for 8.5 years and was the manager. He is passionate about guiding students and preparing them for higher education, such as high school and college. ... Read More »

Google Doc Tip – You will want to check this out!

Watch this quick video clip of how to add a customized background behind any Google doc you create while using Google Chrome.  Add a picture of a beautiful tree, landscape, your pet, etc. so you no longer have to look at the plain screen behind each sheet while you are working in Google Docs.  You will utilize the Google Chrome ... Read More »

National School Breakfast Week is March 6 – 10

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National School Breakfast Week is March 6 – 10 Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with ... Read More »