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Biggest Loser Fitness Challenge 2014

The School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), again this year, is offering a challenge to all Newton-Conover City Schools Employees, the Biggest Loser Fitness Challenge 2014.  This event is an opportunity for all employees to focus on a balanced plan of weight reduction and exercise creating a healthy impact on their lives.  Our district school nurses are conducting confidential weigh-ins each ... Read More »

State Seeks Qualified Reviewers for Honors Review Process

NCDPI is seeking qualified reviewers for the Cohort I Honors Review Process. Reviewers are needed in every discipline. Applicants from every LEA are welcome to apply. Minimum qualifications for reviewers: Have at least five years teaching experience in the subject area you wish to review Be fully licensed in the area(s) you wish to review Have taught honors courses prior ... Read More »

“Nurturing for Giftedness” Workshop

The Newton-Conover AIG Program facilitated a “Nurturing for Giftedness” workshop on February 24for forty-three kindergarten – 3rd grade NCCS and Catawba County teachers.  Ms. Sarah Hennessey, Discovery teacher from Cumberland County, presented activities, strategies, and challenges that can enhance creativity and critical thinking in the primary grades.  The workshop proved to be an exciting and beneficial event for teachers, providing ... Read More »

NCDPI Offers Webinars on the 4 C’s

Many know that our district has placed a focus on the 4 Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity with their application to our classrooms.  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has presented and posted all their recorded webinars on the web to provide educators with the opportunity to maximize the interactivity of the internet to enhance teaching and ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Joins a New Honor Society

At the direction of choral teacher, Elizabeth Fowler, N-C High School joined a new honor society known as the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Tri-M was founded in 1936 as part of the Music Educators National Conference, a national association for music educators.  It has since expanded to include 6200 middle and high school programs.  This is the initial year for ... Read More »

Angie Sigmon Attends Forum as a Teacher Ambassador

The Institute for Emerging Issues held it’s 29th annual forum on February 10th and 11th.  This forum provides North Carolina’s citizens a chance to come together and discuss emerging issues in education.  Speakers at the forum included June Atkinson, Governor Pat McCrory, Karyn Dickerson, and Ron Clark.   Angie Sigmon, was selected from over three hundred applicants to participate in ... Read More »

Shuford Elementary 2nd Graders Host a Wax Museum

     To truly know a person, sometimes you must become them! That is exactly what the second grade students at Shuford Elementary School did this week. The students at Shuford Elementary School captured the magic and mystery of historical characters today at their Wax Museum! Students researched facts, prepared speeches, and wore costumes to become famous Americans for other students ... Read More »

Organize your World with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a grid of icons that link to various web addresses that you create, organize, and share. Use Symbaloo to organize and share the best of the web with your students.  Teachers can create a Symbaloo for an individual unit or lesson to provide students with links they will visit to find information or engage in learning. Symbaloo can keep ... Read More »

Regional Grant Provides $380,000 for Digital Learning

Eleven districts from around Region 7 met in December to write a collaborative grant to bring high-quality technology and digital learning professional development to our region.  The eleven districts participating in the grant are:  Alexander County Schools, Alleghany County Schools, Ashe County Schools, Caldwell County Schools, Catawba County Schools, Elkin City Schools, Hickory City School, Mt. Airy City Schools, Newton-Conover ... Read More »

Discovery Quiz Bowl Team Heads to Chicago

Every Tuesday after school a group of students gather in Jody Dixon’s classroom at Discovery High School to answer questions, study, and train for their trip to compete at The National Quiz Bowl Championship in Chicago this May. Quiz Bowl is a team academic competition placing schools in head-to-head competition against each other in a question and answer format slightly ... Read More »