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EduCore: Tools for Teaching the Common Core


The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) has long been revered across our nation as a leader in education. If you are searching for resources to implement the Common Core State Standards, EduCore may help.   EduCore provides current, relevant, evidence-based tools, and professional development to smooth your transition into a new era of teaching and learning. Check out ... Read More »

Students Turn Flowers into Field Trip Money

The sale of flowers will support the trip for N-C HS students to attend the Dominica trip this summer.

During the Summer of 2014, eight Newton-Conover City Schools high school students will participate in a trip to Dominica.  This trip is offered through the Operation Wallacea organization for students to stay for 2 weeks in areas of the world where scientific research is being conducted by college professors and research scientists around the world.  Our students will be accompanied ... Read More »

David Schouweiler Touts the Merits of Standards-Based Grading

Standards based grading (SBG) provides students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery.

Standards Based Grading (SBG) is an education buzzword gaining momentum nationwide over the past few years — and for good reason!  Unlike other education flavors-of-the-week, SBG is a powerful tool and educational philosophy that empowers students to take ownership of their learning while alleviating the burden of remediation.  The core principle of SBG is that students should be assessed on ... Read More »

Common Core State Standards and ELL Students


Have you ever wondered how to ensure that your ELL students are learning both language and content standards during your instructional lessons?  Now you can find the information in the WIDA bulletin.  The WIDA bulletin provides guidance for teachers of English Language Arts who are implementing the Common Core State Standards.  The new standards expect students to develop more complex ... Read More »

NCCS Classroom Walkthrough Aligns with 2013-14 District Vision


If you have seen an administrator or director in yourclassroom tapping an iPad or iPhone, you may have been observed using our district’s new K-12 walkthrough tool.  Principals and district staff have been piloting use of the tool over the past month, making suggestions for improvement, and collaborating in small group walkthroughs to calibrate the tool. So, What are They ... Read More »

CVCC & BB&T to Host Native American Awareness Celebration

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Catawba Valley Community College is holding the second event in its Multicultural series – Native American Awareness Celebration – on November 7, 2013 from 11-2 p.m. The attached poster has the details regarding special guests and entertainment.  This free event will  be held in the Student Center on the CVCC Campus. If a group or class is interested in coming and will ... Read More »

Where is my milk from?


Looking for a fun bell ringer for science or just a way to help your students become more informed about the origin of the food they consume?  Go to and input the dairy code from your milk carton to see how far your milk traveled to reach your mouth.  This cool site includes Google Maps to local dairies and a blog ... Read More »

Whole-Brain Teaching


Chris Biffle introduced Power Teaching several years ago.  Since that time, the name has changed, but the concept remains the same:  engage students orally, kinesthetically, and holistically by allowing them an opportunity to be constantly part of the action in the classroom.  Watch this introductory video of Chris Biffle modeling how to use Whole-Brain Teaching with students.  YouTube is full ... Read More »

Author, Nathan Kotecki to visit NCHS


Newton-Conover High School will be hosting a visit from North Carolina author Nathan Kotecki on November 8, 2013. Mr. Kotecki has written the young adult fantasy paranormal novel The Suburban Strange along with its sequel Pull Down the Night which are published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The author will engage the students in a brief question and answer session followed ... Read More »

AMC 8 Competition on November 19

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  The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills.  This contest is held on Tuesday, November 19. Each year about 5000 to 6000 NC 6th through 8th graders participate in the problem solving adventure.  We encourage our 8th grade teachers to get involved! The ... Read More »