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Disability Awareness Month Art Show Slated for October 19

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Come celebrate Disability Awareness Month and support Conover School on Saturday Night,October 19th at 7 pm at the Newton-Conover Auditorium at the NCCS Central Office. Student art will be displayed to be purchased; refreshments will be available; and local singers, song writers, musicians, and poets will be performing throughout the night. The proceeds from the event will go to support the Conover School ... Read More »

State Board Approves Higher Proficiency Standards

NC State Board of Education

North Carolina students now have a higher proficiency standard to meet on the state’s end-of-grade and end-of-course tests. New standards today were approved by the State Board of Education to bring expectations for student performance in line with current career and college expectations. When the 2012-13 test results are provided to parents, schools and districts in November, results will be ... Read More »

Sharing Information about the Common Core and Essential Standards

NCCCS parent handout

When we think about what we want students to know, understand, and be able to do in order to be college and career ready, we inherently agree that attributes, as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills are paramount to ensuring our students are prepared to compete and succeed.  Understanding how the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina ... Read More »

Get a Jumpstart on Understanding the IIS

School net

 Learn to create and assign instructional materials through the Schoolnet portion of Home Base in this upcoming NCDPI webinar.  Newton-Conover City Schools will train the Tech Team and selected educators in October to pilot Schoolnet.  However, if you are interested in learning more about how you can use Schoolnet now in your classroom, feel free to register for this NCDPI ... Read More »

Art and the Common Core

Asheville Art Museum

The North Carolina Museum of Art will be running a day long workshop at the Asheville Art Museum on Saturday, October 26 from 9:30am-4:00pm. Attendees will explore connections between the visual arts and Common Core State Standards and learn strategies for incorporating learning through the arts in all subject areas. Registration is required. To learn more visit: Read More »

Dr. David Stegall Featured in Two Publications

Dr. Dufuss

Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent, has authored two articles with Jayme Linton, Professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The articles are “Teachers in the Lead: A District’s Approach to Shared Leadership,” which was published in the Kappan Journal in 2012, and “Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and TPACK: An Integrated Approach to Instruction,” which was published in the Common Core Mathematics Standards ... Read More »

Global Focus Opportunities for K-12 Educators and Students

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Helga Fasciano, NCDPI Special Assistant for Global Education, shared a variety of global focus opportunities for both teachers and students.  Check out these opportunities. Opportunities for Teachers Target Field Trip Grants: Target funds many grants of up to $700 for a school field trip that enhances their curriculum in arts, math, science, and social studies. Deadline:September 30.  American Councils for ... Read More »

Digital Days Returns to NCCS on October 7

Digital Days logo

Mark your calendars and think TECH!  On October 7, we will host our third annual Digital Days at Newton-Conover Middle School.  Digital Days is the required technology training for all NCCS staff. Each staff member will select at least two classes to attend.  Remember, everyone is required to take four technology training sessions this school year. Two of your sessions will ... Read More »

NCTIES Announces Call for Proposals for 2014 Conference


 March 5th – 7th at the Raleigh Convention Center NCTIES will be accepting concurrent session proposals for the NCTIES 2014 Conference. NCTIES members, non-members and students of all levels are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is: October 31, 2013. Click here to submit a presentation proposal.  The mission of NCTIES is to provide ... Read More »

NCDPI Releases Spring 2013 Common Exams for District Use


On September 17, 2013, NCDPI released Spring Common Exams for use in districts.  Please feel free to use the released forms of Common Exams as you see fit. Read More »