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Raising Resilient Children Parent U Session

Parent U’s next session will be centered around the topic of how to raise your child to be resilient. We want your child to be able to come back from any obstacle stronger than they were before. This session will help you as a parent to raise happy and confident kids as well as to feel confident in yourself and ... Read More »

Newton-Conover’s Initial Cohort of Teacherpreneurs Complete Leadership Seminar at NCCAT

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Thirteen Newton-Conover teachers were selected to participate in a year-long leadership program designed to identify teacher leaders and provide them with both professional development to strengthen their leadership capacity and the opportunity to lead by identifying a problem of practice to address during the 2017-18 school year.  The group meets several times throughout the school year to explore the concept ... Read More »

All NCMS 7th Grade Students to Receive Chromebooks

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K-64 is a partnership between Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba Valley Community College and local businesses. The purpose of K-64 is to identify, facilitate and streamline programs and initiatives that are in place and have been proven to be best practices in improving education as related to workforce development.   K-64 aims to further involve ... Read More »

Working with Challenging Students in the Classroom

Building relationships is the key to ensuring success with students in the classroom.  A specify strategy that teachers can utilize to address challenging students is the 2 x 10 strategy.  This strategy encourages teachers to meet with students for 2 minutes each day for 10 days in a row.  The teachers hold two minute talks with the student about topics ... Read More »

N-CHS Soccer Team to Play in Championship Game

Newton-Conover High School’s men’s varsity soccer team, the Red Devils, has experienced amazing success over this past season. The former Class 2A champion Red Devils are currently ranked first in the state in their division, and 45th in the nation. The team has also gone undefeated in the 2017 school year and is currently in the final run for the  ... Read More »

Future Teachers of NC (FTNC) Application Deadline Extended

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NCDPI is looking for highly qualified teachers to offer college-level courses in N.C. high schools. The application deadline for the Future Teachers of NC program has been extended to Nov. 21. Through this new program, students can be exposed to career opportunities in K-12 education while earning college credit. All teachers who are accepted for the program must attend the 3-day curriculum training Dec. ... Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Eric Ramseur – Discovery High School

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Mr. Ramseur works as a High School Mathematics Teacher at Discovery High School.  This year, Mr. Ramseur is teaching Math 1, Math 2, & Math 3 while assisting in the online AP- Calculus AB/BC courses. Upon graduation with his Bachelor’s Degree from Pembroke State University, Mr. Ramseur went directly to graduate school at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.  There, ... Read More »

Cultivating Competent Learners by Asking Three Questions

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There is no doubt that one of the greatest charges we have in education is to cultivate competent learners and ensuring that we put them in a position to see the value of their education (Sheninger, 2017).  Engaging  our students in critical conversations about their education ensures we keep an accurate pulse on the learning culture we have created.  Too often our ... Read More »

CheckMark Extension in Google Docs Can Transform Grading

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CheckMark is a new an extension developed to help make it easier for teachers to provide feedback to students in Google Docs. Just add the extension, highlight an area for feedback, and select one of the numerous comments. These comments include common errors such as capitalization, verb tense, rephrasing, and subject/verb agreement. According to Byrne (2017),  “This extension will save teachers ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School to Host EdCamp STEM West

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Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual EdCamp STEM West event on Saturday, January 20th at Newton Conover Middle School. Click here to register! Last year, EdCamp STEM West had 130+ attendees from 21 counties and $1500 in door prizes! Hope to see you there! Read More »