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BLOOMZ – A Great Way to Communicate!

Picture of Bloomz app

At Shuford Elementary we are reaching more parents by communicating through Bloomz.  During a summer PTO planning session, parents expressed that it was too hard to keep up with all of the different ways teachers were communicating with them.  As a school we discussed and voted on one way that our entire staff would communicate with parents.  We chose Bloomz. ... Read More »

2017-18 Lunch Applications

Lunch Applications

If your child was receiving free or reduced meal benefits last school year, you will need to complete a new 2017-18 application by October 9th 2017 to avoid a lapse in benefits.  Applications can be found on our Child Nutrition website at or can be picked up in the school office.  If you have questions, please call Child Nutrition ... Read More »

Webinar on Dyslexia in Teens and College Students

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Maryanne Wolf, one of the leading experts in the field of dyslexia.  I encourage you to share this information with parents, teens and other professionals.  This event is free of charge and since the event is broadcast as a webinar anyone from any location can join in. Complimentary Seminar/Webinar on Dyslexia in Teens and ... Read More »

Farm to School ~ Cafeteria Feature of the Day

Broccoli salad

Nutritious school food helps students develop lifelong healthy eating habits. It also contributes to a culture of wellness at school, reinforcing nutrition education messages from teachers. Healthy school food can also increase school connectedness and reinforce to children, families and community that students’ health and well-being are valued. Read More »

NCHS Foods II Visits PDQ

Students standing together for a picture behind the entrance at the PDQ restaurant.

Newton-Conover High School students visit PDQ in Hickory to learn about the importance of fresh food, how to prep food using ServSafe protocols and opportunities for Internships/Co-Ops.  Students in Foods II will work towards obtaining their Manager’s ServSafe Certification, allowing them to have an advantage in the employment in the food industry. Video of their experience: Read More »

Moving On Up

Superintendents laughing together for message.

Thank you staff for an amazing start to the school year. Please click on the video below for a short message from me and Dr. Gabriel. Have a wonderful start to Fall everyone! Read More »

Free Teacher Workshops on the Holocaust

Children at a concentration camp

The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, and agency of DPI, offers free one day, multi-county teacher workshops on the Holocaust throughout the state and the Council reimburses for public school substitute teachers. The workshop is designed for Social Studies,  Language Arts and Media Specialist teachers working with grades 6-12. All NC teachers are encouraged to attend. These workshops are ... Read More »

NCCS Welcomes Carrie Pratt to Newton-Conover Middle School

Carrie Pratt at NCMS

Carrie Pratt is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. Previously, she taught 7th grade ELA and Social Studies at River Bend Middle School and Northview Middle School. She also worked as a program manager for Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms, a national interdisciplinary curriculum based at The University of Tennessee. Carrie ... Read More »

Run for Maggie Slated for November 11

Run for Maggie Starting Line Runners

We hope you can join us for the 4th Annual Run for Maggie on Saturday, November 11! In addition to individual entries, we’ve added a new Social Team and Corporate Team category this year. Run with a group of 5 or more and receive $3 of your registration. Or ask your employer to sponsor a team for a tax-deductible fee of ... Read More »

September NCDPI ELA Scoop Addresses Instructional Practices

ELA Scoop Screen Shot

The September 2017 ELA Scoop provides a great deal of resources for English/Language Arts teachers.  This edition includes a deep dive into instructional practices, resources, and updates on the future ELA standards.   Read More »