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STEM Connection Night Coming to NCMS March 13

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Mark your calendars for March 13 as we explore the world of textiles at NCMS.   Read More »

Learn360 Releases New Learnetic Interactives, Searchable Playlists, and Images!

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Here are highlights of the many recent updates and enhancements to Learn360: Searchable Playlists Users can now make their playlists show up in the search results for their institution—filterable by creator, institution, grade, or subject, when available. (Admins can turn this feature on or off.) From the search results, each playlist listed will allow users to either share it (through ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Jordan Abernethy – Shuford Elementary

Jordan Abernethy

Jordan Abernethy is currently teaching 2nd grade at Shuford Elementary School. Jordan student taught at Shuford in first grade and is thrilled to be back at Newton-Conover City Schools to begin her teaching career! She recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University ... Read More »

Top Education Leaders Leaving as NC Superintendent Considers Staff Changes

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Several top state education leaders announced this week that they are retiring or leaving their jobs at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The announcements came as State Superintendent Mark Johnson said he has sought ideas about “organizational and staff changes to make the department run more efficiently.” Any changes Johnson wants to make will have to be approved ... Read More »

Play Matters

Mrs. Jessica Fitzgerald’s class from Shuford Elementary School participated in Global School Play Day this week.  This is an initiative to raise awareness of the important role that UNSTRUCTURED play has in child development. Join Global School Play Day in 2018 by registering now!   Read More »

South Newton Hosts Visitors From England

South Newton Elementary played host to some very special visitors from England during the week of January 23rd. Consultants from the Letterland company came to the USA to film South Newton literacy experts, Leah Hayes (kindergarten), Julianne Surratte (first grade), and Shannon Mullins (second grade), teaching Letterland. These instructional videos will be used as training materials for teachers all over the country working to ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Shoua Xiong – North Newton Elementary

North Newton Teacher Shoua Xiong

Shoua Xiong is currently teaching 4th grade math and science at North Newton Elementary. She graduated from Appalachian State University in December of 2015 with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Shoua has a strong passion working with children and believes that all children are capable and competent individuals that can reach their full potential with support, guidance, and ... Read More »

High School Drama Students Engaged in Crime Scene Role Play

David Bozza's Mock Crime Scene

High school drama students arrived to class to find a simulated crime scene earlier this week.   Each student was given a character card and was interviewed.  They had to answer questions as that character and interview others to solve the mystery. Want to learn more about drama at Discovery and Newton-Conover High School, contact David Bozza at   Read More »

BT Spotlight: Stephanie Henze – Newton-Conover Middle School

NCMS Teacher Stephanie Henze and her five children

Stephanie Henze is an eighth grade math teacher at Newton Conover Middle School.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.  She received her teaching certification from Concordia University Irvine.  She was born in Tennessee and has lived in several states throughout the South as well as California.  She is also a ... Read More »

North Newton Shoe Drive Helps Students Understand Global Interdependence

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As a global school, one of North Newton’s requirements is to complete modules through the VIF program.  One module for this year is to help students to understand global interdependence.  North Newton will be holding a shoe drive to help those around the world, including here is the US, receive shoes needed to go to school or work.  All of ... Read More »