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AIG Students Take 3rd Annual Lees Duke Water Plant Competition by Storm

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AIG students have been working to construct model water towers in order to compete at the Lees Duke Water Plant 3rd Annual Competition.   The objective of the competition is to make participants aware of the importance of reliable drinking water and the rewarding opportunities available in the water profession. The competition does this by having students develop an idea ... Read More »

Doing a Breakout on a Dollar Tree Budget!

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Using Breakouts are all the rage right now with teachers and students. A Breakout kit allows students to use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Teachers are coming up with all sorts of creative ways to use this engaging resource in the classroom. The problem is that one Breakout EDU kits ... Read More »

Letter of Support and Resources on 13 Reasons Why

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May 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians, I am writing to inform you about a new Netflix series titled 13 Reasons Why and its possible impact on our students. 13 Reasons Why is gaining popularity and we have concerns that the series may increase thoughts of suicide among students.  All three school systems in Catawba County have collaborated to put resources in the hands ... Read More »

Innovative Resources within DESMOS and GEOGEBRA

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No matter the name – Learning Labs, Stations, Centers, etc. – these collaborative, and quite often kinetic, learning opportunities provide students exciting variation for learning opportunities. Many folks already use Desmos and Geogebra as powerful online calculators, however, an even greater component of these two resources lies within the classroom activities built on both websites: DESMOS CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES  and  GeoGebra. ... Read More »

The Summit Expands – 2017-18 Cohort Anticipated to be NCCS’s Largest Yet

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When NCCS district leaders collaborated with CVCC to develop The Summit at Newton-Conover, the goal was to provide more opportunities for our college-bound students to experience the rigor of college-level courses will receiving both high school and college credit.  Thanks to the College and Career Promise articulation agreement among high schools, community colleges, and all of the state’s public universities, ... Read More »

Dr. David Stegall named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. David Stegall named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Newton, NC — May 10, 2017 — In a unanimous vote of the Northwest Superintendent’s Council, Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent of the Newton-Conover City School district in Newton, North Carolina, has been named the Northwest Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service ... Read More »

DHS Senior Project Spotlight: Amber Miller – Living with PTSD

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Name: Amber Miller   Driving Question:  How does living with PTSD sociologically neurologically affect the family?   Why I selected the project:  I selected this project because I’ve known many people with PTSD throughout my life and  I never truly know what it meant to live with PTSD nor to live with someone who has it, so I just had to ... Read More »

DHS Senior Project Spotlight: Olivia Martin – The Psycho-physical Effects of Music

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Name: Olivia Martin Driving Question: What are the psycho-physical effects of music? Why the student selected the project: I selected this project because music has always had a strong presence in my life. I wanted to know how and why it affects us so much. One paragraph description of the research/conclusion and the product: My research suggested that music has numerous ... Read More »

Is this movie appropriate for my child? Turn to Common Sense Media

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Today, kids can watch movies or videos anytime from their phones.  With platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, new content is constantly available.  If you, as a parent, or an educator, are concerned about whether or not content is appropriate for your child or students, consult Common Sense Media.  Common Sense Media gets to the heart of what parents ... Read More »

JOIN OUR CHILD NUTRITION TEAM!

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JOIN OUR TEAM at Newton-Conover City Schools! We are now accepting applications for Shuford Elementary Child Nutrition Manager. Please apply at our Administrative Office located at 605 North Ashe Avenue, Newton, NC 28658 or at the link below! https://nc.teachermatch.org/applyteacherjob.do?jobId=175909     Read More »