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Educator Discounts at Kid Connection before and after school program

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2017 Kid Connection & SummerKids  School Employee Discount Kid Connection and SummerKids programs at discounted rates to school system employees. See below for our per-child rate schedule designed just for teachers and staff $30 school year registration fee and/or $25 for summer. Before school care offered at no cost to teachers and staff. After school care for up to 1 ... Read More »

PicCollage for the Littles

PicCollage is a creation app that is used frequently in my Kindergarten classroom. I feel it is important to give our children a voice and choice in their education. PicCollage allows me to do just that. After a short lesson with all of my kiddos, they were PicCollage Pros! PicCollage allows you to import photos from your Camera Roll. Students ... Read More »

South Newton Students Win Big in International Film Festival Poster Contest

Student Winners of IFF Poster Contest

Three South Newtons students recently won accolades as well as cash prizes in the 2017 International Film Festival poster contest. Jimena Salazar (5th grade) won first place in the creative design contest. Elaina Krider (4th grade) won first place for her grade level division, and Josue Salazar (4th grade) won the third place award. The International Film Festival is sponsored by the ... Read More »

South Newton Participates in World Read Aloud Day

On Thursday, February 16, many South Newton students and teachers participated in World Read Aloud Day. Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. This event showcases communities of readers all around the world advocating for literacy through intentional acts of sharing the power of words. For more information, visit their website at: ... 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 »

Marshall Steam Station Employees – South Newton Partners

Mrs. Humphrey accepts donation check

Hats off to the AWESOME employees at Duke Energy’s Marshall Steam Station! These wonderful community supporters chose to donate $750 of their employee-raised community service funds to South Newton Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year. These discretionary funds will be used to meet various educational needs of our students. Pictured here are Mr. Wesley Powell, representing the Duke Energy employee group, and Mrs. ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Megan Baker – South Newton Elementary

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Megan Baker is a 3rd grade teacher at South Newton Elementary School. Megan student taught at South Newton in Kindergarten and is so excited to come back to Newton-Conover City Schools to begin her teaching career! Megan has lived in Newton her whole life and before becoming a teacher, she worked as a waitress at Geppetos Pizza in Newton. Megan ... Read More »

South Newton Students Showcase Leadership

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On Thursday, May 5,  students at South Newton Elementary shared their blossoming leadership abilities with district leaders and community guests. “Planting Seeds, Growing Leaders” highlighted how the small, but certainly not insignificant steps, that students are taking today will eventually pay off with some amazing leadership capacity for our youngest citizens and for our community as a whole in the future. Students gave ... Read More »

Save the Trees

Trees are critical for healthy and vibrant communities. Mrs. Jane Clark’s first graders at South Newton learned this and other interesting tree facts from guest visitors recently. Greg Moser from the City of Newton and Jeff Icard from the Forestry Service demonstrated how to plant new trees and how to care for existing trees. The guests along with student helpers planted seven ... Read More »

Planting Seeds, Growing Leaders

South Newton students and staff have been busy preparing for their 2nd annual leadership day to be held on Thursday, May 5th, 9am-11am on South’s campus. South Newton is in their second year of implementation of Leader in Me, a Franklin Covey initiative based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Only in year two, results are already ... Read More »