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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

Megan Baker

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

Leader in Me Logo

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 »

South Newton Student Leaders Make Request

On Friday, April 29, six student leaders from South Newton’s fourth grade presented their request for a new basket court on the new school’s campus. First, the students researched ideal locations for the proposed court while considering costs and landscape alterations (using lots of math skills!). Then they created a center-court design that would include the 7 habits of leadership on the ... Read More »

Una Buena Noche Para Todos

                On Monday evening, South Newton celebrated the English Second Language (ESL) program through food, festivities, and fun. The evening began for students and their families with a skit presented by the Spanish class from University Christian High School. These teen-age bilinguals shared a bit of history regarding Eva Perone’s positive influence on her ... Read More »

South Newton Teachers Win CenturyLink Technology Grant

Julianne Surratte (1st grade teacher) and Shannon Mullins (1st/2nd grade teacher) were surprised today during student clubs when they were awarded the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant. Surratte and Mullins wrote the $1200 grant requesting digital cameras for their photography and yearbook clubs. CenturyLink Foundation will award a total of $1.4 million dollars this year to support teachers who use technology to ... Read More »

PE is for Me!

Coach Rich Painchaud recently hosted PE Week for South Newton students and their families. Games on scooters as well as games that focused on catching and throwing were the main attractions of the week. For those students whose parents could not attend, officers from our local law enforcement filled in as substitutes. Everyone played. Everyone sweated. In PE, both of ... Read More »

Happy Birthday to Everyone!

South Newton students and staff recently met their shout-out goals for being recognized as leaders. Each grade level plus the faculty and staff had to receive 25 recognitions in order for the school goal to be met. Students were surprised when they entered the school adorned with birthday balloons, presents, and banners. Each classroom was decorated, and instruction was focused around a ... Read More »