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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 »

Duke Energy Family Science Night

South Newton student leaders recently led a family science night of hands-on experiments and all kinds of fascinating science facts. Resources were provided free of charge to South Newton from Duke Energy as a part of the North Carolina Science Festival. South was one of 150 schools across the state chosen for the Duke Energy investigations kit. Students were the lead ... Read More »

Newton-Conover’s Leah Hayes Finishes as One of Top Eight Teachers in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Conover’s Leah Hayes Finishes as One of Top Eight Teachers in NC By Jamie Frye In North Carolina, there are over 1.5 Million students, 96,000 Teachers, 115 School Districts, and Eight Regional Teachers of the Year: this year, Mrs. Leah Hayes finishes as one of the top eight teachers in State of North Carolina. Let that sink ... Read More »

Leah Hayes Competes with 7 Teachers for NC Teacher of the Year Title Today

Send your good luck and well wishes to Leah Hayes, Kindergarten Teacher at South Newton and Northwest North Carolina Teacher of the Year as she competes for the NC Teacher of the Year Title today in Raleigh! We couldn’t be prouder of you and your accomplishments, Mrs. Hayes! Read More »

Mischief Meets His Match

Students using the makerspace

A leprechaun is known for his mischief, but he finally met his match this week in South Newton kindergarten! Kinders in Mrs. Candace Styers’ and Mrs. Leah Hayes’ classes worked together to design and create leprechaun traps. South kinders have been learning and practicing Leader in Me Habit 6: Synergize. Through creating leprechaun traps as a team, the students learned that in order ... Read More »