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South Newton Wins Battle of the Books

South Newton Battle of the Books team

Congratulations to the South Newton Battle of the Books’ team and their coaches on winning the Newton-Conover City Schools’ district competition! The team members from all three of Newton-Conover’s elementary schools worked very hard to read 18 books and to remember intricate details from the stories in order to compete in the intense competition. This makes the second year running that the ... Read More »

Polly Goes to School

Polly with a student

South Newton welcomes Polly, a certified therapy dog, and her handler, Mrs. Jean Childs, as their newest volunteer reading buddies. Polly and Jean come to South as part of the Paws for Reading program. Paws for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children ... Read More »

Peace, Love, and Books!

Reader's Theatre at South Newton

On Thursday, March 3, South Newton celebrated literacy and Read Across America week with a family reading night. The theme was retro 60’s with a lot of peace signs and tie-dye adorning teachers, students, and hallways. Students with their parents and siblings enjoyed events such as the Readers’ Theater, 7 Habits Read Aloud, Letterland activities and games, computerized reading games, ... Read More »

South Newton Students Teach Business Leaders 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

South Newton students joined students from St. Stephens’ Elementary and Oxford Elementary to teach nearly 500 Catawba county business leaders how to grow their individual and corporate leadership capacity at the Chamber of Commerce annual shareholder and investor meeting. All three schools are participating in the Leader in Me program, the student version of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective ... Read More »

Clever Cat from Letterland Visits South Newton Kinders

Clever Cat, a character from Letterland, recently surprised kindergarten students in Mrs. Leah Hayes’ class at South Newton. Clever Cat even brought purr-fectly delicious paw-print cookies to share with her new friends! Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling to 3-8 year olds. The Letterland characters transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms. All of the characters ... Read More »

South Newton Tigers Celebrate the Soup-er Bowl!

South Newton Elementary celebrated an awesome Soup-er Bowl week cheering on the Carolina Panthers and doing a good deed for their community. Each day of the February 1st week, students and staff had a dress-up theme such as all-black day for “blacking out the Broncos” and cool cats’ day for wearing one’s favorite Panther’s jersey or shirt. In addition to the Panther Nation ... Read More »

Julianne Surratte Selected for HMH Digital Teacher Leader Program

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has selected South Newton Elementary’s own Julianne Surratte to participate in the HMH Digital Teacher Leader Program. HMH is forming a leadership team of teachers from across NC to recognize and empower innovative educators who are using digital tools and content to transform the learning environment.  The goal of the program is to impact positive change in ... Read More »

NCCS Announces Principal of the Year

Dr. David Stegall announces, Mrs. Julia Styers, principal of South Newton Elementary, as the Newton-Conover City Schools’ 2014 Principal of the Year! Julia has served as Principal at South Newton Elementary for the last six years.She exemplifies a 21st Century Principal because she is always seeking ways to build capacity in her students and staff.  She strives to empower her staff to ... Read More »