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BT Spotlight: Emily Alton – South Newton Elementary School

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Emily Alton is the fifth grade science teacher at South Newton Elementary School. She previously student taught at South Newton in third grade. She has recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. During her time in college, Emily was placed on both the ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Jessica Dortch – South Newton Elementary

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Mrs. Jessica Dortch is the speech-language pathologist at South Newton Elementary School.  Jessica is a two time graduate of Appalachian State University.  In 2015, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  More recently, in 2017, she graduated with a  Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  During her time at ASU, Jessica assisted a professor ... Read More »

Lighthouse Recognition Review at South Newton Elementary

On 15th of November, South Newton Elementary School was reviewed by team members from Franklin Covey’s Leader in Me for the Lighthouse School designation. A Lighthouse School recognition is a national honor for Leader in Me schools that is granted to LIM schools for their hard work and success with the implementation of the Leader in Me. Lighthouse Schools are ... Read More »

NCCS Welcomes Ashley Wright to South Newton Elementary

Ashley Wright with students

Mrs. Ashley Wright is proud to be joining the Kindergarten Team at South Newton Elementary this year!  For the past 10 years, she has taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and served as a reading specialist at Claremont Elementary School in the Catawba County School System.  Mrs. Wright truly feels that Kindergarten is her calling and enjoys coming to work each day ... Read More »

New to NCCS: Olivia Causby Joins the South Newton Team

Olivia Causby at WCU

Olivia Causby is a 1st grade teacher at South Newton Elementary School. She has previously taught 1st grade at Winterfield Elementary School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Olivia graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Carolina University. Her professional passions include helping children realize their potential and instilling positive outlooks and growth mindsets at a young ... Read More »

Universal Breakfast at South Newton and North Newton for 2017/2018

Universal Breakfast

Universal Breakfast is being offered at South Newton and North Newton Elementary for 2017/2018.  So what does Universal Breakfast mean?  It means Breakfast is served at NO COST to every student!   Breakfast is Brain Fuel! Studies show that students who eat breakfast… Have improved attendance and less tardiness Are able to pay attention longer Demonstrate better behavior in the ... Read More »

South Newton Featured in National Letterland Marketing Video

South Newton students doing Letterland

South Newton Elementary teachers, students and leaders were recently filmed by international educational literacy program Letterland.  Letterland has taken that footage and created an international marketing commercial to promote their product, titled “What is Letterland?”  Click below to view the commercial! Read More »

South Newton Teachers Present at the Leader in Me Symposium

South Newton Elementary School presented this week at the Leader in Me Symposium in Spartanburg, SC. Jane Clark and Heather Reynolds shared videos of class meetings held daily. Class meetings are held to empower students to take ownership of their classroom which also fosters a classroom family atmosphere.  For more information on their presentation, click here. Sarah Stapleton and Brittany Gaines shared how South ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Katie Hester – South Newton Elementary

Katie Hester

Katie Hester is a second grade teacher at South Newton Elementary School. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in May of 2016. While at Appalachian she participated in Appalachian Educators club and was on the Dean’s List.  She graduated from Catawba Valley Community College in May of 2013 with an Associate ... Read More »

Showcasing the “Best” of South Newton Elementary

Some excited fifth graders at South Newton Elementary are busy creating videos of the new school facility as well as videos of the faculty, staff, and students in order to showcase the best of South Newton to on-campus visitors. All videos and webpages created by the students are being connected to QR codes. The QR codes will be printed, framed, ... Read More »