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NCMS Receives Corning Incorporated Foundation Grant

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Newton-Conover STEM Middle School would like to thank Corning Incorporated Foundation for their dedication to promoting and enhancing STEM Education with the contribution of $4,664.  Through the Corning Educational Grant – NCMS can strengthen its partnerships with business partners and fuel exposure to local STEM careers by funding STEM Connection Nights and Career Days, as well as provide a summer ... Read More »

NCMS Receives Burroughs Wellcome Grant

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        Newton-Conover City Schools would like to thank the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for selecting NCMS as a winner for the Student Science Enrichment (SSEP) grant of $180,000, so we could develop an authentic hands-on, STEM after-school program for students in grades 6-8th to participate.  Newton-Conover Middle School (NCMS), in partnership with the local community college, two universities, ... Read More »

N-CCS Elementary Schools Receive ZF Community Care Fund Grant

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Newton-Conover City Schools would like to thank ZF Corporation for their dedication to promote and enhance STEM and contribution of $2,000.  Through the ZF Community Care Fund Grant program – all elementary schools in Newton-Conover City Schools can expose STEM in the K-5 setting, promote STEM skills, and build enthusiasm and excitement for learning by having the resources for a ... Read More »

PLCs in Action

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Professional Learning Communities are very important in Newton Conover City Schools.  According to Wenger, McDermott, & Synder, 2002, a PLC is  “…a group of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or passion about a topic, who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.”  The teachers in Newton Conover work together ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School named National School to Watch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Conover Middle School named National School to Watch School emphasizes continuous growth in academic excellence and social equity Conover, NC — April 10, 2016 — Newton-Conover Middle School, a STEM magnet middle school in Conover, North Carolina, has received a national designation from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform: the prestigious National School to Watch ... Read More »

NCHS Students Fare Well at Hickory Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

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On Saturday, February 25th, 2017 the Newton-Conover High School Varsity Science Olympiad Team attended and competed at the Hickory Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. The competition took place on the campus of CVCC in Hickory, NC. The N-CHS team competed against 17 other high school Science Olympiad Varsity teams and 7 Science Olympiad Junior Varsity teams. Students on our team were ... Read More »

STEM Connection Night Coming to NCMS March 13

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Mark your calendars for March 13 as we explore the world of textiles at NCMS.   Read More »

Catawba Science Center Field Trip Programs Guide Available

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CSC school programs feature grade-specific, hands-on experiences in natural, physical, and earth sciences. All programs complement the NC Common Core & Essential Standards and goals. All CSC programs are designed to further students’ understanding of the Nature of Science. For more information or to make a reservation: scheduling@catawbascience.org 828.322.8169, ext. 301 Read More »

EdCamp STEM West to be Held at Grandview Middle School

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EdCamp STEM West will be held at Grandview Middle School on January 21 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  If you are interested in attending, click here to access more information including a registration link. Read More »

Biogen Foundation’s Power of STEM Grants

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The Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM Grants Program supports teachers and schools in Massachusetts and North Carolina to help them bring hands-on science programming to their students. Individual teachers may apply for up to $2,000.  Schools may apply for up to $5,000.  The application cycle runs October 15th through January 15th. Program Requirements and Considerations Biogen Foundation will award $135,000 in grants in the 2016-17 ... Read More »