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STEM in the Social Studies Classroom

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can easily be implemented in a technical class like science or math. However, for English language arts and social studies, a teacher has to think out of the box. Recently, students at NCMS took on a STEM challenge after studying Ancient Egypt. Students were to create a canopic jar (used by Egyptians to store ... Read More »

New STEM Events for 2018

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New Events for 2018:  2nd Annual EdCamp STEM West— January 20th at Newton Conover Middle School. The “unconference” to network and discuss/learn about STEM topics that interest YOU! Register below to attend the free event. STEM Trek!—a NC Science Festival event held at the SALT Block in Hickory on Saturday April 21st to participate in hands-on activities to learn about STEM careers! Free community event. ... Read More »

STEM Connection Night – November 13th

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N-CCS Families join us on November 13th from 5-6:30 at NCMS for STEM Connection Night – for dinner while supplies last! STEM Connection night focuses on exposing families to career pathways at 6-12 to CVCC/LRU and then to Business (K-64 concept). We have 20+ vendors to explore. Science and Math Teachers will be hosting a meet/greet to know more about ... Read More »

5th Grade CTE Roadshow

5th grade students were outside listening to a high school student about masonry.

Newton-Conover High School’s Career Technology Education (CTE) hosted the first CTE Roadshow for North Newton Elementary’s 5th-grade students as part of their STEM Elective course. All 5th-grade students were exposed to the pathway opportunities and visited two pathways of their choosing.  During their visit, students were led by NCHS student leaders and participated in hands-on activities aligned with that pathway! ... Read More »

N-CMS Celebrates Receipt of National School to Watch Award

N-CMS students, staff and community members

Conover, NC — October 1, 2017 — Over the past few years, Newton-Conover STEM Middle School has had many reasons to celebrate. From jumping nearly 20 points to the positive across the state’s academic growth index, to dramatically decreasing discipline referrals by hundreds of percentage points through its Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program, and implementing a high-quality STEM program ... Read More »

NCHS Foods II Visits PDQ

Students standing together for a picture behind the entrance at the PDQ restaurant.

Newton-Conover High School students visit PDQ in Hickory to learn about the importance of fresh food, how to prep food using ServSafe protocols and opportunities for Internships/Co-Ops.  Students in Foods II will work towards obtaining their Manager’s ServSafe Certification, allowing them to have an advantage in the employment in the food industry. Video of their experience:  https://goo.gl/WCnr3X Read More »

NCMS Receives Corning Incorporated Foundation Grant

6 Students are raising their cups from behind a table in which they are serving drinks during the STEM Connection Night Evening.

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 »