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Newton-Conover Middle School Receives Two STEM Grants


Newton-Conover Middle School recently received word that they had received two grants.  Wells Fargo donated $1200 for the NCMS Girls in STEM program.  NCMS also received a $4500 grant from the ZF Community Care Fund.  This grant will help provide resources and materials for the school’s “Makerspace” areas and for quarterly STEM Connection Nights.  Mrs. Jessica Schouweiler, STEM Coordinator/Assistant Principal at ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School to Offer Girls Coding Camp

student working on computer

Newton-Conover STEM Middle School, in partnership with Microsoft will be hosting a Girls Coding Camp August 1st thru the 5th for all rising 6th-9th graders. We are looking to empower young women in STEM fields and excite them about opportunities for their bright future. The camp will be taught by  by Microsoft Experts, on Microsoft’s Campus in Charlotte. Students will ... Read More »

Check out the latest STEM Connection Night on Video!

Check out this video below, showcasing this year’s last STEM Connection Night for Newton-Conover Middle School!  This night focused on Technology, had a full Hot Dog dinner, and welcomed sponsors from Conover Fire Department, Catawba Science Center, Lenoir-Rhyne University, GKN, Sarstedt, Barnes & Noble, and Catawba Valley Community College. If you’re interested in learning more or getting involved in another STEM ... Read More »

Don’t Miss STEM Connection Night on April 25th from 5-7PM

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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 »

CVCC Celebrates NC Manufacturing Day

NC Manufacturing Day Text

Newton-Conover High School students have been invited to participate in CVCC’s North Carolina Manufacturing Day event to be held on Thursday, April 7.  Manufacturing Day is a  celebration of Modern Manufacturing and is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  Interested students will have an opportunity to speak with local employers during the Manufacturing Fair, participate in a STEM ... Read More »

NCMS Upcycle Club Needs You!

Each Wednesday morning during the NCMS club schedule, the Upcycle Club meets in the media center.  Upcycle Club members take items normally meant for the trash or recycling bin and turn them in to treasures.  These students choose projects based on interest and the materials available in the Media Center Makerspace.  Our Makerspace includes a wide variety of materials that ... Read More »

Kenan Fellows Program Applications Open

The Kenan Fellows Program is recruiting outstanding K-12 educators for its 2016-17 fellowship year. The program connects teachers with leading researchers and industry experts to promote curricular design linking classwork to “real” work. Kenan Fellows receive at least three weeks of immersive guidance with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting, 80 hours of professional development that builds leadership capacity, ... Read More »

NCMS Prepares for STEM Connection Night

Newton-Conover STEM Middle School in partnership with CVCC, MFS, Farm Burearu, Catwaba County Museum, and Windy Wool Windings are collaboratively working to present the second STEM Connection Night. What is STEM Connection Night?  STEM Connection Nights are a time when local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and artisans partner with our school to host evenings for families to learn relevant and practical ... Read More »

NCMS STEM Connection Night Brings Information and Opportunity to Families

City Farm Project Presentation

NCMS hosted their first of a series of four STEM Connection Nights on Friday, September 18 at 5:30 pm.  Students, families, and staff enjoyed a pasta dinner and then engaged in a career and opportunity fair around the concept of agriculture and urban gardening.   The City Farm Project served as the guest presenter for the event.  Their booth included ... Read More »