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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 »

NCMS Embraces STEM Challenge to Address Climate Change

Kyle Hayman Presentation

The first day of school, 7th grade students at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School students were gathered together to hear Kyle Hayman, Conover May Pro Term, about what Conover has and is doing to win in the fight against climate change. The students were enthralled with learning how Conover has taken great measures to ensure all families were provided the opportunity ... Read More »

NCMS STEM Connection Nights Bring Students, Parents, Community, and Businesses Together

STEM Connection Night Flyer

Our community has currently has 5,400 vacant jobs, most of which pay between thirty and sixty thousand dollars per year and yet companies often have to search in other counties to fill their vacancies. Why? Two reasons. The first reason is a consequence of a culturally dated mindset – that in order to be successful, a student must go to ... Read More »

Educator Saturdays are back at Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS all month long

Discovery Place

Every Saturday in September, all Discovery Place Inc. Museums are celebrating the back-to-school season with Educator Saturdays, offering educators and one guest FREE admission to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham. Educator Saturdays provide the opportunity to explore an array of exhibitions, labs, live programming, outdoor adventures and films that are offered daily, and consider how ... Read More »

Conover Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Hayman Preps NCMS 7th Graders for Grant Writing

Kyle Hayman Presentation

Newton-Conover Middle School wasted no time jumping into STEM on day one.  Seventh graders met with Kyle Hayman, City of Conover Pro Tem Mayor, today to discuss what the City of Conover is doing and is planning to do to protect the environment and community.  Seventh grade teachers will be working with students to write a grant to improve the ... Read More »

NCCS AIG Students Blast Off!

Students with Rockets

The Newton-Conover Academically/Intellectually Gifted students at South Newton, North Newton, and Shuford Elementary Schools had a “blast” as they successfully launched their model rockets during the week of May 4th, culminating their 2014 – 15 AIG enrichment!  The six week rocket science study began with a field trip to UNC – Charlotte on March 19th for an exciting introduction to ... Read More »

Makerspaces: Not Just for Kids

Makey Makey

Think for a moment: In what part of your school building are children most engaged and actively initiating their own learning? What is it about this space that cultivates curiosity and is trademarked by innovation? What if there was a space designed to allow for students to make, invent, reinvent, hack, design, create, manufacture, develop, collaborate, produce, construct, and tinker? ... Read More »

NCMS Welcomes Students & Their Families to Family STEM Night


As NCMS transitions to a STEM school, much preparation has been underway at all levels!  Our next adventure is to welcome current and future students and their families to Family STEM Night! Read More »

N-CMS EC Teacher Selected for Discovery Place STEM Fellows Program

Renee Jewell

Renee Jewell, a Newton-Conover Middle School EC teacher, was recently notified that she was accepted into the 2015 STEM Fellows cohort, in association with Discovery Place. This commitment will span several semesters and will require Renee to engage in STEM activities in her classroom and with her training co-hort. The application pool for STEM Fellows was record setting with roughly 50% ... Read More »