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Successful “Blast Off” to AIG Rocketry Study

Fourth and fifth grade AIG students traveled to UNC-Charlotte on March 19th for an exciting introduction to rocket science, presented by the university’s award winning Senior Design NASA Launch Team and Rocketry Club.  The Club members highlighted the importance of diverse engineering fields in the development, design, and construction of rockets, and followed with an exhibit of rocket components essential ... Read More »

New Opportunities Arise in Newton-Conover

Several key positions in Newton-Conover are available as Newton-Conover High School, Newton-Conover Middle School, and South Newton Elementary search for educators and leaders in their schools. Newton-Conover High School will seek a principal for the -2015-16 school year.  After eight years at the helm, Kevin Campbell will take a district-level leadership role as a director next year.  Check out the job ... Read More »

N-CCS February 2015 Board of Education Meeting

The February 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with special celebrations pertaining to the many positive things happening in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The February 23rd meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Newton-Conover High School student leaders, Aron Hamm, Zoe Nester, Logan Thompson, Abby Cox, Lauren Dillard, Austen Gilbert, and Aly Adams. For a Staff Spotlight, Conover School Principal Phyllis Pegram ... Read More »

The Challenge to Lead

Our district is in the midst of exciting changes and growth. We have a thriving Leader in Me school at South Newton, our middle school is transitioning to an exciting STEM school, North Newton will open next school year as an Internationally focused school with a Dual Language tract for students. In fact, we have great things happening at all ... Read More »

NCMS Staff Prepare for EXTREME STEM Tour

Big changes are coming to NCMS in the next few months!  On and February 27, NCMS teachers and administrators will have a first-hand opportunity to learn more about why NCMS is becoming a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) school and how this conceptual shift will benefit our students, our community, and families.  NCMS principal Kim Kaylor has been working collaboratively ... Read More »

2015-16 Kenan Fellow Program Open for Applications

The Kenan Fellows Program is now recruiting a new cohort of K-12 teachers for its 2015-16 fellowship year. The program was established in 2000 as the signature K-12 STEM education initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science. Fellows experience networking, professional growth and leadership development opportunities. More than 30 fellowships will be offered to public and charter ... Read More »

NCMS Embraces STEM Focus for 2015-16 School Year

Did you know that currently in Catawba County, there are over 3,000 vacant jobs in manufacturing available, but workers are not skilled to fill the positions?  These jobs range anywhere from $14-$28 per hour – that’s $28,000 – $60,000 per year.  Many of these jobs do not require a four-year degree.  Careers have changed, and student needs have changed as ... Read More »

STEM Apps to use in the Classroom

If you are looking for apps that can help you incorporate the STEM concepts into your classroom, try some of these. D. Bones, iPhone/iPad, Android $1.99 This app helps children learn the skeletal system in an engaging. It is divided into three sections–a puzzle, a quiz, and text to give users information and basic descriptions of the bones. Codecademy: Hour of ... Read More »

STEM Project Matching Grants up to $75,000

Duke Energy Foundation recently announced a $75,000 matching gift to DonorsChoose.org to assist teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).According to program guidelines, public school teachers can submit STEM project proposals to www.DonorsChoose.org/teachers. When 50 percent of a project’s request is funded through citizen donations, Duke Energy will contribute the remaining 50 percent for teachers in the company’s North ... Read More »

Newton-Conover 8th Graders Attend STEM Tour

Newton-Conover Middle School eighth-graders along with their principal, teachers, and other staff, attended an Extreme STEM Tour on November 14.  STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  The tour, coordinated by Tracy Hall, Catawba Valley Community College, and the Education Matters initiative, is an opportunity for students to visit businesses and industry that are rich ... Read More »