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April Exceptional Children’s Teacher of the Month – Katie Bearfoot

Katie Barefoot - Teacher at South Newton Elementary

Katie Barefoot is an Exceptional Children’s Resource Teacher and she loves being a part of South Newton! Her goals as a a teacher are to teach, help, and encourage her students to reach their academic and functional goals and to be successful inside and outside of the classroom while exhibiting the 7 Habits of Happy Kids!  Her personal mission statement ... Read More »

Webquests Keep Students Engaged

Students on chromebooks

A great way to make sure students are engaged is the use of web quests.  I recently used a web quest with my students as a way to explore life in the 1930s as part of our Harper Lee “To Kill a Mockingbird” unit.  Having students explore through the steps of a web quest is a great way to give ... Read More »

South Newton Tigers Celebrate the Soup-er Bowl!

South Newton Elementary celebrated an awesome Soup-er Bowl week cheering on the Carolina Panthers and doing a good deed for their community. Each day of the February 1st week, students and staff had a dress-up theme such as all-black day for “blacking out the Broncos” and cool cats’ day for wearing one’s favorite Panther’s jersey or shirt. In addition to the Panther Nation ... Read More »

NCHS Students Visit CVCC’s HVAC Program

NCHS Students visit CVCC

Mr. Hicks’ Core and Sustainable Construction class recently visited the HVAC program on the campus of CVCC.    Mr. Jody Lail, HVAC instructor for CVCC, talked with the students about program training and jobs available in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration.  Students had the opportunity to see how electric furnaces, heat pumps, oil heaters, and the geothermal heater work.  Core and Sustainable ... Read More »

April 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting

Abby Cox and Parents

The April 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with acknowledgements of the amazing accomplishments, partnerships, and award-winning events taking place in Newton-Conover City Schools.  The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Conover School students, Jimmy Ferguson and Julia Xiong. These passionate students were accompanied by Conover high school teacher, Michael Townsley. Shuford Elementary ... Read More »

MobyMax Program

Moby Max Logo

This year our school received a grant for the online math/reading program MobyMax.  This online program can be accessed on apple devices and windows operating system at www.mobymax.com.  Students take placement tests to place them on their grade level. When students log on it is self-paced for their reading and math. Teachers can set the order of the concepts, can ... 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 »

N-CCS Stakeholder Surveys Distributed

Our parents, staff, and students provide valuable input and feedback that is crucial in helping N-CCS make decisions for the betterment of our school district. During the week of February 16th, parent, staff, and student climate surveys were distributed to these stakeholders.  Completion of all surveys–both online and paper copies– will need to be returned to the central office by the ... Read More »

NeCoEdFo’s Ninth Annual Red Hot Spelling Bee Announced!

Are you interested in competitive sports? How about competitive games? And, what are your thoughts on competitive GROUP games? If any of this interests you, then you must come be a part of the Newton-Conover Education Foundation’s Ninth Annual Red Hot Spelling Bee, brought to us this year by the Observer News Enterprise and Outlook! This bee is one of two ... Read More »

Connecting Science to the Real World at Shuford Elementary

Shuford Elementary School’s 5th grade students had an exciting day, on Thursday, December 11th. Educator, Sherry Williams, from the Catawba Science Center, in Hickory, NC, visited with a batch of preserved amphibians for the students to study. The 5th graders are learning about the human body systems and how each structure functions. A frog dissection is used to allow students ... Read More »