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Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a restful and fun summer. In just a few short days, our wonderful students return. This time of year is always so exciting to me. We are blessed to work in a profession that allows us a new start each year. We have the opportunity to reflect, adjust, and revise as needed to ... Read More »

Fruits of Your Labor


Anyone can count the seeds in an apple. Test scores are much like the seeds of an apple. As educators, you see the Apples in the Seeds. You see in others what they can grow into. Many people in our society struggle to see the possibilities and the potential that you see. However, a seed not properly planted and nourished bears ... Read More »

Class size changes and the unintended consequences

As many of you are aware, last year the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation which changed the funding formula and class size restrictions for elementary schools. An apparent unintended consequence of this legislation was that the law removed the flexibility for school districts to use teacher allotments to hire “specials”-music, art, drama, Spanish, technology, and PE teachers for elementary ... Read More »

What Do You Know That You Were Not Taught? The Year of the Teacher.

NCCS 2016 Teachers of the Year and Principal of the Year

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The Difference a Few Degrees Makes

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Welcome Back 2016

Screenshot of Dr. David Stegall

Dr. Stegall’s video message welcomes back everyone for the 2016-17 school year. The video can be found here.   Read More »

Celebrating Our Moonshots Together

Dr. David Stegall

Please see my video message below for the end of the 2015-16 school year, as I reflect on all that we have accomplished together. -David Stegall Read More »

Weather Wonders

Happy February everyone! This year has started out with a bang. Weather issues and water main break impact on our calendar We were blessed recently with a wintry mix that coated our area with a beautiful layer of snow. With that weather, we were forced to miss one student day and that date will be made up on February 15th. ... Read More »

Thank You, Newton-Conover Family

NCHS students at Rising Hope Farms

Please see our Thanksgiving message from our fearless leader, Dr. David Stegall.  We all have much to be thankful for this season, but we in N-CCS are especially appreciative of the commitment of all staff, students, parents, and community members to help us continue to excel all year round. We wish all the best to you and yours this holiday season! Read More »

How much is too much?

Last week President Obama called on states to cap the amount of time prepping for and administering testing in classrooms to no more than 2% of the year. Although it is hurricane season, the strong winds you likely felt last week were the collective “Amen” and “Yes” being exalted by educators, students, and parents across our state.   Recent studies ... Read More »