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May 2015 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to the N-CCS Employee of the Month for May 2015, Mrs. Paige Smith. Mrs. Smith has been a receptionist at North Newton Elementary and Newton-Conover High School while serving in the Newton-Conover City School district. She is currently on the front lines of Red Devil territory as the receptionist at N-CHS. Paige is known for her sweet, bubbly personality, her willingness to help any and every one, and her love for students. She takes great pride in serving others and being a part of N-CCS events! She has also been a huge support to those who have mourned together over the loss of Mr. Campbell--students, staff, and parents, alike. One of her peers stated, "Paige is always friendly and cheerful when she answers the phone. That is very important in her role as a receptionist." Paige's kind disposition, thoughtful ways, and humble attitude make her such a great asset to the N-CCS family.

If you would like to nominate another worthy N-CCS staff member for Employee of the Month for June, click here. Mrs. Smith is another reason why we are proud to say, "We are Newton-Conover!"

Red Blazer 2015
Community members, family members, friends, former colleagues, BOE members, and current N-CCS employees gathered to attend the fourth annual N-CCS Red Blazerevent on May 14, 2015. This celebratory banquet took place at the Catawba Country Club at 6:30 pm. The 2014-2015 Red BlazerCommittee selected three individuals to be recognized with a Red Blazer Award this year. This fourth installment of distinguished winners consisted of Maggie Daniels, Mavis B. Hedrick, and Bobby Rowe. Ms. Daniels, a former English teacher, coach, and school counselor, was honored for her love and dedication to her students and the community before her life was tragically taken in the summer of 2014. Mr. Rowe, a former EC teacher, coach, and student mentor is known for being a strong man of character during integration and great change in the American education system. Mrs. Hedrick is a former teacher and principal who served the N-CCS community over the course of four decades. She is known for her high expectations and the wide variety of opportunities she provided for her students.
Yet Another State Championship!
The Newton-Conover High School Golf Team members, Trey Burton, Logan McNeely, Chris Ziogas, Nick Isenhower, Daniel Drum, Austen Gilbert, Andrew Gaither, Tyler Byles, Owen Stegall, Joseph Seabra, and Isaac Hernandez, were recognized by Dr. Stegall at the Monday, May 18th BOE meeting for recently winning their third state Men's 2A Golf Championship. Dr. Stegall also commended their amazing coaches, John Echerd and Jack Beach, as well.
The Winning Streak Continues...
The Newton-Conover High School track and field team members, Brittany Ramseur, Madyson Fair, Mya Jones, and Paiton Fair, were recognized by Dr. Stegall at the May 18th BOE Meeting for recently winning the State Championship title for the 2A 4x400 Relay Team. This team is coached by amazing leaders, Latoya Miller, Marcus Miller, and Antonio Lyerly. This makes the 12th state team championship for N-CHS in 8 years! 
Tri-M Music Honor Society Recital
The NCHS Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society will present their annual Honors Recital on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 P.M. at Newton-Conover Middle School. The honors recital is given by senior members of the society and features solo and ensemble performances by band, choral, and piano students. These students demonstrate excellence in academics, musicianship, and leadership. Please consider supporting them through your attendance. Admission is free!
N-CCS April Employee of the Month: Mr. Skip Hayner

Congratulations to the N-CCS Employee of the Month for April, Mr. Skip Hayner. Mr. Skip has been a custodian in the Newton-Conover City School district for several years and has served in school buildings and at the Central Office. Skip is known for his attention to detail, his stellar work ethic, and his love for children. He enjoys dressing up for various holidays, playing fun tricks on employees, and making students laugh! He takes great pride in his work and shows great effort and skill in all that he does! One of his peers stated, "Skip has a great attitude, and you can tell that he loves his job! He is always ready to lend a helping hand."

If you would like to nominate another worthy N-CCS staff member for Employee of the Month for May, click here. Mr. Hayner is another reason why we are proud to say, "We are Newton-Conover!"

NC Pre-K Applications Now Available for 2015-2016 School Year
Thornton Pre-K classes are located at the Thornton Education Center. The Thornton Education Center is a unique five-star licensed facility within Newton-Conover City Schools that is dedicated to serving preschool students. State-certified teachers at Thornton Education Center focus on preparing students for success in Kindergarten and beyond by offering structured full-day curriculum. As a Leader in Me school, Thornton Education Center incorporates in its everyday activities leadership skills and principles that help students realize their full potential. Before and after school care are also available to students at this site through Kid Connection.

Preschool at Thornton Education Center works with childcare subsidy, as well as NC Pre-K funding and private tuition. For information on ways to enroll your child at Thornton Education Center, please call (828) 464-9355. 
Parents with students who will be four years old in August of 2015 are encouraged to apply for a spot in one of the three N-CCS Pre-K classes. Applications for NC Pre-K are to be mailed directly to Catawba County Partnership for Children at PO Box 3123 Hickory, NC 28603 or delivered directly to the Partnership for Children Early Childhood Resource Center at 738 4th St SW Hickory, NC 28603For a Spanish application, click here . For an English application, click here. All applications are due by no later than Friday, May 29, 2015.

Did you know.......

that you can select the flags at the bottom on the webpage screen and information will be translated into native languages for our students and parents that speak a different language?  The translated languages are: Japanese, Korean, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
NCCS News!
New Immunization Rules
  Click here to see updates from Catawba County Health Department regarding new immunization rules for school-age students.
"A message from Pauletta Pearson Washington, wife of Denzel Washington and N-CHS Alumni"
Oscar of Teaching Bestowed Upon Shuford Elementary's Angie Sigmon

Angie Sigmon, a K-3 teacher at Shuford Elementary School in Conover, was named North Carolina's latest Milken Educator Award winner and the recipient of a $25,000 prize on Friday, October 17th.

State Superintendent June Atkinson made the surprise announcement during a school-wide assembly. Sigmon is among up to 40 outstanding elementary educators who will receive the Milken Educator Award for the 2014–15 school year, which carries with it an unrestricted financial award of $25,000 and membership in a network of over 2,600 past recipients from across the nation.

State Superintendent June Atkinson said, "In her 13-year career, Angie has inspired her students and colleagues alike to unlock learning potential with technology, to try new things, to help one another and to always believe in themselves. She represents her profession well and we are so fortunate that she has chosen to share her passion and talents with North Carolina’s students and teachers."

For more information on this outstanding N-CCS educator, follow this link: http://nccscurriculum.org/2014/10/17/oscar-of-teaching-bestowed-upon-shuford-elementarys-angie-sigmon/

N-CCS WIX Page Shares District's Highlights with Stakeholders

Do you want to know more about what makes N-CCS an incredible school district?  Now there is a place to go to check out all that our district offers students, how we partner with community partners, and why N-CCS is the BEST choice for students and families. Check out the WIX website here to learn more about what makes Newton-Conover so special!

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