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Kindergarten Registration!

N-CCS Kindergarten Registration is just around the corner at our three elementary schools! Kindergarten Registration packets will be available in the schools, beginning the week of March 2. Information sheets need to be picked up, filled out, and returned to the school by parent(s) PRIOR to the registration dates below:

           *South Newton: April 17, 2015
           *North Newton: April 24, 2015
           *Shuford: May 8, 2015

We look forward to meeting your future Red Devils this spring! 
N-CCS March Employee of the Month: Mrs. Jill Hager

Congratulations to Mrs. Jill Hager, the NCCS March Employee of the Month! Jill is an Instructional Coach at North Newton Elementary School. Mrs. Hager's peers nominated her for her tremendous work ethic and her dedication to providing resources and support for students, staff members, and parents. One nominee wrote, "Talk about wearing multiple hats! Jill Hager does for our school what it would typically take 2 or 3 people to do. I could not be more proud of everything she does for our students and especially our staff. She gets resources for them, helps them with their planning, models lessons, completes walk-throughs to give them feedback, along with other countless things..."

Another peer shared that, "...Jill Hager is a leader in many ways! When the principal is out of the building she quickly steps up to help support the staff and any parents that need assistance. She is truly an asset to our system. She goes above and beyond to make sure that all staff have what they need to help the students become successful in the classroom."

Jill Hager reminds us of what it means to truly be a team player and a value-add member of our Newton-Conover family! She is another reason we are proud to say, "We are Newton-Conover"! To nominate a  deserving employee for the April Employee of the Month, click here.

All Three N-CCS Governor's School Nominees Receive Appointments

Recently, both N-CHS and Discovery High School guidance departments received the exciting news that all three N-CCS students who were nominated this year received appointments to the 2015 session of Governor's School! N-CHS Principal, Kevin Campbell, suggested that it is extremely rare for all three nominees in a school district to receive actual appointments to the coveted summer enrichment experience. Aoife Sinclair, Discovery High junior, and Sydney Karre, N-CHS junior, will be attending Governor's School West at Salem College for English studies. Darvinash Chandra Mohan, also a N-CHS junior, will be attending Governor's School East at Meredith College for math studies.

When asked what they were most excited about, these phenomenal students shared that they couldn't wait to study the subject areas they enjoy in a more in-depth fashion for the sheer purpose of learning, and not to earn a grade. They also expressed their eagerness to meet various people from all walks of life, experience independence in a whole new way, and broaden their horizons by attending interesting seminars and exploring further topics of interest. N-CCS could not be more proud of these young leaders, as they embark on these new and enlightening journeys!

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.
BOE Approves Student Make-Up Days
The N-CCS School Board recently voted to make up the missed student day of Feb 24th on April 3rd. The BOE also voted to forgive the missed school day on Feb 26th, and it will not need to be made up now. The teachers' last teacher workday will now be on June 17th.
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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