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.
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!
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 28603. For a Spanish application, click here . For an English application, click here. All applications are due by no later than Friday, May 29, 2015.
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:
Love Science? Want to travel and conduct research in the Amazon? Mrs. McCrary from N-CHS and Mr. Scronce from DHS will be offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel with Operation Wallacea to conduct wildlife research in Peru during the Summer of 2016.There will be an informational presentation provided by Dr. Roger Poland, Operation Wallacea Representative, on Monday, April 13th at 6:00pm in the N-CHS Media Center. If you have interest in the Peru expedition opportunity, please make plans to attend this presentation. Click on the following link for some general information concerning the hands-on research opportunity in Peru. bit.ly/1Ax8Klw
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.
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/
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!