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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!"

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! 
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!
N-CHS Presents "Little Shop of Horrors"
The NCHS Fine Arts and Apparel students will present the musical, Little Shop of Horrors, on May 8 and 9 at 6:30 at Newton-Conover Auditorium.  The stage will be filled with some incredible vocal talent and the amazing puppetry created by our visual arts department!  Advance tickets are available in the NCHS front office as well as at the door each evening. Tickets are $7.00.  See you there, if you dare!  
N-CMS Blood Drive
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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