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District Announcements
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.
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! 
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-CCS February Employee of the Month: Mrs. Betty Ann Ross!
Congratulations to our N-CCS Employee of the Month, Mrs. Betty Ann Ross. Betty Ann is a Custodian at South Newton Elementary School. She has been nominated for several months in a row, due to her selfless, hard-working, and creative service to her school community. To summarize what her fellow peers think and feel about Mrs. Ross, here is a poem written by one of her South Newton Co-Workers:

BETTY ANN ROSS! BETTY ANN ROSS! BETTY ANN ROSS!
B-Begins each day with car rider duty and passing out smiles;
E-Earns the respect of students and staff;
T-Takes a great deal of pride in her custodial duties;
T-Tackles everyone with her infectious personality;
Y-Yields to recognize and assist students.

A-Adds a sparkle to the floors and windows at South Newton;
N-Never quits looking for ways to improve at her job;
N-Neatness and care goes into everything she does.

R-Ready and able to help anyone in any way she can;
O-Offers assistance without even being asked;
S-Stays on top of school functions and activities;
S-Stops each workday with a smile and “peace – out”.

What does that spell?
Betty Ann Ross, Betty Ann Ross, Betty Ann Ross!


We are proud to say that Betty Ann Ross is a member of the Newton-Conover Family! Each month, staff members have the opportunity to nominate another deserving N-CCS staff member for this monthly honor. The winner is selected on or around the 15th of each month. To nominate an Employee of the Month for March,  Click Here . 
New Immunization Rules
  Click here to see updates from Catawba County Health Department regarding new immunization rules for school-age students.
District Spelling Bee Winner Announced!

Have you heard the buzz? The top five spellers in Newton-Conover City Schools from each elementary school and the middle school competed in the N-CCS District Spelling Bee on January 23rd at Newton-Conover Middle School. These spellers were determined by the school spelling bees at each of their respective schools. The intense and impressive spelling bee went 7 rounds total, before a champion was determined with the winning word "portfolio." The pronouncer for the bee was N-CCS Chief Academic Officer, Heather Mullins,  and judges were Jill Hager (North Newton Instructional Coach), Katrina Palozzi (N-CMS School Counselor) & Dr. Scarlet Davis (South Newton Instructional Coach). The 1st place winner, Phillip Nguyen from Shuford Elementary, will compete at The Charlotte Observer Regional Spelling Bee at ImaginOn's Playhouse on Monday, February 23rd. Selena Rice, from South Newton Elementary, won 2nd place, and Grayson Creekmore, from Shuford Elementary, won third place. Congratulations to all of the hard-working participants in the spelling bee! Your dedication and preparation have certainly paid off! 
January is BOE Recognition Month

The Newton-Conover City School System has recognized January as School Board Recognition Month. It is the school system’s goal to set aside JanuBOE November 2014 013ary as a time to build an awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected school board of education plays in our society. Newton-Conover City Schools is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month to honor our local board members for their commitment to providing direction and hope for ALL children in Newton and Conover.

Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall, stated, "Our school board members are perfect examples of public servants. They each devote their time and energy into helping our 3,200 students find success. They don't just focus on the immediate results, but look at how our district can prepare students for success in life after they leave our district. We are so thankful to have such dedicated, student-focused board members to guide us."

The N-CCS School Board members are dedicated to building a thriving community, and each of them is committed to making growth, progress, and success possible for the schools that make up our school system. There is no denying that being an N-CCS School Board member requires making wise and intentional decisions every month. These decisions are based on a careful and deliberate understanding of educational issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability that Newton and Conover citizens expect and deserve. School board members give the citizens of the Newton-Conover City Schools district a voice in educational decision making, and although we make a special effort to show our appreciation to them in January, their contribution is a year-round commitment.

"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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