To nominate an Employee of the Month for November, click here: https://docs.google.com/a/nccs.k12.nc.us/forms/d/1wZX_n-g2VQekN_RQ0cAcpQ-xbUInwLZoUCFNaOnUTkM/viewform.
Please join us on November 13, 2014 at 3:30 – 4:30 in the NCCS Conference Room.
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/
The cost for the run is $25 per person and includes a logo-free t-shirt honoring Daniels, who was a beloved guidance counselor at Discovery High School and a former teacher and coach at Newton-Conover High School. Maggie was also an avid runner who could often be seen running in the Newton area.
Registrations are being accepted now through November 1. There is no same-day registration. Participants may download a registration form through the DHS website, accessed through www.nccs.k12.nc.us. Forms are also available at Discovery High School, Newton-Conover High School, Fleet Feet, Shuford YMCA in Conover, the Hickory Foundation YMCA, the Newton Recreation Department and other area high schools.
Trophies or plaques will be awarded to the top overall female and male finishers, the top female and male finishers for Discovery High School and Newton-Conover High School, and top female and male finishers in the following age brackets: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60+.
Big Kahuna Timing is honoring Maggie by donating timing services for the event.
For more information, contact DHS Principal, John Robinson at 828-466-5581, or Elizabeth Glynn, one of the event coordinators, at 828-244-8398.
The form can also be accessed here: http://tinyurl.com/
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!
You and Me, Baby!
for singles moms and all moms of babies birth to age 5. Moms enjoy fellowship, a light meal, childcare and great topics each month which are very relevant to their growing baby! The group will meet on Wednesday, September 10th, at Viewmont Baptist Church from Program and childcare are FREE to participants.
Love and Logic is for parents with children ages 3-12. This is a one night preview/workshop to introduce parents to the basics of this wonderful, award-winning curriculum which teaches parents how to raise responsible, respectful kids and develop ways to have more fun in their parenting role. Thursday, September 18th, at Blackburn Elementary, . There has been a big response already from the marketing of this class, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!
Dads’ League is for fathers with kids of all ages! Engaging topics and fellowship with other dads, with a special emphasis on maintaining open lines of communication with your kids and helping them to be confident and successful in school. Next meeting is Thursday, September 18th, at Hickory Foundation YMCA’s Teen Center from Pizza and childcare are provided to participants.
Spanish Active Parenting Now is for parents with children ages 3-12. Class teaches parents to instill better cooperation and ways to avoid power struggles with their kids. It also equips parents with practical strategies to help their child develop self-esteem and courage. The group meets Wednesdays, September 24th through October 29th , Note: SIX sessions. Sweetwater Early Childhood Education Center (Old Sweetwater School).
Active Parenting Now is for parents with children ages 3-12. Class teaches parents to instill better cooperation and ways to avoid power struggles with their kids. Also equips parents with practical strategies to help their child develop self-esteem, courage, and school success. Mondays, October 6ththrough November 10th , at Viewmont Elementary School, SIX sessions.
The Incredible Years next series will begin in January. Please call the Parenting Network to begin the application process. Limited class size. Reserve Your Spot Now!
For information on how you can get involved, contact:
Catawba County Parenting Network; www.catawbaparenting.com; 828-465-8151