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About N.C.M.S.

     It is an honor to be the principal of Newton- Conover S.T.E.M. Middle School.  S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Currently, there are over 5, 000 vacant jobs in the Catawba Valley that require skills in the area of S.T.E.M.  In order to best prepare our students to be College and Career Ready here in our own community, we have developed a strong partnership with area businesses and corporations in order to provide students with necessary skills to be successful after graduation.  
     We also place a strong emphasis on creating a safe and caring culture in which all staff and students can learn and grow.  Our P.B.I.S. program is in place to provide postive motivation and rewards for students who follow rules and expectations daily.  Student surveys reveal that they enjoy being at school and feel cared for while they are here.  
     Academic rigor is always at the center of our instructional goals and practices.  Teachers meet regularly as teams, grade-levels and as a school in order to assess current academic strengths and weaknesses in order to continuously grow as educators and assist students grow as scholars.  
     Together we have made it our mission to place students first.  We are honored to serve the children and families of Newton and Conover, N.C.  
                                                                                                                In Your Service,
                                                                                                                Rosanna Whisnant