Good evening Red Devil Family. Here are your announcements for the week of January 30-February 3, 2023. This week, students will take their second round of NC Check-Ins. These assessments are based on NC state standards and provide teachers with valuable information about students’ progress. Reading test will be on Tuesday, Math on Wednesday and 8th-grade science on Thursday. Parents, mark your calendar. NCMS will hold student-led conferences on February 13, 2023. This is a drop-in format and will run from 8 am until 3 pm. Parents do not have to sign-up but will need to bring their child with them to the conference. Your child will share with you how they are progressing in their classes. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. NCMS will hold a Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 17th, from 3-5:30 p.m. The cost of the dance will be $10. Students must not be on the “No Activity List” and owe less than $5 to the cafeteria in order to attend. In athletic news, The girl’s and boys’ basketball teams will be in action at the conference tournament this Wednesday. The girls will play at 6:30 and the boys at 7:45. Both games will be played at Mill Creek Middle School. Girl's Soccer try-outs will be held on February 14-17 from 3:00-5:00. Any girl who wants to participate in tryouts must have a current sports physical on file. Girls will need athletic clothes, cleats, shin guards, water bottles, and tennis shoes each day for tryouts. Newton-Conover baseball try-outs will be held on Feb. 7th and 8th, from 3:00 to 5:30. All athletes must have an up-to-date physical to try out. Please dress warm and in baseball attire. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a great week!
Dear Red Devil Family. It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Jeff Brotherton, CTE teacher at NCMS, passed away late Saturday into Sunday morning. Mr. Brotherton was a wonderful teacher, father, husband, and human being. He often filled in to be a substitute bus driver, helped coach football, and would do anything and everything to help our school community. He was a proud member of our Red Devil family. Our condolences go out to his family and anyone impacted by his passing. Experiencing loss at any age is tough to navigate, and we at NCMS understand that our middle school students may experience a range of emotions over the next few days as they process this news. We will have counselors available tomorrow to speak with students needing comfort or grief support. Should your child need to talk with someone, please encourage them to communicate this need to their teachers. While dealing with loss is never easy, we want to support our students the best that we can. If there is anything we can do for your student as we navigate the road ahead, please reach out and contact the school. That is all for this announcement. Our regular weekly update call will go out at 5 pm today.
Pack the Devils’ Den Student Section for 8th Grade Night! All Silver and Gold card holders get in free. All others can attend for only $2 if you bring in 3 canned goods/dry food.
8th grade families, are you interested in purchasing an ad in the yearbook?
Good evening Red Devil Family. Here are your announcements for the week of January 23-27, 2023. Parents, mark your calendar, NCMS will hold student-led conferences on February 13, 2023. This is a drop-in format and will run from 8 am until 3 pm. Parents do not have to sign-up but will need to bring their child with them to the conference. Your child will share with you how they are progressing in their classes. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. N-CCS would like to gather feedback from parents on a proposed school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Please check out the Calendar FAQ document along with a preview of Calendar Option. Parents may submit their feedback via the form. 23-24 N-CCS School Calendar Family Feedback Survey In athletic news, Newton-Conover baseball try-outs will be held on Feb. 7th and 8th, from 3:00 to 5:30. All athletes must have an up-to-date physical to try out. The dates are subject to change based on weather conditions. If you have any questions call Coach Setzer at 828-320-7990 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will be in action this Tuesday at Northview Middle School. The last home game of the season will be Thursday as we take on River Bend. If students bring 3 canned food goods to the game on Thursday, the price of admission will be $2. The canned goods will be donated to the Corner Table in Newton. Wrestling will be at Arndt Middle School on Friday, January 27, to take on Watauga Middle School. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week.
Reminder for students
Good evening Red Devil Family. Here are your announcements for the week of January 16-20, 2023. N-CCS will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Students will return on Tuesday, January 17th. NCHS leadership and counselors will be on our campus on January 18th to present to our 2 Advanced 8th-grade classes about the N-CHS Advanced CORE program. They will come during Math and will present to both classes at the same time in the auditorium. This will take place from 1:45-2:45. This week, students who qualified for our academic reward will be traveling to Skateland to celebrate their hard work during the second quarter. We appreciate our student’s hard work and for taking their academics seriously. Thank you, parents, for your continued support and encouragement of your child to do their best. In athletic news, The girl's and boys' basketball teams will be at home on Tuesday, January 17th, to take on Jacob’s Fork Middle School. Wrestling will be away. On Thursday, January 19th, the girl's and boys’ basketball teams will be home against Grandview, while wrestling will be away. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a great week!
This week’s “Da Bomb” recipient chosen by Mrs. Witmore is Mrs. Amy Jackson. (EC Teacher) My choice for ‘Da Bomb’ award is Amy Jackson. Mrs. Jackson has done an amazing job jumping into a new grade level this year, and she is an amazing team player who is willing to help in any way. She is always willing to help our kids, both in the classroom and on Zoom. She truly wants them to succeed and has their best interests in mind. We are lucky to have Mrs. Jackson in 8th grade, and I’m lucky to be able to share my classroom with her! For these reasons, I have selected Mrs. Jackson as this week’s “Da Bomb!” Thank you, and Congratulations, Mrs. Jackson, You Are “Da BOMB!”
Good evening Red Devil family! Newton-Conover Middle School parents... Say "hello" to parent-teacher chat and classroom announcements in the Newton-Conover City Schools app! With the addition of Rooms, our district app keeps getting better. Parents/guardians of Newton-Conover Middle School students, check your email with instructions to sign up and access new features. This email will go out today at 5 p.m. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Good evening Red Devil Family and Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a great holiday break. The school year will resume on January 9th, and this is also the start of quarter 3. Quarter 2 report cards will go home this week on Tuesday. In addition to the report card, students will bring home their 1st round of NC Check-In results. NC Check-Ins are assessments that align with state standards and mimic End of Grade Tests. The results are used to identify how students are doing with covered content and standards. Please reach out to your childs’ teacher if you have any questions about their grades or NC Check-In results. The Principals of Discovery, HCAM, and Challenger on Monday, January 9th will visit NCMS to meet with 8th-grade students. Students will have the opportunity to learn about what each school offers and how to apply. At this time, the respective schools do not have a parent meeting scheduled. If and when that is scheduled, we will share this information with everyone. There will be a BETA Club meeting on Wednesday, January 11th, at 7:15 am. BETA club members will need to make transportation arrangements to be at school. In athletic news, Basketball will be at home on Tuesday to take on Maiden Middle School while wrestling is away. On Thursday, the basketball team will play away at Mill Creek. The wrestling team will be home on Friday to take on Mill Creek. That is all for our announcements. Have a great week.
Now that all the gifts have hopefully been unwrapped...we would love to share a few secret projects that our students have been working on in the month of December. Students in Mrs. Ramsey's classes have been working on making plaques for their families to give as gifts for the holidays. #groundedandgrowing
Now that all the gifts have hopefully been unwrapped...we would love to share a few secret projects that our students have been working on in the month of December. Students in Ms. Jolly's classes earned "money" in order to "buy" presents for their family members. They enjoyed shopping and wrapping gifts. These gifts and wrapping accessories were donated graciously by the Hickory Elks Lodge, Community Outreach Coordinator, Heather Bain, N-CCS central office staff, and NCMS staff. #groundedandgrowing
Happy New Year Red Devil Family!
Beta Club adopted a child from a local Angel Tree this holiday season. They went shopping for gifts and snacks to stock the staff’s Zen Den as a way to give back to others. Then, they celebrated a successful 1st semester with shakes at Highway 55. #groundedandgrowing
Good evening Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of December 19-23, 2022. Parents and students, we have made it to the end of the first half of the school year. We encourage students to turn in all missing assignments this week, as grades will be finalized for the second quarter after Thursday. School will dismiss early on Thursday at 11:00 am. Parents, please have your child picked up by 11:30 am. Students will be out of school from December 23 through January 8, 2023. Students will need to turn in their Chromebooks on December 21st. This is required for all students to do before leaving for the break. This week will be holiday spirit days. Monday is, Holiday Hair Don’t Care, Tuesday is Holiday Hat Day, Wednesday is Holiday Pajama Day, and Thursday is Ugly Sweater Day. NCMS will host a parent-teacher conference day on January 6th for students in danger of failing this year; however, if you would like to schedule a meeting regardless of your child’s academic status, please contact their homeroom teacher. In athletic news, Wrestling will be home on Monday to take on Arndt while basketball will be away. On Tuesday, Wrestling will be home to take on River Bend, while basketball will again be away. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week and Happy Holidays!
Join in on the HOLIDAY FUN this week! Only 3.5 days left until Winter Break! Thursday is a half-day for students. Dismissal is at 11:00 am.
Mrs. Ramsey's CTE students were working together to create the LEGO robots in Meeting Technology. #groundedandgrowing
6th grade theater students performed “Holiday’s Gone Wrong,” written and produced by their teacher, Ms. Isaac. Great job 6th graders! Thank you families and friends who came out to watch and donated to our NEW theater program! #groundedandgrowing
Mrs. Washington's students are studying different countries and their holiday traditions. Mr. Saverino, our Visiting International Faculty member, presented information about his home country of Argentina. We appreciate him very much!