Good evening, Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of March 27-March 31, 2023. Students will take their last NC Check-In benchmark assessments of the year this week. These assessments will provide critical information on students’ understanding of current grade level standards. This informatio will help teachers as they prepare for end-of-grade testing. We want to wish Mr. Escamilla and several of our 7th and 8th-grade band students the best of luck as they participate in a State Music Performance Adjudication @ Lenoir-Rhyne University on Wednesday. We also want to wish our Battle of the Books team good luck as they travel to Appalachian State University on Tuesday to compete against other middle schools from the western part of the state. Newton Conover Middle School Junior Beta Club and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive in Memory of Mr. Brotherton and in Honor of Cooper Bowman. The blood drive will occur at NCMS on Friday, March 31, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Qualifying 6th and 7th-grade students will participate in an academic reward this week. The 8th grade will have their reward later this spring. Students could not fail any classes during Q3 to qualify for the reward. In athletic news, the golf team will travel to Cedar Rock in Lenoir for a match on Monday, March 27th. Baseball, softball, and soccer teams will be at home on Tuesday, March 28th, to take on Grandview. Baseball, softball, and soccer teams will travel to Northview on Thursday. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a great week!
Good evening Red Devil Families! Here are your announcements for the week of March 20-24, 2023. Third quarter report cards went home this past Friday. Parents, please review your child’s grades and contact their teachers if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress. Parents, please speak with your child about horseplaying and putting their hands on other students. This behavior is causing issues, and students will receive office referrals and school consequences for their actions. Thank you, parents, for your continued support and help with this. NCMS will be offering Summer School for students who are in danger of failing 2 or more classes, are at risk of being retained for the year, or are ineligible to play sports due to their academic performance. Summer school will run from June 12-29. Letters will be sent home in the next couple of weeks for qualifying students. The Mobile Dairy Farm truck will visit NCMS on Monday, March 20th. We encourage students to dress warmly as the dairy truck will be on our campus during the early a.m. hours. In athletic news, baseball, softball, and soccer will play away at Mill Creek on Tuesday, March 21st. All three teams will play at home on Thursday, March 23rd, and take on Jacobs Fork. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week!
Students in Mrs. Matheney’s science class used hard boiled eggs to study the earth’s interior layers. How EGGciting!
Attention parents of 8th- grade students. 8th grade students need to make sure to bring their pink NCHS registration sheets to school tomorrow. We are registering for high school classes on Wednesday, 3/15. Have a great evening!
Good evening Red Devil Families! Here are your announcements for the week of March 13-17, 2023. This is s a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, March 13th. This is a Required Workday for teachers. We will see students back in the building on Tuesday, March 14th. This week starts the final quarter of the school year. Third quarter report cards will go home on Friday, March 17th. Parents, please contact your child’s teachers if you have any questions regarding their academic performance. All students have the chance to win a $50 gift card by playing in our March Mammal Madness tournament that kicks off this week. Students researched a variety of animals and insects and filled out a tournament bracket indicating who they think will win out in head-to-head matchups. Parents, check out Arizona State University’s website and their March Mammal Madness webpages if you want to play along. In athletic news, baseball, softball, and soccer will be taking on Maiden at home on Wednesday, March 15th. Games start at 4 p.m, and the price of admission is $5. That is all for our weekly announcements, have a great week!
Good evening Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of March 6-10, 2023. There will be no school for students on March 10th and 13th. These are reserved workdays for staff. Our BETA Club induction ceremony will be held Mar 7, 2023, from 1-2 p.m. Students being inducted should have brought home an invitation to the ceremony. Parents, we look forward to seeing you at this event as we celebrate your child's academic success. Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 5-11, 2023. The North Carolina Annual Statewide Tornado Drill will be held this Wednesday. Spring Picture day is Thursday, March 9. This is only for students who plan to purchase pictures. Students may bring their order forms and money to the camera on the day of the pictures. You can also order pictures online by going to Carolinaphoto.net and use the JOB KEY: DFV7B2MS In athletic news, our softball, baseball, and girls' soccer team will be in action for their first conference game of the season this Thursday, March 9, at Arndt MS. Come out and support our Red Devils. Good luck to all the teams! That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week!
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 "Of the Years"!!! Mrs. Deanna Shook, Teacher of the Year Mrs. Katrina Palozzi, Support Staff of the Year Mrs. Vicky Williams, Classified Staff of the Year
Students in Mrs. Washington's class and 8th grade Beta Club members teamed up for an exciting science experiment creating a volcano erupting.
Good News! If you missed it last week, you're not too late. NCMS Book Fair has been extended until Thursday!
NCMS takes great pride in our CTE department. Here is Governor Cooper's Proclamation of CTE Month. Happy CTE Month!
Good evening Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of February 20-24, 2023. Thank you to the parents and students who attended our first Student-Led Conference Day! It was great having you in the building and for your child to share with you what they have accomplished so far this year. The last day to purchase this year’s yearbook is Friday, February 24th. The cost of the yearbook is $35. Our Spring Book Fair continues this week through February 23rd. We are seeing an increase in students getting in trouble for inappropriately using their cell phones while at school. NCMS's cell phone policy is as follows. Cell phones should not be seen or heard during the school day. Cell phones are not permitted in classes. Please speak with your child about the appropriate use of their cell phone during the school day. Thank you for your support. In athletic news, Our Spring Sports Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at 5 p.m. in the gym. This meeting is required for parents of student-athletes playing golf, soccer, and softball. Golf tryouts will be held on February 20th after school until 4:30 p.m. Students must have an up-to-date sports physical on file to try out. Softball tryouts will be held on February 20th and 21st. Tryouts will end between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Students must have an up-to-date sports physical on file to try out. That is all for our weekly annoucements. Have a wonderful week.
Good evening Red Devil Family. This is an announcement for tomorrow’s Valentine's Dance. The dance will conclude at 5:30 p.m. Due to the potential for traffic buildup on County Home Rd. we ask that parents arrive as close to 5:30 p.m. to pick up their child as possible. If you arrive too early and traffic begins to impede County Home Rd. we will have to release your child early from the dance. Dance tickets will still be available to purchase tomorrow. The price of the dance is $10, and concessions will be available for purchase during the dance. Minimum school dress code guidelines apply to dance attire. Students need to be in compliance with the guidelines, or they will be asked to change clothes. We hope that your child enjoys the dance and has a wonderful weekend.
Tomorrow is the last day to buy your tickets to the Valentine's Dance.
Only 8 days left to buy your 2023 NCMS Yearbook! Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Parents, We are seeing an increase in students getting in trouble for inappropriately using their cell phones while at school. NCMS's cell phone policy is as follows. Cell phones should not be seen or heard during the school day. Cell phones are not permitted in classes. Please speak with your child about the appropriate use of their cell phone during the school day. Thank you for your support. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
NCMS softball tryouts have been rescheduled for Feb. 20-21 due to a scheduling conflict. Students planning to try out will need an up-to-date sports physical on file, gloves, and cleats, and should prepare for warm and cold conditions. Contact the school should you have any questions.
Good evning Red Devil Famiy. Here are your announcements for the week of February 13-17, 2023. Monday, February 13th, is a work day for staff. There will be no school for students. However, we will hold student-led conferences from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. This is a drop-in format, so there is no need to schedule a time, but we ask that you bring your child to the conference. This is the perfect time for you and your child to review their progress and set goals for the remainder of the school year. The NCMS spring book fair will be held this week. Students will have opportunities to visit the fair and purchase books and various other items. The Book Fair will also be open on Monday during student-led conferences. NCMS will host a Valentine’s dance on Friday, February 17th, from 3- 5:30 p.m. Students must not be on the “No Activity List” and have less than $5 in student debt. The price of the dance is $10. In athletic news, Girls' Soccer try-outs will be held on February 14-16 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. Softball tryouts will be held on February. 15-16th, from 3:00-5:00. Any girls trying out must have a sports physical on file. Students will need to bring a glove and cleats, and tennis shoes. Golf tryouts will be on Monday, February 20th, from 3:00-4:30. Tryouts will be held here at the school. Anyone wanting to try out for the golf team needs to talk to coach Lane or email him for more information. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week!
Please join us for Student-Led Conferences on Monday, February 13th. Bring your child anytime between 8 am and 3 pm to their homeroom class. This is for your child to share their assessment data and work samples with you. Now is the perfect time to set goals with your child for the remainder of the school year. Teachers will be available if needed. The Book Fair will also be open.
Good evening Devil Family. Here are your announcements for the week of February 6-10, 2023. I want to take a moment and thank all the parents, community members, and former teachers who worked alongside Mr. Brotherton who reached out this past week to offer condolences, provide meals, and offer support to our school after the loss of Mr. Jeff Brotherton. Thank you for supporting NCMS. BETA club members will have a meeting on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:15 am. Please make arrangements to be at school by 7:15 am. Our Spring PRIDE card ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 8. Students that have earned a PRIDE card have received an invitation to the ceremony. Parents are welcome to attend. Our 8th-grade students will be traveling to Biltmore on Thursday. Departure time is 8 a.m. This is a reminder that those parents planning to chaperone the trip must attend a required Chaperone Meeting on Monday, February 6th at 6 p.m. You will receive your pass for the trip at the meeting. This is a reminder that there will be no school for students on Friday, February 10th, and Monday, February 13th. Both of these days are workdays for staff. 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. In athletic news, We want to congratulate our boy's basketball team for finishing 2nd place in this year’s CVMSAC tournament. Great job gentleman, and Coach Sigmon, for an excellent season. We also want to congratulate our wrestling team for finishing in second place in the conference standings this year. Shout out to the team and Coach Lane for another great season. Baseball try-outs will be held 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, we hope that everyone has a wonderful week.
Good afternoon 8th- grade parents. This is the last week to purchase 8th-grade ads for the yearbook. The ad can add a special touch to your child's yearbook and can be a wonderful send-off to their middle school years. You won't get another chance like this until they are seniors in high school. The last day to purchase an ad is Friday, February 3rd. Yearbook Prices and Offers: 8th Grade Ad Prices: 1/2 Page - $100 1/4 Page - $50 1/8 Page - $25 Yearbooks are on sale through February 17th for the price of $35. Please contact Ms. Fair if you have any questions.