NCMS Teacher Spotlight of the Week is on Ms. Anna Hicks. Ms. Hicks teaches EC inclusion and resource classes in the 6th grade. Ms. Hicks is a graduate of Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University. She resides in Morganton, NC. Ms. Hicks has been teaching for 11 years and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary organization for women educators. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat. She loves to draw, paint, and hike. Her favorite place to travel is the beach or the mountains. This year she is most looking forward to experiencing student success! Ms. Hicks is a gem and we are so glad to have her at NCMS!
Good afternoon Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of November 1-5, 2021. Those with outstanding Attraction Coupon Book orders can still submit them through Monday, November 1st. Parents, please talk with your child about proper bathroom behaviors. Students that are caught intentionally causing damage or dirtying up restrooms could be charged and face consequences. We are seeing an uptick in damages to student Chromebook devices. We encourage all students to take good care of their device. Students may receive damage fees and could lose access to their Chromebook device to use at home. The last football game of the year will be this Tuesday, November 2nd. Newton-Conover Middle School will take on Grandview Middle School at 4pm at the campus of Newton-Conover High School. Last week's canceled soccer match has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, November 2nd. The match will be played at River Bend @ 4 pm. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week!
Good afternoon Red Devil Family! This is a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to turn in Attraction Coupon book orders for our school fundraiser. Tomorrow is picture day for all students. Those who are planning to purchase pictures will need to bring order forms and money with them. All students will have their picture taken regardless if you are planning to purchase pictures or not. These pictures will be used in our school yearbook. This is a reminder that students are not allowed to come to school dressed in Halloween costumes. We hope everyone has a great rest of your evening.
Students in Mrs. Matheney's class made a wave machine to demonstrate transverse waves.
Congratulations are in place for our Cross Country athletes!! Our Boys team won 1st place in the Catawba Valley Middle School Athletic Conference! This is a first in the history of NCMS! Top individual winners out of over 100 runners for boys were Dylan McElhone in 3rd place and Aidan McElhone in 5th. Top individual winner for girls were Karsyn Osborne in 5th and Annie Bailey in 6th! Way to run!! We are so proud of you
This week's teacher spotlight is Mrs. Kim Settlemyre. Mrs. Settlemyre teaches 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies and is originally from Dewittville, NY. Her educational background includes an Associate's Degree from Jamestown Community College, a Bachelor's Degree from Buffalo State College, and a Master's Degree from Appalachian State University. She has been teaching for 15 years and is a National Board Certified Teacher! Her hobbies include reading, sewing, crocheting, and needlepoint. Her favorite place to travel with her husband is anywhere of historical significance. This year she is most looking forward to participating in the Global Read Aloud. Thank you, Mrs. Settlemyre, for all you do for our students!
Shoutout to Conover Wastewater Treatment for supporting our students’ water filtration projects in the 1st Makerspace Challenge! Next challenge starts Tues. Permission forms are in the office. This time students will drive robots through obstacles simulating germs spreading.
Good afternoon Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of October 25th-29th. Congratulations to our Cross Country team for an amazing season. The boy’s team has won the conference championship. We also have several members of our girls team that were conference standouts. Great job, Coach Amanda Crouch! Report cards went home on Friday. Parents, please review the report card and contact your child's teachers if you have any questions about your child's progress. This week, all students will be taking the Case21 benchmark assessments. These assessments are a gauge of how students are progressing on this year's standards. We encourage students to get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and to do their best. Reminder, Friday, October 29th is Picture Day! All students will have their pictures taken as these photos are used in the yearbook. If you are planning to purchase your child's photo, please send in the order form and money on the day of the pictures. This is the last week to sell Attraction Coupon books. Orders are due Friday, October 29th. In athletic news, our football and soccer teams picked up wins this past week. This week, Volleyball and Soccer will play at home on Tuesday against Maiden and will be away to take on River Bend on Thursday. Our football team will be in action this Wednesday as they travel to River Bend. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week.
At NCMS, we are thankful for the partnerships we have with edtech companies such as ClassTag. ClassTag is a way that our 7th grade teachers communicate with families. One of our parents won hand sanitizer through Class Tag for our students! Thanks @classtag
This message is for parents of football players. Football practice has been cancelled for today, October 21. Please contact the main office or reach out to Coach Setzer if you have any questions.
Students are using convection tubes to demonstrate convection in Mrs. Matheney's science classes. #togetherasone
NCMS is blessed with a wealth of amazing educators with the hearts of champions for students. Beginning this week and each week after we will begin highlighting our veteran teachers, as we did our new teachers this summer. Our first teacher spotlight is on Ms. Brianna Harwood, 6th grade math and science teacher. Ms. Harwood is from Maiden, a graduate of Challenger Early College High School. This is her 5th year teaching. She has dog named Kaiden. She comes from a line of educators, as her mom is a principal in Catawba County and her sister is a park ranger for Catawba County. In her free time she loves to read and travel. She loves visiting new places and experiencing new things. Her favorite place to travel is Greece and the Florida islands. This year she is very excited about being back in the classroom 5 days a week! Our students are so lucky to have Ms. Harwood!
Hello Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of October 18-22. Monday, October 18th, is an Optional Teacher Workday. There will be no school for students. The second quarter will begin on Tuesday, October 19th. First-quarter grades have been finalized, and student report cards will go home this Friday. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about your child’s progress. Mark your calendar. October 29th is our Fall picture date. Students must turn in money and an order form on the day of the pictures. If you have not received an order form, please contact the school office to obtain another copy. NCMS is running a fundraising event. We are raising money to help support our PBIS, PRIDE, and purchase items for the school. We are selling Attraction coupon books for $20. There are various prizes available to the classrooms and students who sell the most books. The top seller from each grade level will receive a limo ride with a friend and will get to eat lunch off-campus. Please checkout our website or Facebook page for more information. In athletic news, Football will play at home this Tuesday. The game will be played at NCHS and will start at 6 pm. Volleyball and Soccer will play both games away this week. Tuesday, they will be at Mill Creek and will be at Arndt on Thursday. Cross Country will have a meet this Tuesday at River Bend. We want to congratulate our Soccer, Volleyball, and Cross Country teams for picking up wins this past week. We want to wish all our fall sports the best of luck as we continue to wind down the fall seasons. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a wonderful week.
Mrs. Lyfords’s selection for this week’s “Da Bomb” is Tiffany Coffey (Data Manager) This week's "Da Bomb" award was given to Mrs. Coffey. New to her position as Data Manager at NCMS, Mrs. Coffey has been a great addition to the family. She has a “can do” attitude and she is amazing whether she is helping students, parents, staff, and even a stranger who accidently called the school thinking it was the DMV. Thank you for all the work you put in and for always being able to laugh. YOU ARE “DA BOMB!” Mrs. Coffey will pick the next recipient!
There are no bones about it...these students are learning about the skeletal system by building Mr. Bonez in 6th grade CTE Health Science class.
Good afternoon Red Devil Family! Here are your announcements for the week of October 11-15, 2021. Parents and students, this is the last week of the first quarter. All first quarter assignments and work must be turned in by Friday, October 15th. October 18th is an Optional Workday for staff. There will be no school for students. The second quarter will begin on Tuesday, October 19th. NCMS is kicking off a fundraiser next week. We will be selling Attraction Coupon books for $20. Students will be bringing home an information flyer that has the details. You can also checkout our website and Facebook page for more information. Soccer, Volleyball, and Cross Country will have a contest at Northview MS on Monday. Soccer and Volleyball will be away at Jacobs Fork on Tuesday and will play at home on Thursday. This week's football game versus Maiden MS has been moved to Thursday, October 14th. The game will be played at Maiden and will start at 4 pm. Mark your calendar, October 29th is our fall picture date. All students will have their pictures taken for the yearbook. Order packets will go home to all students next week. That is all for our weekly announcements. Have a great week.
It's getting spooky in our 8th grade CTE Health Science classes as students perform "brain dissections". Do you see a tumor?
Jasper’s selection for this week’s “Da Bomb” is Mrs. Lyford (Administrative Secretary) This week's "Da Bomb" award was given to Mrs. Lyford.. Paula is always greeting me with a smile and lots of attention. She gives me hugs and support throughout the day! She is the first person I run to in the morning to say hello. Paula also helps my handler with students, keys, and anything she needs! Thank you Paula for all your hard work and making me feel special. I look forward to my days at NCMS! YOU ARE “DA BOMB!” Mrs. Lyford will pick the next recipient!
Students visited our MakerSpace to engineer devices that would hypothetically demonstrate convection, conduction, or radiation.
We are kicking off our Attractions Coupon Book fundraiser Tuesday October 12th. Each student will be bringing home an order taker envelope, and a brochure listing all of the great savings in the Attractions Coupon book. The cost of each book is $20 and we earn a great profit on each book sold. Many of us have used these book and found them to be a great value. Attractions is money saving coupon book with over $4,000 in local savings. One or two uses easily pays for the book. Our local businesses have put the valuable offers in the book to help support local schools, and to encourage visits to their business. This fundraiser will help supplement teacher supplies, support school curricula with events and activities, campus beautification; cultural events with opportunity for parent involvement; dances for the students and much more. Please encourage our students and families to shoot for the stars! Our goal is to raise $5,000. Orders will be filled quickly, and we have prizes to help us reach our goal: SELL 5 BOOKS, GET 1 FREE! SELL 10 BOOKS, GET 2 FREE! Each person who sells at least one book gets a candy bar. The top 5 sellers in each grade level get to PIE AN ADMINISTRATOR. The TOP SELLING HOMEROOM gets an afternoon of FREE TIME and a TREAT. Grand Prize (one winner from each grade level): Limo Ride with a friend to a pizza buffet for lunch. Thank you for your help with this important project.