Our very own District Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Stephanie Washington, delivered a motivating, memorable, and entertaining speech to all district staff today at our annual N-CCS Convocation at iChurch Hickory. We are proud of our TOY and thankful for our partnership with iChurch!
Good evening Red Devil Family. This is Mr. Cannon with some back-to-school announcements. I want to first start by saying welcome back to everyone! We are excited to get this school year started, and we are looking forward to another great year. Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th. 6th grade starts at 3 pm, followed by 7th grade at 4 pm, and 8th grade at 5. Open House will conclude at 7 pm. All students must have the online enrollment applications complete before students will receive a schedule. 6th grade "Kick Start" will be held Thursday, August 25th, from 8- 11 am. This is an optional event, and all rising 6th graders are welcome to attend. Parents can drop students off starting at 7:30 am. And will need to pick them up at 11 am. There will be an optional parent meeting starting at 8 am for any parent that is interested in learning more about Newton-Conover Middle School. Free and Reduced lunch applications are now live. Parents, please sign-up and submit an application even if your child may not eat meals from the cafeteria. Applications are tied to funding, and we would like to have as many dollars as possible to support our students. Volleyball tryouts will be on August 29th directly after school till 5:00. Soccer tryouts will be from August 30th-Sept 2nd after school till 5:00. Cross country Tryouts will be on August 30th and 31st after school till 4:30 If you know of a fellow parent that is not receiving the phone messages from the school, have them reach out to us to make sure we updated the information in our system. We should have all of our rising 6th-grade families in the system, so hopefully, you are getting our messages. With that said, have a wonderful weekend, and we will see everyone at Open House on Wednesday.
1. You are Important. 2. You are an Influencer. 3. You have a Purpose. Be the change. NCMS staff are recharged and ready for you! #groundedandgrowing #1stdayvibes
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IMPORTANT! Returning Student Registration Now Due! We are contacting you to let you know that it's time to do your "returning student registration" for this school year! By completing the "returning student registration," you ensure that we have the most current contact and emergency information for your child. Your child will not receive a schedule at Open House or a device from the school until this is completed. If you have not received an email for your student, please try searching for “infosnap” in your emails to ensure it did not go to Spam or any other location. Please call the school Monday morning if you have still not received anything.
Vamos a tener "Open House" el miércoles 24 de agosto. Favor de llegar a los tiempos asignados. 6to grado a las 3:00 de la tarde. 7mo grado a las 4:00 de la tarde. 8vo grado a las 5:00 de la tarde. La inscripción InfoSnap para los estudiantes debe completarse antes del 5 de agosto. Si tiene un estudiante que regresa, verifique su correo electrónico en el archivo para tener instrucciones de registro del PowerSchool. Los estudiantes deben tener la inscripción completa antes de recibir un dispositivo escolar y un horario. Los atletas deben tener la inscripción completa para ser elegibles para practicar deportes.
Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 24th. Please arrive at the assigned times. 6th grade at 3:00 pm. 7th grade at 4:00 pm. 8th grade at 5:00 pm. Enrollment for students must be completed by August 5th. If you have a returning student, please check your email on file for registration instructions from PowerSchool Registration Support. Students must have enrollment complete before being issued a school device and a schedule. Athletes must have enrollment complete to be eligible to play sports.
Rising 6th graders and their parents are invited to join us on August 25th to KICK-START their middle school journey at NCMS.
Football Summer Workouts continue this evening for rising 7th and 8th graders. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Dress in t-shirt and shorts. Please bring shoes for inside in case of storms. Workouts will also be held on July 25th and August 1st.
The first football workout of the season will take place on Monday, July 11, from 6-8 pm. Athletes should wear shorts and t-shirts and bring plenty of water. Athletes should be dropped off in front of the building near the football field. Please contact Coach Setzer if you have any questions. email@example.com
Summer Learning Camp wrapped up last week with more hands-on collaboration than a PlayStation game! It’s been a wonderful 3 weeks!
NCMS hosted a Technology CTE Camp last week for select rising 6th graders. These students learned about the careers of CNC Manufacturing and Construction Trades this week, including the education needed to work within these trades. The students had a fun-filled week with hands-on activities learning how to read a measuring tape through a spitball contest. On the second day, we learned about energy sources and built solar cars that we raced around the courtyard. Our last trade activity was dedicated to teaching Computer Coding for the students to play a game of golf using our Spheros Coding Balls. The week ended with a field trip to Manufacturing Solutions Center, in Conover, with Tony Whitener & Jeff Neuville, to see the various functions that the company provides. Thank you to all of the MSC for your willingness for our students to tour your building and explore potential future careers with our newest Red Devils this past week.
NCMS hosted a Health Science CTE Camp last week for select rising 6th graders. These students learned about the career of Veterinary Technician this week, including the education needed to become a Vet Tech, nutrition for animals compared to humans which included making dog treats, DNA traits which included creating a DNA Dog, Social/Emotional Comfort with animals, and diagnostics for animals using the tools of the trade such as blood pressure, pulse oximetry, height and weight, and heart rates. Guest Speakers on Tuesday were Ms. Amber Dunn and Jasper. Guest Speakers on Wednesday were Tina Whisnant with Rain and Jane Lotte with Sunni. The week ended with a field trip to KC Farms in Newton with owner, Cindy Mahoney, to see horses and discuss with a DVM student, Brianna Blackwelder, on how to care for healthy and sick horses. Thank you to all of our guest speakers and community volunteers for engaging with our newest Red Devils this past week!
Attention families of rising 7th graders!
This message is for families with students attending summer school transitions and remediation only beginning June 6th. Phone calls have been made regarding buses. Routes are starting as early as 6:40 am. All students should be on campus by 8:15 am. Please be patient with our bus drivers the first few days as these are new routes. If you plan on bringing your child by car, our doors will open at 8:00 am. The tardy bell will ring at 8:15 am. Dismissal will begin at 1:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. Student dress code will be enforced. Students do not need to bring a backpack. We look forward to seeing your student on Monday.
Good afternoon Red Devil Family! This is a quick announcement for Friday, May 27th. Tomorrow is the last day of the school year. We will dismiss at 11 am. Only students that need to take a makeup End-of-Grade Test are required to be at school. Students who choose not to come to school will be marked absent, but the absence will not negatively impact a student's chances of promotion or their academic standing for the current school year. That is all for our announcement. Have a great evening.
6th grade students worked on math and ELA assignments related to the story told in Hidden Figures. Students built a timeline after reading biographies, designed their own rockets using geometry, practiced other math skills using the contexts of the the Hidden Figure story, and read passages about NASA and the women portrayed in Hidden Figures to answer comprehension questions.
Catherine Lundberg, Life Coach at Clarity Life Coaching visited Mr. Brotherton's 7th grade CTE Business and Leadership class. Class discussions were based on goals in life and what steps can be taken to make progress towards those aspirations. "What is the difference between a winner and a loser? The winner took another chance and succeeded."
Health Science CTE classes had a guest speaker recently. Ms. Elyse Drum, OT. Ms. Drum introduced the Occupational Therapy career option to the students which included what type of illnesses or injuries are common, the types of settings where an OT would work, and she also brought several tools of the trade for the students to guess and see if they could determine how the device might help a patient.
Good evening Red Devil Family! Here are our announcements for the week of May 23-27,2022. State required End-of-Grade testing will take place this week. Students are ONLY required to attend school on the dates their grade level is scheduled to take an End-of-Grade test. Students who choose not to come to school on days they do not have a test will be marked absent, but these absences will not negatively impact a student's chances of promotion or their academic standing for the current school year. 7th grade students will test on Monday and Tuesday. 6th grade will test on Tuesday and Wednesday. 8th grade will test on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It is important to know that students cannot be signed out from school while they are taking an End-of-Grade test. If a student is signed-out while a test is in session, the student must retake the entire test. Students should remain at school until dismissal at 2:50 pm. Parents that wish to sign their child out early will have to wait until at least 1:30 pm before doing so. Students will not be allowed to call home to have someone pick them up early from school unless there is a medical reason or if a student is sick. Friday, May 27th is a makeup testing date and school will dismiss at 11 am.