Learners, Leaders, and Lattes

Showcasing South Newton Teachers

Learners, Leaders, and Lattes...

Great educational instruction is like a fine latte...rich, creamy, and robust! At South Newton, our teachers work hard each day to provide robust instruction based on our state's mandated standards. However, the distinguishing features of our educational opportunities at South are the variety and creativity teachers infuse into their lessons in their own unique styles. This is like turning a plain coffee into a wonderful delicious latte ~ a rich, creamy, robust, AND delicious experience for all! So CHEERS to our talented baristas at South Newton Elementary!

Connecting the 7 Habits of Leader in Me to PBL

Fifth grade students were insightful in seeing how they had to incorporate the 7 habits into their group-based PBL projects.


"We had to use Habit 6 - Synergize in order to work together effectively."


"Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand was an important habit as we chose to listen to our team members' ideas first instead of trying to have our own personal ideas heard."


"Habit 2 - Begin With the End in Mind was where we had to start our project. We had to work together to visualize and then diagram our finished project before we could gather materials and start building what we wished to create."

Seven Reasons for Standards-based Grading

Patricia L. Scriffiny, in this informative article from ASCD, outlines seven good reasons for moving to standards-based grading. Among these reasons are that grades should have meaning; paperwork can be reduced; and, most importantly, standards-based grading helps teachers adjust instruction and helps students know exactly where they are in their progress of learning. Click here for the article.

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Dates to Remember

NCCS Digital Day/Habit #3 Training

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 8:30am

Newton-Conover Middle School, Newton, NC, United States

Newton, NC

LIM Training begins at 12:30pm at South Newton Media Center

Family Math and Music Night

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 6pm

306 W I St

Newton, NC

Naglieri Testing for Third Graders

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 8am

306 W I St

Newton, NC

Case 21 1st Quarter Testing

Monday, Oct. 19th, 8am

306 W I St

Newton, NC

October 19-23 - Grades 3, 4, 5

“We only get one chance to prepare children for a world none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance?”

—Principal Muriel Summers, A.B. Combs Elementary