Region X Catawba County
The North Carolina State Organization
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
The professional educators of Nu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcome you! Nu Chapter is located in Region X of the North Carolina State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Our chapter includes educators from Hickory, Newton, and Conover located in the beautiful Catawba Valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Next Nu Chapter Event
April 27, 2021
2021 Treasured Roses Ceremony - 5:30 p.m.
Beth Eden Pavilion (weather permitting) & Livestream for those who wish virtual
Masks required. Social distancing will be observed.
Teachers Helping Teachers
We still need YOUR help!
Classroom Connections is open for public school teachers to shop for free school supplies. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all registration will be done online, shopping will be limited to five teachers at a time, masks and gloves will be required for all shoppers and for volunteers, and shopping carts will be sanitized between shoppers.
Click the button at the top of this article to volunteer for one Tuesday or Thursday afternoon per month October to May.
March 2021 Virtual Meeting
Nu Chapter held a virtual business meeting and program on March 6, 2021. Dee Snyder, Nu Chapter president, welcomed all participants, including Gamma Phi Chapter members, who joined the program segment of the meeting. President Snyder then introduced the three Catawba County superintendents, who participated in a panel discussion: Dr. Matt Stover, Catawba County Schools; Dr. Aron Gabriel, Newton-Conover City Schools; and Dr. Robbie Adell, Hickory Public Schools. Each superintendent spoke for five minutes about the challenges that educators face during the pandemic, the measures that are being taken to reach critical benchmarks in reading, and their suggestions for encouraging teachers during this time. The leaders cited the challenges of communication coming from so many sources, such as the NC Department of Public Instruction, the Center for Disease Control, Catawba County Health Department, and others to be directed to parents, students, and teachers. Other remarks addressed on-going, research-based instruction to meet the benchmarks for reading, as well as positive feedback and nurturing gestures like gift bags and refreshments to show teacher support.
Following the program, Nu Chapter conducted its business session with Dee Snyder presiding. The president’s report announced that Nu Chapter achieved points for a Superior Chapter Achievement Award, and the “Treasured Roses” Ceremony is scheduled for April 27 at the outdoor pavilion behind Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton. Members were also recognized for prestigious awards. Marilyn Futrelle is a Golden Key nominee, Hannah Wirt is a Beginning Teacher Award candidate, and Kerri Wimberly is the recipient of the Nu Chapter Shining Star and nominee for the NC DKG Rising Star. Snyder also reminded members that the deadline for paying Nu Chapter dues is June 1, 2021. The president’s report concluded with a preview of the virtual 2021 NC DKG Convention to be held April 20-25. During committee reports, the membership chair, Carol Bostian, announced that both prospective members were approved by an online vote of members prior to the meeting and will be invited to join Nu Chapter.
Nu News Special Edition
NC DKG Convention 2021
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Books 4 Kids
Nu Chapter continued the Books 4 Kids project during March. Members donated books for the Little Free Libraries coordinated by the Catawba County Partnership for Children. Thanks to a special donation by Susan Holbrook (Amanda Moose's mother,) Nu Chapter donated almost 575 books that were delivered to CCPC for distribution. Nu Chapter is committed to promoting excellence in education, even during the pandemic!
The NC DKG Beginning Teacher Support Committee is encouraging members to present Beginning Educator Excelling (B.E.E.) awards to any teacher with less than four years of experience.
Make a copy of the certificate and complete the information. When printing, change to Portrait for the certificate to print on one page. Then you are ready to deliver or mail the certificate to the excellent beginning teacher.