Board Members Take Oaths of Office
Elected representatives Alicia Chisolm, Macky Hall, Larry Lancaster, James McLauchlin, Carrie Sutton, and Susan Williams took their oaths of office administered by Cumberland County District Judge Ed Pone.
New Board Chair & Vice Chair Named
Members of the Board elected Alicia Chisolm as the chair and Greg West as the vice chair. Both will serve a one-year term.
Choice Schools Approved for 2013-2014
The Board approved Choice schools for the 2013-2014 school year. The Choice guide and application will be available via the CCS’ Website beginning January 2.
Administrative Recommendations Approved
Benjamin Brown, Assistant Principal, Lewis Chapel Middle
Tyson Johnson, Assistant Principal, South View High
Michael Bain, Assistant Principal Transfer, Massey Hill Classical High
Proclamation Gets ‘Thumbs Up’
The Board pledged its support to recognize the 2012-2013 school year as Heart Health Year in the Cumberland County Schools through the following events: Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, High School Red Out and district-wide Wear Red Month in February. The school system continues to join forces with the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to fight America’s numbers one and three killers, heart disease and stroke, respectively.
Student government leaders DeLantra Johnson from Westover High School and Michael Gomez from South View High School served as ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the meeting. Ex-officio members are given the opportunity to make comments, ask questions, and give input on any topic brought before the Board.
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support, recognized Lisa Packer, a teacher at Stoney Point Elementary School, who was recently announced by the North Carolina Music Educators’ Association (NCMEA) as the 2012-2013 N.C. Elementary Music Teacher of the Year. This prestigious award was presented to her before an audience of over 2,000 during the Association’s in-service conference in Winston-Salem last month.
Afterward, the top four finishers in the 2nd Annual Scholastic Gingerbread House Competition during A Dickens Holiday festival in Downtown Fayetteville were recognized. The following teams of Culinary and Foods II students at schools from across the county received a cash prize for their Dickens’-inspired masterpieces: 1st place – Douglas Byrd High School ($500 prize); 2nd place – Westover High School ($250); 3rd place – E.E. Smith High ($150); and 4th place – Pine Forest High School ($100). The competition was sponsored by H & H Homes.
Ricky Flowers, a teacher at Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School, was recognized for recently being honored by the North Carolina Science Teachers’ Association as the recipient of the District 4 Outstanding Science Teacher Award.
Musselwhite also introduced November’s Amazing Acts of Character honoree Janae Harris from Long Hill Elementary School. The fifth grader, chosen from individual school nominations for displaying ‘acts of good character,’ was also recognized by the Board.