Board Action: June 13, 2017
Published by Laurie Pender on June 14, 2017
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A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

June 13, 2017 


Administrative Recommendations Approved
Principals

Cumberland Mills Elementary     Shannon Booth
E.E. Miller Elementary                   Gerald Hernandez, Jr.
Anne Chesnutt Middle                    Phyllis Jackson
Reid Ross Classical                          John E. McMillan
South View High                              Dr. Tonjai Robertson
Terry Sanford High                         Thomas Hatch

Assistant Principals
Cumberland Mills Elementary      Catherine Abraham-Johnson
District 7 Elementary                      Maria Fulcher
Ferguson-Easley Elementary        Amy McDowell
Gray’s Creek Middle                       Janet Blue
Cape Fear High                                Reginald L. Fields
Gray’s Creek High                           Casey Teele

Director
Military-Connected Academic & Support Programs (Grant)
                                                            Jenny Haigler

Local Plan for CTE Gets ‘Thumbs Up’
The 2017-2018 Local Plan for Cumberland County Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) received approval from the Board. The information, which is based on data-driven goals, highlights the strategic four-year plan, performance management standards, and the CTE budget. 

Memorandum of Agreement Between CCS, FSU Approved
The Board approved the memorandum of agreement between the CCS and Fayetteville State University (FSU) for the operation of Cumberland International Early College High School and Cross Creek Early College High School on the University’s campus. The agreement highlights the numerous parameters of the continued partnership through the 2020-2021 school year.

Recognitions
Betty Musselwhite, the associate superintendent of School Support Services, introduced the following presenters and groups of honorees to the Board:

Board of Education

Greg West
Chair
At-Large

Donna Van
Vice-Chair
District #4

Judy Musgrave
At-Large

Rudy Tatum
At-Large

Alicia Chisolm
District #1

Porcha McMillan
District #2

Carrie Sutton
District #3

Susan Williams
District #5

Peggy Hall
District #6

Superintendent
Frank Till

 

Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP)
CCAPAP President Dr. Mary Hales along with the Association’s Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Cindy Anderson and Kari Grates presented the following 10 local high school graduates as recipients of the 2016-2017 CCAPAP Scholarships:

Pine Forest High                                 Kameryn Taylor
Seventy-First High                              Tatianna Onley
Jack Britt High                                    Rachel Townsend
South View High                                 Marissa Alana Barber
Cape Fear High                                   Taylor Blauser
Gray’s Creek High                               Kaytlin Elkins
Westover High                                     Ammini Thompson
Terry Sanford High                            Tahia Hannan
E.E. Smith High                                  Ecclesiastes C. Barnes
Massey Hill High                                Brandon McCammitt

Championship Athletes 

  • Pine Forest High School athlete Jade Jordan was applauded for being named the State 4A Outdoor Track Long Jump Champion. Jade’s track coach, Sharon White-Hugger, was also recognized.
  • Members of the Terry Sanford High School Boys’ Tennis Team and their coach, Gene Autry, were honored for winning the 3A Eastern Regional Championship title and for being named a State Runner-Up.
  • The Cape Fear High School Girls’ Softball Team members and their coaches, Jeff McPhail, Mack Page, and Kristen Wallace, were recognized for bringing home the 4A Eastern Regional Championship title and for being named State Runners-Up.

2016-2017 NCASA Challenge Cup Recipient 
On behalf of her school, Seventy-First Classical Middle School Principal Patricia Ramos was recognized by School Board members. Ramos’ school was recently announced as the winner of the 2016-2017 North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Challenge Cup for Small Middle Schools. The award was presented based on student participation and excellence in various middle school competitions. This is the second time in three years Seventy-First Classical Middle has earned this honor.

2016-2017 North Carolina PTA Awards
The NCPTA recently announced its 2016-2017 winners. Three local recipients, who made the list, were honored by the Board:

  • Superintendent Dr. Frank Till as the Superintendent of the Year Award recipient;
  • Rockfish Elementary School Principal Tim Gardner and his PTA Rep as recipients of a Ruby Acorn Award for membership enrollment; and
  • Seventy-First High School Principal Myron Williams and his PTA Rep along with Gardner and his PTA Rep as recipients of achievement awards and Distinguished PTA Award winners. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships through Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations
Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commissioner Robert McRae presented the names of local students who were chosen as this year’s MLK Scholarship recipients.

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