State Superintendent Johnson will be visiting Douglas Byrd Middle School on Thursday (Aug. 16) to be briefed on the latest security efforts initiated by CCS’ Safety and Security, learn more about the School Angels Watch Program, and take a guided tour of security upgrades in our schools.
A final letter about the recent accreditation has been received. CCS’ Staff will return with a full report regarding its findings.
CCS’ Students in the Year-Round Schools (E.E. Miller Elementary, Anne Chesnutt Middle, Reid Ross Classical Middle, and High) returned to class on July 23. According to the CCS’ Planning Office, 1,668 students are enrolled. The number of students who returned to the district’s early-in schools (Cumberland Polytechnic High, A.B. Wilkins High, Cross Creek Early College High, and Cumberland International Early College High) is 887. Early-in schools opened their doors on August 6.
The formation of the Superintendent’s Student Voices Council (SSV), made up of all high school students, and the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council (STAC), composed of teachers from across the district, will begin soon. Both groups will meet with Dr. Connelly monthly in order to share their ideas and insight regarding the culture of the district.
The first stop on the Connelly Listening to Cumberland County Citizens (CLC3) Tours took place on Monday (Aug. 13) in the Shaw Auditorium at Fayetteville State University and is being hailed a success. More than 300 students, parents, employees, and community members attended. Many shared their thoughts, which ranged from services for Exceptional Children to the Arts in Schools to partnerships with local businesses. The next stop on the tour is scheduled for Monday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Howard Hall Elementary School.