NCASA (North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities) Logo in red, orange and yellow over the outline of North Carolina with link www.ncscholastic.orgKudos to the following local schools or individuals for placing in the NCASA’ s Art Showcase and Scholastic Dance Festival State Finals:  Art Showcase: Collage – Kayla Carr (Seventy-First Classical Middle School, 3rd-Place Middle School Team – Seventy-First Classical Middle School, 8th-Place High School Team – Massey Hill Classical High School, 10th-Place High School Team – Terry Sanford High School; and Dance Ensemble: Jazz (Small Ensemble) – 3rd-Place High School – Pine Forest High School, Contemporary Lyrical (Small Ensemble) – 2nd-Place High School – Pine Forest High School. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 20, 2019

        


As you know, we are moving full steam ahead with our community-driven strategic planning process. It’s time to narrow down the three to five focus areas for the new strategic plan, and we want to hear from you!

We are hosting a Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting at John D. Fuller Recreational/Athletic Complex at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21.

Please join us and let your voice be heard. Let’s work together to develop a strategic plan that will truly help our students succeed in school and in life.      

Register for the town hall meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/yb3j4l8v

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 20, 2019

        


Math Counts logo in blueThe MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a middle school competition program, with live, in-person events in all 50 states. During this competition, students engage in exciting, math “bee-style” contests in which they compete against and alongside other motivated ‘mathletes’. At the local, state and national level, students win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 19, 2019

        


Fort Bragg Soldier Timothy Jones with daughter holding flowers on stage at Howard HallA Fort Bragg soldier surprised his daughter during a PBIS assembly reviewing behavior expectations at Howard Hall Elementary School Friday, February 15, 2019. Timothy Jones returned home to Fayetteville on Friday to give his daughter Reese, a late Valentine’s Day surprise.

Jones spent months overseas in Afghanistan and Qatar.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 19, 2019

        


Dr. Connelly and Spelling Bee Winner

Sixty-two students competed in the Cumberland County Schools Level II Spelling Bees which took place this week concluding today with our championship competition. In today’s competition, nine students competed in the Championship Spelling Bee after winning at their schools and level II competition. Merry Wang, a 7th-grade student at Pine Forest Middle School, will now compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, courtesy of The Fayetteville Observer and Methodist University. Ms. Lisa Craver, Cumberland County Schools’ Psychological Services Coordinator, served as the pronouncer for each of the 10 spelling bees this week. Methodist University and The Fayetteville Observer provided judges for each of the bees. Mr. Bob Gruber, Publisher of the Fayetteville Observer, served on the judges’ panel for the Championship Bee today. Dr. Stanley Wearden, President of Methodist University, encouraged the competitors before the start of today’s competition. He emphasized the importance of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization to ensure accuracy in the news. Dr. Wilson-Norman, CCS’ Chief Academic Officer, congratulated the students, parents, and schools for their hard work in this competition. At the close of today’s competition, students posed for photos with Dr. Marvin Connelly, Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 15, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is moving full steam ahead with its community-driven strategic planning process.  It’s time to narrow down the 3-5 focus areas of the CCS’ new strategic plan, which will guide the direction of the school system over the next five years.  This event will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreational/Athletic Complex located at 6627 Old Bunce Road.  Join us and let your voice be heard.

Register by visiting CCS’s Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting Registration.

For more information on the strategic planning process, visit CCS Strategic Planning Process.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 14, 2019

        


Image of white cargo truck with CCS Logo and CCS' Math Materials Adoption Road Show written on side with dates and locationsThe Cumberland County Schools Instructional Materials Advisory Committee (IMAC) will be involved in vendor presentations to mark the beginning of their work in the review of the core curriculum products. If you are interested in previewing the math materials and providing your input, you are invited to attend one of the school sites during the Road Show. The Road Show will take place from February 18-22, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  There will be special hours on Wednesday, February 20 at the Central Office Board Room from 1:00 until 6:30 p.m. Elementary sites include: Long Hill, Bill Hefner, Stoney Point, Rockfish, Cumberland Mills, Stedman, Gallberry Farm, Ben Martin, Walker Spivey and Warrenwood. Secondary sites include: Cape Fear, Douglas Byrd High, E.E. Smith High, Gray’s Creek High, Jack Britt High, Pine Forest High, Seventy-First High, South View High, Terry Sanford High, and Westover High.  (This event is open to school staff, teachers, administrators, parents and community members.) If you have any questions, please contact IT & Media Services at 910.678.2613.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 14, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2019starting at 6:30 p.m. for a regular monthly meeting in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

Individuals requesting to speak during the public comment period may sign up using the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/ZGa8Q33DJMo3D9tH3, which will be accessible starting at noon on Board meeting days and remain open until 6:15 p.m. To facilitate the sign-up process, CCS will provide an electronic device at each Board meeting, and staff will be on hand to assist as needed. A pen and paper option will be available upon request.  The cut-off time to sign up to speak during the public comment period is 6:15 p.m.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 14, 2019

        


Thirty Spring Lake Middle School 8th graders recently attended a three-day, two-nights field trip to Sound to Sea, an ecology and conservation facility on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Students experienced life-changing activities that allowed them to work together, learn about the ocean and sounds off the NC coast, and create strategies to preserve the coastal area. Four teachers accompanied the students and observed the impact of hands-on education.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 14, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Finance Committee will hold a special meeting/work session beginning at 8:30 am on Friday, February 15, 2019, in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

Meeting Agenda

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 13, 2019

        


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