Students from Gray's Creek High School's Chorale took home first place in the recent Festival Disney competition.Festival Disney is held each spring at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This competitive music festival run by Disney gives music ensembles the chance to compete with other instrumental, and vocal ensembles from schools across the country. The Gray’s Creek High School Chorale recently returned from their 3rd Festival Disney Competition where they placed 1st in class 3A, receiving the Best in Class Award and a rating of Superior. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 26, 2017

        


Students building something using a RigamajigMany kids experience intense emotional impact when a parent is deployed or has returned home from military service. Play is crucial for kids to relieve toxic stress, restore normalcy and stay active and healthy.  Stoney Point Elementary School hosted an event to unveil its new Rigamajig creative play tool on April 24, 2017. The Rigamajig empowers kids to use their own imagination to build a play space of their dreams, using a collection of wooden planks, wheels, and pulleys that allow kids to build and rebuild play structures with their imaginations. This type of play can be a solution for military families to help kids have fun, healthy and positive experiences together.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 25, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Curriculum and Personnel Committees will meet on Thursday, April 27, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC. The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 24, 2017

        


We are proud to announce the Summer Youth Internship program co-sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, the Public Works Commission (PWC) and Cumberland County Schools (CCS). The goal is to hire up to 30 youth to work 32 hours per week for six weeks in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related position, June 19-July 28, 2017.

For more information about qualifications and for the application please check out the 2017 Hire Fayetteville Youth Internship Application Packet

The deadline to submit applications has been extended to May 1, 2017.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 24, 2017

        


Get Connected host Renarta Clanton Moyd and her guest discuss the work of CCS’ Military Student Transition ConsultantsDuring April’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta C. Moyd is joined by CCS’ DoDEA Project Director Rebecca Legan and Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) Tanisha Perkins and Mark Patton. They are discussing how the DoDEA Grant and the Transition Consultants are helping the military child adjust. To watch the show, tune into FCE-TV – Cable Channel 5 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon or watch it now!
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 21, 2017

        


2017 School Bus Driver ROADeo Winners Holding PlaquesThe CCS’ Transportation Office recently sponsored its annual School Bus ROADeo at the Crown Expo Center. The winners of the event were as follows: Edward Campbell-1st place, E. E. Smith High; Mary Smith-2nd place, E. E. Smith High; Debbie Robatalle-3rd place, EC Transportation; Hurley Williams-4th place, EC Transportation; and Janice Weaver-5th place, Jack Britt High. The alternates, should one of the top five be unable to attend the District Competition will be William Jackson from Anne Chestnutt, and Larry Carter from EC Transportation.

The Cumberland County Schools will be hosting the District ROADeo on Thursday, April 27 at the Crown Complex in the East parking lot.  The event will start around 8:30 a.m. and will include participants from other counties as well as the top five winners from Cumberland County.  The top 10 winners from the District ROADeo on April 27 will advance to the State ROADeo which will be held at the NC State Fairgrounds on May 25.  The winner at the State level will advance to the National level.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 14, 2017

        


Ja'Brilyn C. , a junior at Westover High, is holding his certificate honoring him as a student with Amazing Acts of CharacterThe Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator.  In addition, a multidisciplinary Central Services Committee may recommend an elementary, middle and/or high school winner to the School Board, and the students are invited to attend the Board of Education meeting.

This month there was one student who was introduced to the board members and received a trophy.  

The March 2017 honoree is as follows:

Ja’Brilyn C., a junior at Westover High School (WOHS) – According to WOHS’ Lead Success/Instructional Coach Brenda Minor, this 16-year-old “possesses a compassionate mind and an unpretentious heart each morning before coming to school.” Apparently, Ja’Brilyn walks his little brother and several elementary school children to their bus stop before school. “Ja’Brilyn supervises and ensures their safety as he walks all of them to the school bus stop,” said Minor. “He stands there with them until the bus arrives and the children safely board the school bus. Once the bus pulls off, Ja’Brilyn gets into his car and drives himself to Westover High School.” Minor said the school is proud of the fact that neighborhood parents trust Ja’Brilyn to walk with, watch, and make sure their young children board the school bus every day.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on April 13, 2017

        


Spring Lake Teachers Celebrate Autism Awareness MonthStaff and faculty at Spring Lake Middle School showed their support for Autism Awareness Month by giving a Hoot! To promote awareness school-wide, faculty and staff wore their Give a Hoot Autism Awareness t-shirts. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 12, 2017

        


Pinwheels for Prevention GardenThe Builders Club and HOSTS students helped kick-off Child Abuse Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Month by planting a Pinwheel Garden at Spring Lake Middle School. The group is hoping the Pinwheel Garden will grow throughout the month. Continue Reading
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 12, 2017

        


Text reading World Climate Simulation - your turn to negotiateFayetteville, NC– On March 11th the Go Green Initiative hosted Cumberland County’s first World Climate Simulation during day two of the 2017 Sandhills Clean Energy Summit. The World Climate Simulation is a role-playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations for large groups, typically 8-50 people (although it has been adapted for use in groups as large as 500). Developed by Climate Interactive and MIT, this model-based game parallels the COP22 climate conference that was held in Marrakesh, Morocco in November of 2016.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 12, 2017

        


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