Recently, Cumberland County Schools’ Student Services Department participated in an Out of Darkness Fayetteville Area Walk that raised $745. The purpose of this walk was to observe National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month (September) along with raising awareness and funds. These funds allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 16, 2019

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – School and district leaders, along with the Board of Education and community supporters, gathered tonight at the 2020 Administrators Dinner to honor principals and assistant principals for their leadership and commitment to student success. As part of the celebration, Dr. Christine DiGaudio, principal of Ireland Drive Middle School, was announced as Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) 2020 Principal of the Year and Dr. Natasha Brown, an assistant principal at Lewis Chapel Middle School, was named the CCS 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 15, 2019

        


 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 11, 2019

        


Image of people standing behind an open truck with pallets of school supplies insideCumberland County Schools’ students will be the beneficiaries of a recent partnership between the United Way of Fayetteville and Publix. Robert Hines, CEO of the United Way and Cody Wigley, Grocery Manager of Publix were responsible for spearheading the effort which resulted in pallets of school supplies being donated to the school system. Volunteers from Publix, along with school social workers will gather at the CCS warehouse to organize the supplies. “We are appreciative because we have so many families who do not have the resources to purchase school supplies, and supplies are beginning to run low,” said Roy Mayhew, a school social worker at Luther Nick Jeralds. #committedcommunity

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 10, 2019

        


image of Cumberland County Schools Student Services logo with graduate coming out of red and yellow book holding a starCCS’ Student Services and the School-Based Care Review Team are offering an encore presentation of the More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents, Students, and Staff workshop on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. at the Hope Mills Branch Library, located at 3411 Golfview Road in Hope Mills. This free workshop is designed to educate parents and students about the early warning signs of suicide and other mental health issues. Register using https://forms.gle./mdDojdYoC9BbefAy9. For more information, contact Student Services at 910-678-2433. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 10, 2019

        


Image of graduate reaching out of a colorful book to a star with caption of Cumberland County School Human ResourcesCumberland County Schools is seeking ESSA (NCLB) “Highly Qualified” teachers and Student Services staff in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Exceptional Children and Mathematics for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. This is a Virtual Teacher Job Fair where all registered participants will be interviewed via teleconferencing with the Human Resources Department and Principals. Registration at https://forms.gle/NeVQj1NXzTj4Q17p8 is required to be contacted to schedule an interview. Registration will be October 7 through November 8, 2019, and interviews will be conducted on November 18, 2019. Contact Human Resources at 910-678-2323 for more information.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 10, 2019

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
October 8, 2019

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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 9, 2019

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
September 10, 2019

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present:
Donna Vann, Alicia Chisolm, Porcha McMillan, Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Charles McKellar, Joe Sorce and Greg West. (Judy Musgrave was not in attendance tonight) Others present were Superintendent Marvin Connelly, Associate Superintendents, Mary Black, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite, Lindsay Whitley, Joe Desormeaux and Stacey Wilson-Norman; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; representatives of the principals association, Ft. Bragg Liaison, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP, NAACP and representatives of the teacher assistants association.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 9, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Following the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., the Cumberland County Board of Education approved two major leadership appointments during Tuesday night’s Board meeting. Jason Jordan will serve as principal of Massey Hill Classical High School and La’Shanda Carver-Moore has been named the Director of School Support for middle schools.
 
Jordan, who has served as an assistant principal in Cumberland County Schools for nearly 10 years, has worked at Gray’s Creek High School and W.H. Owen Elementary School. He has a career in education that spans 17 years and includes working as an adjunct percussion teacher at Methodist University and Appalachian State University.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 9, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NCDuring Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. received the nod to continue leading the school system at least through June 30, 2023. The Board voted to extend Dr. Connelly’s original contract by one year, which is the maximum extension allowed by law.

“Tonight, I can report that the Board has completed the superintendent’s annual evaluation, and Dr. Connelly received an overall rating of “commendable,” which is the highest possible rating,” said Donna Vann, Board Chair. “Dr. Connelly has done a remarkable job of listening and learning about the needs of our school system. Using a collaborative approach, he has led the effort to produce a comprehensive Strategic Plan that will help move Cumberland County Schools forward.”

In light of Dr. Connelly’s stellar performance as superintendent, his contract extension includes an annual base salary of $246,000 and a change to the contract buyout clause, so that any contract buyout would require a two-thirds vote, instead of a simple majority.

Dr. Connelly became the superintendent of CCS on July 1, 2018. Since that time, the school system has implemented The Cumberland Commitment: Strategic Plan 2024, achieved a historic graduation rate of 83.8 percent and developed a tiered support structure to equitably allocate resources and increase student success.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 9, 2019

        


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