Pictured are POY Nominees (top to bottom) Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

During CCS’ 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kick-Off Leadership Celebration on Aug. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year finalist and the Principal of the Year (POY) nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. From a pool of candidates, these exceptional educators were chosen to vie for the County’s top educational honors. In the coming weeks, a representative from each group will be selected to compete at the regional level. 

The TOY Attendance Area Finalists are Angelina Cobb (Jack Britt), Ashley Biagi (Seventy-First), Leslie Seals (South View), Latisha Edwards (Westover), Ashley Peterson (Pine Forest), Talicia Smith (Douglas Byrd), Samuel McMillan (Gray’s Creek), Jessica Cashwell (Cape Fear), Eddie Ford III (E.E. Smith), and Carla Burke (Terry Sanford).

The POY Nominees are Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

Note: Because of human error, Vanstory Hills Elementary School teacher Kristie West was incorrectly announced as the Terry Sanford Attendance Area TOY Finalist.

Congratulations! We’re proud of you!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 21, 2017

        


Green sign reads walk and bike to schoolLooking for an event to spark a healthy, active new school year. Look no further! Register today to join the Walk to School Celebration taking place October 4th. Let’s get your students, staff, and community stepping to a healthier beat. To learn more about Walk to School Day visit the link below or contact Angela Hurley, Healthy Eating and Active Living Liaison at 910.678.2419.

http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


5-6 years old boy and plate of cooked vegetables isolated on white

Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


Enjoying breakfast before the meeting beginsMore than 300 CCS’ educators recently gathered on the campus of Gray’s Creek High School to celebrate ‘kicking-off’ another successful school year!

Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw and Cumberland County Board of Education Chairman Greg West welcomed the group with words of inspiration and motivation.

The 2018 Teacher of the Year finalists and 2018 Principal of the Year nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. In the coming weeks, a representative from both groups will be selected to represent the county at the regional level. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


Cumberland International Early College High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, and A.B. Wilkins High School will release students at their regular times.   
 
As previously shared, Cumberland Polytechnic High School, Reid Ross Classical School, Anne Chesnutt Middle School, and E.E. Miller Elementary School will release students at 1:00 p.m
 
All Prime Time sites have been canceled for the day. All athletic practices will begin at 5:00 p.m.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 18, 2017

        


children ready to head back to school standing by a fenceAs the summer continues, parents and students will start getting ready to come back to school. The CCS has put together an online Back-to-School Guide, a one-stop-shop for all of your Back-to-School questions. Please visit the online guide to find open house schedules, school supply lists, bell schedules, lunch information and much more. Check out the Online Back-to-School Guide now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2017

        


Before and After School Care Information

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


Black and Gold National Beta Club LogoFayetteville, NC – National Beta is proud to announce Elizabeth Haynes of New Century International Elementary, as a 2017-2018 Junior Beta Leadership Ambassador. This award is given annually to deserving Junior Beta members who best demonstrate quality leadership through effective team work, an inspiration to fellow peers, a courageous attitude, and honest character.

Elizabeth is one of only 10 Leadership Ambassadors who obtained this honor from 122 potential candidates. Winners were announced during National Beta’s Annual Summer Leadership Camp in Greeneville, TN late July wherein elementary and middle school Beta members from across the nation gathered for leadership training. Members spent the week working alongside nationally-recognized speakers and National Beta staff in a variety of leadership and team-building activities and adventures.

As part of her duties as Leadership Ambassador, Elizabeth will represent National Beta at various National Beta sponsored events, promote Beta as part of organizational growth initiatives and advocate for leadership opportunities in her community. “As a two-year camper, Elizabeth has grown her leadership skills while maintaining a servant’s heart for those around her. We are excited to recognize Elizabeth as Junior Beta Leadership Ambassador” said National Beta’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Bright. 

About National Beta
National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Since its beginnings in 1934, National Beta has been committed to providing students with a positive experience in a supportive manner in grades 4-12. The organization recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, and fosters leadership skills. 

For more information about National Beta visit, betaclub.org

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


Cumberland County Schools’ newest teachers recently gathered at South View High School for four information-packed days of learning ‘the nuts and bolts of the classroom.’  The nearly 265 Beginning Teachers were participants in the school system’s annual New Teacher Induction, held August 8 – 10. 


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


Picture of the image advertising Credit by Demonstrated MasteryThe Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) process allows current high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the student’s transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. 

Any parents or students who are interested in CDM should complete the CDM application and return it to the AIG Consultant at their school no later than September 1, 2017.

*CDM also applies to 6-8 students, but only for certain high school courses offered at the school. Applications for middle school are not available until January.

CDM-Frequently Asked Questions

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery – Application Fall 2017

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


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