Red and Blue image of gears surrounded by red text that reads Gear Up College and Career Readiness Evaluation ConsortiumStaff at Douglas Byrd Middle School held the official ribbon-cutting for the Fayetteville State University GEAR UP Program on Thursday, February 15. GEAR UP is funded by the US Department of Education and the purpose of the program is to prepare middle and high school students for college through academic preparation programs. GEAR UP will begin working with students in the seventh grade and continue to support them through their freshman year in college. GEAR UP provides early college preparation and awareness services through tutoring, mentoring, academic advising, career exploration, college visits, financial aid information, student success workshops, Saturday academies, and summer enrichment camps. Applications are available in the front office for any student interested in participating in the program.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 22, 2018

        


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Published by Laurie Pender on February 22, 2018

        


Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month in the Cumberland County SchoolsIn observance of CTE Month, area high schools have been sponsoring a myriad of activities to make everyone aware of what Cumberland County Schools’ CTE program has to offer. From poster contests, job fairs, panel discussions, and a CTE logo challenge to guest speakers, and a bowtie-tying contest, numerous activities are planned throughout the week.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 19, 2018

        


(L-R) Nakol Lovett, Linda Posey, and Renarta Moyd. (Not pictured Laurie Pender)

(L-R) Nakol Lovett, Linda Posey, and Renarta Moyd. (Not pictured Laurie Pender)

School public relations professionals across the state were honored on Friday, January 26 for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Relations Association’s (NCSPRA) annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communications celebration at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro. Thirty-eight school districts were recognized for outstanding work and received a total of 306 awards in eight categories. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 19, 2018

        


MATHCOUNTS written in red and white textThe 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, “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 Laurie Pender on February 19, 2018

        


Colorful sign that reads, It's OK 2 Ask...about suicideAccording to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the third leading cause of death for North Carolinians between the ages of 10 to 24.  Unfortunately, stigma, myths, and misinformation about suicide prevent both adults and young people from discussing this topic.  Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide and knowing who to call for help is one way to prevent suicide.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 17, 2018

        


Exceptional Children's Beginners' Day FairGet your child ready for the first day of Kindergarten 2018!
 
The Cumberland County Schools’ Early-In Special Education Preschool Program is sponsoring the 2018 Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Day Fair on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Childcare will not be provided for this event.) The Fair will answer questions like:
  • What can I expect in Kindergarten?
  • What Kindergarten environment is right for my child?
  • How will the new school know about my child’s special needs?
  • How will I know where my child will go to school and when to register?
  • What do I need to take to the new school?
 
The evening will consist of an overview of the Kindergarten transition process and an explanation of the various Kindergarten curriculums. School-age program specialist and teachers will be available to answer y our questions and discuss curriculum, IEPs, expectations, and environments to help facilitate your child’s transition to Kindergarten.
 
For more information, please contact your child’s Pre-K teacher or the Early-In Special Education Preschool office at 910.484.6761.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 16, 2018

        


Middle and High School Students perform during All-County Chorus concertCumberland County Schools will present the 2018 All-County Choral Concerts on Saturday afternoon, February 17 at the Crown Coliseum.  Over 600 elementary, middle & high school choral music students will perform in the two concerts.  The elementary concert featuring the county-wide combined All-County Elementary Choir is at 2:00 p.m.  The secondary county-wide concert featuring the All-County Middle School Choir and All-County High School Choir is at 4:15 p.m.  To prepare for these concerts, choral students participate in a two-day choral clinic.  Choral repertoire will include a variety of classical and contemporary choral music.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Guest clinicians are invited to direct the three choirs. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 15, 2018

        


hand holding a restaurant menuWhen eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 15, 2018

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
February 14, 2018 
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 14, 2018

        


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