logo for AMEN - Adventist Medical Evangelism NetworkThe AMEN Free Clinic, sponsored by the Seventh Day Adventist Churches and other Churches in the Cumberland County and Fayetteville Area, will be held on Friday, April 13 and Sunday, April 15 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. until capacity is filled. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 12, 2018

        


National Library Week April 8-14, 2018April is School Library Month, and April 8 through 14, 2018, is National Library Week. It is a time when libraries around the county, state, and nation celebrate all that the library is and represents.

Libraries and school media centers provide free and equal access to information and technology so that all learners can succeed regardless of varying background, ability, or socio-economic status. Researchers, including Stephen Krashen, Keith Curry Lance, and more, have proven repeatedly that reading and school libraries are critical to student growth and achievement. In fact, student achievement, including test scores, is empirically proven time and again to go up when a full-time qualified school media coordinator is on staff and when school districts invest in their media center’s collection. Literacy is the key to unlock all other learning. The more you read, the better you read, the more you understand, and the easier all other subjects become.

Libraries in general, and school media centers specifically, are no longer just a place to find books. They are vibrant learning centers where students of all ages are drawn for inquiry, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and growth. CCS’ media centers include makerspaces and computer labs or carts and accommodate individual, small group, and whole class learning. Gone are the silent libraries from the days of old. Visit a CCS media center, and you will hear the vibrant sound of students growing.

In Cumberland County, circulation statistics prove that students, parents, teachers, and other staff know the value of a strong media center and how literacy is the core of all learning. According to Destiny, the CCS online catalog, over 104,400 books this month and over 2,705,000 books this school year have been circulated to our patrons.

The motto of Cumberland County Schools’ IT & Media Services Department is “CCS’ Media Centers are the Heart of the School.” They are the core from which all school resources and student engagement flows. The 82 full-time media coordinators dedicated to CCS’ students work tirelessly to make this true so be good to YOUR heart of the school. Visit and support your school’s media center today!

By Mary Pollard Potter
Media Coordinator, Seventy-First Classical Middle School
2017-2018 Media Coordinator of the Year, Cumberland County Schools

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 12, 2018

        


Westover High School Wolverine MascotWestover High School invites you to participate in their upcoming Spring Spirit 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The 5K will be held at the school located at 277 Bonanza Drive in Fayetteville. There will be prizes for the top finishers. Food and beverages will be available.

For more information call 910.864.0190 or email Eliballard@ccs.k12.nc.us.

Spring Spirit 5K Application – WOHS

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Special Meeting
April 11, 2018 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Cumberland County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) recently welcomed their new superintendent: Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. 

During a special meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education on Wednesday, April 11, the Board of Education approved Dr. Connelly as superintendent of the CCS. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Strategic Planning in the Wake County Public School system.

Hundreds of school system employees, community members, and the media crowded into the Board Room of the Central Services’ Building for an opportunity to see and meet the new superintendent.

Dr. Connelly has served in the Wake County Public Schools as a teacher assistant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent in addition to his current role. Previously, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne Division).

Dr. Connelly succeeds former superintendent Dr. Frank Till, effective July 1, 2018. CCS’ Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tim Kinlaw has served as the interim superintendent since June 2017.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
March 13, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Peggy Hall, Donna Vann, Porcha McMillan, Greg West, Alicia Chisolm, Judy Musgrave and Rudy Tatum. Others present were Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite and Mary Black; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; representatives of the principals association, media representative, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP and representatives of the teacher assistants association. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Logo for the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP)The Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP) is proud to be able to present scholarships to qualifying Cumberland County Schools (CCS) high school seniors to help them defray the cost of higher education.  Complete applications must be received at Stoney Point Elementary by 4:00 p.m. April 19th. The application is attached.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in the Board Room located in the Cumberland County Schools Central Services Building, 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28306. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Superintendent pursuant to G.S. 115C-271 and to take any other related actions as may properly come before the Board.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Blue and yellow image of ICON logo with text that reads Innovative Career Opportunities NowThe ICON Summer Internship Program is co-sponsored by the Cumberland County Schools (CCS), City of Fayetteville, Public Works Commission (PWC), and the NCWorks Career Center. The goal is to hire 30+ youth to work 32 hours per week for six weeks in positions in the Cumberland County area.  Please see the following flyer for details. ICON Summer Internship 2018
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Yellow, blue, and red image of a child's lunch trayThe Cumberland County School Nutrition Association (CCSNA) is proud to announce the success of the third annual Sunshine Bag Program.  The program provides a ‘Sunshine Bag’ containing non-perishable foods and other products to homeless and severe needs students to aid them during Spring Break since the students do not have access to the support offered at school, including school meals. The association distributed 750 ‘Sunshine Bags’ to students this year. 

“The Sunshine Bags are an effort to aid students that rely on school meals as a primary source of nourishment during Spring Break,” said Renee Autry, CCSNA President, and Terry Sanford High Cafeteria Manager. “It is our way of extending our care for the students beyond the cafeteria.”  The association, comprised of Cumberland County Schools’ cafeteria employees, conducted fundraisers, solicited community support and collected donations to help fill the bags. As students begin enjoying the benefits of their bags during Spring Break 2018, CCSNA members have already begun planning for the next Sunshine Bag Program.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


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