Globe with educator jumping across it with the words North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals AssociationThe following principals recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association and sponsored by the American Express Foundation through the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD.)
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Orange student desk with the words Donors Choose.orgOne hundred forty-nine Cumberland County School (CCS) system teachers got a special surprise on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, when they learned they were part of a classroom project request “flash funding” on the nonprofit website DonorsChoose.org. Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company, and its executives announced that they donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the site. As part of that surprise funding, 220 projects from the Cumberland County Schools teachers were funded, totaling $125,897. Combined with citizen and corporate donations already given, $139,959 in classroom supplies and resources were supported. 

Read the entire press release here.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Seal of the U.S. House of RepresentativesIn order to attend most U.S. Service Academies, applicants must receive a nomination from one of the possible nominating sources which include their U.S. Congressman/woman. On Saturday, April 14 Congressman Hudson is hosting and participating in two Academy Days, one in Charlotte, NC and one in Fayetteville, NC. Representatives from all five academies, including cadets and midshipmen, will discuss the application process and answer questions. Attendees will also receive information on applying for a nomination from Congressman Hudson. Details of each event are below and a flyer is attached. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 28, 2018

        


Students singing during performanceThe North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities recently presented the Regionals seventh annual N.C. Show Choir Competition and N.C. High School A Cappella Competition presented by Liquid Fifth. Two Regionals were held across the state, Host sites were Overhills High School and Lake Norman High School.
 
During the March 23 Sandhills Regional, Seventy-First Classical Middle School earned a Superior Rating and will go on to compete in State Finals on April 28.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


Student presents information during symposium Gray’s Creek High School’s FFA Chapter recently hosted its very first Agriculture Symposium.  It was a huge success! Over 100 people were able to learn about several different interesting topics! This event was created in order to spread knowledge of agriculture to students and community members. But aside from agriculture, students were able to choose workshops relating to resume building, making goals, college and more. 

Grays Creek Middle Schools FFA ProgramThere were a total of 16 workshops at the Symposium that included beekeeping, gardening, small animal pet care, stress management, backyard poultry, fishing, canning, photography and more. Mrs. April Pittman, one of the agriculture education teachers and FFA advisors, has been trying to get this event started ever since she began student teaching. She was beyond pleased with the turnout of the Symposium and is excited that this will become an annual event. Others who attended are also excited that this will be a yearly activity. Some who came were looking forward to learning about topics they’ve always wanted to know about and cross some things off their bucket list!

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


The words spring break written on a chalk boardThe Cumberland County Schools will observer the following Spring Break Schedule.

March 30
Student/Teacher Holiday

April 2
A.B. Wilkins High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, and Cumberland International Early College High School – Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

April 2 – 6
Traditional Schools, Year-Round Schools, and Cumberland Polytechnic High School – Student Holidays/Teacher Required Annual Leave

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold SPECIAL MEETINGS on Monday, March 26 beginning at 11:45 a.m. and Tuesday, March 27 beginning at 1:15 p.m. The meetings, which will take place at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg (4760 Lake Valley Drive in Fayetteville), will be held in Closed Session for confidential personnel matters pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1), (a)(6), and G.S. 115C-32.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


Sign that reads, "Gray's Creek Middle School Global Run"Join the Gray’s Creek community as they run the 6th annual GLObal RUN. This year’s event is a GLOW RUN and will be held April 21st at GCMS. Start time is 8:30 a.m.
New this year is a TEAM competition. Grab three friends, think of a team name, and sign up for a fun event. Everyone on your team saves $5 off registration!  Register yourself or a team–everyone receives a FREE t-shirt, FREE glow bracelet, FREE necklace, and a FREE snow cone from Big T’s!!

Happy running!   Copy the link and paste into your web browser to sign up:
https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/HopeMills/RaceforGlobalEducation

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 22, 2018

        


People sitting around in a library talking to each otherWant to be a Lateral Entry teacher and not sure how to do it?

What:
Lateral Entry Interest Meeting

Who can attend this event?
Anyone interested in becoming a teacher for the 18/19 school year. You must possess at least a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college/university and have never been licensed in NC or any other state.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 22, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold SPECIAL MEETINGS on Monday, March 26, 2018, beginning at 11:45 a.m., and Tuesday, March 27, 2018, beginning at 1:15 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg, 4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, NC. 

The meetings will be held in Closed Session for confidential personnel matters pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1), (a)(6), and G.S. 115C-321

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2018

        


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