Student working on computerOn Thursday, February 22 the Cumberland County Schools Celebrated Digital Learning Day. Check out photos from schools around the county. All grade levels were included on this exciting day! #DLDay2018
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

        


Mayor Colvin visits Westarea ElementaryWestarea Elementary is celebrating Black History Month with a series of community leaders.  Each leader appeared on the Mustang News, our morning announcements, discussing the ways that leaders of the past have encouraged them in their success.  Read More

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

        


four mason jars with fruit infused water insideWhat you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

        


Map of Cumberland County with the words Institute for Community Leadership ICL

The Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) is accepting applications for Class XV (2018-2019), which will start in September. Participants attend seven monthly sessions that highlight such topics as leadership styles, team building, and communications. ICL is a joint community effort that identifies, develops and empowers community members who are able and willing to commit to leadership roles in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area. In April, ICL will be graduating 35 participants. The program, which is at no cost to participants, is sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and Methodist University. Participants must be a Cumberland County resident. The application is available online at www.leadership4us.org. The deadline is July 17. For additional information about the Institute for Community Leadership, call 910.672.2142.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 28, 2018

        


Cast of Suessical the Musical pose with Media Coordinator Melanie BellThrough an Artists in Schools grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, a group of actors from Cape Fear Regional Theater’s production of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL came to Max Abbott Middle School on February 23rd and held two performances for our students. The performances were scheduled to celebrate Cumberland County Schools “Reading Rocks” and recognize “Read Across America” which takes place annually across the nation on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Read more

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

        


Burroughs Wellcome Fund written in black lettersCheck out this article by Alderman Road Elementary School Teacher Andi Webb on Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge. Webb is a Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers grant recipient through Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

        


NC Geographic Alliance: Geography ; from the mountains to the sea witten beside map of North CarolinaCongratulations to Douglas Byrd Middle School (DBMS) Science teacher, Mrs. Talicia Smith, and Librarian, Mrs. Kristy Sartain, for winning a North Carolina Geographic Alliance Geo-Inquiry Institute Fellowship. They were chosen from more than 30 team applications to travel to NCCAT at Ocracoke over the summer and learn how to implement the Geo-Inquiry Process into their teaching.   Topics they will learn include: History and Geography of NC Coasts and National Parks • What is Geo-Inquiry and what are useful methods • Virtual Reality implementation in the classroom • StoryMaps and GIS applications available online • Creating and editing videos and photographs during field trips on Ocracoke Island. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world. Using both a geographic perspective and the Geo-Inquiry Process, students begin to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections that change their communities. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

        


2017 Bright Ideas Grants Awarded by Lumbee River EMCFive teachers from CCS were recently recognized for being awarded Bright Ideas Grants from Lumbee River EMC. The following grants were among the top 12 applicants out of hundreds that were received: Dr. Heather Kaiser from New Century International Elementary School for her project “Boosting Global Citizenship with Geographic Awareness”; Victoria Gemelli from Seventy-First Classical Middle for her project “Makey Makey Me An Innovator”; Donna Pope from John Griffin Middle School for her project “Taking Flight in our Makerspace”; Jean Pelezeo from Stoney Point Elementary School for her project “Light Up – Students Learning with Wearable Electronics”; and Kristy Sartain from Douglas Byrd Middle School for her project “Learning to Code with R2-D2 Droids”. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 24, 2018

        


Logo of the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections Art Program Titled Within ReachThe original artwork of 14 students in the CCS was recently selected from 41 who participated in the Cumberland County District PTA Council’s Reflections Program. This year’s theme was “Within Reach.” The students competed in six different categories within three grade divisions. Congratulations to the 14 local winners, whose artwork was submitted to the NCPTA for state-level judging. They are as follows:


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Published by Laurie Pender on February 23, 2018

        


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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