1st place winner- Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School holding trophy

Congratulations to Anil Gordon, a student at Seventy-First Classical Middle School, for receiving fourth-place honors in the Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 National School Contest, held July 13-14.

 
The eighth grader, who received a medallion for this honor, competed against 23 other students from across the country. According to a representative from Modern Woodmen of America, the judges thought Anil’s speech showed “tremendous talent and effort.” 
 
Contest officials said that nearly 90,000 students participated at the local/school level by sharing their thoughts about this year’s speech topic: “What does it mean to be a hero?”  
 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


Graduation Ceremony Summer 2017About 90 high school seniors, who represented 11 area schools, participated in Cumberland County Schools’ 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony on Aug. 10.
 
The seniors marched across the auditorium stage at Jack Britt High School eager to receive their hard-earned diplomas.
 
Through his remarks to the graduates, Interim Superintendent of the CCS Tim Kinlaw congratulated them and encouraged them to “remember to stay positive, stay focused, and don’t give up in life.”


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
June 13, 2017

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Porcha McMillan, Donna Vann, Greg West, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall. Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Clyde Locklear, Allison Violette, Ruben Reyes, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; representatives of the principals association, media representative, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP, representatives of retired CCS employees associations, representatives from Communities in School and representatives of the teacher assistants association. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 9, 2017

        


Douglas Byrd High School S2S TeamDouglas Byrd S2S (Student 2 Student program) consisting of students: Destiny R., Zinzili K., Shannon S., Amazia J., and Cassie A. along with their teacher sponsors: Stefanie Shook and Jennifer Ramirez were given the amazing opportunity to attend the MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. on July 30 through Aug 2nd. During this training seminar, Douglas Byrd High School students were afforded the opportunity to attend many amazing leadership seminars given by distinguished speakers such as Maj. Gen Charles Bolden (astronaut and retired Marine), Dr. Ken Ginsburg (renowned pediatric doctor) and Dr. Jill Biden.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Auxiliary, Personnel, Student Support, Finance, and Policy Committees will meet on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on July 27, 2017

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
July 20, 2017 
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on July 20, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, July 20, 2017, starting at 2:00 p.m. for a special meeting in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on July 18, 2017

        


Nutritious lunch on a school trayNEW This Year!

There are now 2 options available for filling out a 2017 -2018 Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application.

Option 1:

Applications can now be filled out online. To fill out the form visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the “Apply Now” button on the left-hand side of the page.

OR

Option 2:

Fill out a paper application.  The completed form must be returned to your child’s school cafeteria or mailed to Cumberland County Schools, Child Nutrition Services, 810 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Only one application per family is required but all students and household members should be listed on the application.

A new application must be completed each year, and families may complete an application at any time during the school year. Students who were approved for benefits last year must complete a new application at the beginning of the new school year. Students may eat on last year’s status for either thirty (30) days or until a new application is processed whichever occurs first. Those students who do not have an approved meal application on file will need to pay for meals at the end of the grace period.

If you received a letter that you child is directly certified to receive meals, you do not need to complete an application for meal benefits. However, if your letter does not include the names of all students in the household, please call 910-678-2595 to let us know. 

Students attending CEP schools do not have to submit an application.  To view a list of the 2017-2018 CEP Schools, click here.

An application can be completed anytime during the school year if you feel that your family may qualify. If there is any change in income, job loss, additional household members added, etc., please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Parents are responsible for payment for any meal until the application is approved.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800. 877.8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call  866.632.9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax:  202.690.7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Published by Laurie Pender on July 17, 2017

        


Gray's Creek Middle Global Connections Students working on Homeless ProjectThe 8th grade  Global Connections students as part of their curriculum were learning about Global Issues and how to turn an issue into an opportunity and make a difference. After a survey, the class stated that the issue they were most concerned about was Homelessness. Read more…

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on July 13, 2017

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

June 13, 2017 
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 14, 2017

        


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