Board of Education Meeting  AnnouncementThe Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. for a regular monthly meeting in the auditorium of the Educational Resource Center, located at 396 Elementary Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301. The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2016

        


Image of three young children working in class.(Applicable to children enrolling in the public schools for the first time before the 2016-2017 school year) Health Assessment required.
 
Every student grade (k-12) in the state of North Carolina entering a North Carolina public school for the first time must submit a Heath Assessment Transmittal Form.  The health  assessment  shall be dated no more than 12 months prior to the date of school entry. Students will have thirty days to comply with the requirement or be dismissed. The only form acceptable is the Health Assessment Transmittal Form created by the Division of Public Health and the Department of Public Instruction pursuant to House Bill 13.
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 4, 2016

        


Center for Disease Control's (CDC) LogoYour children may have heard about the Zika virus disease (Zika) outbreak and may have questions about it. Children can better cope with any disease outbreak when they know more about what is happening and that they can do something to help protect themselves, family, and friends.

It’s important that children understand anyone living in or  traveling to an area with Zika may be at risk for getting sick. People who are not living in or traveling to an area with Zika are not likely to get Zika. There are steps we can take to prevent catching and spreading Zika. 

By tailoring your conversation to your child’s age, developmental stage, and concerns, you can help him or her understand and cope with the current Zika outbreak.

Information from Center for Disease Control (CDC) about Zika

Zika Virus – CDC Respuesta SPANISH

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 4, 2016

        


Raleigh –  Twenty-two Chinese Guest Teachers today were paired with schools in 11 North Carolina school districts to provide expanded Chinese language and culture course offerings to students in elementary, middle and high schools during the upcoming school year. The CCS welcomes Chen Xujie to Anne Chesnutt Middle SchoolJin Meng to Seventy-First High School, and Xiong Yuanhuai to New Century International Middle School!

The Guest Teachers are provided through Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding), in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), College Board,  and Hanban, an organization affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. This is the sixth straight year that Go Global NC has welcomed a team of teachers from China to provide authentic language learning in North Carolina schools. Read more . . .

News Release – 22 Chinese Guest Teachers Join NC School Communities (Aug 3 ’16)

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 3, 2016

        


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented YouthFayetteville – Dr. Tonia Bonner, a science teacher at Alger B. Wilkins High School, is serving as an instructor for the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) this summer. CTY provides challenging three-week summer programs to academically advanced students from around the world, as well as online and family programs.

Dr. Bonner is teaching Fast-Paced High School Chemistry at CTY’s site at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA., one of 25 CTY Summer Programs sites in the United States and Hong Kong. In the course, students learn the equivalent of one year of high school chemistry in three weeks.

CTY offers more than 100 Summer Programs courses ranging from Ancient Greek and Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences to Advanced Fiction and Principles of Engineering Design. This year, CTY Summer Programs were held from June 26 – July 15 and July 17 – August 5.

Last year, CTY Summer Programs had nearly 10,000 enrollments. In order to qualify to take CTY courses, a student must participate in a talent search by taking and scoring well on such above-grade level tests as the SAT and ACT.

A global leader in gifted education since 1979, CTY is focused on recognizing academic talent in exceptional K-12 students and supporting their growth with courses, services, and resources specifically designed to meet their needs. CTY draws students from 50 states and 81 countries worldwide. In fiscal year 2015, CTY provided more than $5.8 million in financial aid to nearly 7,000 students.

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 3, 2016

        


Credit by Demonstrated MasteryThe Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) process allows current high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the student’s transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. 

Any parents or students who are interested in CDM should complete the CDM application and return it to the AIG Consultant at their school no later than September 1, 2016.

*CDM also applies to 6-8 students, but only for certain high school courses offered at the school. Applications for middle school are not available until January.

 

CDM – Frequently Asked Questions

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery – Fall 2016 Application

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 2, 2016

        


Next Step

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

June 14, 2016 
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on June 15, 2016

        


Next Step

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

May 10, 2016 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2016

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
April 12, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, James McLauchlin, Macky Hall, Judy Musgrave, Donna Vann, Alicia Chisolm and Rudy Tatum. (Mr. West was not in attendance this evening) Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Allison Violette, Ruben Reyes and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; Ft. Bragg representative, representatives of the principals association, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP and representatives of the teacher assistants association.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2016

        


Next Step

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

April 12, 2016 
Read more »

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 13, 2016

        


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