The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. for a regular monthly 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 February 13, 2017

        


Image of a school bus surrounded by hearts with the words, Love the Bus!Districts and schools across the state and nation will show their love this week for their school bus drivers along with their valentines. Nationally, February is recognized as Love the Bus month; and in North Carolina, Feb. 13-17 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week.

 

In North Carolina, more than 800,000 students board over 13,000 school buses each day. Their drivers must complete rigorous training and be certified to drive a bus.

Derek Graham, Transportation Services section chief for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, said the state’s bus drivers earn the week of recognition every day of the school year. “Student safety is the top priority for our school bus drivers,” Graham said. “It’s good to have a week when we can express our appreciation for all they do to ensure that students arrive to and from school safely.”

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed Feb. 13-17 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in North Carolina, and urges all school communities to take a moment to thank bus drivers for all they do.

The Love the Bus program, launched in 2007 and coordinated by the American School Bus Council, is not only a way to raise awareness and appreciation for the hundreds of thousands of school bus drivers nationwide, but it also provides an opportunity for parents and children to learn more about the safety and environmental benefits of school bus transportation. Nationwide, school buses represent 25 percent of the miles traveled by students, but they account for fewer than 4 percent of the injuries that occur during students’ commutes to and from school each day.

Parents, teachers and children are encouraged to visit the American School Bus Council’s website to share stories about their favorite bus drivers and make interactive valentines to email or print and give to their bus driver. Additional information on the American School Bus Council is available online.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 13, 2017

        


Image of Words in Spanish promoting the Middle School Immersion ProgramThe faculty and staff at Anne Chesnutt Middle School (ACMS) are excited to offer a Dual Spanish Immersion Middle School Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents across the County are invited to an interest meeting on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the school’s media center. The program, offered to sixth through eighth graders, strives to increase student academic achievement; assist students in becoming bilingual and bi-literate; develop cross-cultural relationships and community and global partnerships. For more information, contact ACMS School Counselor Jessika Sellas-Rodriguez at 910.867.9147.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on February 9, 2017

        


The Gray’s Creek vs Douglas Byrd basketball game scheduled for tonight Tuesday, January 7, 2017, at Douglas Byrd is being moved to Massey Hill Classical High School.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 7, 2017

        


The Elementary Education Department at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is hosting it second annual “Fall in Love with Math, Science and the Arts EXPO 2017,” on Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. During the event, children PreK-12 and their families will engage in hands-on activities in the areas of Math, Science, Reading, Technology, Engineering, Art and Black History.  Some of the activities will provide opportunities to build and shoot rockets; manipulate a humanlike robot; explore live small animals, such as, worms and bees; be fingerprinted; tour a fire truck; learn fire safety rules and meet firemen; play mini golf and test their math estimation skills; get health tips from the professionals; tour the FSU aquatic Lab and view a show at the FSU planetarium; chat with a local author and many, many more.  There are 50 exhibits for the community enjoy and learn through fun activities. It is our goal that children and their families explore topics, practice skills, build knowledge and fall in love with math, science and the arts during the month of February.

Free admission, giveaways, snacks and parking.

Details
Math Science Arts Expo Flyer 2017

February 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Capel Arena
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Free parking is available.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 5, 2017

        


Parents can attend any one of the following registration sites from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the designated dates:

Date                               Attendance Area                                                   Location                              

Friday, Feb. 24            Douglas Byrd                                                         *ERC                                    

Friday, March 3           Gray’s Creek/Jack Britt/South View                Gray’s Creek Recreation Center      

Friday, March 10         Pine Forest/E.E. Smith                                       College Lakes Recreation Center 

Friday, March 17         Seventy-First/Westover                                    Westover Recreation Center

Friday, March 24         Cape Fear                                                             Eastover Recreation Center

* ERC is CCS’ Educational Resource Center, located at 396 Elementary Drive/Fayetteville.

Applicants must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2017, to register. They must reside in Cumberland County.

Parents should bring the following information:
Certified birth certificate, shot record, current utility bill (gas, water, lights ONLY), proof of income, court-ordered custody papers or military special power of attorney & TDY/Deployment Orders (if applicable), and parent/guardian’s valid driver’s license/state ID.
 
For more information, call 910.483.7370.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 5, 2017

        


Renarta Clanton Moyd on the set of Get Connected with her guests Natasha Scott and Doug ParrishDuring February’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta C. Moyd is joined by CCS’ Executive Director of Student Services Natasha Scott and Douglas Parrish from the Cape Fear Valley Behavioral Health Care Center. They are discussing recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide, getting help for those who may be suicidal, and the It’s OK 2 Ask suicide awareness campaign. To watch the show, tune in to FCE-TV – Cable Channel 5 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon or watch it now!
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 3, 2017

        


Image of Hope Mills Middle School Principal receiving a grant check from Walmart's Neighborhood MarketCongratulations to Hope Mills Middle School Principal, Mrs.Yolanda Epps, who recently received a $1,500.00 grant for the school from Walmart Neighborhood Market.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 2, 2017

        


Image of hands created by 3rd-5th grade students at Eastover-Central Elementary for the Students Rebuild Youth organization that will support Save the Children’s programs in Nicaragua and Indonesia.Eastover-Central Elementary “Champions” were recognized by the Students Rebuild Youth organization by sharing the photo of our paper hands on their Facebook page. Read more…

 

 

 

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on February 2, 2017

        


Image of text reading it's ok 2 ask about suicide.According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the third leading cause of death for North Carolinians between the ages of 10 to 24.  Unfortunately, stigma, myths, and misinformation about suicide prevent both adults and young people from discussing this topic.  Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide and knowing who to call for help is one way to prevent suicide.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 2, 2017

        


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