Standing in garden, wearing red boots, stepping on garden tool to force it into the ground.Did you know that gardening is a form of physical activity? Switch up your routine and spend time playing in the dirt! Explore some ideas for being more active and take advantage of some gardening resources.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on April 7, 2017

        


North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities - North Carolina MapOn Saturday, April 1, the 2017 Middle School Forensics State Final was held at New Century International Middle School of Fayetteville.  Students participated in six separate events: Public Forum, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory.  In the Interpretation categories, students performed memorized literary works, and in Original Oratory, students presented their own original persuasive speeches. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2017

        


Keep Calm and Purple Up! for Military KidsSince 1986, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child.  The Month of the Military Child is a month-long celebration to honor the sacrifices made by our military-connected students as they selflessly support their parent(s) who are, or were, in the military.  Cumberland County is rich with the tradition of military service and every one of the Cumberland County Schools has military-connected students. 

The school day closest to April 15 is designated as Purple Up Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to celebrate the military child. Purple is the designated color because it is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Cumberland County Schools will be celebrating PurpleUp Day on April 13.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 1, 2017

        


3rd Annual Earth Day Event - April 25, 2017, at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens FREE Public Admission 2-5 p.m.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 1, 2017

        


MicrophoneDuring the April 3 edition of Let’s Talk Education, the show’s host, CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Frank Till, will talk with the school system’s Military Family & Youth Liaison Cathy Hurley and Military Student Transition Consultant Mark Patton. They will discuss the CCS’ plans to observe the Month of the Military Child and the numerous services the school system offers military-connected students. To listen, tune in to WIDU 1600 AM or visit www.widuradio.com from 11:34 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 31, 2017

        


The Human Resources department recently began using social media (i.e., Facebook and Twitter) as a platform to assist in efforts to recruit exceptional talent to the school district. Please take a moment to visit the pages below, like them, and share them with friends and family. 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 31, 2017

        


Congratulations to Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School, on winning the March 24 Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration Competition!  Second-place honors went to Emily R. from MacWilliams Middle School, while Cumberland Road Elementary School’s Tre’vyon P. took third-place honors. Anil G. will represent the CCS during national competition later this spring. This year’s topic is “What Does It Mean to Be A Hero.”


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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 29, 2017

        


First Place Sweepstakes Winner 2017 Middle School Forensic County Tournament Seventy-First Classical Middle School

The County Tournament for the Middle School Forensic program of Cumberland County Schools was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The Middle School Forensic program is an extracurricular activity designed to enhance the personal and academic growth of its participants.  Its activities focus on the use of higher order thinking in the appreciation and interpretation of literature through performance and the enhancement of research and writing skills for public speaking.  New Century International Middle School served as the host school with Isaac Frazier as the host coach for the countywide tournament.  Special thanks go to Mr. Frazier, Lavette McMillan, New Century Middle School principal and her faculty and staff for providing excellent hospitality and a great day of competition. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


2017 Juried High School Art Show - Emily Lombardi, Cape Fear High School - 1st Place SculptureThe annual High School Juried Art Show offers Cumberland County Schools’ high school Visual Arts students the opportunity to have their artwork adjudicated by a Guest Juror for possible selection in the art show.  The Art Show was on display from March 7-17, 2017.  Students competed for First place, Second place, Third place or an Honorable Mention in the categories of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media/Other. 

Student awards were presented at the Opening Reception on March 7.  Dr. Rollinda Thomas served as the 2017 Juror.  Dr. Thomas is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Art Education at Fayetteville State University. This student Visual Arts event was made possible through the kind assistance of the staff of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.  For more information, please contact Lydia Stewart, Arts Education Supervisor for Cumberland County Schools at (910) 678.2622.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


Girl and boy holding their books, ready for school.The CCS has a continuing Child Find procedure in place to locate all children with disabilities residing in the county including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services.

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, in room #4 of the Educational Resource Center (ERC) located at 396 Elementary Drive in Fayetteville, the Cumberland County Schools will hold an informational meeting for parents and the community.

Children with disabilities in private schools or home schools may be eligible for services.

For more information about this meeting, call 910.678.2440.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 20, 2017

        


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