Alliance Health is organizing a Real World simulation event in conjunction with many community partners, to include Cumberland County Schools Student Services, to teach life skills to youth between the ages of 15 – 18 years old. This event will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Real World (Alliance Health) located at 1225 Ramsey Street in Fayetteville. This event will run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please register at Real World Simulation Registration and use this link to complete a brief survey to make the experience more realistic. For more information,  please contact Sharon Glover at 910.491.4813 or by email at sglover@alliancehealthplan.org.

Alliance Real World Flyer

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 26, 2019

        


Image of instructor in front of students for Masonry Class at South View High SchoolRyan Shaver, of the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA), recently visited the carpentry classes at South View High School (SVHS). Mr. Shaver presented information to students about the masonry pre-apprenticeship program offered through the NCMCA. Masons are in high demand in North Carolina, with salaries in the mid-$50,000 range.

SVHS will be offering masonry classes in the 2019-2020 school year. William Wamsley will be teaching the courses, and students will be able to intern as a mason after completing the Construction Core class and Masonry I class. There was high interest from the SVHS students about this new CTE course, and the opportunities afforded to students who hope to enter the construction/masonry field.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 26, 2019

        


North Carolina Governor's School LogoThe Cumberland County AIG Program is pleased to announce the students selected to attend the 2019 session of the North Carolina Governor’s School. The program is administered by the Public Schools of NC, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 24, 2019

        


Image of a group of Employees looking up on a white backgroundOn Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Westover Middle School located at 275 Bonanza Drive in Fayetteville will host a Job Fair. The Job Fair will run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with the opportunity to meet employers with vacancies and have an on-site interview. This event is open to the public and community. Please email tinamitchell@ccs.k12.nc.us or shawanalindsay@ccs.k12.nc.us or call 910.864.0813 for further information. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 23, 2019

        


Image of David LeeDavid Suyuan Li, a graduating senior at Terry Sanford High School, has been named one of 621 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2019.

This program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in areas of academic success, leadership, and service to their school and community.

A distinguished panel of educators have reviewed these submissions and selected 621 semifinalists. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.

Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholar Medallion at a recognition ceremony and participate in events and activities.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 23, 2019

        


Fayetteville – Three educators in the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will be able to implement a special educational project at their respective schools after receiving the Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes and helps foster excellence in education by providing two teachers and one administrator in CCS a $1,000 grant.
 
This year’s winners are as follows:
 
Elementary Teacher Award Winner – Carol Belanger, a Pre-K teacher at Ponderosa Elementary School, plans to use her grant money to add STEM materials to help her students make inferences, create structures and problem solve to prove their theories. 
 
Secondary Teacher Award Winner – April Scammahorn, a teacher at South View Middle School, will purchase water cycle simulation kits and a river basin model that includes watershed and tributary models. These hands-on materials will be used by all students at the school.
 
Administrator Award Winner – Casey Yates, assistant principal at Gray’s Creek High School, will use the funds to support a joint project with Gray’s Creek Middle School. For five years, the two schools have been working together to identify and support at-risk students. The funds will help provide guest speakers, additional resources, enrichment outings and field trips. The goal is to decrease discipline issues and absenteeism for students involved in the program. 
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 23, 2019

        


Fayetteville – The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is a recipient of a grant award from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) totaling $750,000 to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives. The five-year grant, which is entitled “Step Up Our STEM Game! STEM for All! STEM Everyday!” will provide academic support for military-connected students, including a STEM coach, professional development for staff members, computer carts and other STEM software.
 
The initiative is aimed to help students build critical skills that will increase academic performance on the Eighth Grade Mathematics End-of Grade (EOG) test and the composite scores on the ACT exam. Additionally, “Step Up Our STEM Game! STEM for ALL! STEM Everyday!” will support CCS faculty and administrators by providing professional development that will address new strategies and STEM applications to assist with math instruction.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 23, 2019

        


Hundreds of second graders from schools across Cumberland County celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 at Arnette Park in Fayetteville. Presenters from agencies that included the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the North Carolina Division of Environment and Natural Resources, Cumberland County Public Library, Cumberland County Forestry Service, Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, Hoke County Beekeepers, Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation, the City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville State University, Douglas Byrd High School and Fascinate U Children’s Museum educated students about subjects such as air quality, renewable energy, water, weather, and wildlife. Children created bird feeders from recycled water bottles and paper from wildflower seeds. They explored beehives, determined the ages of trees and learned to farm worms.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 23, 2019

        


Fayetteville – The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will close for students on Wednesday, May 1, changing the day to an optional workday for teachers and staff. This decision was made after carefully monitoring the number of teachers and staff who have requested leave to attend the education rally in Raleigh on May 1.

“It was our hope to have an adequate number of teachers and substitutes to provide instruction for our students on May 1,” said CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “However, because of the increasing number of projected absences, we’ve made a data-driven decision with the safety and well-being of our students in mind.”

No make-up day for students or staff will be required. Prime Time will be available on May 1, 2019, at the all-day care site locations. Please call 678-2451 to reserve your child’s place. Parents will need to provide lunch and a beverage for their child. Parents registering after Monday, April 29, 2019, will also need to bring two snacks and two beverages in addition to their child’s lunch. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 18, 2019

        


Cumberland County Public Library Internship OpportunityThe library has been given a grant through the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, to employ a paid intern for this summer. This position is available to high school juniors, seniors, or college freshman who will work one-on-one with a mentor to develop a connected learning project that will focus on providing access to library services for under-served youth and encourage interest in library services as a future career.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 18, 2019

        


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