Image of the Resilience Logo "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope" on a red background with images of internal body partsJoin CCS’ Student Services and Federal Programs for encore screenings of the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress and disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease. A brief panel discussion will follow the documentary. This event is free and open to CCS parents, employees and community stakeholders. Space is limited, so please register for the appropriate date and location of attendance. For more information, please call 910.678.2433.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 29, 2019

        


NCASAThe NCASA Middle School Forensics State Finals was held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Students participated in six separate events: Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory.

Congratulations to the following CCS Students who ranked in the following categories:

Dramatic Interpretation – State Champions (tie) Savanna C. of Mac Williams MS and Morgan S. of Max Abbott MS, both of Fayetteville
Duo Interpretation – State Champions- Carmen H. and Madelyn J. – Max Abbott MS of Fayetteville

CCS Took 4 of the top 6 Places:

State Runner-up – Mac Williams MS of Fayetteville
State 3rd Place – R Max Abbott MS of Fayetteville
4th Place – Grays Creek MS of Hope Mills
5th Place – Seventy-First Classical MS of Fayetteville

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 25, 2019

        


Image of baggies and plastic containers full of soda pull tabs sitting on a tableStudents and staff at New Century International Middle School (NCIMS) have been bringing in soda tabs to help pay off library overdue fees since January. Mrs. Sands, NCIMS Media Coordinator, offered students ten cents towards their library overdue fees for each tab they brought in. Students without fees also participated and the credit was used to apply towards other students’ debts. One student brought in enough soda tabs to cover all of the overdue fees for the whole school. NCIMS Custodian, Chad Slade, also contributed by bringing in gallon jugs full of tabs that his family had been collecting.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 22, 2019

        


Shahadah Muhammad kneeling down planting a treeStudents in Douglas Byrd’s Academy of Green Technology have recently embarked on a carbon sequestration study to monitor the impacts of trees on carbon emissions and their abilities to provide environmental and educational benefits to the community. Carbon banks are forests that are managed to absorb carbon dioxide from the air and ultimately reduce the effects of global warming. Douglas Byrd’s carbon sequestration study is a part of a large carbon bank at the Cumberland County Schools Educational Resource Center.

As the trees grow, the students will measure variables such as trunk diameter, tree height, dry weight (the weight of the tree when it has been allowed to dry and all the water has been removed) and green weight (the weight of the tree when it is alive) to calculate their carbon sequestration values. Shahadah M. a 16-year-old sophomore in the Academy of Green Technology is participating in the carbon sequestration study. Shahadah’s personal interest in science, especially the topic of climate change, led him to pursue the project.

Used with permission.

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 22, 2019

        


High school students in the park on a sunny day cleaning with recycle bins wearing green shirts with recycling symbol Pine Forest High School’s Green Team is having a recycling collection event on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on their campus located at 525 Andrews Road. For those that wish to volunteer, there will be a need to help collect and sort. Plastic and aluminum will be collected and there will be an opportunity to have a photograph taken with costumed characters. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 22, 2019

        


The Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Program is a college access program housed at Fayetteville State University (FSU) funded to serve students in Cumberland County. This program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of rising Freshmen and Juniors within Cumberland County Schools and to serve first-generation and low-income students. This is a no-cost program. The goal is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 22, 2019

        


Image of CCS' Social Worker of the Year Vanessa Wade sitting at a green table holding her plaqueFayetteville, N.C. – Today, the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) hosted its annual School Social Worker Appreciation Breakfast to recognize the work that school social workers do every day to support students. They provide important services to students to enhance their emotional well-being and improve their academic success.

“Our social workers are making a tremendous difference in our schools,” said CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “The work that social workers do on a daily basis often takes place behind the scenes; however, we reap the benefits in the form of lower dropout rates, increased school attendance and positive school cultures.”
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 22, 2019

        


The County Tournament for the Middle School Forensic program of Cumberland County Schools was recently held at Mac Williams Middle School (MWMS). The county tournament serves as the culminating event for a season of competition that also includes four Fall Festivals, three Mini-tournaments, and two District tournaments. Over 230 middle school students from all CCS middle schools competed for First through Tenth Place in three rounds of competition. Students participated in the Speech and Debate categories of Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Storytelling, and Public Forum.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 21, 2019

        


Image a the sun wearing sunglasses with yellow and blue waves behind it and a caption stating "Kids Eat Free This Summer"Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services program (CNS) will serve as a sponsor for the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  As a sponsor, CNS is responsible for preparing meals that meet the federal nutritional guidelines to be served free to children and teenagers during the summer months when school is not in session.  CNS is now accepting applications from organizations that would like to serve as a site to receive meals prepared by CNS this summer.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 21, 2019

        


United WayThis year, the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) raised $194,049.53 to support the United Way of Cumberland County. Today, during the monthly Leadership meeting, departments and schools were recognized for their contributions. Awards were presented in the following categories:

Campaign Achievement Awards
The Campaign Achievement Awards are presented to companies with at least 50% employee participation and either a $52 per capita gift or a 10 percent increase in employee giving over the previous years.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 20, 2019

        


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