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Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
May 15, 2018 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


Daughters of the American Revolution State Essay WinnerDesmond Jordan, a stellar 7th grade AIG student at Westover Middle School, recently participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life”?
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
April 10, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Peggy Hall, Donna Vann, Porcha McMillan, Greg West, Alicia Chisolm, Judy Musgrave and Rudy Tatum. Others present were Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite and Mary Black; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; representatives of the principals association, media representative, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP and representatives of the teacher assistants association. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


Director leads student in the orchestra camp as they play a selection of musicThe Arts Education Program of Cumberland County Schools is pleased to offer two summer workshops for band and orchestra students. The summer music workshops are open to all band and orchestra students in grades 5 through 12, who have successfully completed one year of instruction.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 15, 2018

        


PBIS Award WinnersOn Friday, May 11, 2018, the annual PBIS Awards Day was held. The winners are:
 
PBIS Coach of the Year – Tracie Espinoza of Ireland Drive Middle 
PBIS Staff Member of the Year – Joyce Henry of Raleigh Road Elementary 
PBIS Parent and Community Involvement Award – J.W. Coon Elementary 
PBIS School of the Year – E.E. Miller Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Elementary Schools – Alma O. Easom Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Secondary Schools – Gray’s Creek Middle 
PBIS Dedication of Service Awarded to the Parents of Tamara Sessoms – Sherwood Park Elementary 
 
DoDEA also presented Westover High, South View High, South View Middle, and Ireland Drive Middle with certificates for their participation with PBIS. 
 
We look forward to seeing each one of our PBIS schools next year as we continue to promote positive school climates that increase academics and positive social behaviors. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


PBIS Logo - Positive Behavior Intervention and Support written in blue and greenCCS’ Exceptional Children’s Services Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) is sponsoring a Parent Lunch & Learn throughout May titled “Connecting PBIS from School to Home.” Parents will learn strategies for school-aged children in developing and addressing common school and household difficulties. Organizers promise that parents will leave the lunch feeling confident in dealing with challenging behavior and will receive resources to use with their child.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


Middle School Girls CompeteThe Cumberland County Schools held its annual Super Fitness Field Day on Friday, May 11 on the Athletic Field at Reid Ross Classical School in Fayetteville. The event was held to showcase the school system’s finest athletes, who withstood rigorous qualification standards to participate in the competitions. Events included the following: curl-ups, standing long jump, rope skipping, shuttle run, 50-meter dash, 200-meter run, & 800-meter run. Special thanks to the County physical fitness teachers and military soldiers who judged the physical fitness events.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


Stedman Elementary, the students, faculty, and family of Chanda Holst recently gathered on the front lawn to dedicate a memorial garden to Mrs. Holst’s memory. Chanda taught at Stedman Elementary beginning in 2007 and remained there until her death in October 2017. The Cape Fear High School Band Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mike Williams provided music for the event. The dedication ended with Mrs. Holst’s students and family performing a balloon release.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition Massey Hill Classical High School student Deanna Glus recently won First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her artwork entitled “A Hometown Feeling”.  

Her artwork will be displayed in a busy corridor of the U.S. Capitol complex for one year, representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.  Having won the Congressional Art Award, Deanna will receive a scholarship offer from a prestigious arts university. Ms. Glus and a guest will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception and view her artwork in the Capitol.

Please congratulate Deanna for representing our school, city, county, district, state, and country so well. Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support!  

Principal: Dr. Pamela Adams 
Visual Arts Teacher: Brett King

 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


Caitlin Brooks, South View CTE Student, Receives First Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Ms. Williams, Teacher of Record and Student Advisor, Mr. Brooks Caitlin’s father, Ms. Johson Assistant Principal and Mrs. Scott CTE Dept. Chair

Congratulations to Caitlin Brooks for being the first student to achieve Credit by Demonstrated Mastery within Career and Technical Education for Cumberland County Schools.

The Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Process allows high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the students’ transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


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