The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018starting 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 May 11, 2018

        


 
During the May 3 NC High School Athletic Association’s Annual Meeting at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, Todd Edge, a coach at Cape Fear High School, received this year’s Homer  Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Make A Difference” Award. Sponsored by N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, the award acknowledges Edge’s ‘exemplary sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment to athletics.’ 
 
Cape Fear High School also won the NCHSAA Exemplary School Award, which recognizes the top overall school in the state in terms of the “total program” including but not limited to athletic success, the scope of athletic opportunities offered, facilities, community interest and involvement, academics, and quality of coaches.  Go, Colts!

Group stands together holding banner from the NCHSAA

Todd Edge shows off his Homer Thompson Memorial "Eight Who Make A Difference Award"

 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Supplies packed up and ready to load on the truckCongratulations to numerous schools, departments, and employees in the Cumberland County Schools for making the May 7 “Stuff the Truck” School Supply Drive for the Guilford County Schools a huge success! On May 8 at approximately 10:30 a.m., six (6) palettes of sorted and labeled boxed-up supplies were delivered to the Guilford Education Alliance. These supplies will be placed in the school system’s Teacher Supply Warehouse and used to assist the three elementary schools in Greensboro that recently faced extensive tornado damage. 

American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Blue and white Academy for Health Sciences LogoCongratulations to Westover High School’s Academy of Health Sciences for recently being recognized as an Outstanding HOSA, Gold Star Chapter, a NAMI supporter, and for receiving the HOSA National Service Project during the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. 

Westover High’s Project Lead the Way Teacher Kacheckia Dewitt was announced as the newly elected NC HOSA District 4 Adviser!

Also, the following WOHS students received top honors in Conference competitions:
Minnie Reeves – 3rd place Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
Jada Hawthorne –  Top 10 Emergency Medical Services
Kanaiza Carzo – Top 10 Emergency Medical Services
Lauren Lowe – Top 10 Job Seeking Skills
Cora Shaw – Top 10 Extemporaneous Healthcare Poster
Kanaiza Carzo – Received the Barbara James Service Award

Twenty students were recognized for completing the Healthcare Issue Exam 

Minnie Reeves and Cora Shaw have been invited to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference from June 27 – 30 in Texas.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Staff from New Century International Middle SchoolCongratulations to ‘the big winners’ at  CCS’ Custodial Services’ ‘Red Carpet-Affair’ Dinner on May 4. New Century International Middle School’s Custodial Staff took home the Charlie Wilson School of the Year Award while Assistant Custodial Supervisor James Williams received the coveted Neil Brown Service Award. 
 
More than 400 custodians from across the county and their guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of food, fellowship, and more than 100 door prizes. “This event is all about our custodians’ hard work and dedication to educating our children,” said CCS’ Chief Custodial Supervisor Faye McMillan. “Some [custodians] don’t get the thanks and appreciation they deserve and this is just one way for us to show them that the Cumberland County Schools appreciates their contributions to education.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Published by Laurie Pender on May 7, 2018

        


Stage decoration at the 2018 Very Special Arts FestivalVery Special Arts is a celebration of the Arts for Exceptional Children enrolled in separate classes in Cumberland County Schools.  It provides an opportunity for students who are often unable to fully participate in other school or community events, to experience a variety of activities designed to give them the maximum amount of participation and involvement through the use of various art media.


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Published by Laurie Pender on May 4, 2018

        


7th Annual AIG Science Night at Fascinate U Children's MuseumThe Academically Intellectually Gifted K-2 Discovery program recently held its 7th annual Discovery Night of Science at Fascinate-U Children’s Museum in downtown Fayetteville. Over 200 second-grade Discovery students and their parents enjoyed this popular event. The K-2 Discovery department was the recipient of a Duke Energy Science Night award which included science station materials for activities such as catapults, circuits, build a bubble, Airzooka, garden in a glove, and parachutes. Other teacher created stations included magnets, balancing birds, sound bowl, stomp rockets, and cuica cups.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 4, 2018

        


Recycle arrows in green with text that reads Go Green Initiative The Spring issue of the Go Green Initiative (GGI)Newsletter has now been posted. Read the follow-up from Earth Day 2018, and read about Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. These stories and much more in this issue of GGI. Read the newsletter now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 2, 2018

        


Ten student winners stand holding their trophiesCongratulations to the following students for receiving awards in the Cumberland County District PTA Council’s Annual Art Reflections Competition: Glendale Acres Elementary – Adrian Cardenas, Adaleigh Hart, Nyla Ferguson, Oakley Baker, Gavin Campbell, Seven Green, Rosanna Pan, and Emmaline Waggy; Ashley Elementary – Anabelle Pearson, Ainsley Tabor, Marin Cardenas, Setornam Agbakpe, Emily Cline, Imari Fleming, Alexander Hallis, Finn Heath, and Camaree Montgomery;
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 1, 2018

        


hand holding sign that reads top performersEach month during the Auxiliary Committee meeting, Cumberland County Schools’ employees are honored for their outstanding commitment and service to the school system. During the May 1 committee meeting, the following people and schools were recognized:
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 1, 2018

        


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