Fayetteville Mayor Visits New Century International Middle SchoolFebruary was Career and Technical Education(CTE) month.  In honor of that, Fayetteville Mayor, Mitch Colvin, visited New Century International Middle School to speak with CTE students about careers and the importance of education.   He told the students about his background and how he got started in politics and why it’s important to give back to your community.   Read more

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 7, 2018

        


Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books Team posing with awards and trophy.Congratulations to Mac Williams Middle School for winning the CCS’ Middle School Battle of the Books!  They will represent CCS in the MBOB Regional competition on April 13th.  Teams competed by reading and answering questions about the 27 books on the NC Battle of the Books list.

All 16 CCS’ middle school teams did a fantastic job!  Special thanks to all of the teams and coaches for their hard work and dedication. 


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2018

        


Roy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle SchoolRoy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School has received the 2018-19 CCS’ School Social Worker of the Year Award. This award is given to a social worker who has made outstanding contributions to the social-emotional needs, and general welfare of students.  Mr. Mayhew is described by Pamela Story, CCS’ Social Work Coordinator, as a strong mentor, team player, and advocate, with a heart of pure gold. He will now compete for the NCSSWA regional and state social worker of the year. Congratulations Mr. Mayhew!

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 5, 2018

        


Group photo of National Board Certified Teachers in the Cumberland County Schools along with the Superintendent and School Board ChairA reception was held on Tuesday, February 27 to honor all 192 CCS’ National Board Certified Teachers and to recognize the 3 newly certified National Board Teachers: Melissa Bishop, Laura Ransom, and Daniel Sitz. Additionally, the 14 teachers who successfully renewed their National Board certification were also honored. These teachers are: Laura Booth, Kimberly Fertig, Shannon Hancock, Angela Haynes. Jan Hinson, Jennifer Jones, Julia Jordan, Lynne Lewis,  Lisa Packer, Christy Parker, Andrea Hildel-Reyes, Emily Spruill, Susan Ward, and Donna White. 
 
 Cumberland County School Board Chair Carrie Sutton, Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, and Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Principal of the Year (POY) Lavette McMillan provided remarks to thank these teachers for their commitment to continued professional growth for the students of CCS.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 3, 2018

        


Image of a globe with the words Science Olympiad written in greenKudos are extended to the following Science Olympiad Teams in the Cumberland County Schools for placing during the annual Fayetteville Regional competition on Feb. 24 at FTCC:

Division B – Middle School
Varsity
1st – Seventy-First Classical Middle School
2nd – St. Michael’s School
3rd – Pine Forest Middle School
4th – St. John Paul School
5th – The O’Neal School
6th – Western Harnett Middle School
 
Junior Varsity
1st – Seventy-First Classical Middle School
2nd – Western Harnett Middle School
3rd – St. Michael’s School
 
Division C – High School
Varsity
1st – Jack Britt High School
2nd – Terry Sanford High School
3rd – Cross Creek Early College High School
4th – Cape Fear High School
5th – Lumberton High School
6th – Cumberland International Early College High School
 
Junior Varsity
1st – Jack Britt High School
2nd – Cross Creek Early College High School
3rd – Lumberton High School
 
A total of 56 teams from 38 schools competed!  
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 2, 2018

        


Members of the Fayetteville Police Department read Dr. Seuss books to students at Ferguson-Easley ElementaryMarch 2, all around the world people are celebrating the birthday of a creative author.  Dr. Seuss is his name.  To help the 4th and 5th-grade students at Ferguson-Easley Elementary School celebrate, representatives from the Fayetteville Police Department visited classrooms.  Read More

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 2, 2018

        


Student working on computerOn Thursday, February 22 the Cumberland County Schools Celebrated Digital Learning Day. Check out photos from schools around the county. All grade levels were included on this exciting day! #DLDay2018
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

        


Mayor Colvin visits Westarea ElementaryWestarea Elementary is celebrating Black History Month with a series of community leaders.  Each leader appeared on the Mustang News, our morning announcements, discussing the ways that leaders of the past have encouraged them in their success.  Read More

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

        


four mason jars with fruit infused water insideWhat you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

        


Map of Cumberland County with the words Institute for Community Leadership ICL

The Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) is accepting applications for Class XV (2018-2019), which will start in September. Participants attend seven monthly sessions that highlight such topics as leadership styles, team building, and communications. ICL is a joint community effort that identifies, develops and empowers community members who are able and willing to commit to leadership roles in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area. In April, ICL will be graduating 35 participants. The program, which is at no cost to participants, is sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and Methodist University. Participants must be a Cumberland County resident. The application is available online at www.leadership4us.org. The deadline is July 17. For additional information about the Institute for Community Leadership, call 910.672.2142.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 28, 2018

        


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