Cynthia Rios from Cumberland Polytechnic Accepting AwardRecently, Cynthia Rios, a teacher at Cumberland Polytechnic High School (CPHS), received the distinguished and honored “Kate Parks Kitchin Adviser of the Year Award” at the North Carolina Association of Student Councils conference. The award recognizes Ms. Rios’ ability to inspire leadership, dependability, and responsibility by being an example in these areas. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 20, 2019

        


Fayetteville – The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is proud to announce that Dr. Mary W. Black, the acting superintendent of the CCS, was recognized today as one of five Marvin R. Pittman 2019 N.C. Champions for Education Award recipients. The announcement was made during a special luncheon at the Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference (CCES) in Greensboro.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), the award recognizes individuals who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to student success, exemplify leadership in education, and make a significant impact on students throughout the state. Recognized in the award category of Support Staff Administrator, Dr. Black joins four other recipients who were honored in the categories of Support Staff, Volunteer, Teacher or Administrator.

During Dr. Black’s acceptance remarks, she expressed her humility in receiving an award marked by Dr. Marvin Pittman’s commitment to service and his passion and dedication to making the world a better place for students.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 19, 2019

        


student sitting at a desk taking a testThere will be an End of Grade testing (EOG) Cafe on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hope Mills Middle School located at 4975 Cameron Road in Hope Mills for parents to learn what the EOG is and the best ways to prepare their children. The main focus will be on Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. There will be areas set up to offer tutoring for parents and students. Social Workers and School Counselors will be on site to answer questions as well. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 19, 2019

        


Westover High School WolverinesWestover High School (WOHS) is holding a “pave the track!” 5k Street/Trail, Run/Walk with the hopes of raising money to prepare the terrain and install a quality paved surface on the school’s track. This event will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. on their campus located at 277 Bonanza Drive in Fayetteville. Please contact Col. Eli Ballard or CSM Caldwell for more information at 910.864.0190 extensions 221 or 219. Registration cost is $25.00, please register prior to April 6, by using the Printable Spring Spirit II 5k Application Form or the morning of the event from 6:30-7:30 a.m. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 18, 2019

        


Image of a yellow and red bubble men shaking hands with yellow and white safety cones at their feet with the caption "Counseling Health Services  * Military Connection Psychological Services * Social WorkThe Cumberland County Schools’ Based-Care Review Team is inviting all parents and students in the E.E. Smith, Pine Forest, and Terry Sanford Attendance Areas to attend the “More Than Sad” Parent/Community Information Night, scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pate Room of the Cumberland County Headquarters Library, located at 300 Maiden Lane in Downtown Fayetteville. The event will feature the program “More than Sad” which is designed to educate parents and students about the early warning signs of suicide and other mental health issues. The event is FREE to the public. There will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, contact Belinda Bryant at 910.475.8148. This event is being sponsored by the Cumberland County Schools’ Student Services Department. Register at http://bit.ly/2TyXEfh.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 18, 2019

        


Congratulations to all the Elementary School Battle of the Books Teams who competed over the last few weeks!  Congratulations to Vanstory Elementary School for earning 1st Place! They will represent Cumberland County at the regional level competition. This event was successful through the hard work of the school teams, coaches, officials, and Technology, Communications and IT & Media Services of Cumberland County Schools. 
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 18, 2019

        


Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award SelectionDr. Jane Fields, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education for CCS was recently announced as one of the recipients of the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award. This honor is awarded to graduates of the NC School Superintendents’ Association and the NC Alliance for School Leadership Development’s Aspiring Superintendent Program. This program is designed to empower transformational education leaders for North Carolina’s public schools. View full press release.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 15, 2019

        


Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School Junior Beta Club Raised Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalDuring the month of February, the Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School (LNJMS) Junior Beta Club hosted a campaign to raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The goal set by the chapter was $2,000.00. The club’s fundraiser was held over the course of the month and included events designed to get the entire LNJMS family involved. Students, parents, and teachers participated in coin drives, bingo tournaments and more!
With the help and guidance of the Beta Chapter sponsor, Mrs.Phyllis Cannon; Beta Chapter president, Nylah Stewart; and Beta Chapter vice-president, Quynh Pham, the LNJMS Beta Club Chapter exceeded its goal of $2,000.00 by raising $2,185.00. Because of the generous donations of the students and staff at Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School, many more children can receive the benefits of the St. Jude Research Hospital.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 14, 2019

        


Amazing Act (January & February 2019) - Carlson, Harris-Willette, MixonFayetteville – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior. Three students were recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and were recognized during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 14, 2019

        


Darkness to LightCumberland County Schools Student Services Department will sponsor a Darkness to Light workshop for parents, educators, and community members on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the College Lakes Recreation Center located at 4945 Rosehill Road in Fayetteville. The training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Light refreshments will be served and child care will be available. Register now or call Pamela Story at 910.678.2402. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 14, 2019

        


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