Image of State Superintendent June Atkinson recognizing Cross Creek Early College High School for having a 100% Graduation Rate!Cross Creek Early College High School (CCECHS) was recently recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson for achieving 100% Graduation Rate. Cross Creek was one of four schools in Cumberland County to earn this recognition.  

Note: This is the fifth year in a row that CCECHS has received this recognition.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2016

        


Image of Gray's Creek Middle School's Student Council during recent workshop.Gray’s Creek Middle School recently assisted in hosting the NC Association of Student Council Central District Fall workshop with host school Douglas Byrd and Massey Hill Classical high schools. co-president, 8th grader Candi  hosted a workshop on making connections with students,staff and the community. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2016

        


Congratulations to Beaver Dam and District 7 Elementary Schools on recently being recognized as 2016 Title 1 Distinguished School Nominees. The National Title I Distinguished Schools program recognizes exemplary Title I schools that hold students to high standards and demonstrate exemplary school effectiveness in:

 • teaching and learning based on the approved state curriculum, 
• use of research-based instructional strategies, 
• opportunities provided for all students to achieve, 
• established partnerships with parents, families, and the community, 
• implementation of sustained research-based professional development, and • innovation and modeling for other schools. 
 
The top 1% of Title I schools in North Carolina are recognized for showing a high level of sustained student achievement or for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups. 

 The announcement was made on Oct. 27 during the North Carolina  Association of Compensatory Educators Conference in Greensboro.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 31, 2016

        


Picture of Media Coordinator, Beverly McClellan; NC State Treasurer, Janet Cowell; Finance Educational Director, Marquita Robertson, CCS Associate Superintendent, Clyde Locklear; and Ferguson Easley Principal, Dr. Mary HalesThe Cumberland County Schools motto is “Every Minute Counts.” Recently, our North Carolina State Treasurer, Janet Cowell, and others from the office of the treasurer, visited the FEES Kindergarten class to encourage them to start this minute saving for college. Treasurer Cowell selected Ferguson-Easley as one of her 529 Savings Account Project Schools.
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 31, 2016

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting

October 18, 2016 
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 19, 2016

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
September 13, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Macky Hall, Donna Vann, Alicia Chisolm, Greg West and Rudy Tatum. (James McLauchlin and Judy Musgrave were not in attendance this evening) Others present were Superintendent Frank Till, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Betty Musselwhite, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Allison Violette, Ruben Reyes and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; Ft. Bragg representative, 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 October 19, 2016

        


Image of attentive audience at the recent GEMS and YMD Induction CeremonyThe faculty, staff, students, and families at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School (NJMS) recently kicked off the 2016-2017 school year with an Inaugural Celebration. The celebration is the opening ceremony for two very special mentoring programs, G.E.M.S. (Gracefully Emerging Members of Society) and Y.M.D. (Young Men of Distinction).
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 14, 2016

        


Image with words about wellness and being healthy.Let’s make Cumberland County a healthier county! The Office of Health Services in partnership with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is hosting a Year of Wellness. 

Parents, check out the new wellness website to receive fitness and nutritional tips to share with your child and learn about up and coming parent wellness sessions that will be provided throughout the district.  Learn more about the district wellness policy and ways the PTSA can help.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2016

        


Image of the Get Connected Television Program Set with (l-r) Renarta Clanton Moyd, Angela Hurley, and Heather FuentesDuring October’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta Clanton Moyd is joined by CCS’ Healthy Eating & Active Living Liaison Angela Hurley and Cumberland County District PTA President Heather Fuentes. They are discussing what is being done, as a school system, to get students and employees healthy. To watch the show, tune in to FCE-TV – Cable Channel 5 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 7, 2016

        


Image of Dr. Vernon Lowery, Principal of Westover High School and the CCS' 2017 Principal of the Year

Dr. Vernon Lowery

FayettevilleDr. Vernon S. Lowery, principal of Westover High School, was announced today as the Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) 2017 Principal of the Year (POY). The announcement came during the school system’s Principal of the Year Brunch.

Dr. Lowery now moves on to compete against other local award recipients from the Region IV Sandhills/South Central Region of the state.  After the state selection process is completed, one principal will be selected as the 2017 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year. 

The 17-year education veteran has served as a school administrator for nine years and started her career in the field after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology/Chemistry from Methodist University in 1999. She later obtained master’s degrees in Education (Secondary Biology) and School Administration from Fayetteville State University (FSU). 
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 5, 2016

        


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