CCS Child NutritionTo encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Cumberland County schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 4-8, 2019. Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

 Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
 Score higher on standardized tests
 Have better concentration and memory
 Be more alert
 Maintain a healthy weight
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 4, 2019

        


Pursuant to G.S.143.12 please take notice that the Auxiliary Services, Student Support Services, and Finance Committees of the Cumberland County Board of Education will meet beginning at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28306.  The committee meeting is open to the public.
Board of Education Committee Meeting Agenda.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 1, 2019

        


With so many new types of digital devices, educational software and mobile apps continuously developed in today’s society, Cumberland County Schools celebrated Digital Learning Day on Thursday, February 28, 2019. CCS embraces the opportunity for its students to have access to a variety of digital resources. These skills assist in preparing students for college and careers in the future. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 1, 2019

        


Photo of Deandra Simpson Deandra Simpson, a student at Cumberland International Early College High School, was one of 25 individuals selected for the Mary Ellen Pleasant Entrepreneur Fellows (MEPE). Deandra is majoring in Nursing with a double minor in Biology and Spanish. Through the assistance of the Whether’s virtual business and marketing-focused curriculum, she will have the opportunity to build a peer-advising start-up, that will allow her progress to be collected through feedback from students on campus. Read the full article from Fayetteville State University, Two Fayetteville State University Students Selected as Mary Ellen Pleasant Entrepreneur Fellows

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 1, 2019

        


Mother locking on computer for son, parental controlIn an effort to ensure children’s safety while online, Cumberland County Schools wants to emphasize the importance of online monitoring. There has been some concern relayed surrounding the “MoMo Challenge” displaying on screens during seemingly innocent YouTube videos. Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their child’s devices and have open discussions with them about Internet Safety. Through the settings, most apps can be blocked or restricted. Please review 10 Internet Safety Tips for Kids from McGruff Safe Kids on how to be diligent about Internet Safety and for more information about this topic and additional safety suggestions, please visit educateempowerkids.org.  

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


Walker-Spivey PanterWalker-Spivey Elementary School would like to extend an invitation to the public to their 2nd Annual Art Extravaganza on March 27, 2019. This event will be held at Walker-Spivey Elementary, located at 500 Fisher Street in Fayetteville from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Student and local talent will be displayed, along with raffles. This event is open to the public. Donations are appreciated and will be accepted, all proceeds will go towards a school-wide field trip to the NC Zoo in Asheboro. For more information, please contact Ashley Thompson, Walker-Spivey Art Teacher by email at ashleyr.thompson@ccs.k12.nc.us or by phone at 910.483.5656.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


Mr. Seanpatrick Donnelly, LaTanya Patillo, Teacher Advisor to the Governor, and Mr. Keith BlackwellDouglas Byrd Middle School CTE Teachers, Seanpatrick Donnelly and Keith Blackwell, recently attended the ExperienceMore Computer Science Educators Forum and NCBCE ExperienceMore Work Based Learning Summit in Durham, NC. During the Summit, they shared classroom experiences with the LEAP team at Fidelity Investments and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, they also discussed the future of Computer Science in K-12 education and the importance of integration of computer science into the core curriculum.
 
Mr. Donnelly stated, “This was an excellent experience for both of us in my opinion as we were able to see what other counties are doing through CTE classes that are offered. Just to have the insight of the hands-on experience that students receive is just amazing.”
 
Mr. Blackwell viewed the summit as, “An opportunity to see the future of education and how educators can better prepare our students for the careers in IT and Computer Science”.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


Dr. Mary Black Associate Superintendent of Student Support ServicesRecently, CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. announced that he would be in and out of the office, for a period of time, to address a personal health issue.

To ensure that school system operations continue to run smoothly during those times when Dr. Connelly has to be out of the office, the Cumberland County Board of Education has approved the appointment of an acting superintendent to serve as needed.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


  • Lumbee Tribe of NC LogoThe Lumbee Nation will be awarding scholarships to current college students enrolled for next semester and entering freshmen. Applications will be competitive. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending a technical, two or four-year college, or university.
  • The Lumbee Education and Cultural committee will weigh academic achievement, grade point average (minimum of 3.0), Native American cultural involvement, career plans, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and essay for the award.
  • Applications must be postmarked no later than March 26, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Applications may be hand delivered to the Lumbee Tribal offices in a sealed envelope or mail to tribal offices in the care of the Education Committee.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


Cumberland County School leaders met Wednesday, February 27, 2019, to discuss how to build relationships with families to increase student success. Their objective for the meeting was to discuss and share best practices for communicating and building relationships with families and community partners, along with ensuring that principals and staff are equipped to market their schools effectively to parents, students, and the community. Some conversations included building an action plan of how to overcome common barriers that schools that keep families from being engaged in student learning. The day concluded with takeaway tips the leaders can implement to build partnerships between schools, families, and their communities. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 28, 2019

        


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