Button that reads - Cumberland County - Join those who believe Mentoring WorksRepresentatives from various Cumberland County Schools and community agencies affiliated with the United Way of Cumberland County gathered on September 22 for the first annual School-Based Mentor/Volunteer Showcase. The event was held at the Educational Resource Center from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Showcase allowed stakeholders to visit with school representatives and to learn about volunteer opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year. Some participants came seeking mission opportunities for their church, while others were recent graduates of community leadership programs looking to get involved with the community.

If you missed the event, it is not too late to get involved. Visit CCS’ Community Volunteer Services website (http://cvs.ccs.k12.nc.us/) to view a list of schools who are actively seeking volunteers. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 23, 2016

        


Next Step

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

September 13, 2016 
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 14, 2016

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
August 9, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Educational Resource Center, with the following board members present: Carrie Sutton, Donna Vann, James McLauchlin, Greg West, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum, and Macky Hall. Susan Williams and Alicia Chisolm were not in attendance tonight. 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, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP, media representative, and representatives of the teacher assistants association.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 14, 2016

        


Todd MCcabe, CCS' 2017 Teacher of the Year

Todd MCcabe, CCS’ 2017 Teacher of the Year

John Griffin Middle School Teacher Snatches the Title

Fayetteville – “I want all the children I teach to become productive members of society …,” said Cumberland County Schools’ 2017 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Todd McCabe, an 8th-grade Social Studies teacher at John Griffin Middle School, “… a society without hate, but full of compassion for all mankind.”

The announcement of the 2017 Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Teacher of the Year was made during an annual dinner in the ballroom at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville tonight. The presentation took place in front of 86 Teacher-of-the-Year candidates, their guests, school administrators, School Board members, and business partners.

McCabe received his undergraduate degree in History from Fayetteville State University. Through the years, the 15-year teaching veteran has also received numerous teaching awards and is affiliated with various professional organizations.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 12, 2016

        


CCS’ Student Success Quest: The Journey Continues
  

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 8, 2016

        


Department of Defense Education ActivityFayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County School (CCS) system is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant award from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) totaling $1.5 million for the second consecutive year.  The five-year grant titled “Staying on Course to True North: Supporting Our Heroes Most Valued Treasures” will provide social and emotional support to military dependent students in the CCS. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 7, 2016

        


Get Connected: September 2016During September’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta Clanton Moyd is joined by School Superintendent Dr. Frank Till, and Associate Superintendent of Testing and Assessment Ron Phipps. The group will discuss highlights from the last school year and how the CCS will help students and staff this year, as the journey continues.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 2, 2016

        


TestingThe overall proficiency composite for Cumberland County Schools (CCS) for 2015-2016 increased for the third consecutive school year.  The overall composite for 2015-2016 was 56.8%, an increase of 3.3% from 2014-2015.   The CCS had 85% of schools who met or exceeded growth expectations, a 4% increase from 2014-2015.  The State of North Carolina had 73.6% of its schools to meet or exceed growth. “I am pleased with the results,” said CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Frank Till. “It is a credit to the hard work of our staff.”
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 1, 2016

        


Go Green InitiativeCliffdale Elementary was honored in June as the first Green School to be awarded the ‘Walk the Walk’, the most outstanding Green Certified School in Cumberland County.  This outstanding elementary school won with their unique approach to making sure their school’s climate reflected the commitment to our sustainable future.   
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 30, 2016

        


Tasha Russell (Westarea/Willis Manager) and Tina Henson (Britt Manager), attended the Institute in Sampson County.

Fayetteville – Eight cafeteria managers from the Cumberland County School system spent time this summer working with professional chefs while participating in the North Carolina K-12 Culinary Institute held in Sampson and Hoke counties (July 19 – 21). 

Attendees from the Institute in Hoke County.    (back row) Chanda Jones (Cumberland Rd/Howard Learning Academy), Precious Brayboy (Spring Lake Middle/Manchester), Christina Osborne (Cashwell), Cindy Brunette (Alderman Rd/Grays Creek), Annette Hunt (Armstrong), Lisa Guyer (Hefner);  (front row)  Chef Garrett Berdan and Chef Andy Montero.

Through the Culinary Institute, which is designed to enhance nutrition offerings, the managers were able to hone their culinary skills as Child Nutrition professionals by sampling new recipes, learning various speed-scratch cooking techniques, and practicing techniques for creating eye-appealing presentations for fresh fruits and vegetables. Recipes from the K-12 Culinary Institute that include Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Hawaiian Chicken Salad and the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait will be featured on lunch menus throughout the school year.

The N.C. K-12 Culinary Institute graduates include Child Nutrition Managers from Alderman Road/Gray’s Creek Elementary Schools; Armstrong Elementary School; Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School; Bill Hefner Elementary School; Cumberland Road Elementary School/ Howard Learning Academy; Jack Britt High School; Spring Lake Middle/Manchester Elementary Schools; and Westarea Elementary/Margaret Willis Elementary Schools. The graduates have become Chef Ambassadors and will be working this school year to ‘train it forward’ to other Child Nutrition professionals in Cumberland County.

The N.C. K-12 Culinary Institute is funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Professional Standards Training Grant.  The face-to-face and virtual institute was developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s School Nutrition Section and Chef Cyndie Story’s K-12 Culinary Team to meet five core objectives:

  • Improve student health, well-being and academic success through nutritious, appealing meals at school;
  • Increase participation in high quality, enticing school nutrition programs;
  • Expand the capacity of local school nutrition programs to purchase, prepare and serve fresh, locally grown produce;
  • Increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grain-rich foods; and
  • Provide continuing educational opportunities for school nutrition personnel.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 30, 2016

        


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