Stedman Elementary, the students, faculty, and family of Chanda Holst recently gathered on the front lawn to dedicate a memorial garden to Mrs. Holst’s memory. Chanda taught at Stedman Elementary beginning in 2007 and remained there until her death in October 2017. The Cape Fear High School Band Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mike Williams provided music for the event. The dedication ended with Mrs. Holst’s students and family performing a balloon release.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition Massey Hill Classical High School student Deanna Glus recently won First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her artwork entitled “A Hometown Feeling”.  

Her artwork will be displayed in a busy corridor of the U.S. Capitol complex for one year, representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.  Having won the Congressional Art Award, Deanna will receive a scholarship offer from a prestigious arts university. Ms. Glus and a guest will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception and view her artwork in the Capitol.

Please congratulate Deanna for representing our school, city, county, district, state, and country so well. Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support!  

Principal: Dr. Pamela Adams 
Visual Arts Teacher: Brett King

 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


Caitlin Brooks, South View CTE Student, Receives First Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Ms. Williams, Teacher of Record and Student Advisor, Mr. Brooks Caitlin’s father, Ms. Johson Assistant Principal and Mrs. Scott CTE Dept. Chair

Congratulations to Caitlin Brooks for being the first student to achieve Credit by Demonstrated Mastery within Career and Technical Education for Cumberland County Schools.

The Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Process allows high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the students’ transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018starting at 6:30 p.m.for a regular monthly meeting in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


 
During the May 3 NC High School Athletic Association’s Annual Meeting at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, Todd Edge, a coach at Cape Fear High School, received this year’s Homer  Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Make A Difference” Award. Sponsored by N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, the award acknowledges Edge’s ‘exemplary sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment to athletics.’ 
 
Cape Fear High School also won the NCHSAA Exemplary School Award, which recognizes the top overall school in the state in terms of the “total program” including but not limited to athletic success, the scope of athletic opportunities offered, facilities, community interest and involvement, academics, and quality of coaches.  Go, Colts!

Group stands together holding banner from the NCHSAA

Todd Edge shows off his Homer Thompson Memorial "Eight Who Make A Difference Award"

 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


The Cumberland County School System will close schools for students on Wednesday, May 16 changing the day to an optional workday for teachers and staff.  No make-up day for students or staff will be required.  High School exam schedules will be modified. Prime Time will be open for full day service in all sites that currently offer afternoon Prime Time.  Parents who will need Prime Time services on May 16 should call the Prime Time office to register their child for the full day service.
 
We have continued to monitor the number of teachers taking leave to participate in the “March for Students” Rally in Raleigh.  It was our hope to have an adequate number of substitutes to provide instruction for our students but as the need for substitutes has increased beyond our capacity to ensure students’ academic and other needs will be adequately met, the decision to close schools is in the best interest of our students.
 
We regret this decision creates work and child care concerns for our CCS families. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Supplies packed up and ready to load on the truckCongratulations to numerous schools, departments, and employees in the Cumberland County Schools for making the May 7 “Stuff the Truck” School Supply Drive for the Guilford County Schools a huge success! On May 8 at approximately 10:30 a.m., six (6) palettes of sorted and labeled boxed-up supplies were delivered to the Guilford Education Alliance. These supplies will be placed in the school system’s Teacher Supply Warehouse and used to assist the three elementary schools in Greensboro that recently faced extensive tornado damage. 

American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Blue and white Academy for Health Sciences LogoCongratulations to Westover High School’s Academy of Health Sciences for recently being recognized as an Outstanding HOSA, Gold Star Chapter, a NAMI supporter, and for receiving the HOSA National Service Project during the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. 

Westover High’s Project Lead the Way Teacher Kacheckia Dewitt was announced as the newly elected NC HOSA District 4 Adviser!

Also, the following WOHS students received top honors in Conference competitions:
Minnie Reeves – 3rd place Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
Jada Hawthorne –  Top 10 Emergency Medical Services
Kanaiza Carzo – Top 10 Emergency Medical Services
Lauren Lowe – Top 10 Job Seeking Skills
Cora Shaw – Top 10 Extemporaneous Healthcare Poster
Kanaiza Carzo – Received the Barbara James Service Award

Twenty students were recognized for completing the Healthcare Issue Exam 

Minnie Reeves and Cora Shaw have been invited to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference from June 27 – 30 in Texas.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Staff from New Century International Middle SchoolCongratulations to ‘the big winners’ at  CCS’ Custodial Services’ ‘Red Carpet-Affair’ Dinner on May 4. New Century International Middle School’s Custodial Staff took home the Charlie Wilson School of the Year Award while Assistant Custodial Supervisor James Williams received the coveted Neil Brown Service Award. 
 
More than 400 custodians from across the county and their guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of food, fellowship, and more than 100 door prizes. “This event is all about our custodians’ hard work and dedication to educating our children,” said CCS’ Chief Custodial Supervisor Faye McMillan. “Some [custodians] don’t get the thanks and appreciation they deserve and this is just one way for us to show them that the Cumberland County Schools appreciates their contributions to education.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Published by Laurie Pender on May 7, 2018

        


Stage decoration at the 2018 Very Special Arts FestivalVery Special Arts is a celebration of the Arts for Exceptional Children enrolled in separate classes in Cumberland County Schools.  It provides an opportunity for students who are often unable to fully participate in other school or community events, to experience a variety of activities designed to give them the maximum amount of participation and involvement through the use of various art media.


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Published by Laurie Pender on May 4, 2018

        


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