Spring Lake Broncos Botz Team standing beside an activity bus.Spring Lake Middle School’s Bronco Botz participated in the 4th Annual FLL (First Lego League) Bull City Scrimmage. This was the team’s first tournament.  They competed against 26 other teams from the region and won the Mission Control Team Spirit Award. Along with participating in the tournament, the students got to meet some of the students and staff at the North Carolina School of Mathematics and Science. Way to go Bronco Botz!

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 26, 2018

        


CORRECTION: The Cumberland County Board of Education Personnel Committee will not meet on November 29, 2018. The meeting has been rescheduled. The Personnel Committee will now meet on December 4, 2018, starting at 8:30 a.m. 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 November 26, 2018

        


NC Music Educators AssociationEvery year, the NC Music Educators Association (NCMEA) sponsors three Honors Choral Clinics and concerts for auditioned elementary, middle and high school choral students from across the state. The three choral groups performed at the NCMEA In-Service Conference on Sunday, November 11 at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. The purpose of the Honors Choral experience is to advance the musical growth and learning of choral students through the study of choral/vocal technique and music literacy.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 26, 2018

        


cafeteria workers prepare lunch

The Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services Department will be accepting applications and interviewing applicants on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cliffdale Regional Library located at 6882 Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville. Available positions include assistant managers, lead cooks, and food service assistants.

CCS’ Child Nutrition Job Fair Flyer

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 26, 2018

        


Parent Cafe Workshops Parents are invited to attend a Parent Café on Tuesday, December 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Pre-k Office, 1307 Hillsboro Street.  Parent Cafés are a series of parent group conversations where parents can make new friends, engage in positive conversations, and learn about community resources.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 26, 2018

        


Sherwood Park Elementary School recently held a Muffins for Military event to honor all military personnel. Special recognition was given to Zack Walker, Jr.  Mr. Walker was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian award in 2014, for his service in a pioneer all-black unit, the Montford Point Marines. After the war, the unit’s excellence helped spur a broader racial integration of the U.S. military under President Harry Truman.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 26, 2018

        


Fayetteville, NC – During the Cumberland County Board of Education’s November 20 regular monthly meeting, the following two school administrators were proudly announced:

The Principal of Reid Ross Classical School Felix M. Keyes returns to the Cumberland County Schools as the new principal at Reid Ross Classical Middle & High Schools. Keyes has a career in public education spanning 23 years in North Carolina. Since 2017, he has served as the principal at Hodge Road Dual Language Magnet Elementary School in the Wake County Public Schools. Prior to this, Keyes worked in the Cumberland County Schools as the principal of New Century International Elementary School and William H. Owen Elementary School, the assistant principal of two local schools, and started his career in education teaching elementary school in Hoke and Guilford counties. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (K-6) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a master’s degree in school administration from East Carolina University. 

The Director of Internal Auditing – Christine M. Jumalon will serve in the newly created position of Director of Internal Auditing for the Cumberland County Schools. The Certified Public Accountant comes to the school system from Fayetteville State University where she has worked as the Controller since 2014. Previously, she served as North Carolina’s Assistant State Auditor (Fayetteville Branch) and as an adjunct professor of business and accounting at DeVry University (online) and Fayetteville Technical Community College. Jumalon has served as the controller or assistant controller at various other institutions as well. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Campbell University and a master’s of business administration (MBA) from Regent University.

As the director of internal auditing, Jumalon will be responsible for planning and conducting all internal audits of financial activities and operations of the district to ensure compliance with school system financial management policies, state and federal regulations, and established auditing principles and procedures. She will also provide counsel and assistance to the Superintendent and other executive staff regarding business risks and effective internal control strategies.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 21, 2018

        


Peter stands holding his trophy and certificate presented by the Board of EducationFayetteville – 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. 

One student was recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and will be recognized during the Cumberland County Board of  Education meeting on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building:
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 21, 2018

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
November 20, 2018
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 21, 2018

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 9, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Susan Williams, Carrie Sutton, Peggy Hall, Donna Vann, Porcha McMillan, Alicia Chisolm, Judy Musgrave and Greg West. (Mr. Tatum resigned from the Board as of October 1, 2018) Others present were Superintendent Marvin Connelly, Associate Superintendents Tim Kinlaw, Ron Phipps, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Betty Musselwhite, Mary Black, Lindsay Whitley and Stacey Wilson-Norman; Board Attorney Nick Sojka; 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 November 20, 2018

        


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