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Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
November 21, 2017 
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2017

        


Cumberland County Board of Education
Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 10, 2017

The Cumberland County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., in the Central Services Board Room, with the following board members present: Carrie Sutton, Susan Williams, Porcha McMillan, Donna Vann, Greg West, Judy Musgrave, Rudy Tatum, Alicia Chisolm and Peggy Hall. Others present were Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, Associate Superintendents Betty Musselwhite, Clyde Locklear, Ruben Reyes, Ron Phipps and Mary Black; Board Attorney David Phillips; Ft. Bragg representative, representatives of the principals association, media representative, district PTA representative, representatives of the NCAEOP, representatives of retired CCS employees associations and representatives of the teacher assistants association. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2017

        


North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson on Wednesday announced that 15 districts and charter schools were awarded grants totaling $400,000 via the new Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program. The grants, which range from $10,000 to $40,000, support partnerships with local businesses to help schools develop computer science, coding and mobile app development programs for middle and high school students.

“I know from my experience working at a tech company the difficulty employers are having recruiting graduates with the appropriate technical skills,” Johnson said. “Thanks to these grants, we are better positioning students for innovative career opportunities available right now in North Carolina.”

Receiving grant awards are:

·      Asheboro City Schools: $28,900

·      Asheville Buncombe Madison Career Pathways Consortium: $40,000

·      Cumberland County Schools: $27,500

·      Dare County Schools: $25,000

·      Lenoir County Schools: $36,160

·      North East Carolina Preparatory School (Edgecombe County Charter School): $36,000

·      Perquimans County Schools: $22,500

·      Randolph County School System: $10,000

·      Rowan-Salisbury Schools: $36,000

·      Rutherford County Schools: $38,100

·      Union County Public Schools (Porter Ridge Middle and Porter Ride High): $39,992

·      Wake County Schools (Fuquay-Varina Middle and Fuquay-Varina High): $31,081

·      Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools: $28,000

Districts and schools will implement their programs this spring. Applications for the next Coding and Mobile App Development grant cycle will be available online March 15, 2018. Grant recipients will be announced in the summer and will implement their programs in the fall.

For more information, please contact NCDPI Communications at 919.807.3450.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 20, 2017

        


Tag reading Happy Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Cumberland County schools and offices will follow the schedule below:

Wednesday, November 22 — Pupil Holiday/Teacher Workday – Traditional Schools, Cumberland Polytechnic High School, A.B. Wilkins High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, and Cumberland International Early College High School and Pupil Holiday/Teacher Required Annual Leave – Year-Round Schools

Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24 — Pupil/Teacher Holidays – All schools and Central Services’ offices will be closed.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 20, 2017

        


Character Academy  Logo - Three green chairs with a laptop computer sitting in the middle chair.The Cumberland County School system will offer a new program component, Family Support Drug Awareness (FSDA) Program for students and parents at the Character Academy. This program will be funded through a Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant. 

Students who have been approved for alternative reassignment due to certain drug-related offenses may be approved to attend this six-week structured curriculum opportunity based upon a signed agreement between the administrator, parent, and student. The goal is to create an awareness among students regarding the far-reaching effects of alcohol and drug abuse and how this may impact future career progressions.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 20, 2017

        


Fourth-grade teacher William Helms from College Lakes Elementary School hosted an American Indian Celebration event Monday morning in the school’s cafeteria. 

John Oxendine (Lumbee Nation) and Kaya Littleturtle (Tuscarora Nation) shared their love of culture through dancing, drumming, singing, storytelling, and Native Flute music.  

The fourth graders were mesmerized by the beautiful and breathtaking Native American Regalia the men wore.  Both Oxendine and Littleturtle, entertained questions “such as “Are we allowed to attend Pow Wow’s or are they for Native Americans only?” “What do you think about the football team name, Washington Redskins?”  The men were eloquent in their answers as they explained how native people feel about those topics.

At the conclusion of the program, Oxendine and Littleturtle invited students and teachers to participate in a Friendship dance.  The Friendship Dance is a staple at Pow Wow’s. It is the one dance in which everyone is encouraged to participate.

The event was organized by the CCS’ Office of Indian Education.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 20, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 starting 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 Bobbi Jo Pova on November 17, 2017

        


Public Meeting to be held to get information about what you want in a new superintendent.Fayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County Board of Education is seeking direct input from interested members of the community to assist it in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools (CCS).

The Board of Education is hosting a public forum to hear input and wants to encourage community members to speak at the public forum, scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Educational Resource Center, located at 396 Elementary Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

In addition to the forum, the Board would like to remind parents and other community members to participate in a short community survey that can be accessed and completed online by clicking the survey link on the CCS’ webpage.

CCS’ Next Superintendent: Tell Us What You Think

All surveys must be completed by December 4 with results to be compiled and presented by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) at the regular School Board meeting on December 12.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 16, 2017

        


Cumberland County Schools sign that reads, Collaborate-Compete-SucceedCCS’ Next Superintendent: Tell Us What You Think!
 
The Cumberland County Board of Education has hired the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools (CCS). The Board wants direct input from members of the community to help shape the search process and to assist in defining the qualities and characteristics desired in the next CCS’ superintendent.


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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on November 16, 2017

        


Pictured left to right in photo is Caitlin B., Keysha J., Serina G., Mr. Chad Barbour, Darren H., Kobe J., and Christian G.On November 13, 2017, students enrolled in the Adobe Visual Design Course at South View High were presented their Adobe Certified Associate Certificate by Mr. Chad Barbour, Principal of the Career and Technical Education Department.

To earn their Adobe Certified Associate Certificate these students had to pass an industry-recognized credentialing exam that demonstrates their proficiency in digital skills for using Adobe Photoshop CC for image editing.

The first Certification Certificate was given to Darren Hoffman. He the first student in the Cumberland County School System to achieve this certification. The following students also received their Certification Certificate: Caitlin B., Christian G., Serina G., Kobe J., and Keysha J.

These six students have joined an elite community of individuals with proven expertise in digital communications. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it’s the absolute best way to communicate their proficiency in leading products from Adobe.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 15, 2017

        


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