The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, October 10, 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 Laurie Pender on October 6, 2017

        


milk splashing as it is being poured into a glass

Our little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 6, 2017

        


“Recipes for Success” during #NSLW17

Chefs hat with the words School Lunch: Recipes for SuccessTo recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Cumberland County schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017. The theme, “Recipes for Success” is an opportunity to promote healthy school meals.

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Cumberland County schools.

“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” said Beth Maynard, Executive Director of Child Nutrition Services.  “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program and the appealing choices we offer.”

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The “Recipes for Success” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 5, 2017

        


Lavette McMillan - 2018 Principal of the Year holding bouquet of flowersFayettevilleLavette C. McMillan, principal of New Century International Middle School, was announced today as the Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) 2018 Principal of the Year (POY). The announcement came during the school system’s 2018 Principal of the Year Luncheon.

McMillan now moves on to compete against other local award recipients from the Region IV Sandhills/South Central Region of the state.  After the state selection process is completed, one principal will be selected as the 2018 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year. 

The 15-year education veteran has served as a school administrator for 11 years and started her career in the field after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Hispanic Studies Education as a N.C. Teaching Fellow from East Carolina University in 2002. She later obtained a master’s degree in School Administration from Fayetteville State University (FSU). 

McMillan has been the principal at New Century International Middle for two years but was the founding principal of Cumberland International Early College High School in 2011. In this time, the educational leader said that she has learned that it takes teamwork and ‘growing leaders’ to bring about positive student outcomes. “As principal, my greatest lesson learned is that I cannot do it all by myself. I must delegate responsibility to the leaders in my building… I articulate the vision clearly and effectively and then, provide opportunities for others to lead in the building… I have done this by creating leadership teams based on different needs of the school. These leadership teams are given responsibilities with guidance from me and are allowed to create and implement processes to complete the tasks. I have learned that teams have to feel that it is okay to fail and that they have my support. I continue to observe staff in my building and give them opportunities to use and strengthen their leadership skills. I feel it is my job to grow the leaders in my building.”

As the CCS’ Principal of the Year winner, McMillan received the following:

  • Principal of the Year Award from the Cumberland County Board of Education;
  • Cash award and floral arrangement from the CCS;
  • Engraved desk clock from Herff Jones;
  • Commemorative Principal of the Year ring from Jostens;
  • $5,000 check for school use from Lafayette Ford Lincoln;
  • $1,000 check for personal use from Lafayette Ford Lincoln; and
  • $500 gift basket of local restaurants and vendors from Up & Coming Weekly and Kidsville News!

All seven POY nominees [Cindy Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), Regina Blanding (J.W. Coon Elementary), Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), V. Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), and Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary)] received a mounted certificate/plaque from the Cumberland County Board of Education; a cash award, one unit of professional credit, and an iPad from the CCS; and  a professional photograph from Lifetouch Photography.

 The regional Wells Fargo Principals of the Year will be announced in January 2018 while the announcement of the 2018 North Carolina Wells Fargo Principal of the Year will be made during a state-wide awards event in the spring of 2018.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 4, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Auxiliary Services, Student Services and Finance Committees will meet on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 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 September 29, 2017

        


Massey Hill Classical High School Students Help Load Donations for Hurricane Relief EffortsMassey Hill students recently took action to help those families experiencing hardship in Puerto Rico. Dr. Adams-Watkins asked students in each class what they could do. The students decided to donate baby items and cleaning supplies. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, students were able to send baby supplies and cleaning supplies in “hurricane buckets” to a group spearheading relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The group, represented by Mr. Ray Molina came to Massey Hill to pick up the donations.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 28, 2017

        


North Carolina Board of Education State SealState Superintendent Mark Johnson recently paid a visit to students and staff at Cumberland Polytechnic High School in an effort to garner support for early college programs across North Carolina. He spent about two hours at the high school, which is located on the campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College, to see the successful pathway the school’s 250 students are taking to get job skills training, college credits toward certification, associate degrees, and college credits. The State Superintendent walked across the campus to tour welding and graphic design classes and talked with students, teachers, and school administrators about the advantages of expanding early college programs.

 

 


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Published by Laurie Pender on September 27, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Curriculum and Personnel Committees will meet on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 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 September 27, 2017

        


Driven 2 Excel LogpWHAT IS D2X?
The Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program is a community enhancement campaign designed to reward high school seniors in Cumberland County who achieve high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the 2017 – 2018 school year.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 23, 2017

        


The Choice Bus will be visiting Douglas Byrd Middle School.The Choice Bus is an experience-based learning tool designed to show young people the power of education, as well as the likely consequences of choosing to drop out of school. It contains a full-scale replica of a prison cell to briefly experience the uncomfortable living conditions. As students exit the bus, they receive a pledge card and are asked to make a commitment to finish school and make good choices. 

On October 4, 2017, the Choice Bus will make its way to Douglas Byrd Middle School to give help students understand the importance of staying in school and making good choices.

This visit is made possible by Communities in Schools and the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation.

Find out more about the Choice Bus by visiting their Website at http://www.mattiecstewart.org/thechoicebus

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 22, 2017

        


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