NCASA (North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities) Logo in red, orange and yellow over the outline of North Carolina with link www.ncscholastic.orgKudos to the following local schools or individuals for placing in the NCASA’ s Art Showcase and Scholastic Dance Festival State Finals:  Art Showcase: Collage – Kayla Carr (Seventy-First Classical Middle School, 3rd-Place Middle School Team – Seventy-First Classical Middle School, 8th-Place High School Team – Massey Hill Classical High School, 10th-Place High School Team – Terry Sanford High School; and Dance Ensemble: Jazz (Small Ensemble) – 3rd-Place High School – Pine Forest High School, Contemporary Lyrical (Small Ensemble) – 2nd-Place High School – Pine Forest High School. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 20, 2019

        


Math Counts logo in blueThe MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a middle school competition program, with live, in-person events in all 50 states. During this competition, students engage in exciting, math “bee-style” contests in which they compete against and alongside other motivated ‘mathletes’. At the local, state and national level, students win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 19, 2019

        


Fort Bragg Soldier Timothy Jones with daughter holding flowers on stage at Howard HallA Fort Bragg soldier surprised his daughter during a PBIS assembly reviewing behavior expectations at Howard Hall Elementary School Friday, February 15, 2019. Timothy Jones returned home to Fayetteville on Friday to give his daughter Reese, a late Valentine’s Day surprise.

Jones spent months overseas in Afghanistan and Qatar.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 19, 2019

        


Dr. Connelly and Spelling Bee Winner

Sixty-two students competed in the Cumberland County Schools Level II Spelling Bees which took place this week concluding today with our championship competition. In today’s competition, nine students competed in the Championship Spelling Bee after winning at their schools and level II competition. Merry Wang, a 7th-grade student at Pine Forest Middle School, will now compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, courtesy of The Fayetteville Observer and Methodist University. Ms. Lisa Craver, Cumberland County Schools’ Psychological Services Coordinator, served as the pronouncer for each of the 10 spelling bees this week. Methodist University and The Fayetteville Observer provided judges for each of the bees. Mr. Bob Gruber, Publisher of the Fayetteville Observer, served on the judges’ panel for the Championship Bee today. Dr. Stanley Wearden, President of Methodist University, encouraged the competitors before the start of today’s competition. He emphasized the importance of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization to ensure accuracy in the news. Dr. Wilson-Norman, CCS’ Chief Academic Officer, congratulated the students, parents, and schools for their hard work in this competition. At the close of today’s competition, students posed for photos with Dr. Marvin Connelly, Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 15, 2019

        


Image of white cargo truck with CCS Logo and CCS' Math Materials Adoption Road Show written on side with dates and locationsThe Cumberland County Schools Instructional Materials Advisory Committee (IMAC) will be involved in vendor presentations to mark the beginning of their work in the review of the core curriculum products. If you are interested in previewing the math materials and providing your input, you are invited to attend one of the school sites during the Road Show. The Road Show will take place from February 18-22, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  There will be special hours on Wednesday, February 20 at the Central Office Board Room from 1:00 until 6:30 p.m. Elementary sites include: Long Hill, Bill Hefner, Stoney Point, Rockfish, Cumberland Mills, Stedman, Gallberry Farm, Ben Martin, Walker Spivey and Warrenwood. Secondary sites include: Cape Fear, Douglas Byrd High, E.E. Smith High, Gray’s Creek High, Jack Britt High, Pine Forest High, Seventy-First High, South View High, Terry Sanford High, and Westover High.  (This event is open to school staff, teachers, administrators, parents and community members.) If you have any questions, please contact IT & Media Services at 910.678.2613.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 14, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2019starting 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.

Individuals requesting to speak during the public comment period may sign up using the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/ZGa8Q33DJMo3D9tH3, which will be accessible starting at noon on Board meeting days and remain open until 6:15 p.m. To facilitate the sign-up process, CCS will provide an electronic device at each Board meeting, and staff will be on hand to assist as needed. A pen and paper option will be available upon request.  The cut-off time to sign up to speak during the public comment period is 6:15 p.m.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 14, 2019

        


Photo of CCS Communications and Public Relations Department, Left to Right Renarta Moyd, Laurie Pender, Nakol Lovett, and Lindsay WhitleyDuring the Cumberland County Board of Education’s February 12 regular monthly meeting, the Cumberland County Board of Education recognized the Communications and Public Relations Department for receiving nine state awards from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA).

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) was among 38 school districts in North Carolina to win Blue Ribbon Awards for effective school communications and public relations during NCSPRA’s annual Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 1 at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 13, 2019

        


Image of Rodney Jackson, Coordinator of Indian EducationDuring the Cumberland County Board of Education’s February 12 regular monthly meeting, the following administrator was proudly announced:

The Coordinator of Indian Education – Rodney Jackson will serve in the position of Coordinator of Indian Education for the Cumberland County Schools (CCS).

“We believe that Mr. Jackson will be an asset to the Indian Education Program, community and the district because of his track record as a strong leader and dedication to all students,” said Dr. Mary Black, the associate superintendent of CCS’ Student Support Services. 


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 13, 2019

        


Image of four buttons with captions of I'm a School Counselor, I'm a School social Worker, I'm a School Nurse, and I'm as School Psychologist

Ask Me About….#myCCSjob!

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month! The purpose of this observance is to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing our students for careers and college. CCS’ Student Services Department is always looking for an opportunity to support our colleagues and to let our students and families know about the support services that we provide.

CCS employs nearly 240 school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, and school social workers! We love what we do and we hope that there are CCS students interested in these fields. Here is what CCS students who are interested in becoming a school counselor, school nurse, school psychologist, or school social worker, need to know about my CCS job!


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 12, 2019

        


Image of two hands, one green and one blue surrounding a red heartFamilies from around the county are invited to attend a Parent Cafe’ on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Partnership For Children Family Resource Center located at 351 Wagoner Drive in Fayetteville. A light dinner will be served while families come together and provide support for one another while enjoying food, fun and fellowship. This event is sponsored by the Giving Hands Association. Registration is required. The deadline for registration is February 18. Call 910.229.3599 for more information. Note: Daycare is not provided for this event.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 11, 2019

        


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