Image of word bubble with text Back to School insideIf you or someone you know have recently dropped out of school, check out the Cumberland County Schools’ Get-Back-In-School Launch Party. Those who have recently dropped out are invited to meet with school counselors and social workers who’ll share information about re-enrollment, academic and support services, as well as community resources. The Launch Party takes place Thursday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Alger B. Wilkins High School … next to the Sonic Drive-In on Skibo Road. Come, join the fun, and ‘drop back into school’ at the same time! For more info about the Get-Back-In-School Launch Party, call 910.678.2433.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 20, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Peggy Hall. The vacant seat is one from District 6 with precincts as follows:

  • Alderman
  • Cumberland # 1A-G8
  • Hope Mills #1A-G8, #2A-G9,
  • #2B-G9, #3-G9, #4-G10
  • Pearces Mill #3-G3
  • Sherwood
  • Stoney Point #1-G10, #2-G10

The Cumberland County Board of Education is asking all persons interested in filling this vacancy and who reside in the above described District 6 to submit a one-page resume together with a letter of interest. These documents must be received in the office of the Board Attorney no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, and must be mailed by first-class mail or hand-delivered, addressed as follows:

Nick Sojka
Board Attorney
2465 Gillespie Street (28306)
P.O. Box 2357
Fayetteville, N.C. 28302

Questions regarding residency in District 6 or precinct locations should be directed to the Cumberland County Board of Elections, 910.678.7733.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 17, 2019

        


Leaders from across the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) joined together this week at South View High School for the district’s annual leadership retreat. The theme, “Charting the Course,” was evident throughout the retreat, as leaders received professional development, discussed important topics and began preparations for the 2019-2020 school year.

Participants were able to learn about CCS’ new Learning Model, which focuses on helping schools provide dynamic learning environments, compelling instruction and meaningful learning experiences to all students.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 12, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County Schools is proud to announce that 126 of its student-athletes from the Class of 2019 have committed to playing sports on scholarship while in college.

For many of these students, their hard work in the classroom and hard work on the field, court, ring or course has ‘financially paid off’ for them and their families.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 12, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – – Successful students, impactful teachers and support staff, safe learning environments and community collaboration highlight the four priorities of Cumberland County Schools’ new strategic plan. The Cumberland County Board of Education approved the plan during its June 11 meeting.

After eight months of work and feedback from thousands of students, parents, community partners, educators and staff members, Retired Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson and Melody Chalmers, the assistant superintendent for district transformation and strategic initiatives, co-chairs of the Strategic Plan Development Team, and Ron Phipps, the assistant superintendent of evaluation and testing, presented the final version of the Cumberland County Schools’ Strategic Plan 2019-2024 to the Board.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Peggy Hall, a retired educator and fierce advocate for children, has announced her resignation from the Cumberland County Board of Education, effective June 1, 2019. Hall cited personal and medical issues as the reason for her resignation.

“The highest professional honor of my life has been to serve the Cumberland County Schools as an educator for 30 years and as a Board Member for the last three years,” said Hall. She was elected to the Board in 2016 to represent District 6 and filled the seat of her husband, Macky Hall, a retired educator and former Hope Mills mayor.

“We’re thankful for Peggy’s loyal and dedicated service to the Cumberland County Schools, and we wish her all the best,” said Donna Vann, the chairwoman of the school board.

During Tuesday night’s regularly monthly meeting, the Board approved a procedure to fill Hall’s unexpired term. Individuals who reside in District 6 and are interested in filling the vacancy may submit a letter of interest and one-page resume to the Board Attorney via U.S. Mail or hand delivery by Monday, July 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. At the regular monthly Board meeting on August 13, 2019, applicants will be invited into the Board Room, one at a time, to give verbal statements not to exceed five (5) minutes each. Following the applicants’ statements, the Board chair will ask for nominations and the Board will vote. The winner will be elected by majority vote. Click here to view the Procedure for Filling Board Vacancy, approved by the Board.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Fayetteville – During a special ceremony on Saturday evening at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Cumberland County’s own, Judy Musgrave, was recognized by the National Alumni Association of Shaw University as a ‘Living Legend’ for her significant leadership in education, community involvement and contributions to Shaw University. Annually, the National Alumni Association of Shaw University and Shaw University’s Office of Alumni Relations host the Legends Ball during their annual conference to recognize the best and the brightest alumni.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Image of graduates on stage with speaker during Graduation CeremonyFayetteville, NC – If you missed one or all 16 of Cumberland County Schools’ 2019 High School Graduation Ceremonies, you can go online and view them now.

Celebrate the Class of 2019 and see their graduation exercises online by visiting the Crown Website at Crown Complex Event Streaming.

The ceremonies will be available for viewing online until the end of June.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Image of FTCC Logo with FTCC Fayetteville Technical Community College in black fontFayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, June 26, 2019. This event will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Tony Rand Student Center located at 2201 Hull Road in Fayetteville, on the FTCC campus. Prospective students will have the following opportunities:

  • Meet & Greet FTCC Faculty & Staff
  • Campus Tours
  • Program Displays
  • Financial Aid Consultants
  • Instructional Videos
  • Fast Track Registration

Pre-registration is available using the Fayetteville Technical Community College Undergraduate Application and students can apply for Student Financial Aid by visiting FAFSA.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 7, 2019

        


Please take a few minutes to learn more about the needs of the Cumberland County Schools and your opportunity to share feedback before the final county budget is approved:

  • CCS’ Recommended Budget requests an increase from the County to meet the needs of the whole child: The Cumberland County Schools is requesting an increase of $8.9 million in local funding to increase the number of social workers, school counselors and school nurses to the nationally recommended average over six years and fund other strategic priorities that have been identified by our stakeholders.
  • Cumberland County Manager’s Recommended Budget does not recommend an increase to CCS’ 2019-2020 appropriation: The Cumberland County Schools is recommended to receive $80,150,000, the same amount as the current fiscal year – no increase.
  • Public Hearing Opportunity: If you would like to share your thoughts about budget priorities in Cumberland County before the final budget is approved, Cumberland County Commissioners will hold a budget public hearing/work session on Monday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 118 of the Cumberland County Courthouse, located at 117 Dick Street in Fayetteville.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 6, 2019

        


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