Gingerbread Community of Hope - Friday, November 24, 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. 121 Hay Street Downtown Fayetteville, NC

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2017

        


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Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2017

        


Communities in Schools of Cumberland County announce the upcoming When Pigs Fly All American BBQ Festival - Saturday, November 18 from 12-6 p.m. Festival Park, Downtown Fayetteville, NC

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2017

        


Alexis Michael, Aubrey Burnette, and Jada Dockery holding their certificates and trophies for displaying amazing acts of character

Alexis Michael, Aubrey Burnette, and Jada Dockery

The Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2017

        


Next Step

A report on Board action
Cumberland County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
October 10, 2017 
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2017

        


Fayetteville, NC – In observance of Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Kindness Awareness Month, the Anti-Bullying Task Force and the DoDEA Grant Project are challenging every school in the district to complete at least 5,000 acts of kindness throughout October. ‘The kindest elementary, middle, and high school in Cumberland County’ will be recognized at the Nov. 14 Cumberland County Board of Education Meeting.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 9, 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

        


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

        


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