Pictured are POY Nominees (top to bottom) Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

During CCS’ 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kick-Off Leadership Celebration on Aug. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year finalist and the Principal of the Year (POY) nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. From a pool of candidates, these exceptional educators were chosen to vie for the County’s top educational honors. In the coming weeks, a representative from each group will be selected to compete at the regional level. 

The TOY Attendance Area Finalists are Angelina Cobb (Jack Britt), Ashley Biagi (Seventy-First), Leslie Seals (South View), Latisha Edwards (Westover), Ashley Peterson (Pine Forest), Talicia Smith (Douglas Byrd), Samuel McMillan (Gray’s Creek), Jessica Cashwell (Cape Fear), Eddie Ford III (E.E. Smith), and Carla Burke (Terry Sanford).

The POY Nominees are Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

Note: Because of human error, Vanstory Hills Elementary School teacher Kristie West was incorrectly announced as the Terry Sanford Attendance Area TOY Finalist.

Congratulations! We’re proud of you!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 21, 2017

        


Enjoying breakfast before the meeting beginsMore than 300 CCS’ educators recently gathered on the campus of Gray’s Creek High School to celebrate ‘kicking-off’ another successful school year!

Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw and Cumberland County Board of Education Chairman Greg West welcomed the group with words of inspiration and motivation.

The 2018 Teacher of the Year finalists and 2018 Principal of the Year nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. In the coming weeks, a representative from both groups will be selected to represent the county at the regional level. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


Cumberland International Early College High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, and A.B. Wilkins High School will release students at their regular times.   
 
As previously shared, Cumberland Polytechnic High School, Reid Ross Classical School, Anne Chesnutt Middle School, and E.E. Miller Elementary School will release students at 1:00 p.m
 
All Prime Time sites have been canceled for the day. All athletic practices will begin at 5:00 p.m.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 18, 2017

        


children ready to head back to school standing by a fenceAs the summer continues, parents and students will start getting ready to come back to school. The CCS has put together an online Back-to-School Guide, a one-stop-shop for all of your Back-to-School questions. Please visit the online guide to find open house schedules, school supply lists, bell schedules, lunch information and much more. Check out the Online Back-to-School Guide now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2017

        


Cumberland County Schools’ newest teachers recently gathered at South View High School for four information-packed days of learning ‘the nuts and bolts of the classroom.’  The nearly 265 Beginning Teachers were participants in the school system’s annual New Teacher Induction, held August 8 – 10. 


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


Picture of the image advertising Credit by Demonstrated MasteryThe Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) process allows current high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the student’s transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. 

Any parents or students who are interested in CDM should complete the CDM application and return it to the AIG Consultant at their school no later than September 1, 2017.

*CDM also applies to 6-8 students, but only for certain high school courses offered at the school. Applications for middle school are not available until January.

CDM-Frequently Asked Questions

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery – Application Fall 2017

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


Graduation Ceremony Summer 2017About 90 high school seniors, who represented 11 area schools, participated in Cumberland County Schools’ 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony on Aug. 10.
 
The seniors marched across the auditorium stage at Jack Britt High School eager to receive their hard-earned diplomas.
 
Through his remarks to the graduates, Interim Superintendent of the CCS Tim Kinlaw congratulated them and encouraged them to “remember to stay positive, stay focused, and don’t give up in life.”


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


Southern Regional Area Health Education Center LogoThe Family Medicine Center at Southern Regional AHEC makes it easy for parents of kindergarten and middle school students to ensure that their child is up-to-date on all immunizations and other health requirements to start school.

They are located at 1601 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 Across the street from Cape Fear Valley Hospital and CVS Drugstore on Owen Drive.

Turn onto Terry Circle for parking. Call 910.678.0100 now through Friday, September 29th to make a school-ready appointment for your kindergartener/middle school student. It’s one of the best ways to make sure your child is prepared for the new 2017-18 school year and ready to learn.

Also, don’t forget your middle schooler’s immunization requirement for a Tdap booster at Grade 7 or age 12 (whichever is first). 

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


Douglas Byrd High School S2S TeamDouglas Byrd S2S (Student 2 Student program) consisting of students: Destiny R., Zinzili K., Shannon S., Amazia J., and Cassie A. along with their teacher sponsors: Stefanie Shook and Jennifer Ramirez were given the amazing opportunity to attend the MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. on July 30 through Aug 2nd. During this training seminar, Douglas Byrd High School students were afforded the opportunity to attend many amazing leadership seminars given by distinguished speakers such as Maj. Gen Charles Bolden (astronaut and retired Marine), Dr. Ken Ginsburg (renowned pediatric doctor) and Dr. Jill Biden.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


CCS Child Nutrition LogoNew this year! There are now 2 options available for filling out a 2017 -2018 Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application.

Option 1: 
Applications can now be filled out online. To fill out the form visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the “Apply Now” button on the left-hand side of the page.

OR

Option 2:
Fill out a paper application.  The completed form must be returned to your child’s school cafeteria or mailed to Cumberland County Schools, Child Nutrition Services, 810 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Only one application per family is required but all students and household members should be listed on the application.

A new application must be completed each year, and families may complete an application at any time during the school year. Students who were approved for benefits last year must complete a new application at the beginning of the new school year. Students may eat on last year’s status for either thirty (30) days or until a new application is processed whichever occurs first. Those students who do not have an approved meal application on file will need to pay for meals at the end of the grace period.

If you received a letter that you child is directly certified to receive meals, you do not need to complete an application for meal benefits. However, if your letter does not include the names of all students in the household, please call 910-678-2595 to let us know. 

Students attending CEP schools do not have to submit an application.  To view a list of the 2017-2018 CEP Schools, click here.

An application can be completed anytime during the school year if you feel that your family may qualify. If there is any change in income, job loss, additional household members added, etc., please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Parents are responsible for payment for any meal until the application is approved.

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Published by Laurie Pender on July 24, 2017

        


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