Image of three people talking and the words public forum.The Cumberland County Board of Education will be holding a public forum on Wednesday, December 13 at 5:45 p.m. at Douglas Byrd Middle School to discuss the Ireland Drive/Byrd Middle School Plan. This proposal would convert Ireland Drive Middle (currently 6th grade only) to grades 6 through 8, and also convert Douglas Byrd Middle (currently grades 7 and 8) to grades 6 through 8. Each school would have their own attendance area. This plan will only affect those who live in the current Ireland Drive/Douglas Byrd District.  In the event the proposal is not approved, Ireland Drive would remain a 6th-grade school, and would continue to be paired with Douglas Byrd Middle for 7th and 8th grades.

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 11, 2017

        


Students check and recheck their work as they refurbish computers during the 5th Annual Computer Refurbishment Day.Cumberland County Schools’ 5th Annual Computer Refurbishment Day is being hailed a huge success!  Executive Director of Technology Kevin Coleman said the 156 students from the Academies of Information Technology at Gray’s Creek and Pine Forest high schools refurbished nearly 500 computers on Dec. 2 for CCS’ families who may be unable to afford one. The students worked alongside Technology staffers by taking 1,000 discarded computers and using half of them as parts to refurbish the other half. “This effort truly demonstrates the dedication of CCS’ staff and students to help those less fortunate in our community,” said CCS’ Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw.  


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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 2017

        


Image of points on a graph moving upwards.At the Dec. 6 CCS’ Managerial Leadership Institute, administrators recognized local schools that exceeded expected growth expectations, met expected growth expectations, had a 96% or higher Graduation Rate, and had a 100% Graduation Rate. The principals were invited to dress in a “festive” outfit as part of the celebration.


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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 2017

        


Picture of Beaver Dam Elementary School staff holding a banner that reads 2017 Title 1 Distinguished School Nominee!Congratulations to Beaver Dam Elementary on being recognized as a Title I Distinguished School Nominee for the 2017-18 school year.  Beaver Dam was selected 1 of only 2 Title 1 schools in NC to be recognized for high performance for two or more consecutive years. There were 1,433 eligible schools!

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, December 12, 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 December 8, 2017

        


Fourth-grade teacher William Helms from College Lakes Elementary School hosted an American Indian Celebration event Monday morning in the school’s cafeteria. 

John Oxendine (Lumbee Nation) and Kaya Littleturtle (Tuscarora Nation) shared their love of culture through dancing, drumming, singing, storytelling, and Native Flute music.  

The fourth graders were mesmerized by the beautiful and breathtaking Native American Regalia the men wore.  Both Oxendine and Littleturtle, entertained questions “such as “Are we allowed to attend Pow Wow’s or are they for Native Americans only?” “What do you think about the football team name, Washington Redskins?”  The men were eloquent in their answers as they explained how native people feel about those topics.

At the conclusion of the program, Oxendine and Littleturtle invited students and teachers to participate in a Friendship dance.  The Friendship Dance is a staple at Pow Wow’s. It is the one dance in which everyone is encouraged to participate.

The event was organized by the CCS’ Office of Indian Education.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 20, 2017

        


Public Meeting to be held to get information about what you want in a new superintendent.Fayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County Board of Education is seeking direct input from interested members of the community to assist it in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools (CCS).

The Board of Education is hosting a public forum to hear input and wants to encourage community members to speak at the public forum, scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Educational Resource Center, located at 396 Elementary Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

In addition to the forum, the Board would like to remind parents and other community members to participate in a short community survey that can be accessed and completed online by clicking the survey link on the CCS’ webpage.

CCS’ Next Superintendent: Tell Us What You Think

All surveys must be completed by December 4 with results to be compiled and presented by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) at the regular School Board meeting on December 12.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 16, 2017

        


Pictured left to right in photo is Caitlin B., Keysha J., Serina G., Mr. Chad Barbour, Darren H., Kobe J., and Christian G.On November 13, 2017, students enrolled in the Adobe Visual Design Course at South View High were presented their Adobe Certified Associate Certificate by Mr. Chad Barbour, Principal of the Career and Technical Education Department.

To earn their Adobe Certified Associate Certificate these students had to pass an industry-recognized credentialing exam that demonstrates their proficiency in digital skills for using Adobe Photoshop CC for image editing.

The first Certification Certificate was given to Darren Hoffman. He the first student in the Cumberland County School System to achieve this certification. The following students also received their Certification Certificate: Caitlin B., Christian G., Serina G., Kobe J., and Keysha J.

These six students have joined an elite community of individuals with proven expertise in digital communications. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it’s the absolute best way to communicate their proficiency in leading products from Adobe.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 15, 2017

        


Chalk board with the words meal prep written on it surrounded by fresh veggies.During the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


Publix Partners Program Image - Earn money for your school.As Part of the Company’s Commitment to Education, the Publix Partners Program has Contributed More Than $34.6 Million to Schools

Fayetteville, NC — Publix Super Markets recently donated $5,500 to area schools in Fayetteville as part of the company’s commitment to education and to commemorate the opening of the first Publix store in Fayetteville that took place on Nov. 11. 

Eleven schools within a two-mile radius of the new Publix, each received a $500 check from Publix Super Markets, Inc. The checks were distributed to the schools’ principals during the store’s “Sneak-Peek” event on Nov. 10.

“Publix was founded in 1930 with the philosophy of being involved as responsible citizens in our communities,” said Kim Reynolds, Publix media and community relations manager. “Through our support of education, we strive to enrich the lives of students and assist in preparing them for future success.”

The 11 schools receiving the donation were:

  • School representatives receive $500 checks from the new Publix Store in Fayetteville, NC.Ashley Elementary School
  • Douglas Byrd High School
  • Douglas Byrd Middle School
  • Fayetteville Christian School
  • Glendale Acres Elementary School
  • Guys School Inc.
  • Ireland Drive Middle School
  • Max Abbott Middle School
  • Patrick Catholic School
  • Terry Sanford High School
  • H. Owen Elementary School

In addition, Publix announced its launch of Publix Partners in Fayetteville, NC.  Since its inception in 1994, Publix Partners has contributed $34.6 million to schools in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. In 2016, $1.7 million was donated to schools as part of this program. Publix Partners provides schools the opportunity for parents, faculty, staff, family, and friends to raise unrestricted funds for their school through purchases made at Publix. Schools interested in participating in Publix Partners should contact their local Publix store manager or visit www.publix.com/partners.

Program highlights:

  • Schools open a Publix Partners account by contacting the local Publix store manager.
  • Once the school’s application is processed, Publix sends a packet to the school that includes cards with the school’s account number. The cards are then distributed to parents, teachers, family an, friends.
  • Participants present their Publix Partners card to the cashier whenever they make a purchase at Publix.
  • Publix credits the schools account with every dollar participants spend and awards the school with a check(s), amount based on purchases.
  • The card does not require activation by the participant, never expires, may be used year round on any item in the store (with a few exclusions), and is valid at any Publix in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. 

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,158 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s Website, corporate.publix.com.

Publix Contact: 
Kim Reynolds
704-424-5017 x71014

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


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