Exceptional Children's Beginners' Day FairGet your child ready for the first day of Kindergarten 2018!
 
The Cumberland County Schools’ Early-In Special Education Preschool Program is sponsoring the 2018 Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Day Fair on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Childcare will not be provided for this event.) The Fair will answer questions like:
  • What can I expect in Kindergarten?
  • What Kindergarten environment is right for my child?
  • How will the new school know about my child’s special needs?
  • How will I know where my child will go to school and when to register?
  • What do I need to take to the new school?
 
The evening will consist of an overview of the Kindergarten transition process and an explanation of the various Kindergarten curriculums. School-age program specialist and teachers will be available to answer y our questions and discuss curriculum, IEPs, expectations, and environments to help facilitate your child’s transition to Kindergarten.
 
For more information, please contact your child’s Pre-K teacher or the Early-In Special Education Preschool office at 910.484.6761.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 16, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold SPECIAL MEETINGS on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, beginning at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018, beginning at 7:45 a.m. and Friday, February 23, 2018, beginning at 7:45 a.m. The meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg, 4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, NC. 

The meetings will be held in Closed Session for confidential personnel matters pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1), (a)(6), and G.S. 115C-321

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 15, 2018

        


hand holding a restaurant menuWhen eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 15, 2018

        


The February 22, 2018, meetings of the Cumberland County Board of Education Curriculum and Personnel Committees have been rescheduled. The meetings will be held on March 6, 2018, starting at 8:30 am along with our regularly scheduled March 6th committees. Board of Education Committees will NOT meet on February 22, 2018.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 13, 2018

        


Colorful sign that reads, It's OK 2 Ask...about suicideAccording to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the third leading cause of death for North Carolinians between the ages of 10 to 24.  Unfortunately, stigma, myths, and misinformation about suicide prevent both adults and young people from discussing this topic.  Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide and knowing who to call for help is one way to prevent suicide.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 12, 2018

        


Imagine.  You are a member of a team that transports approximately 27,000 students daily to their designated schools within Cumberland County. You greet each student on your school bus with a smile while recognizing that you play a key role in ensuring that they meet and exceed their academic and behavioral expectations. For many Cumberland County Schools bus drivers, this is the important role that they play on a daily basis. In celebration of Love the Bus Month, a nationally recognized event sponsored by the American School Bus Council (ASBC), Cumberland County Schools recognizes the Transportation Department for their continuous commitment to safety.

With 435 traditional and Exceptional Children buses traveling 27,500 miles a day, the Transportation Department works diligently to ensure the safety of each child during their commute to and from school. Under the direction of Executive Director Dianne Grumelot, the department is comprised of five area supervisors and four routing analysts that collaborate with administrators and drivers across the county. Each school bus is equipped with the Synovia GPS system to assist the department in identifying geographical locations, vehicle performance, and maintenance needs. The CCS Transportation Department also facilitates an annual summer training session with administrators and bus drivers to share the safety resources available including a dispatch representative and 20 mechanics that are trained to respond effectively to maintenance concerns.

CCS bus drivers accept an important responsibility and are therefore recognized for their hard work. Administrators and EC Lead Drivers submit monthly nominations to the Area Supervisors
for the Area Driver of the Month award based on the driver’s interactions with students, exemplary performance, and adherence to the CCS Bus Driver Agreement. The Transportation  Department then selects one Area Driver of the Month to be recognized as the CCS Bus Driver of the Month who is awarded by the Auxiliary Services Committee.

It is inevitable that the CCS Transportation Department greatly contributes to the overall success of the Cumberland County Schools system. Their commitment to safety and their dedication to their profession positively influence the many students that they serve. The department continues to impact lives one mile at a time.

Latreicia Allen
Assistant Principal
William H. Owen Elementary School

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 12, 2018

        


North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper paid the students and staff at Ed V. Baldwin Elementary School a special visit on Feb. 8. During his time there, he talked with teachers and other educators about the need for a solution to the classroom-size crisis in North Carolina.

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 9, 2018

        


Celebrating Love the Bus WeekSchool bus drivers across North Carolina will bask in well-earned attention next week during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, as individual schools and districts recognize drivers’ key role through various events and celebrations. Nationally, February is Love the Bus month, aimed to raise awareness and appreciation for the safe experience of riding the bus to and from school.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 9, 2018

        


Logo for Fayetteville State UniversityIt’s EXPO time again.  The Elementary Education Departement at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is sponsoring its 3rd annual expo titled “Fall in Love with Math, Science and the Arts EXPO 2018.” The event will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 1:00 -3:30 p.m. in the Capel Arena on the campus of FSU. Children PreK-12 and their families will engage in hands-on activities in the areas of math, science, reading, technology, engineering, art and Black History. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 9, 2018

        


Celebrate National School Counseling WeekNational School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), highlights the impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success, develop/grow personally, and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.  School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 6, 2018

        


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