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

        


PowerUP! Be a Positive Charge written on a light blub.During the week of November 13–17, 2017, schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. This year’s theme is “Power Up! Be a Positive Charge.” Our goal is to highlight how taking a small positive action can create momentum for positive change. The idea is that a small spark—a new skill, a piece of knowledge, an extra effort, a kind gesture—can create the connections necessary for students to develop critical academic and social-emotional skills. Sparks can include action words such as dream, laugh, connect, imagine, create, encourage, share, listen, help, explore, try, and speak up. Students can be both the recipients and conduits of a positive charge that generates personal achievement, growth, and resilience, and sense of belonging and community. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


Cumberland County Governor’s School Selections AnnouncedLocal Students Chosen to Compete for Governor’s School

Fayetteville, NC – Congratulations to the 29 Academic nominees who have been selected by the Cumberland County Schools’ Superintendent’s Governor’s School Selection Committee and the 20 Performing Arts nominees selected at the school level. These students will compete for state selection to attend the prestigious five and a half-week summer residential program for gifted high school students. They are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2017

        


November is Native American Heritage MonthThe celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month has happened every November since a resolution was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.  How did this month-long celebration begin?

It began as a one-day celebration to pay homage to America’s First People. The first state to recognize American Indian Day was New York-in 1916.

Dr. Arthur Parker, (Seneca Nation) director of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Rochester, New York was one the first advocates of American Indian Day.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 6, 2017

        


This is a picture of the green Salvation Army Angel Tree with a yellow star on top and the logo for the Salvation Army.The Salvation Army would like to help bring joy to children this Christmas. The Angel Tree program helps children up to 12 years old and seniors ages 65+ who would otherwise not receive anything for Christmas. Each child’s or senior’s name is on a tag, along with their wish list for Christmas. The Angel Tree in Cross Creek Mall will have dozens of tags hanging on the tree, waiting to be adopted by loving people who will shop for gifts for the children or the seniors. The program starts this Monday, October 23, 2017.

Christmas Application Guidelines 2017- English Version

Christmas Application Guidelines 2017- Spanish Version

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 20, 2017

        


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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