Students Will Receive a Free Device and Free Wireless Service In First Year of the Program

Fayetteville, NC – September 19, 2017 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Cumberland County School (CCS) system announced today that 1,180 local high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1Million Project. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year over the next five years, hundreds of thousands of high schoolers who lack internet access at home will join and benefit from the 1Million Project. The ambitious goal is to connect one million students in that time to help level the playing field and help eliminate ‘the homework gap.’
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 20, 2017

        


Leslie Seals , the Cumberland County Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year is from Rockfish Elementary SchoolTeacher from Rockfish Elementary School Takes the Title

Fayetteville – “When we create a real difference in a student academically, emotionally or behaviorally, I feel we have accomplished what is sometimes not recognized by others but is more valuable to the future of our communities and world than a test score,” said Cumberland County Schools’ 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Leslie Seals, a 4th-grade teacher at Rockfish Elementary School.

The announcement of the 2018 Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Teacher of the Year was made during an annual dinner in the Cumberland County Crown Ballroom tonight. The presentation took place in front of 86 Teacher-of-the-Year candidates, their guests, school administrators, School Board members, and business partners.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 18, 2017

        


Green arrows representing the Cumberland County Schools' Go Green InitiativeThe first issue of the Go Green Initiative newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year has just been published. Check out this issue to find out what the focus is this month, as well as what we will focus on during the month of October. Students, teachers, and parents will find all kinds of useful information in this issue. Check it out today! Read the newsletter now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 17, 2017

        


Flyer advertising the upcoming school-based mentor-volunteer showcase to be held at the Educational Resource Center September 26.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 15, 2017

        


Black and Gold Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetACMS recently participated in a partnership with Cross Creek Subaru. Subaru invited their customers who came to their dealership throughout August to help customize book labels and write notes of encouragement to young readers on bookmarks. Books were labeled and encouraging bookmarks were placed inside all 150 award-winning science books. ACMS received the donation on Friday, September 8th. A variety of science books have been distributed to the Science teachers at ACMS for classroom use. The titles cover a wide variety of science themes that include animals, physics, space, sports, and climate change. This donation was greatly appreciated by Anne Chestnutt Middle School!
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetNearly 30 vendors participated in Anne Chesnutt Middle School’s Yard Sale on Sept. 9. Passersby stopped by the  Skibo Road school to check out everything from clothing items to bookshelves to baked goods! The local blood donor center was even on hand to take donations. 

School organizers of the event are hailing it a huge success and have plans to sponsor another yard sale in the spring.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Red and Blue Cumberland County District PTA Council LogoNearly 40 PTA Officers from across the Cumberland County School system took part in a special leadership training session on Sept. 9 at the West Regional Library, sponsored by the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC).

State and District PTA officers shared valuable information and tips with the participants on how to become an effective PTA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, chairman, and committee head. Information was also shared about the Council’s Oct. 14 Community Day and annual Arts Reflections Contest.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Image of a world with text that reads English as a Second LanguageCumberland County Schools, English as a Second Language Department (ESL) and along with Fayetteville Technical Community College is offering FREE ESL Civics and Citizenship Application Preparation Classes. Parents can learn to speak English while their children are in school. We have open enrollment throughout the school year.

Starting September 19, 2017, the ESL classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1307 Hillsboro Street Fayetteville, NC. For more information, call 910.484.1176.


El departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland conjuntamente con Fayetteville Technical Community College, estará ofreciendo clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje, clases de Cívica y Preparación para la Ciudadanía Americana. Aprenda a hablar Inglés mientras su (s) niño (s) están en la escuela.

Unase a nosotros todos los martes, miércoles y jueves de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. a partir del 19 de septiembre del 2017 en el 1307 Hillsboro St. Fayetteville, Carolina del Norte. Tenemos registración abierta durante el año escolar. Para más información puede llamar al departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland al 910.484.1176.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


tablet computer and financial charts

For the 4th consecutive year, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) saw the district’s overall test score proficiency rise.  The overall composite for 2016-17 rose 0.5% to 57.3%, from 56.8% in 2015-16. The CCS had 79.5% of its schools meet or exceed growth expectations. The State of North Carolina had 73.7% of its schools meet or exceed growth.

End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessments
Elementary schools growth data are based on results from End-of-Grade Assessments in ELA/Reading, Math and Grade 5 Science. Elementary schools had 43 out of 48, or 90%, of schools who met or exceeded growth expectations, a decrease of 2% from 2015-16.  In the State of North Carolina, 80.3% of its elementary schools met or exceeded growth.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 8, 2017

        


Find out how you can volunteer at the International Folk Festival

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 7, 2017

        


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