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

        


Students working together on class projectOn February 5th, South View Middle School was able to get a sneak peek of Expeditions Augmented Reality (AR). Augmented reality is a technology that allows a computer-generated image to be superimposed on a user’s view of the real world (similar to a Snapchat filter), allowing users to place digital objects in real spaces. Augmented reality generates a new dimension to learning and makes it easier for students to grasp abstract concepts.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 6, 2018

        


Image of Reading Rocks! LogoThrough this year’s Reading Rocks! Walk-A-Thon literacy effort, schools throughout the district collectively raised $172,695.22! Each school will keep 100% of the funds it raised to purchase books and learning tools and devices for its students. Congratulations are extended to the following award-winning schools:


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Published by Laurie Pender on January 16, 2018

        


Logo of the North Carolina Department of Public InstructionNorth Carolina continues to lead the nation in numbers of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with 616 additional teachers gaining the endorsement last month from the Arlington, Va., based organization.

Nearly 21,500 teachers in North Carolina have attained national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based assessment that typically takes from one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 8, 2018

        


 image of the words eat less salt written in spilled salt.Most of us get more sodium than we need. Even if you go easy on the salt shaker, your sodium intake may still be high. Packaged and prepared foods such as ready-to-eat products or restaurants meals are common sources of sodium. Learn about common sources of sodium. Begin the new year by making small changes that lead to big wins. For more healthy tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 2, 2018

        


Student poses with new bike surrounded by those who donated it.Recently, Brothers from the Tau Gamma Gamma Chapter (Airborne Ques) of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. donated bicycles to Westarea Elementary school. The social worker has identified students who will receive the bicycles so they will have a wonderful Christmas. Brothers from the chapter also volunteer at the school throughout the year in events such as Veterans Day, Read Across America, Career Day, fall festival, mentoring and field day.

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 19, 2017

        


Ferguson-Easley Teacher, Ms. Washington poses with someone from the VFW Post 6018The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families, and their local communities. Recently, Post 6018 awarded our teacher, Ms. Daphenia J. Washington, as their National Citizenship Education Teacher. Read More . . . 

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 19, 2017

        


Image of Representatives from Academy Sport visit College Lakes Elementary to give away bicycles to deserving studentsSeveral months ago College Lakes Elementary was chosen by Cumberland County Schools to be the recipient of the Academy Sports Holiday Bike Giveaway. Today, dreams came true for 30 First and Second Graders. Each was given a shiny new bike and helmet. Read More . . .

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 19, 2017

        


Image of person sitting at a desk working on a budgetFayetteville, NC – In September 2016, the Cumberland County Board of Education directed the Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Human Resources’ Department to begin the process of conducting a comprehensive salary study. The major goals of this study were to ensure that the CCS had an internally equitable pay structure and that this pay structure was externally competitive.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on December 13, 2017

        


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