Jack Britt student, Anna Buzzard, chosen for prestigious Leadership ProgramCumberland County Schools (CCS) is proud to announce a participant in the Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program. Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program is designed to highlight students that display great leadership potential and will deliver the knowledge they learned to sustain their school’s Student 2 Student (S2S) group. The leadership program is held twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters. The exclusive leadership program only chooses 12 students worldwide to participate in the life-changing experience each semester.
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    Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

            


    Healthy lunch tray with vegetables, sandwich, fries, and milkSchool cafeteria manager, Christina Osborne, recently visited Washington, DC to advocate for child nutrition. Osborne recently received the 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship by The School Nutrition Foundation. Check out the recent article published in the Fayetteville Observer about her trip!

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      Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

              


      Fayetteville Mayor Visits New Century International Middle SchoolFebruary was Career and Technical Education(CTE) month.  In honor of that, Fayetteville Mayor, Mitch Colvin, visited New Century International Middle School to speak with CTE students about careers and the importance of education.   He told the students about his background and how he got started in politics and why it’s important to give back to your community.   Read more

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        Published by Laurie Pender on March 7, 2018

                


        Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books Team posing with awards and trophy.Congratulations to Mac Williams Middle School for winning the CCS’ Middle School Battle of the Books!  They will represent CCS in the MBOB Regional competition on April 13th.  Teams competed by reading and answering questions about the 27 books on the NC Battle of the Books list.

        All 16 CCS’ middle school teams did a fantastic job!  Special thanks to all of the teams and coaches for their hard work and dedication. 


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          Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2018

                  


          Roy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle SchoolRoy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School has received the 2018-19 CCS’ School Social Worker of the Year Award. This award is given to a social worker who has made outstanding contributions to the social-emotional needs, and general welfare of students.  Mr. Mayhew is described by Pamela Story, CCS’ Social Work Coordinator, as a strong mentor, team player, and advocate, with a heart of pure gold. He will now compete for the NCSSWA regional and state social worker of the year. Congratulations Mr. Mayhew!

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            Published by Laurie Pender on March 5, 2018

                    


            Group photo of National Board Certified Teachers in the Cumberland County Schools along with the Superintendent and School Board ChairA reception was held on Tuesday, February 27 to honor all 192 CCS’ National Board Certified Teachers and to recognize the 3 newly certified National Board Teachers: Melissa Bishop, Laura Ransom, and Daniel Sitz. Additionally, the 14 teachers who successfully renewed their National Board certification were also honored. These teachers are: Laura Booth, Kimberly Fertig, Shannon Hancock, Angela Haynes. Jan Hinson, Jennifer Jones, Julia Jordan, Lynne Lewis,  Lisa Packer, Christy Parker, Andrea Hildel-Reyes, Emily Spruill, Susan Ward, and Donna White. 
             
             Cumberland County School Board Chair Carrie Sutton, Superintendent Tim Kinlaw, and Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Principal of the Year (POY) Lavette McMillan provided remarks to thank these teachers for their commitment to continued professional growth for the students of CCS.
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              Published by Laurie Pender on March 3, 2018

                      


              Image of a globe with the words Science Olympiad written in greenKudos are extended to the following Science Olympiad Teams in the Cumberland County Schools for placing during the annual Fayetteville Regional competition on Feb. 24 at FTCC:

              Division B – Middle School
              Varsity
              1st – Seventy-First Classical Middle School
              2nd – St. Michael’s School
              3rd – Pine Forest Middle School
              4th – St. John Paul School
              5th – The O’Neal School
              6th – Western Harnett Middle School
               
              Junior Varsity
              1st – Seventy-First Classical Middle School
              2nd – Western Harnett Middle School
              3rd – St. Michael’s School
               
              Division C – High School
              Varsity
              1st – Jack Britt High School
              2nd – Terry Sanford High School
              3rd – Cross Creek Early College High School
              4th – Cape Fear High School
              5th – Lumberton High School
              6th – Cumberland International Early College High School
               
              Junior Varsity
              1st – Jack Britt High School
              2nd – Cross Creek Early College High School
              3rd – Lumberton High School
               
              A total of 56 teams from 38 schools competed!  
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                Published by Laurie Pender on March 2, 2018

                        


                Map of Cumberland County with the words Institute for Community Leadership ICL

                The Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) is accepting applications for Class XV (2018-2019), which will start in September. Participants attend seven monthly sessions that highlight such topics as leadership styles, team building, and communications. ICL is a joint community effort that identifies, develops and empowers community members who are able and willing to commit to leadership roles in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area. In April, ICL will be graduating 35 participants. The program, which is at no cost to participants, is sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and Methodist University. Participants must be a Cumberland County resident. The application is available online at www.leadership4us.org. The deadline is July 17. For additional information about the Institute for Community Leadership, call 910.672.2142.

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                  Published by Laurie Pender on February 28, 2018

                          


                  Cast of Suessical the Musical pose with Media Coordinator Melanie BellThrough an Artists in Schools grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, a group of actors from Cape Fear Regional Theater’s production of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL came to Max Abbott Middle School on February 23rd and held two performances for our students. The performances were scheduled to celebrate Cumberland County Schools “Reading Rocks” and recognize “Read Across America” which takes place annually across the nation on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Read more

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                    Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

                            


                    Burroughs Wellcome Fund written in black lettersCheck out this article by Alderman Road Elementary School Teacher Andi Webb on Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge. Webb is a Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers grant recipient through Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

                    Read her article here.

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                      Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

                              


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