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

        


Students check and recheck their work as they refurbish computers during the 5th Annual Computer Refurbishment Day.Cumberland County Schools’ 5th Annual Computer Refurbishment Day is being hailed a huge success!  Executive Director of Technology Kevin Coleman said the 156 students from the Academies of Information Technology at Gray’s Creek and Pine Forest high schools refurbished nearly 500 computers on Dec. 2 for CCS’ families who may be unable to afford one. The students worked alongside Technology staffers by taking 1,000 discarded computers and using half of them as parts to refurbish the other half. “This effort truly demonstrates the dedication of CCS’ staff and students to help those less fortunate in our community,” said CCS’ Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw.  


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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 2017

        


Image of points on a graph moving upwards.At the Dec. 6 CCS’ Managerial Leadership Institute, administrators recognized local schools that exceeded expected growth expectations, met expected growth expectations, had a 96% or higher Graduation Rate, and had a 100% Graduation Rate. The principals were invited to dress in a “festive” outfit as part of the celebration.


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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 2017

        


Picture of Beaver Dam Elementary School staff holding a banner that reads 2017 Title 1 Distinguished School Nominee!Congratulations to Beaver Dam Elementary on being recognized as a Title I Distinguished School Nominee for the 2017-18 school year.  Beaver Dam was selected 1 of only 2 Title 1 schools in NC to be recognized for high performance for two or more consecutive years. There were 1,433 eligible schools!

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 8, 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

        


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