Logo for the Kay Yow Cancer FundFayetteville, NC – High schools in the Cumberland County School system will ‘kick off 2018’ hosting Play4Kay Games in their fight against cancer. The schools will be partnering with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise money and awareness about the dreaded disease that took the life of North Carolina State University Hall of Fame Coach Kay Yow.
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Published by Laurie Pender on December 19, 2017

        


Adventist Community Services along with various local agencies and anonymous citizens joined together to provide the families of students at J.W. Seabrook Elementary School and those in the area with over 300 Holidays Without Hunger food packages. Adventist Community Services along with various local agencies and anonymous citizens joined together to provide the families of students at J.W. Seabrook Elementary School and those in the area with over 300 Holidays Without Hunger food packages. Many grateful families and community members were lined up and waiting at the school at 8:40 a.m. on Dec. 14 ready to receive the special packages. Organizers of the event expressed deep gratitude for ‘the gifts’ and said the spirit of giving and caring was evident that day as all came together to help brighten the holidays for J.W. Seabrook Elementary School’s community families.
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Published by Laurie Pender on December 19, 2017

        


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

        


Two students pose with trophies they received after receiving the 'Amazing Acts of Character' award.The Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator.  
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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

        


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