Jaleigha Graham, Winner of a 2019 Kia SoulFayetteville – Congratulations to Jaleigha Graham a senior from Westover High School for winning a 2019 Kia Soul during this year’s “Driven 2 Excel” celebration tonight in the Crown Arena.
 
Graham and 630 other graduating seniors were invited to the event and in the running for the new car and college scholarships based on their attendance and academic achievements.
 
During the drawing, the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union awarded Janai Wanambwa from South View High School with a $3,000 scholarship and Marcus Valldeperas, also from South View High School, received a $2,000 scholarship.
 
In its seventh year, the “Driven 2 Excel” car give-a-way is sponsored in part by the Beasley Media Group radio stations, Fayetteville Kia, the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union, Circle K stores, Millstone Theaters and the Cumberland County Schools.
 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 16, 2019

        


Amazing Acts (March 2019) - Melendez & CochraneFayetteville – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior. Three students were recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and will be recognized during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building:
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 10, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Through a unanimous vote, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education approved the district’s instructional materials adoption for mathematics last night during its monthly meeting. The approval means that students in elementary and high school math courses across the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) system will have new materials for the 2019-2020 school year. Middle school materials were selected in 2018.

This move puts K-5 Mathematics, Math I, Math II, Math III and AP Statistics and Calculus materials in the hands of children while aligning learning and teaching in all elementary and high school classrooms across the county.

“This adoption allows us to respond to the requests of our educators and provide each student with access to high-quality resources,” said Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman, the chief academic officer of CCS’ Academic Services. “We are thankful to our school board and superintendent for listening and addressing the needs of our classrooms and ensuring that we have the tools necessary to support rigorous learning experiences for our students.”

The adoption of materials spans from 2019 – 2024 and aligns with the development of new standards by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the next five through seven years.

In selecting the new math resources, CCS’ teachers and principals served on the Instructional Materials Advisory and participated in a Math Materials Adoption Road Show along with the community-at-large.

According to district administrators, the selections that were made are the highest rated in mathematics education. The materials are expected to arrive in the district by late June.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 10, 2019

        


High School Students Taking Part In Counselor Led Group DiscussionProposed budget focuses on meeting the needs of the whole child

Fayetteville – Meeting the needs of the whole child is the top priority of the Cumberland County Board of Education. Last night, the Board approved a budget request to send to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. The budget request includes a proposed increase of $8.9 million, which would bring the total allotment from the County to $89,041,982.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 10, 2019

        


Image of child at laptop with blue screen and orange text box with caption <C3> CAMP Cumberland County Coding CampThe Cumberland County Schools and the Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center are sponsoring a Cumberland County Coding Camp this summer. Materials and supplies will be provided along with lunch and snacks. This program is FREE and open to Cumberland County School students.  Grade levels are determined by the students’ grade level during the 2018- 2019 school year. Space is limited, a completed application is required for participation. The application deadline is Friday, June 7, 2019, for all camps. Camp times are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Cliffdale Recreation camp begins at 9:30 a.m.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 5, 2019

        


The NC Science House located at NC State University recently hosted the Cumberland County Schools Elementary Division 10th North Carolina Science Olympiad. This tournament is a rigorous academic interscholastic competition that consists of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology. Students from 30 teams participated in 18 events. There was an estimated 3,500 in attendance for the awards ceremony. The Pasta Tower, 3,2,1 Blast Off, Ramp and Roll, and Duct Tape Challenge are events that support STEM with engineering. Other events, the Backyard Biologist, Energy Matters, Sky Quest, and Rock Stars support science standards. Students that participated in Science Sketchers were required to learn over 100 vocabulary words. For more information about this competition, please visit the North Carolina Science Olympiad website.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 5, 2019

        


JW Coon Coin DriveIn support of Cumberland County School’s Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr., the faculty and students at J.W. Coon Elementary School have recently been competing school-wide in a “Cougars Against Cancer” coin drive to raise funds for Relay for Life. As a school, the J.W. Coon Cougars raised $1,829.49! One kindergarten class was able to raise over $400. To learn more about Relay for Life, please visit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life website. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 5, 2019

        


Driven 2 Excel LogpWHAT IS Driven 2 Excel?
The Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program is a community enhancement campaign designed to reward high school seniors in Cumberland County who achieve high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 4, 2019

        


Image of NCIMS students holding paper chain links for the Break the Chain event to recognize April's Child Abuse Prevention MonthThe Titan Ambassadors and Student Government Association from New Century International Middle School recently attended the Break the Chains of Child Abuse Event at the Crown Coliseum. This event was to kick off April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Cumberland County Schools. Students from New Century International Middle School planted pinwheels around the Crown Coliseum flag pole and in front of their school to commemorate the event. To read the full article and view the gallery, please visit the New Century International Middle School website.

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 2, 2019

        


Lewis Chapel Middle School’s newly formed Student Council recently held its first Community Service Day. Interested students were required to complete an application and receive two teacher recommendations to become part of the Student Council. During the Community Service Day, students were tasked to complete a variety of activities to include:

  • The handwriting of thank you messages to military personnel – members wrote 50 thank you cards to military service members serving locally and abroad, cards will be distributed through the “Thanks A Million” program
  • Creating over 30 inspirational/motivational flyers to post throughout school –  members created flyers, many were uplifting messages regarding end-of-year testing 
  • Creating banners for the celebration of military students – members created two banners to be displayed in recognition of military students, military students will be asked to sign the banners to be hung in the main lobby area of the school 
  • Cleaning school grounds – members cleaned the front yard of the school by collecting large trash bags of pine cones
  • Cleaning stairwells – members swept out both stairwells leading to the second floor of the school
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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 2, 2019

        


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