Driven 2 Excel LogpWHAT IS D2X?
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 2017 – 2018 school year.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 23, 2017

        


The Choice Bus will be visiting Douglas Byrd Middle School.The Choice Bus is an experience-based learning tool designed to show young people the power of education, as well as the likely consequences of choosing to drop out of school. It contains a full-scale replica of a prison cell to briefly experience the uncomfortable living conditions. As students exit the bus, they receive a pledge card and are asked to make a commitment to finish school and make good choices. 

On October 4, 2017, the Choice Bus will make its way to Douglas Byrd Middle School to give help students understand the importance of staying in school and making good choices.

This visit is made possible by Communities in Schools and the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation.

Find out more about the Choice Bus by visiting their Website at http://www.mattiecstewart.org/thechoicebus

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 22, 2017

        


Carrie Childers has been named the 2017 Gifted Coordinator award.The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced today that Carrie Childers has received a 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award. Ms. Childers is an Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Coordinator with Cumberland County (NC) Schools, and she was selected because of her continuing support of all gifted and talented students in her district.  
 
NAGC will recognize Ms. Childers at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention(NAGC17) in Charlotte, NC, November 9-12, 2017.


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Published by Laurie Pender on September 21, 2017

        


Students Will Receive a Free Device and Free Wireless Service In First Year of the Program

Fayetteville, NC – September 19, 2017 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and the Cumberland County School (CCS) system announced today that 1,180 local high school students will receive the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home as part of the 1Million Project. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year over the next five years, hundreds of thousands of high schoolers who lack internet access at home will join and benefit from the 1Million Project. The ambitious goal is to connect one million students in that time to help level the playing field and help eliminate ‘the homework gap.’
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 20, 2017

        


Leslie Seals , the Cumberland County Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year is from Rockfish Elementary SchoolTeacher from Rockfish Elementary School Takes the Title

Fayetteville – “When we create a real difference in a student academically, emotionally or behaviorally, I feel we have accomplished what is sometimes not recognized by others but is more valuable to the future of our communities and world than a test score,” said Cumberland County Schools’ 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Leslie Seals, a 4th-grade teacher at Rockfish Elementary School.

The announcement of the 2018 Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Teacher of the Year was made during an annual dinner in the Cumberland County Crown Ballroom tonight. The presentation took place in front of 86 Teacher-of-the-Year candidates, their guests, school administrators, School Board members, and business partners.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 18, 2017

        


Green arrows representing the Cumberland County Schools' Go Green InitiativeThe first issue of the Go Green Initiative newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year has just been published. Check out this issue to find out what the focus is this month, as well as what we will focus on during the month of October. Students, teachers, and parents will find all kinds of useful information in this issue. Check it out today! Read the newsletter now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 17, 2017

        


Flyer advertising the upcoming school-based mentor-volunteer showcase to be held at the Educational Resource Center September 26.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 15, 2017

        


Black and Gold Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetACMS recently participated in a partnership with Cross Creek Subaru. Subaru invited their customers who came to their dealership throughout August to help customize book labels and write notes of encouragement to young readers on bookmarks. Books were labeled and encouraging bookmarks were placed inside all 150 award-winning science books. ACMS received the donation on Friday, September 8th. A variety of science books have been distributed to the Science teachers at ACMS for classroom use. The titles cover a wide variety of science themes that include animals, physics, space, sports, and climate change. This donation was greatly appreciated by Anne Chestnutt Middle School!
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetNearly 30 vendors participated in Anne Chesnutt Middle School’s Yard Sale on Sept. 9. Passersby stopped by the  Skibo Road school to check out everything from clothing items to bookshelves to baked goods! The local blood donor center was even on hand to take donations. 

School organizers of the event are hailing it a huge success and have plans to sponsor another yard sale in the spring.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Red and Blue Cumberland County District PTA Council LogoNearly 40 PTA Officers from across the Cumberland County School system took part in a special leadership training session on Sept. 9 at the West Regional Library, sponsored by the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC).

State and District PTA officers shared valuable information and tips with the participants on how to become an effective PTA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, chairman, and committee head. Information was also shared about the Council’s Oct. 14 Community Day and annual Arts Reflections Contest.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


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