Image of a world with text that reads English as a Second LanguageCumberland County Schools, English as a Second Language Department (ESL) and along with Fayetteville Technical Community College is offering FREE ESL Civics and Citizenship Application Preparation Classes. Parents can learn to speak English while their children are in school. We have open enrollment throughout the school year.

Starting September 19, 2017, the ESL classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1307 Hillsboro Street Fayetteville, NC. For more information, call 910.484.1176.


El departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland conjuntamente con Fayetteville Technical Community College, estará ofreciendo clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje, clases de Cívica y Preparación para la Ciudadanía Americana. Aprenda a hablar Inglés mientras su (s) niño (s) están en la escuela.

Unase a nosotros todos los martes, miércoles y jueves de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. a partir del 19 de septiembre del 2017 en el 1307 Hillsboro St. Fayetteville, Carolina del Norte. Tenemos registración abierta durante el año escolar. Para más información puede llamar al departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland al 910.484.1176.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


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For the 4th consecutive year, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) saw the district’s overall test score proficiency rise.  The overall composite for 2016-17 rose 0.5% to 57.3%, from 56.8% in 2015-16. The CCS had 79.5% of its schools meet or exceed growth expectations. The State of North Carolina had 73.7% of its schools meet or exceed growth.

End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessments
Elementary schools growth data are based on results from End-of-Grade Assessments in ELA/Reading, Math and Grade 5 Science. Elementary schools had 43 out of 48, or 90%, of schools who met or exceeded growth expectations, a decrease of 2% from 2015-16.  In the State of North Carolina, 80.3% of its elementary schools met or exceeded growth.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 8, 2017

        


Find out how you can volunteer at the International Folk Festival

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 7, 2017

        


Yellow sticky note hanging on bulletin board that reads Stop Wasting Food!Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 5, 2017

        


Football lying on football field - cloudy skiesThe Cumberland County Schools’ High School Football Games that were canceled this evening (Friday, September 1) because of the tornado watch, have been rescheduled as follows:

Saturday, September 2
Gray’s Creek at Jack Britt              1:00 p.m.
Seventy-First at E.E. Smith            6:00 p.m.
Terry Sanford at Cleveland             6:00 p.m.         

Monday, September 4
Richmond at Pine Forest                5:00 p.m.
Hoke at Westover                           6:00 p.m.
South View at Lumberton               6:30 p.m.
Douglas Byrd at Purnell Swett        7:00 p.m.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 1, 2017

        


yard sale items in a boxThe Athletic Department of Anne Chesnutt Middle School is hosting a community (parking lot) yard sale on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to rent a table from the school at a cost of $15.oo per table. Tables will be rented on a first come, first served basis. All money you raise will be yours to keep! They are inviting parents, and the local community to participate in this event. Set up will begin at 7:00 a.m. in front of the school. See you there!
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 31, 2017

        


Ms. Chalmers, E.E. Smith High School Principal addresses students during an assembly on the first day of school..At E.E. Smith High School, students filled the gym for a Back to School Assembly to kick off the 2017 – 2018 school year.  Melody Chalmers, the principal, welcomed students, staff, and visitors and reminded them of the school vision to foster a professional, collegial culture that breeds high expectations and high standards.  Student Government Association President, Hannah Childress, greeted the student body with a message to live up to the high expectations of the faculty and staff and to remain focused on their education the entire year.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 31, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Personnel and Curriculum Committees will meet on Thursday, August 31, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC. The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 28, 2017

        


Bubble with the words back to school in it!The following Back-To-School OpEd from CCS’ Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw appeared in the Aug. 23 Fayetteville Observer.

Collaborate. Compete. Succeed.

Every new school year begins with great hopes and expectations for our students. Approximately 51,000 students will walk through the doors of Cumberland County schools this school year. We are excited to welcome each of them along with our employees for another successful year!

Each school year brings much anticipation, anxiety, eagerness, and hope. As Cumberland County Schools’ Interim Superintendent, I would like to take this opportunity to express my hopes for this school year.   
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 24, 2017

        


Pictured are POY Nominees (top to bottom) Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

During CCS’ 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kick-Off Leadership Celebration on Aug. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year finalist and the Principal of the Year (POY) nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. From a pool of candidates, these exceptional educators were chosen to vie for the County’s top educational honors. In the coming weeks, a representative from each group will be selected to compete at the regional level. 

The TOY Attendance Area Finalists are Angelina Cobb (Jack Britt), Ashley Biagi (Seventy-First), Leslie Seals (South View), Latisha Edwards (Westover), Ashley Peterson (Pine Forest), Talicia Smith (Douglas Byrd), Samuel McMillan (Gray’s Creek), Jessica Cashwell (Cape Fear), Eddie Ford III (E.E. Smith), and Carla Burke (Terry Sanford).

The POY Nominees are Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

 

Congratulations! We’re proud of you!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 21, 2017

        


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