Pictured: Westover High School Collision Repair students with Rene’ Muffett (center), Business Marketing & Customer Relations Specialist for Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep.

Pictured: Westover High School Collision Repair students with Rene’ Muffett (center), Business Marketing & Customer Relations Specialist for Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep.

Students in the Cumberland County Schools have access to work-based learning opportunities throughout the school year. Westover High School students recently enrolled in the Collision Repair Program toured the Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep Dealership on McPherson Church Road.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 17, 2018

        


Image of Uncle Sam dressed in red, white, and blueMilitary Academies Fair
Date: Oct 25 2018, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fort Bragg Child and Youth Services is hosting the 11th Annual Military Academies Fair.  This is a college fair that features only the service academies, Military colleges, corps of cadets schools, and representatives from post-secondary ROTC programs.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 17, 2018

        


Teacher from Gray’s Creek High School Clinches the TOY Title

CCS' 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy StovallFayetteville – “I consider my greatest contribution to be that of bringing together diverse groups of students in order to create beautiful music together,” said Cumberland County Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Amy Stovall, a chorus and music teacher at Gray’s Creek High School.

The announcement of the 2019 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 October 16, 2018

        


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention LogoThe More Than Sad family of programs has taught over a million students, parents, and educators how to be smart about mental health. During the October 19 More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents workshop parents will learn how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation with their child, and get him or her help. Join us at the Cumberland County Schools’ English as a Second Language (ESL) Office located at 1307 Hillsboro Street in Fayetteville from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Omayra Black at 910.484.1176.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2018

        


Principal of the Year Finalists standing on steps for photoThe 2019 Cumberland County Schools’ Principal of the Year (POY) will be announced during a special luncheon on Wednesday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cumberland County Crown Ballroom. The following local principals have been selected by their peers to compete for the POY title: Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary); Stephanie Rivers (Montclair Elementary); Christina Tucker (Ponderosa Elementary); Michael Tucker (Stoney Point Elementary); Jackie White (College Lakes Elementary); Dr. Christina DiGaudio (Ireland Drive Middle); and Dr. Pamela Adams-Watkins (Massey Hill Classical High). The local winner will go on to compete for the Sandhills/South Central Region POY title.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 15, 2018

        


Eight Teacher of the Year Candidates two males, six females.Ten local teachers are anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will be chosen as the CCS’ 2019 Teacher of the Year (TOY) winner. A special dinner honoring them, as well as all 86 Teacher-of-the-Year representatives, will take place on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cumberland County Crown Ballroom. This year’s 10 finalists are as follows: Amber Wrench from the Cape Fear District, Richard Thomas from the Douglas Byrd District, Sarah Hughes from the E. E. Smith District, Amy Stovall from the Gray’s Creek District, Nattlie McArthur from the Jack Britt District, Emily Richards from the Pine Forest District, Valerie Israel from the Seventy-First District, Monica Robbins from the South View District, Doris Price from the Terry Sanford District, and Daniel Smith from the Westover District. The county-wide winner will go on to compete for the regional TOY title.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 15, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will operate on a two-hour delay on Friday, October 12, and 12-month employees and Central Services staff will report at their normal time (Option A). This decision was made after consulting with Cumberland County Emergency Management and local law enforcement officials.

The purpose of the delay is to ensure that bus drivers can safely operate in the daylight to avoid road dangers and to ensure the safe travel of students to school.

There will be no morning Prime Time and school breakfast will not be served.

To receive updates regarding delays and school closings, visit our social media pages, facebook.com/CumberlandCoSch and twitter.com/CumberlandCoSch.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2018

        


Schools ClosedFayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is working closely with Cumberland County Emergency Management to monitor the path of Hurricane Michael. The safety of students and staff is our top priority.

Based on the State of Emergency issued by Governor Cooper and information received from the National Weather Service regarding the storm’s possible impact on Cumberland County, CCS will be closed on Thursday, October 11, for all staff and students (Option D). All after-school activities, events, and athletic events are canceled on October 11.

To receive updates regarding delays and school closings, visit CCS’ Website, www.ccs.k12.nc.us, and social media Pages,  facebook.com/CumberlandCoSch  and twitter.com/CumberlandCoSch.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 10, 2018

        


Fayetteville, NC – Last night, the Cumberland County Board of Education approved Donell Underdue, Jr. as the new principal at E.E. Smith High School.

Underdue most recently served as a district-level administrator for Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida. During his tenure in the field of education, Underdue has served in various roles, including high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal.

He holds a master’s degree in school administration from East Carolina University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with social studies secondary certification from Shaw University.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 10, 2018

        


The words make up days written in red on white signFayetteville, NC – Due to Hurricane Florence, students in the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) lost several days of valuable classroom instruction. Earlier this week, the State provided CCS with calendar flexibility, which eliminated the requirement for CCS to make up all of the days missed because of the hurricane.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 10, 2018

        


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