Students from Eastover-Central School of the Arts sitting on a hardwood floor holding representations of the art programs offered at their schoolFayetteville, NC – Today, the U.S. Department of Education named Eastover-Central Elementary School of Arts as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. This honor is bestowed upon “Exemplary High Performing” schools that have their state’s highest achieving students (the top 15%), as measured by state assessments. 

“I’m pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees.  “We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students’ accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs.”

Eastover-Central was one of 349 schools recognized across the country today, and one of eight schools recognized in North Carolina.

“The students, guardians, parents, greater school community, staff and faculty of Eastover-Central Elementary School of Arts are thrilled to be chosen for this distinction,” said Ashley Porter, principal of Eastover-Central. “As earning the National Blue Ribbon accolade is the highest honor bestowed upon a school in the United States, it is humbling and simultaneously emblematic of the daily dedication and hard work of all Eastover-Central stakeholders.”

U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School LogoThe coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 

“We congratulate Principal Porter and the entire Eastover-Central school family on receiving the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School award,” said Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., superintendent of the CCS. “This national honor recognizes the tremendous work being done at Eastover-Central to help each student achieve success in the classroom and beyond.”

Now in its 36th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 8,800 schools. On November 7-8, school honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 1, 2018

        


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction LogoFayetteville, NC – The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recently awarded the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) a $174,098 school safety grant for the 2018-2019 school year. These funds were allocated under the School Safety Grants Program that was launched last year with funding from the General Assembly.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 1, 2018

        


Yellow star beside the words National Speech and Debate Association - National Forensic LeagueCongratulations to Ms. Shannon Jarman and members of the Cumberland International Early College’s Speech & Debate Team. The National Speech & Debate Association allows students to earn points and degrees in their honor society based on competitive and service related activities ranging from the Degree of Merit with 25 or more points to the Degree of Premier Distinction with 1,500 or more points.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 1, 2018

        


NC State written in white on red backgroundFayetteville, NC –The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) recently announced the selection of four of its high school teachers chosen to be a part of a team of 19 high school science and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers to engage in the Sustainable Bioproduct and Bioenergy Program. The four local high school teachers selected to participate are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 1, 2018

        


High school students impacted by Hurricane Florence receive support

Sign with Sprint 1Million Project written in gold and white on a black backgroundFayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is continuing its partnership with Sprint’s 1Million Project to provide up to 800 high school students with the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 26, 2018

        


CCS' Student Services Department will sponsor a parent workshop titled More than Sad on October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Rec Center - 352 Devers Street, FayettevilleOn Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The CCS’ Student Services Department, Cumberland County Community In Schools, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will sponsor a parent workshop titled “More Than Sad”. This program teaches parents how to recognize the signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help. The workshop will take place at the Kiwanis Recreation Center located at 352 Devers Street in Fayetteville. For more information, contact CCS’ Student Services at 910.678.2433.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 26, 2018

        


English as a Second Language written on a blue backgroundJoin the Cumberland County Schools’ English as a Second Language Department for Parent Night on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  The event will take place at 1307 Hillsboro Street in Fayetteville, NC. Come and meet the ESL teachers and learn more about the services they offer. Information about graduation requirements will be provided as well as information on how to contact school leaders.

Please confirm your attendance with your child’s ESL teacher.

Contact the ESL Department at 910.484.1176 for more information.


EL DEPARTAMENTO DE INGLES COMO SEGUNDO LENGUAJE “ESL” DE LAS ESCUELAS DEL CONDANDO DE CUMBERLAND

LOS INVITA A

“LA NOCHE PARA PADRES”

CUANDO: 25 de Octubre del 2018
HORA: 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
LUGAR: 1307 Hillsboro Street/Fayetteville, NC 28301

Vengan a conocer a los maestros de ESL y entérese de los servicios que ofrecen. También para que conozca cuales son los requisitos para que su hijo/a se gradué y cómo comunicarse con los líderes de las escuelas*

Confirme su asistencia al (910) 484-1176. ¡POR FAVOR NECESITAMOS SU COOPERACION!

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 24, 2018

        


National Association of School Psychologists NASPWe would like to share this information with you in response to Hurricane Florence and the flooding that has impacted this area. Such events can be traumatic for children and youth of all ages. Parents, guardians, teachers, and significant adults in a child’s life are uniquely situated to help children to manage their reactions. According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), some common reactions in children are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 24, 2018

        


Icon showing people held in the palm of a hand with the words Resource DirectoryCumberland County has put together on its Website a list of community resources that could be very helpful in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 24, 2018

        


White dove on black background with the words Remember My Name written in purple.Join the community for the annual “Remember My Name” vigil on Thursday, October 11 at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the Cumberland County Courthouse. The purpose of the event is to remember those who have died as a result of family violence. You are encouraged to wear purple in support of victims and survivors. You can enter a raffle there to receive a gift basket. For more information, call 910.396.5521.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 16, 2018

        


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