Transforming Instruction 'the CCS Way'Kindergarten through 5th-grade Instructional Coaches, teachers, and their students recently gathered at the Educational Resource Center for nearly two hours to participate in the CCS’ Digital Learning Showcase. The educators and students set up booths from their respective schools to share with everyone, including parents, how they utilized digital tools, pictures, technology, etc., this school year in order to ‘transform instruction.’ Because of the Showcase’s success, event organizers have already begun planning next year’s ‘transformative experience.’
 
 
 
 
 


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Published by Laurie Pender on May 5, 2017

        


Eastover Central - Regional Winners 2017Congratulations to the Battle of the Books team from Eastover Central Elementary!  They won the Regional competition today in Bladen County.  Seven counties participated in the competition.  Way to go Eastover Central Elementary!

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 28, 2017

        


Students building something using a RigamajigMany kids experience intense emotional impact when a parent is deployed or has returned home from military service. Play is crucial for kids to relieve toxic stress, restore normalcy and stay active and healthy.  Stoney Point Elementary School hosted an event to unveil its new Rigamajig creative play tool on April 24, 2017. The Rigamajig empowers kids to use their own imagination to build a play space of their dreams, using a collection of wooden planks, wheels, and pulleys that allow kids to build and rebuild play structures with their imaginations. This type of play can be a solution for military families to help kids have fun, healthy and positive experiences together.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 25, 2017

        


Ja'Brilyn C. , a junior at Westover High, is holding his certificate honoring him as a student with Amazing Acts of CharacterThe Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator.  In addition, a multidisciplinary Central Services Committee may recommend an elementary, middle and/or high school winner to the School Board, and the students are invited to attend the Board of Education meeting.

This month there was one student who was introduced to the board members and received a trophy.  

The March 2017 honoree is as follows:

Ja’Brilyn C., a junior at Westover High School (WOHS) – According to WOHS’ Lead Success/Instructional Coach Brenda Minor, this 16-year-old “possesses a compassionate mind and an unpretentious heart each morning before coming to school.” Apparently, Ja’Brilyn walks his little brother and several elementary school children to their bus stop before school. “Ja’Brilyn supervises and ensures their safety as he walks all of them to the school bus stop,” said Minor. “He stands there with them until the bus arrives and the children safely board the school bus. Once the bus pulls off, Ja’Brilyn gets into his car and drives himself to Westover High School.” Minor said the school is proud of the fact that neighborhood parents trust Ja’Brilyn to walk with, watch, and make sure their young children board the school bus every day.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on April 13, 2017

        


Keep Calm and Purple Up! for Military KidsSince 1986, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child.  The Month of the Military Child is a month-long celebration to honor the sacrifices made by our military-connected students as they selflessly support their parent(s) who are, or were, in the military.  Cumberland County is rich with the tradition of military service and every one of the Cumberland County Schools has military-connected students. 

The school day closest to April 15 is designated as Purple Up Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to celebrate the military child. Purple is the designated color because it is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Cumberland County Schools will be celebrating PurpleUp Day on April 13.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 1, 2017

        


3rd Annual Earth Day Event - April 25, 2017, at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens FREE Public Admission 2-5 p.m.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 1, 2017

        


The Human Resources department recently began using social media (i.e., Facebook and Twitter) as a platform to assist in efforts to recruit exceptional talent to the school district. Please take a moment to visit the pages below, like them, and share them with friends and family. 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 31, 2017

        


Congratulations to Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School, on winning the March 24 Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration Competition!  Second-place honors went to Emily R. from MacWilliams Middle School, while Cumberland Road Elementary School’s Tre’vyon P. took third-place honors. Anil G. will represent the CCS during national competition later this spring. This year’s topic is “What Does It Mean to Be A Hero.”


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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 29, 2017

        


First Place Sweepstakes Winner 2017 Middle School Forensic County Tournament Seventy-First Classical Middle School

The County Tournament for the Middle School Forensic program of Cumberland County Schools was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The Middle School Forensic program is an extracurricular activity designed to enhance the personal and academic growth of its participants.  Its activities focus on the use of higher order thinking in the appreciation and interpretation of literature through performance and the enhancement of research and writing skills for public speaking.  New Century International Middle School served as the host school with Isaac Frazier as the host coach for the countywide tournament.  Special thanks go to Mr. Frazier, Lavette McMillan, New Century Middle School principal and her faculty and staff for providing excellent hospitality and a great day of competition. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


2017 Juried High School Art Show - Emily Lombardi, Cape Fear High School - 1st Place SculptureThe annual High School Juried Art Show offers Cumberland County Schools’ high school Visual Arts students the opportunity to have their artwork adjudicated by a Guest Juror for possible selection in the art show.  The Art Show was on display from March 7-17, 2017.  Students competed for First place, Second place, Third place or an Honorable Mention in the categories of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media/Other. 

Student awards were presented at the Opening Reception on March 7.  Dr. Rollinda Thomas served as the 2017 Juror.  Dr. Thomas is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Art Education at Fayetteville State University. This student Visual Arts event was made possible through the kind assistance of the staff of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.  For more information, please contact Lydia Stewart, Arts Education Supervisor for Cumberland County Schools at (910) 678.2622.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


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