First Place Drawing – Hannah Tatman - 1st - TSHS

The annual High School Juried Art Show is an important highlight of spring activities for Cumberland County School’s high school visual arts students.  The High School Juried Art Show is currently on display at the Arts Center at 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville from March 6-23, 2018. 

Student artwork is submitted by CCS high school visual arts teachers for adjudication by a Guest Juror for possible selection for the art show.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


Participants from the Community Support Owen Elementary SchoolThe Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Roadrunner Staff of William H. Owen Elementary School will host the 2nd Annual Roadrunner Ride Community Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 1: 00 p.m. This event will be filled with fun activities for everyone including a motorcycle ride for the adults, bike rodeo and safety check for children, a yard sale and vendor booths for everyone. Food trucks, face-painting stations, and raffle drawings will also be available. All funds will be used to provide support to William H. Owen’s student programs and other student support initiatives.

To register for the ride, sign up to be a vendor, or purchase a yard sale spot, we invite you to contact Lisa Couter at 618.521.3709 or lacourter@gmail.com.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


Middle School Band Playing InstrumentsThe band programs at Lewis Chapel Middle School and Max Abbott Middle School celebrated March as Music In Our Schools Month with the third annual Collaboration Concert Project on March 6 and March 8, 2018.  For this joint venture, each band independently prepares four musical selections and then combines to rehearse them and perform at both of the middle schools.  This is a fantastic way for the administrations and band directors, Mr. Jasen Thompson and Mrs. Julie Jordan, to help students bridge the distance between the different schools with something they all have in common through the magic of music education! Read more
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


Image promotes the purchase of Student Accident InsuranceVoluntary Membership in a group accident insurance program is made available to students each school year. Participation in the plan is voluntary and made available through school publications annually and parents are urged to purchase it for their children.

If you don’t already have accident insurance for your child, Cumberland County Schools has contracted with QBE Insurance Group to offer coverage, which you may purchase at their website anytime during the school year by visiting www.k12studentinsurance.com.

  • Voluntary student accident insurance is “primary” insurance, meaning it pays even if you have other medical insurance.
  • While you may purchase coverage anytime during the year, the cost will be the same.
  • Cumberland County Schools provides limited secondary accident insurance coverage for high and middle school athletes.  Primary coverage for your child is still recommended.
  • Cumberland County Schools general liability insurance excludes student medical expenses unless it can be shown that the school system or district acted negligently.
  • Voluntary Student Accident Insurance is recommended by school board policy.

For questions about Cumberland County Schools, voluntary insurance coverage, call the service broker, The Young Group, at (888) 574-6288.  To purchase coverage directly online go to www.k12studentinsurance.com.

For more information, see Policy Code: 4220 Student Insurance Program.


Regulation Code: 4220-R Student Insurance (2016-17)

Cumberland County Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment. However, unavoidable injuries can occur. To help offset the cost of these unforeseen circumstances accident insurance coverage is available to students through The Young Group and QBE at the following rates:

Student Insurance

School Time Only Plan

A. Standard Option $7.00 
B. Intermediate Option $13.00
C. Premier Option $40.00

24 Hour Coverage Plan

A. Standard Option $41.00 
B. Intermediate Option $76.00
C. Premier Option $202.00

Optional 24 Hour Dental Coverage

Annual Premium: $8.00

Athletic Coverage (Provided by Cumberland County Schools through QBE and The Young Group)

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


Words Community Volunteers on School Watch with an image of an eye Members of the Board approved a school watch program that will use community volunteers to help safeguard local schools. The volunteers, who will be known as School Angels, will “provide an extra pair of eyes and ears” on school campuses across the district. They will work to alert administrators to any suspicious activities around schools; greet parents, students, and visitors; provide directional campus information, and inform administrators of any physical safety and security concerns. Plans are for the volunteers, who have to successfully pass a volunteer background check, to receive training in radio communications and on crisis management and the emergency handbook. Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw told the Board that a program facilitator will be needed to not only train, but recruit volunteers from across the County.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

        


pictured (l-r) are Teacher Michelle Quinn from Pine Forest High School, Principal Dr. Tonjai Robertson from South View High School, Cape Fear Market President of Wells Fargo Greg Reames, and Teacher Brandy Powers from Ponderosa Elementary School.Fayetteville, NC – The Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Award recognizes and helps foster excellence in education by presenting two teachers and one administrator in the Cumberland County Schools a $1,000 grant to implement a special educational project at their respective schools.

Greg Reames, Cape Fear Market President of Wells Fargo, presented this year’s awards and an engraved hand-worked glass apple to the three educators during the March 13 Cumberland County Board of Education meeting.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

        


Blank Calendar with Red HeaderCompleting the semester and its testing prior to Winter Break, ending the school year on May 24, and front loading professional development to the beginning of the school year are just three reasons Board members gave the proposed CCS’ 2018-2019 School Calendar a unanimous ‘thumbs up.’ According to Ron Phipps, the associate superintendent of CCS’ Evaluation and Testing, the school system must have a minimum of 1,025 hours or 185 days per school year. With the new calendar, the CCS will use the hour requirement option. Phipps proposed adding 10 minutes to the end of the school day to help facilitate bus routes between the elementary, middle, and high schools. Also, under the proposed calendar, Winter Break will be from December 21 – January 7 and at least four days will be built into the calendar for inclement weather make-up days.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

        


It's PI Day! PI=3.141592 written on a chalkboardPi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.141592.

Let’s spark excitement around this IRRATIONAL number on Wednesday, 3/14. Tweet pics, videos, etc of your students’ Pi Day experience and include the hashtag #CCSpiday2018 and tag @CCSSecondaryEd to be included in the contest.

We can’t wait to see all of the student engagement!

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

        


Jack Britt student, Anna Buzzard, chosen for prestigious Leadership ProgramCumberland County Schools (CCS) is proud to announce a participant in the Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program. Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program is designed to highlight students that display great leadership potential and will deliver the knowledge they learned to sustain their school’s Student 2 Student (S2S) group. The leadership program is held twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters. The exclusive leadership program only chooses 12 students worldwide to participate in the life-changing experience each semester.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

        


Healthy lunch tray with vegetables, sandwich, fries, and milkSchool cafeteria manager, Christina Osborne, recently visited Washington, DC to advocate for child nutrition. Osborne recently received the 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship by The School Nutrition Foundation. Check out the recent article published in the Fayetteville Observer about her trip!

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

        


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