Image of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a pupil/teacher holiday will be observed by the Cumberland County Schools on Monday, January 16. Central Services will be closed as well. A pupil holiday/required teacher workday/staff development day will be observed on Tuesday, January 17 at schools that do not follow the traditional calendar. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 9, 2017

        


Image of the Fayetteville Technical Community College LogoNeed money for school? Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) has scholarships! Apply for a scholarship today! The deadline is March 3, 2017. 

  • Must complete the Foundation Scholarship Application AND the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are available.
  • Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program available to qualifying Cumberland County High School Seniors.

For more information, see your high school guidance counselor or Learn more about FTCC Scholarships!

FTCC Scholarships Flyer

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 5, 2017

        


Image from the American Heart Association that reads Sodium Myths and Facts for KidsThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 5, 2017

        


Fayetteville – Cumberland County Schools’ 2016-2017 Reading Rocks! Award winners were announced today during a special presentation at the district’s monthly Leadership Institute.

Schools that topped this year’s Reading Rocks! fundraising charts are as follows:


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Published by Laurie Pender on December 7, 2016

        


Image of Kelly Griffin, Cumberland County Schools 2017 Academically/Intellectually Gifted Teacher of the YearKelly Griffin, Cumberland County School’s Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 engages minds, encourages risk, supports struggle, cultivates wonder, and shares everything, enthusiastically. Close your eyes for a moment and think about this, “When was the last time you did something for the very first time?” For Kelly Griffin’s students, the answer to this question is TODAY, every day.

Kelly Griffin has spent the last 13 years of her career in gifted education. She currently serves as an AIG Teacher/Consultant at Gray’s Creek Middle School for students in grades 6-8. She works with 190 identified AIG students weekly. Kelly believes in learning and creating ideas with others, which she does regularly with colleagues, administration, and other AIG Teachers across the county.  She is a leader in innovative curriculum, spending countless hours preparing lessons and activities that are rigorous, relevant and unforgettable for her students. She feels that “an innovative classroom structure produces innovative learners”.

Kelly will now go on to compete for the 2017 NCAGT Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted. She will be recognized at the 43rd annual North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented Conference in March 2017, in Winston-Salem as Cumberland County School’s AIG Teacher of the Year.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 30, 2016

        


Image of Kendra Adams who was recently recognized as an Exceptional Childrens Teacher of Excellence! The Cumberland County Schools congratulates Kendra Adams from Westover High School who was recently recognized at the State EC Conference in Greensboro as an Exceptional Children’s (EC) Teacher of Excellence!  
 
Adams is an EC Teacher who has worked with students on the Autism Spectrum for more than seven years.  She teaches the Extensions to the Standard Course of Study to a wonderful group of students with ASD at Westover High School in Cumberland County.  She is a master teacher and despite the inherent challenges students with autism and significant cognitive disabilities have, she makes teaching look easy.  Her classroom is a place where students truly grow and reach toward their potential.  She loves technology and innovation and creates an environment that fosters the use of technologies for communication, learning, and leisure skills so that her students have the same types of access at school as typical students.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2016

        


Image representing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program used by schools in the Cumberland County School system.Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a data-driven school-wide initiative for improving social competence and academic achievement for all students. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recognizes schools across the state each year for high implementation success of PBIS by awarding three levels of recognition; Green Ribbon, Model, and Exemplar. Schools recently received letters of recognition for their implementation for the 2015-2016 school year. Each school has worked extremely hard to receive this recognition!

Recipients of the esteemed NC PBIS Exemplar School – A record 15 Cumberland County Schools received the honor of Exemplar School. These schools include:             
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2016

        


Image of Cumberland County’s Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher, Kenneth WilliamsDuring the October 2016 North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference held in Greensboro, NC, Kenneth Williams was recognized by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as Cumberland County’s Outstanding Secondary Math teacher.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 18, 2016

        


Image of attentive audience at the recent GEMS and YMD Induction CeremonyThe faculty, staff, students, and families at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School (NJMS) recently kicked off the 2016-2017 school year with an Inaugural Celebration. The celebration is the opening ceremony for two very special mentoring programs, G.E.M.S. (Gracefully Emerging Members of Society) and Y.M.D. (Young Men of Distinction).
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 14, 2016

        


Image with words about wellness and being healthy.Let’s make Cumberland County a healthier county! The Office of Health Services in partnership with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is hosting a Year of Wellness. 

Parents, check out the new wellness website to receive fitness and nutritional tips to share with your child and learn about up and coming parent wellness sessions that will be provided throughout the district.  Learn more about the district wellness policy and ways the PTSA can help.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2016

        


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