Pictured (l-r) Dr. Jane Fields (CCS), Mr. Robert Hines (United Way), Dr. Mary Black (CCS), and Stuart Walters, Youth Growth Stock Trust Program Administrator

Pictured (l-r) Dr. Jane Fields (CCS), Mr. Robert Hines (United Way), Dr. Mary Black (CCS), and Stuart Walters, Youth Growth Stock Trust Program Administrator

The United Way of Cumberland County Board of Directors recently approved $175,000 to be distributed from the Youth Growth Stock Trust for scholarships and grants to 22 Cumberland County Schools. In 1992, the Youth Growth Stock Trust was established to provide annual grants to local programs and initiatives that specifically benefit Cumberland County youth.

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    Published by Laurie Pender on May 29, 2018

            


    Participate written in blue on white backgroundThe 2018 Dual Language Teacher of the Year award recognizes an outstanding Participate dual language teacher based on his/her exceptional implementation of dual language teaching practices and their extraordinary dedication to their students, school, and community.
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      Published by Laurie Pender on May 29, 2018

              


      Pine Forest Middle School Student Kendal Win is moving on to the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Pine Forest Middle School student Kindal Win is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. Here is the latest update! 

      Kendal took the preliminary test (vocabulary and written) yesterday morning and will find out the results tonight (Wednesday). She spelled correctly for round two and will move on to round three today. Round 3 will air on ESPN3 and her group will spell between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. So far she is doing great and has a positive attitude. 

      #northsidekids #PFMSnation #wegrowleaders

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        Published by Laurie Pender on May 29, 2018

                


        Logo for the Integrated Systems Technology Academy of EngineeringThe mission of the Integrated Systems Technology Academy of Engineering (ISTA of E) at Jack Britt High School is to provide students the opportunity to study and learn technical design, engineering concepts, and the skills needed to compete in the global job market. ISTA of E provides students with a rigorous pre-engineering curriculum that is centered around student-driven problem-based learning, offering courses in Engineering Drafting, Integrated Systems Technology, and Principles of Technology.
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          Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2018

                  


          Image of a soldier holding a child with the words Month of the Military Child and a yellow ribbon.Over 29 percent of students enrolled in the Cumberland County Schools are military-connected. Visual arts is one method to allow children to communicate their feelings. In honor of the Month of The Military Child in April, Cumberland County Schools sponsored an Art Contest to afford military-connected students an opportunity to share their experiences.
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            Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2018

                    


            Image of winning coaches and team captain from Ferguson-Easley Elementary SchoolThe North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) sponsors the Stock Market Game.  The Stock Market Game is dedicated to the academic growth of students and focuses on financial literacy. This year 22,000 students participated from North Carolina schools. Out of those, three Ferguson-Easley Elementary School students were honored at the 32nd Annual Awards Banquet.  The Stock Market Game is a competition that is organized by elementary, middle and high school divisions either in the Eastern Region or Western Region. 
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              Published by Laurie Pender on May 18, 2018

                      


              2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Recipients pose for photo.Assistant City Manager Jay Reinstein and a member of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department and Commission presented the following Cumberland County Schools’ s seniors with $1,000 MLK Scholarships during the May 15 Board of Education meeting: 

              Raven Bailey, E.E. Smith High School; Zinzili Kelley, Douglas Byrd High School; Israel C. Barnes, E.E. Smith High School; Tyler Lambertson, Seventy-First High School; Sydney Harris, E.E. Smith High School; Madison Lapsley, Pine Forest High School; Kimbrea McDonald, Seventy-First High School; Myles Nooks, E.E. Smith High School; Jiawen He, Cross Creek Early College High School; and Nicholas Moment-Cunningham, Cross Creek Early College High School.

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                Published by Laurie Pender on May 18, 2018

                        


                Daughters of the American Revolution State Essay WinnerDesmond Jordan, a stellar 7th grade AIG student at Westover Middle School, recently participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life”?
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                  Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

                          


                  PBIS Award WinnersOn Friday, May 11, 2018, the annual PBIS Awards Day was held. The winners are:
                   
                  PBIS Coach of the Year – Tracie Espinoza of Ireland Drive Middle 
                  PBIS Staff Member of the Year – Joyce Henry of Raleigh Road Elementary 
                  PBIS Parent and Community Involvement Award – J.W. Coon Elementary 
                  PBIS School of the Year – E.E. Miller Elementary 
                  PBIS Discipline Award for Elementary Schools – Alma O. Easom Elementary 
                  PBIS Discipline Award for Secondary Schools – Gray’s Creek Middle 
                  PBIS Dedication of Service Awarded to the Parents of Tamara Sessoms – Sherwood Park Elementary 
                   
                  DoDEA also presented Westover High, South View High, South View Middle, and Ireland Drive Middle with certificates for their participation with PBIS. 
                   
                  We look forward to seeing each one of our PBIS schools next year as we continue to promote positive school climates that increase academics and positive social behaviors. 
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                    Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

                            


                    PBIS Logo - Positive Behavior Intervention and Support written in blue and greenCCS’ Exceptional Children’s Services Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) is sponsoring a Parent Lunch & Learn throughout May titled “Connecting PBIS from School to Home.” Parents will learn strategies for school-aged children in developing and addressing common school and household difficulties. Organizers promise that parents will leave the lunch feeling confident in dealing with challenging behavior and will receive resources to use with their child.
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                      Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

                              


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