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“Participate”, who we are:
We believe learning has no limits. All learners deserve access to quality education that prepares them to succeed in an increasingly global society. As educators, we know that our work has an immediate and positive impact on the lives of our learners. Through our commitment to excellence in all that we do, Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. We promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create

Through our commitment to excellence in all that we do, Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. We promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create an impact on a global scale. What we do Participate (www.participate.com) partners with schools and districts to provide leading-edge technology, comprehensive frameworks and support services. These programs and services impact student outcomes by improving teacher practice through collaborative professional learning. For 30 years, educators have used Participate’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that empower teachers and inspire students to create

What we do:
Participate (www.participate.com) partners with schools and districts to provide leading-edge technology, comprehensive frameworks and support services. These programs and services impact student outcomes by improving teacher practice through collaborative professional learning. For 30 years, educators have used Participate’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that empower teachers and inspire students to create an impact on a global scale. Participate is a certified B Corp and ‘Best for the World’ honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our mission Participate is committed to ensuring inclusive, equitable learning for all.

Our mission:
Participate is committed to ensuring inclusive, equitable learning for all.

Participate Schools Overview
Participate schools enable equitable access to high-quality language immersion and instruction while igniting change and empowering students and teachers to create an impact on a global scale. With ongoing program support, our school model makes a significant impact on students, teachers, and communities. Using the world as a context for instruction, schools experience:

● Increased student and teacher engagement.
● College and career readiness.
● Equitable access to quality education.
● Higher rates of teacher retention.

The Participate model strengthens academic achievement for diverse student populations through immersive language learning opportunities and school-wide, equitable access to global, inquiry-based education. Participate schools aim to develop global competencies and students’ language and literacy proficiencies in a second language, as well as the ability to operate across multiple content areas.

The following Cumberland County Schools are a part of the participate program.

Global Gateway Programs
Gray’s Creek Elementary
New Century Elementary (plus Immersion Mandarin Chinese)
Gray’s Creek Middle
New Century Middle
Max Abbott Middle
Cumberland International Early College
 
Immersion/Dual Language
EE Miller
Howard Hall
WH Owen 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 3, 2017

        


Julian T. PierceThe Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Initiative is looking for up to 50 works of art to represent the best of our arts community here in North Carolina during the annual JTP Art Auction Dinner event on June 30, 2017, at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University Center Annex.

The selected works will be auctioned at the JTP Art dinner event to fund the Julian T. Pierce Scholarship Fund as well as pay 30% honorariums to all participating artists from the proceeds generated by the sale of their work. Schools benefiting from this annual event include the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Robeson Community College and North Carolina Central University School of Law. Students from each of these institutions will be eligible for scholarship funds to further their education, which ultimately will serve to better our community, our country, our state, and our world.

Art Drop Off: All artwork should be dropped off at the Givens Performing Arts Center at UNCP, 1 University Road, Pembroke, NC.

Theme: There is no theme for this show, but we are seeking a variety of artwork from our diverse artistic community.

Categories: Drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, textile, jewelry, pottery, and beadwork.

If you have questions, please contact 910.521.6361 or visit www.juliantpiercescholarships.org

About the Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship
The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship was created to recognize, honor and celebrate the life and work of Julian T. Pierce. His work and legacy continue to support education and equality for all people.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 27, 2017

        


Students from Gray's Creek High School's Chorale took home first place in the recent Festival Disney competition.Festival Disney is held each spring at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This competitive music festival run by Disney gives music ensembles the chance to compete with other instrumental, and vocal ensembles from schools across the country. The Gray’s Creek High School Chorale recently returned from their 3rd Festival Disney Competition where they placed 1st in class 3A, receiving the Best in Class Award and a rating of Superior. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 26, 2017

        


Pinwheels for Prevention planted in front of tree.April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the time to heighten awareness and take action, on ways to stop child abuse in our community. As citizens, it is our responsibility to support the healthy development of children. The positive childhood we want for them requires a safe, loving, and supportive environment. Research shows that children thrive physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and academically when they are nurtured. If you suspect that a child in Cumberland County, is being neglected or abused, the number to call is 910.677.2450.
 
Pinwheels for prevention can be seen in vases, and gardens throughout Fayetteville, this month. The blue and silver pinwheel serves as the symbol of a bright, shiny, and carefree future that every child deserves. Learn the facts, take a stand, and protect our most precious citizens, this month and every month.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2017

        


North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities - North Carolina MapOn Saturday, April 1, the 2017 Middle School Forensics State Final was held at New Century International Middle School of Fayetteville.  Students participated in six separate events: Public Forum, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory.  In the Interpretation categories, students performed memorized literary works, and in Original Oratory, students presented their own original persuasive speeches. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 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

        


Cumberland County Schools’ employees recently had an opportunity to explore makerspaces!  The first CCS Maker Fair was held on March 23 in the ERC Auditorium.  The event was for employees interested in learning more about makerspaces and how they can be used in media centers, classrooms, or even on mobile carts.  Participants were free to walk around, explore the booths and get ideas from the presenters.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 31, 2017

        


Champion for Children Honorees (l-r) Natalie Godwin, David Jackson, David Gilchrist, and Linda Buie recognized during the March 14 Board Meeting.Cumberland County Schools’ Champion of Children Award Recipients Making A Difference  –  Instructional Coach Natalie Godwin from Armstrong Elementary School, Safe Schools Coordinator David Jackson from Jack Britt High School,  Teacher David Gilchrist from New Century International Middle School, and Athletic Assistant Linda Buie from South View High School were recognized as educators who are making a difference in our schools every day. These four are the second group of CCS’ employees to receive the school system’s newly created Champion for Children Award.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 15, 2017

        


Renarta Moyd talks with guests about the International Baccalaureate Program at Baldwin ElementaryDuring March’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta C. Moyd is joined by representatives from local schools with International Baccalaureate (IB) programs (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary – Emilie Davenport & Jon Miller and South View High School – Brian Edkins & Dawn Curle). They are discussing aspects of their respective IB programs and how it benefits students. To watch the show, tune in to FCE-TV – Cable Channel 5 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon or watch it now!
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 3, 2017

        


Image of a world with the words English as a Second Language (ESL) written on it.Cumberland County Schools English as a Second Language Department (ESL) along with Fayetteville Technical Community College is offering FREE ESL Classes. Parents can learn to speak English while their children are in school. We have open enrollment throughout the school year. 

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 1307 Hillsboro Street Fayetteville, NC. For more information, call 910.484.1176.

 

El departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland conjuntamente con Fayetteville Technical Community College, estará ofreciendo clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje. Aprenda a hablar Inglés mientras su (s) niño (s) están en la escuela.

Unase a nosotros todos los martes, miércoles y jueves de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. en el 1307 Hillsboro St. Fayetteville, Carolina del Norte. Tenemos registración abierta durante el año escolar. Para más información puede llamar al departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland al 910.484.1176.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


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