Pinwheels for PeaceIn honor of Child Abuse Prevention month, Cumberland County Schools hosted a mini pinwheel planting ceremony on Tuesday, April 15, 1014. School Board member Michael Boose brought words of inspiration. Each attendee received a pinwheel to plant in the garden or to take with them. The CCS’ pinwheel garden is on display in the lobby of Central Services for all to enjoy.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 17, 2014

        


Student Recognized for Displaying Amazing Acts of CharacterEach month through the school system’s character recognition program titled ‘Amazing Acts of Character,’ schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior. 

Rachel Nickelson, a first grader at Glendale Acres Elementary School was recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘Amazing Acts of Character’ and was recognized and honored during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 15. 

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 17, 2014

        


Traditional Schools, 3 Special High Schools in Session on Good Friday with Two-Hour Early Release

Because of inclement weather experienced from February 11 – 14, students and staff at schools that follow the traditional calendar will be attending school Good Friday (Friday, April 18) in order to make up the time missed from classroom instruction. The schools will operate on a two-hour early release schedule.

Students and staff at Cross Creek Early College High School, Cumberland International Early College High School, and A.B. Wilkins High School will be attending school on April 18 and will be following a two-hour early release schedule as well. The day of instruction will make up time missed from school January 28 – 31.

Prime Time afterschool care will be open until 6:00 p.m.

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 16, 2014

        


Eastover Central - Region 4 EBOBThe North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) Region 4 Sandhills Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) competition was held Tuesday, April 15 at Lumberton Junior High School. Cumberland County Schools’ Media Services is proud to announce that Eastover-Central Elementary School, the CCS’ top-winner from among 43 local elementary schools, took the TOP honors at the NCSLMA Region 4- Sandhills competition.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 16, 2014

        


JGMS - Region 4 WinnerThe Battle of the Books Team from John Griffin Middle School was recently named the Overall Region 4 Winners! The Middle Schools Regional Battle of the Books Competition, held on the campus of Fayetteville State University, was hosted by Cumberland County Schools’ Media Services. Fourteen teams from 12 counties engaged in ‘head to head’ competition as they answered questions from books in a quiz bowl-type format. Students spent numerous hours preparing for the regional battle.

The Honorable Mayor Nat Robertson welcomed everyone and proclaimed Thursday, April 10 Battle of the Books Day in the greater Fayetteville area.

The team from John Griffin will go on to compete in the State competition on May 1 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G).

Congratulations to John Griffin Middle School’s Battle of the Books Team, their Principal Mike Mangum, and coaches Donna Pope and Melissa Niccum.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 15, 2014

        


NCSTAThe North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) recently awarded three CCS’ teachers with District Outstanding Science Teacher Awards. Teachers Kristen Schue from Alderman Road Elementary, Jean Pelezo from New Century International Middle, and Michael Welter from Cross Creek Early College High were recognized for their excellence in science teaching in North Carolina. The award is presented to teachers who exemplify excellent, creative, innovative teaching in science. Schue, Pelezo and Welter each received a plaque and one year’s membership in the NCSTA.

By: Angela Adams, CCS’ Science Curriculum Specialist K-5

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 10, 2014

        


NCASAThe North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) has recently released the results for the state competitions in Quiz Bowl and Show Choir. Congratulations to the following schools who placed at the state level. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 10, 2014

        


Job FairThe Cumberland County Schools’ Human Resource Department is sponsoring a Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Job Fair will be held at Jack Britt High School, located at 7403 Rockfish Road/Fayetteville, NC. 

Interested participants should bring 30-50 copies of their résumé. There are no fees and pre-registration is NOT required.

Printable Flyer – CCS Job Fair 2014

Job Fair Map Jack Britt HS

For more information contact the CCS’ Human Resources Department at 910.678.2628/2629.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 8, 2014

        


abcThe Cumberland County Schools’ Exceptional Children’s Department is sponsoring its yearly Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair for students with special needs who will begin Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. The event will take place from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at W. H. Owen Elementary School (located at 4533 Raeford Road/Fayetteville, NC).  

This evening will consist of an overview of the Kindergarten transition process and an explanation of the Kindergarten curriculum.  School – age program specialists and teachers will be available to answer questions and discuss curriculum, IEPs, expectations, and environments to help facilitate your child’s transition into kindergarten. 

Topics will include: 
What can I expect in Kindergarten?
What Kindergarten environment is right for my child?
How will the new school know about my child’s special needs?
How will I know where my child will go to school and when to register?
What do I need to take to the new school?

For more information, please contact your child’s Pre-K teacher or the Early-In Special Education Preschool office at 910.484.6761.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 8, 2014

        


ChosenThe Cumberland County Schools’ Student Services Department along with various community agencies are sponsoring a FREE parent workshop titled Not On My Watch: Know the Dangers of Child Sex Trafficking on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Douglas Byrd High School (1624 Ireland Drive/Fayetteville, NC.) For more information, call 910.678.2433.

Not on My Watch-Know the Dangers of Child Sex Trafficking

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 7, 2014

        


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