U.S. News & World Report High School RankingsFour Cumberland County high schools received medals in the recently announced 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.  Congratulations to silver medalist Terry Sanford High School who ranked among the top 20 in the state. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 23, 2014

        


Student Artwork on DisplayThe Exceptional Children’s Services of Cumberland County Schools is celebrating the arts during the 31st Anniversary of the Very Special Arts Festival.

The Cumberland County Public Headquarters Library, located at 300 Maiden Lane, will display students’ artwork and crafts from the Festival from April 21 – May 2, 2014. This will give YOU, the community, an opportunity to view the students’ artwork and crafts while excited parents and students can see their work being recognized.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 22, 2014

        


CTEIn this issue, CTE celebrates the CTSO chapters in CCS as they return from state-wide competitions as leaders in their student organizations. The Academy of EMS at Pine Forest High hones in on their chemistry skills on the UNC DESTINY Bus and receives a CPR grant from CFVMC. Our High School to Work Partnership Coordinators have been working hard to bring the real world of work to students in middle schools and high schools throughout Cumberland County. The Sun Stewards through the Academy of Green Technology at Douglas Byrd High is actively traveling to schools to educate the community about solar energy, and much more! Read the newsletter now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 21, 2014

        


Lip DubCCS certainly “showed up” in the recent Fox 50 Lip Dup Contest! The challenge of the contest is to video your fellow high school students lip-syncing a song in one continuous take. Thirty high schools from across 22 counties in the state participated in this year’s contest. The top three spots went to Cumberland County high schools!
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 18, 2014

        


FAST(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) recently implemented a new program in partnership with local organizations to help benefit the Fayetteville area. In January the Fayetteville City Council approved free fares for the “After School Activities Program” to provide bus passes to students involved in extra-curricular activities. The program went into effect on April 1.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 18, 2014

        


Pinwheels for PeaceIn honor of Child Abuse Prevention month, Cumberland County Schools hosted a mini pinwheel planting ceremony on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. 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

        


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