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Cumberland County Schools January 2020 Co-Bus Drivers of the Month are:
Phyllis Robinson from Douglas Byrd Middle School and Amy Trentin from Bill Hefner Elementary School

The following drivers were selected as the Driver of the Month from their assigned areas:

EE Smith/Gray’s Creek/Terry Sanford Areas: Joel Briley, Gray’s Creek High School

Cape Fear, Pine Forest Areas: Andrena Harriel, College Lakes Elementary School

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 24, 2020

        


ASCA Ramp Logo in black and whiteThe American School Counselor Association (ASCA) announced recently that Gray’s Creek Middle School is a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). This is Cumberland County Schools’ first-ever RAMP school in CCS’ history. This recognition will include a plaque presented during the RAMP Awards Dinner in June at the ASCA Annual Conference in Seattle. This designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary counseling program within their schools. Honorees are recognized for aligning their programs with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for data-informed school counseling programs. For more information about the program, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/ramp.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 24, 2020

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – To help prepare principals to lead high-poverty and historically low-performing schools, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) has joined forces with North Carolina State University’s Educational Leadership Academy (NELA).
 
NELA works with school districts across the state to create comprehensive leadership development and succession plans for schools. This new partnership will enable aspiring school leaders to participate in a distance education cohort and earn a Master of School Administration degree from NC State.
 
Members of the cohort will receive an all-expenses-paid scholarship loan, which will be forgiven as long as they commit to work as a principal in North Carolina for four years. In addition, these graduate students will engage in powerful leadership learning experiences in NC State’s experiential and award-winning program.
 
“NC State’s Master of School Administration program is innovative, effective and well-known for developing principals to lead high-need schools,” said Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., superintendent of CCS. “This partnership will prepare transformational school leaders to assume leadership roles in our district.”
 
For more information about NELA, visit go.ncsu.edu/principalprep.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 24, 2020

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – No cash handy? No problem. Parents and caregivers of Cumberland County Schools (CCS) students are now able to make online payments for school fees, thanks to School Cash Online. The fast, safe and convenient payment system allows users to pay for yearbooks, field trips, school events and more with the click of a button.
 
“We are excited to announce the launch of School Cash Online,” said CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “The online platform offers tremendous benefits to parents, guardians, staff, and students, and it will help staff manage school funds more efficiently. School Cash Online is our preferred method of payment moving forward.”
 
To register for a School Cash Online account, visit bit.ly/ccsschoolcashonline. Registered users can view payment history and receive receipts via email.
 
School Cash Online is managed by the KEV Group, which has helped over 6,600 schools manage their cash in the easiest way possible for 18 years.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 24, 2020

        


Pursuant to G.S. 143-318.12 please take notice that the Curriculum and Personnel Committees of the Cumberland County Board of Education will meet beginning at 8:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in the Central Services Board Room, 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Committee meetings are open to the public.

Cumberland County Board of Education Committee Meeting Agenda 1.30.20

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 23, 2020

        


Fayetteville – The Cumberland County Board of Education approved baseline data and targets for Strategic Plan 2024 during Tuesday’s Board meeting. These key metrics will help the district measure its progress toward achieving the goals outlined in The Cumberland Commitment: Strategic Plan 2024. Internal and external stakeholders shared feedback on the targets while Hanover Research firm provided best practices for the development and refinement of the targets. The criteria for developing target metrics included focusing on a limited number of goals and results with yearly milestones over the five years of the Strategic Plan.

To learn more about the strategic plan, visit www.strategicplan.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 17, 2020

        


Fayetteville, NC – Following the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., the Cumberland County Board of Education approved the hiring of a new director of CCS’ Exceptional Children during Tuesday’s Board meeting.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 15, 2020

        


Image of #GoBeKindCCS logo in bold black font with lighter hashtag in the backgroundIn alignment with National Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week observed from February 16 – 23, 2020, Cumberland County Schools will be recognizing February 2020 as “Kindness Awareness Month.” In 2017, CCS reframed the “anti-bullying” campaign into a message about the power of kindness. Over the last three years, the message has evolved from creating kindness slips in our schools to a community supply drive and adding a yearly CCS community talent/art show displaying an individual’s gifts as a way to share joy. Additionally, CCS is proclaiming Thursday, February 20, 2020, to be CCS Kindness Day. For questions, please contact Kristy Newitt at 910-678-2402 or by email at kristennewitt@ccs.k12.nc.us.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 14, 2020

        


On behalf of Cumberland County Schools and our wonderful partners, you are invited to the State of Education in Cumberland County event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at J.W. Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University. The evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, and the program will officially begin at 6 p.m. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/stateofeducation2020
 
This event will feature leaders from Cumberland County’s educational institutions and highlight major initiatives and strategic priorities taking place throughout the county. We are excited to collaborate with Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Methodist University for this event.
 
Strong educational institutions help build strong communities. We need the continued support of all community stakeholders.
 
We look forward to seeing you on February 4 at J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. 
 
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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 14, 2020

        


Image of Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) logo with students sitting at desks with hands raised in front of a teacher pointing to a white boardThe Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) process allows current high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the student’s transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. CDM also applies to 6-8 grade students, but only for certain high school courses offered at the school. 

 Any parents or students who are interested in CDM should complete the CDM application and return it to the AIG Consultant at their school no later than February 3, 2020.

CDM brochure 2020
CDM-FAQ Latest
Credit by Demonstrated Mastery – Application Spring 2020

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 13, 2020

        


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