First Place Drawing – Hannah Tatman - 1st - TSHS

The annual High School Juried Art Show is an important highlight of spring activities for Cumberland County School’s high school visual arts students.  The High School Juried Art Show is currently on display at the Arts Center at 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville from March 6-23, 2018. 

Student artwork is submitted by CCS high school visual arts teachers for adjudication by a Guest Juror for possible selection for the art show.
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    Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

            


    Words Community Volunteers on School Watch with an image of an eye Members of the Board approved a school watch program that will use community volunteers to help safeguard local schools. The volunteers, who will be known as School Angels, will “provide an extra pair of eyes and ears” on school campuses across the district. They will work to alert administrators to any suspicious activities around schools; greet parents, students, and visitors; provide directional campus information, and inform administrators of any physical safety and security concerns. Plans are for the volunteers, who have to successfully pass a volunteer background check, to receive training in radio communications and on crisis management and the emergency handbook. Interim Superintendent Tim Kinlaw told the Board that a program facilitator will be needed to not only train, but recruit volunteers from across the County.

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      Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

              


      pictured (l-r) are Teacher Michelle Quinn from Pine Forest High School, Principal Dr. Tonjai Robertson from South View High School, Cape Fear Market President of Wells Fargo Greg Reames, and Teacher Brandy Powers from Ponderosa Elementary School.Fayetteville, NC – The Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Award recognizes and helps foster excellence in education by presenting two teachers and one administrator in the Cumberland County Schools a $1,000 grant to implement a special educational project at their respective schools.

      Greg Reames, Cape Fear Market President of Wells Fargo, presented this year’s awards and an engraved hand-worked glass apple to the three educators during the March 13 Cumberland County Board of Education meeting.
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        Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

                


        Blank Calendar with Red HeaderCompleting the semester and its testing prior to Winter Break, ending the school year on May 24, and front loading professional development to the beginning of the school year are just three reasons Board members gave the proposed CCS’ 2018-2019 School Calendar a unanimous ‘thumbs up.’ According to Ron Phipps, the associate superintendent of CCS’ Evaluation and Testing, the school system must have a minimum of 1,025 hours or 185 days per school year. With the new calendar, the CCS will use the hour requirement option. Phipps proposed adding 10 minutes to the end of the school day to help facilitate bus routes between the elementary, middle, and high schools. Also, under the proposed calendar, Winter Break will be from December 21 – January 7 and at least four days will be built into the calendar for inclement weather make-up days.

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          Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

                  


          It's PI Day! PI=3.141592 written on a chalkboardPi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.141592.

          Let’s spark excitement around this IRRATIONAL number on Wednesday, 3/14. Tweet pics, videos, etc of your students’ Pi Day experience and include the hashtag #CCSpiday2018 and tag @CCSSecondaryEd to be included in the contest.

          We can’t wait to see all of the student engagement!

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            Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

                    


            Jack Britt student, Anna Buzzard, chosen for prestigious Leadership ProgramCumberland County Schools (CCS) is proud to announce a participant in the Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program. Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program is designed to highlight students that display great leadership potential and will deliver the knowledge they learned to sustain their school’s Student 2 Student (S2S) group. The leadership program is held twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters. The exclusive leadership program only chooses 12 students worldwide to participate in the life-changing experience each semester.
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              Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

                      


              Healthy lunch tray with vegetables, sandwich, fries, and milkSchool cafeteria manager, Christina Osborne, recently visited Washington, DC to advocate for child nutrition. Osborne recently received the 2018 Josephine Martin National Policy Fellowship by The School Nutrition Foundation. Check out the recent article published in the Fayetteville Observer about her trip!

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                Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

                        


                Third Grade Students Reading in the LibraryState Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson announced today that the Department of Public Instruction is making almost $5 million available to school districts and charter schools in North Carolina to be used for additional K-3 literacy support. Every district and charter school with early elementary grades will receive $200 for each K-3 reading teacher to purchase literacy materials.  

                “Early-grade teachers are working extremely hard to get students reading on track by the end of third grade, and we are very pleased to be able to support them with these resources,” Johnson said. “Rather than make the decisions for them in Raleigh, we want districts and principals to partner with their K-3 reading teachers to decide what materials they need for their students and classrooms.” 
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                  Published by Laurie Pender on March 8, 2018

                          


                  Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books Team posing with awards and trophy.Congratulations to Mac Williams Middle School for winning the CCS’ Middle School Battle of the Books!  They will represent CCS in the MBOB Regional competition on April 13th.  Teams competed by reading and answering questions about the 27 books on the NC Battle of the Books list.

                  All 16 CCS’ middle school teams did a fantastic job!  Special thanks to all of the teams and coaches for their hard work and dedication. 


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                    Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2018

                            


                    Roy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle SchoolRoy Mayhew, School Social Worker at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School has received the 2018-19 CCS’ School Social Worker of the Year Award. This award is given to a social worker who has made outstanding contributions to the social-emotional needs, and general welfare of students.  Mr. Mayhew is described by Pamela Story, CCS’ Social Work Coordinator, as a strong mentor, team player, and advocate, with a heart of pure gold. He will now compete for the NCSSWA regional and state social worker of the year. Congratulations Mr. Mayhew!

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                      Published by Laurie Pender on March 5, 2018

                              


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