Globe with educator jumping across it with the words North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals AssociationThe following principals recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association and sponsored by the American Express Foundation through the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD.)
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Orange student desk with the words Donors Choose.orgOne hundred forty-nine Cumberland County School (CCS) system teachers got a special surprise on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, when they learned they were part of a classroom project request “flash funding” on the nonprofit website DonorsChoose.org. Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company, and its executives announced that they donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the site. As part of that surprise funding, 220 projects from the Cumberland County Schools teachers were funded, totaling $125,897. Combined with citizen and corporate donations already given, $139,959 in classroom supplies and resources were supported. 

Read the entire press release here.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Students singing during performanceThe North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities recently presented the Regionals seventh annual N.C. Show Choir Competition and N.C. High School A Cappella Competition presented by Liquid Fifth. Two Regionals were held across the state, Host sites were Overhills High School and Lake Norman High School.
 
During the March 23 Sandhills Regional, Seventy-First Classical Middle School earned a Superior Rating and will go on to compete in State Finals on April 28.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


Congratulations to Eastover-Central Elementary for winning the 2018 Elementary Battle of the Books competition! They competed against 10 elementary schools in the Finals on Monday, March 19. The team from Eastover-Central will represent the Cumberland County Schools in the Region 4 Battle of the Books competition on April 20, 2018. Results: 1st Place – Eastover-Central Elementary; 2nd Place – College Lakes Elementary; and 3rd Place – District 7 Elementary.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 20, 2018

        


Govenor's School logo blue G and S with orange flame in the middleThe Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.

The Cumberland County AIG Program is pleased to announce the students selected to attend the 2018 session of the North Carolina Governor’s School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 20, 2018

        


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

        


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