Leaders from across the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) joined together this week at South View High School for the district’s annual leadership retreat. The theme, “Charting the Course,” was evident throughout the retreat, as leaders received professional development, discussed important topics and began preparations for the 2019-2020 school year.

Participants were able to learn about CCS’ new Learning Model, which focuses on helping schools provide dynamic learning environments, compelling instruction and meaningful learning experiences to all students.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 12, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County Schools is proud to announce that 126 of its student-athletes from the Class of 2019 have committed to playing sports on scholarship while in college.

For many of these students, their hard work in the classroom and hard work on the field, court, ring or course has ‘financially paid off’ for them and their families.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 12, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Peggy Hall, a retired educator and fierce advocate for children, has announced her resignation from the Cumberland County Board of Education, effective June 1, 2019. Hall cited personal and medical issues as the reason for her resignation.

“The highest professional honor of my life has been to serve the Cumberland County Schools as an educator for 30 years and as a Board Member for the last three years,” said Hall. She was elected to the Board in 2016 to represent District 6 and filled the seat of her husband, Macky Hall, a retired educator and former Hope Mills mayor.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Fayetteville – During a special ceremony on Saturday evening at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Cumberland County’s own, Judy Musgrave, was recognized by the National Alumni Association of Shaw University as a ‘Living Legend’ for her significant leadership in education, community involvement and contributions to Shaw University. Annually, the National Alumni Association of Shaw University and Shaw University’s Office of Alumni Relations host the Legends Ball during their annual conference to recognize the best and the brightest alumni.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Image of graduates on stage with speaker during Graduation CeremonyFayetteville, NC – If you missed one or all 16 of Cumberland County Schools’ 2019 High School Graduation Ceremonies, you can go online and view them now.

Celebrate the Class of 2019 and see their graduation exercises online by visiting the Crown Website at Crown Complex Event Streaming.

The ceremonies will be available for viewing online until the end of June.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 11, 2019

        


Please take a few minutes to learn more about the needs of the Cumberland County Schools and your opportunity to share feedback before the final county budget is approved:

  • CCS’ Recommended Budget requests an increase from the County to meet the needs of the whole child: The Cumberland County Schools is requesting an increase of $8.9 million in local funding to increase the number of social workers, school counselors and school nurses to the nationally recommended average over six years and fund other strategic priorities that have been identified by our stakeholders.
  • Cumberland County Manager’s Recommended Budget does not recommend an increase to CCS’ 2019-2020 appropriation: The Cumberland County Schools is recommended to receive $80,150,000, the same amount as the current fiscal year – no increase.
  • Public Hearing Opportunity: If you would like to share your thoughts about budget priorities in Cumberland County before the final budget is approved, Cumberland County Commissioners will hold a budget public hearing/work session on Monday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 118 of the Cumberland County Courthouse, located at 117 Dick Street in Fayetteville.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 6, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – School is officially out and many parents are thinking of ways to keep their children healthy and fed during the summer months. Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Child Nutrition Services (CNS) may be able to help by providing FREE meals to children during the summer.

The kid-friendly meals are being served at various locations around the county from Monday through Friday through August 2. There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone age 18 or younger can eat FREE.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 5, 2019

        


Image from the side of a school bus with students waving out the windowsCumberland County Schools congratulates the May 2019 Bus Driver of the Month, Rodney VanPutten from Exceptional Children’s Team 5.

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

Seventy-First/Westover Areas: Sammie Bradford, Westover High School

Douglas Byrd/Jack Britt/South View Areas: Veronica Gray, South View Middle School

EE Smith/Gray’s Creek/Terry Sanford Areas: John McDuffie, Terry Sanford High School

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 3, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – As of 9:11 tonight, the Cumberland County Schools successfully graduated 3,367 seniors who plan to attend college, join the military or the work force.

Triumphant ‘hoops and hollers’ could be heard throughout the day from graduates and their guests, who braved 100-degree temperatures in order to celebrate their senior’s once in a lifetime achievement: high school graduation, often referred to by Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., superintendent of the CCS, as “The Superbowl of Education.”

The last five of 16 graduation ceremonies got underway this morning at 8:00 with seniors from E.E. Smith High School. Gray’s Creek, Pine Forest, Cape Fear, and Jack Britt High Schools, respectively, followed.

Photos from today’s ceremonies can be found on the following link:
High School Graduation Moments

Beginning June 21, those who missed any of the Cumberland County High School Graduation Ceremonies can watch them during special broadcasts on FCE-TV (Spectrum Channel 5 and 1301).

For 2019 CCS’ Graduation season highlights, visit CCS Graduation Website.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 30, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Douglas Byrd, Westover, Terry Sanford, Seventy-First and South View High Schools graduated more than 1,540 students in the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum today.

During each ceremony, rows and rows of graduates sat quietly and listened intently to words of wisdom their peers and principals shared about moving forward and beginning a new chapter in their lives:

From David Li, valedictorian from Terry Sanford High School: “Work hard to achieve what you know you need to do today with a goal in mind for tomorrow: to light that fire, and embrace the individuality of the flames that will burn within you because of it.” 

From Dr. Zoletta Taylor, principal of Douglas Byrd High School: “Class of 2019 your perseverance has afforded you the opportunity to be present today. Therefore, I would suggest that you continue to enthusiastically work toward your goals. Write them down along with your plan of action of how you will accomplish them. And remember if life throws you a “curve ball” gingerly prepare a Plan B or Plan C if necessary and take action!”

There were also words of inspiration that were shared about the importance of living life to its fullest:

From Dr. Tonjai Robertson, principal of South View High School: “Remember the meaningful lessons you’ve been taught by your teachers, parents, and even your peers. Remember the smiles and laughs you’ve shared throughout your years as a high school student. As you go off into the world remember this, having something to do, someone to love and something to hope for is essential for happiness. Happiness is simply appreciating life.”

Various other special moments were captured throughout the day. To see the images, visit the following link:
High School Graduation Moments

To view a full schedule of the final five remaining 10 CCS’ Graduations and other highlights, visit CCS Graduation Website.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 29, 2019

        


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