Governor Cooper held a Question and Answer Session while visiting Massey Hill Classical HighNorth Carolina Governor Roy Cooper paid a special visit to Massey Hill Classical High School to announce  the proposal for his budget which he hopes will encourage state legislators to “put our money where our trust is by investing in public education.”
 
The Governor told a group of reporters, city and county elected officials, educators, and students that he felt “North Carolina being ranked 37th in the U.S. for teacher pay is unacceptable.” He said the proposal for his budget would “elevate the profession to get teacher pay up significantly.” 
 
Gov. Cooper plans to propose at least a 5 percent raise for all teachers, including veterans teachers, and to raise school-principal pay by 8 percent. He said the taxes taken from corporations and people making over $200,000 a year should be invested in raising teacher pay. 
 
In an effort to make schools across the state safer, he is proposing “commonsense gun reform” and wants to invest in hiring 500 more school nurses and counselors to help with the mental health needs of students. 
 
During the Governor’s visit, he also held a 20-minute roundtable discussion with several teachers, a school counselor and social worker, and the SRO as well as visited several classrooms to see innovative teaching practices and talk briefly with teachers and students.


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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on May 22, 2018

        


Logo for the Institute for Community Leadership

Congratulations to the following CCS’ employees for recently being applauded as graduates of the Institute of Community Leadership (ICL): David Barrett, a teacher at Terry Sanford High School; Sonja Brown, the data manager at Spring Lake Middle School; Derrell Handberry, a receiving clerk at Operations; Justin Hall, the maintenance dispatch at Operations; and Ocie Stroud-Melvin, a criminal justice teacher at South View High School. The six successfully completed the leadership training class. ICL is Fayetteville and Cumberland County’s joint community leadership program designed to identify, develop, and, empower community members who want to participate in activities that lead to community leadership, volunteer service, and membership on local boards and commissions.

**PLEASE NOTE: ICL Participant applications for Class XV (2018-2019) are currently being accepted. To learn more about ICL or to complete an application, visit www.leadership4us.org. The application deadline is July 17, 2018.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 21, 2018

        


Image of winning coaches and team captain from Ferguson-Easley Elementary SchoolThe North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) sponsors the Stock Market Game.  The Stock Market Game is dedicated to the academic growth of students and focuses on financial literacy. This year 22,000 students participated from North Carolina schools. Out of those, three Ferguson-Easley Elementary School students were honored at the 32nd Annual Awards Banquet.  The Stock Market Game is a competition that is organized by elementary, middle and high school divisions either in the Eastern Region or Western Region. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 18, 2018

        


2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Recipients pose for photo.Assistant City Manager Jay Reinstein and a member of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department and Commission presented the following Cumberland County Schools’ s seniors with $1,000 MLK Scholarships during the May 15 Board of Education meeting: 

Raven Bailey, E.E. Smith High School; Zinzili Kelley, Douglas Byrd High School; Israel C. Barnes, E.E. Smith High School; Tyler Lambertson, Seventy-First High School; Sydney Harris, E.E. Smith High School; Madison Lapsley, Pine Forest High School; Kimbrea McDonald, Seventy-First High School; Myles Nooks, E.E. Smith High School; Jiawen He, Cross Creek Early College High School; and Nicholas Moment-Cunningham, Cross Creek Early College High School.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 18, 2018

        


2017 Kia SoulFayetteville – Congratulations to Jacob Branham, a senior from Cumberland Polytechnic High School (CPHS), for winning a 2017 Kia Soul during this year’s “Driven 2 Excel” celebration last night in the Crown Arena.

Branham and 691 other graduating seniors were in the running for the new car and college scholarships based on their attendance and academic achievements. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


Daughters of the American Revolution State Essay WinnerDesmond Jordan, a stellar 7th grade AIG student at Westover Middle School, recently participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life”?
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


PBIS Award WinnersOn Friday, May 11, 2018, the annual PBIS Awards Day was held. The winners are:
 
PBIS Coach of the Year – Tracie Espinoza of Ireland Drive Middle 
PBIS Staff Member of the Year – Joyce Henry of Raleigh Road Elementary 
PBIS Parent and Community Involvement Award – J.W. Coon Elementary 
PBIS School of the Year – E.E. Miller Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Elementary Schools – Alma O. Easom Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Secondary Schools – Gray’s Creek Middle 
PBIS Dedication of Service Awarded to the Parents of Tamara Sessoms – Sherwood Park Elementary 
 
DoDEA also presented Westover High, South View High, South View Middle, and Ireland Drive Middle with certificates for their participation with PBIS. 
 
We look forward to seeing each one of our PBIS schools next year as we continue to promote positive school climates that increase academics and positive social behaviors. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


PBIS Logo - Positive Behavior Intervention and Support written in blue and greenCCS’ Exceptional Children’s Services Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) is sponsoring a Parent Lunch & Learn throughout May titled “Connecting PBIS from School to Home.” Parents will learn strategies for school-aged children in developing and addressing common school and household difficulties. Organizers promise that parents will leave the lunch feeling confident in dealing with challenging behavior and will receive resources to use with their child.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


Middle School Girls CompeteThe Cumberland County Schools held its annual Super Fitness Field Day on Friday, May 11 on the Athletic Field at Reid Ross Classical School in Fayetteville. The event was held to showcase the school system’s finest athletes, who withstood rigorous qualification standards to participate in the competitions. Events included the following: curl-ups, standing long jump, rope skipping, shuttle run, 50-meter dash, 200-meter run, & 800-meter run. Special thanks to the County physical fitness teachers and military soldiers who judged the physical fitness events.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition Massey Hill Classical High School student Deanna Glus recently won First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her artwork entitled “A Hometown Feeling”.  

Her artwork will be displayed in a busy corridor of the U.S. Capitol complex for one year, representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.  Having won the Congressional Art Award, Deanna will receive a scholarship offer from a prestigious arts university. Ms. Glus and a guest will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception and view her artwork in the Capitol.

Please congratulate Deanna for representing our school, city, county, district, state, and country so well. Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support!  

Principal: Dr. Pamela Adams 
Visual Arts Teacher: Brett King

 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


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