Image of the first recipients of the Champion for Children Award.At Board Members’ request, the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) invited Mrs. Porter and DJ Batise come and speak to all of our school staffs for the 2016-2017 kick off in August. Their story is one of how an educator can change a child’s life forever. In the Q & A part of the presentation, Mrs. Porter was asked how she was celebrated in her district for this work. Sadly, she was not. In Cumberland County Schools, we have those educators who make the difference every day. Dr. Till wanted to find a way to make certain that these educators are recognized and celebrated. He tasked the Innovation Council with the nomination, selection, and recognition process. The CCS was pleased to recognize the first honorees of the CCS’ Champion for Children Award at the January 10 School Board meeting.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 11, 2017

        


Image of the Fayetteville Technical Community College LogoNeed money for school? Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) has scholarships! Apply for a scholarship today! The deadline is March 3, 2017. 

  • Must complete the Foundation Scholarship Application AND the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are available.
  • Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program available to qualifying Cumberland County High School Seniors.

For more information, see your high school guidance counselor or Learn more about FTCC Scholarships!

FTCC Scholarships Flyer

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 5, 2017

        


Image from the American Heart Association that reads Sodium Myths and Facts for KidsThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 5, 2017

        


Image of Teacher and student reading at table.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) asked YOU to wear red and read for at least 15 minutes on Wednesday, December 7 to observe Cumberland County Schools’ Reading Rocks! for Literacy in Cumberland County Day.

After the school system’s 13th Annual Reading Rocks! Walk-A-Thon and Block Party, scheduled for Oct. 15, was canceled because of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation, school system administrators felt it was necessary to celebrate literacy in a deliberate way so, Reading Rocks! for Literacy in Cumberland County Day was born.
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Published by Laurie Pender on December 17, 2016

        


Fayetteville – Cumberland County Schools’ 2016-2017 Reading Rocks! Award winners were announced today during a special presentation at the district’s monthly Leadership Institute.

Schools that topped this year’s Reading Rocks! fundraising charts are as follows:


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Published by Laurie Pender on December 7, 2016

        


Image of a military family with a little girl standing in the foreground holding a flag.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is sponsoring Military Family Night on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Zoe’s Kitchen located at 565 Cross Creek Mall, Suite B. (next to Starbucks by the mall).

Please join the CCS as we celebrate the military family. There will be artwork that our military-connected students have painted that you may purchase. Any monies collected will go to support the Month of the Military Child. There will also be information for military families on the support that CCS and Fort Bragg can offer the families.

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Published by Laurie Pender on December 6, 2016

        


Image of Kelly Griffin, Cumberland County Schools 2017 Academically/Intellectually Gifted Teacher of the YearKelly Griffin, Cumberland County School’s Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 engages minds, encourages risk, supports struggle, cultivates wonder, and shares everything, enthusiastically. Close your eyes for a moment and think about this, “When was the last time you did something for the very first time?” For Kelly Griffin’s students, the answer to this question is TODAY, every day.

Kelly Griffin has spent the last 13 years of her career in gifted education. She currently serves as an AIG Teacher/Consultant at Gray’s Creek Middle School for students in grades 6-8. She works with 190 identified AIG students weekly. Kelly believes in learning and creating ideas with others, which she does regularly with colleagues, administration, and other AIG Teachers across the county.  She is a leader in innovative curriculum, spending countless hours preparing lessons and activities that are rigorous, relevant and unforgettable for her students. She feels that “an innovative classroom structure produces innovative learners”.

Kelly will now go on to compete for the 2017 NCAGT Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted. She will be recognized at the 43rd annual North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented Conference in March 2017, in Winston-Salem as Cumberland County School’s AIG Teacher of the Year.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 30, 2016

        


Image of Students Who Served As Ex-Officio School Board Members at a recent School Board Meeting.Student Government leaders Triniti Daniels from South View High School and Dora Wilson from Reid Ross Classical High School served as ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the November 22 meeting. Both students delivered speeches to board members on a topic of their choice. Triniti  plans to attend Berklee College of Music to major in musical engineering and production.  Dora will be attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to pursue a degree in biology.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 30, 2016

        


Image of Kendra Adams who was recently recognized as an Exceptional Childrens Teacher of Excellence! The Cumberland County Schools congratulates Kendra Adams from Westover High School who was recently recognized at the State EC Conference in Greensboro as an Exceptional Children’s (EC) Teacher of Excellence!  
 
Adams is an EC Teacher who has worked with students on the Autism Spectrum for more than seven years.  She teaches the Extensions to the Standard Course of Study to a wonderful group of students with ASD at Westover High School in Cumberland County.  She is a master teacher and despite the inherent challenges students with autism and significant cognitive disabilities have, she makes teaching look easy.  Her classroom is a place where students truly grow and reach toward their potential.  She loves technology and innovation and creates an environment that fosters the use of technologies for communication, learning, and leisure skills so that her students have the same types of access at school as typical students.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2016

        


Image representing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program used by schools in the Cumberland County School system.Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a data-driven school-wide initiative for improving social competence and academic achievement for all students. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recognizes schools across the state each year for high implementation success of PBIS by awarding three levels of recognition; Green Ribbon, Model, and Exemplar. Schools recently received letters of recognition for their implementation for the 2015-2016 school year. Each school has worked extremely hard to receive this recognition!

Recipients of the esteemed NC PBIS Exemplar School – A record 15 Cumberland County Schools received the honor of Exemplar School. These schools include:             
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2016

        


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