Champion for Children Honorees (l-r) Natalie Godwin, David Jackson, David Gilchrist, and Linda Buie recognized during the March 14 Board Meeting.Cumberland County Schools’ Champion of Children Award Recipients Making A Difference  –  Instructional Coach Natalie Godwin from Armstrong Elementary School, Safe Schools Coordinator David Jackson from Jack Britt High School,  Teacher David Gilchrist from New Century International Middle School, and Athletic Assistant Linda Buie from South View High School were recognized as educators who are making a difference in our schools every day. These four are the second group of CCS’ employees to receive the school system’s newly created Champion for Children Award.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 15, 2017

        


Cumberland County Schools Academically and Intellectually Gifted Logo with purple letters and purple shieldThe Cumberland County AIG Program is pleased to announce the students selected to attend the 2017 session of the North Carolina Governor’s School.

Samantha Gephart – Art – Terry Sanford High School

Jaelyn Wilson – Choral Music (Soprano II) – Massey Hill Classical High School

Portia Washington – English – Pine Forest High School

Hahn Lheem – Instrumental Music (Cello) – Jack Britt High School

David Li – Instrumental Music (Violin) – Terry Sanford High School

Daniel Soliman – Math- Pine Forest High School

Nicole Delmolino – Math – Terry Sanford High School

Nikhil Gordon – Math – Terry Sanford High School

Rebecca Black – Math – Terry Sanford High School

Shen Chung – Math – Reid Ross Classical High School

Andrew Esterly – Natural Science – Gray’s Creek High School

Brianna Chan – Natural Science – Jack Britt High School

Catherine Walwer – Natural Science – Douglas Byrd High School

Kelly He – Natural Science – Jack Britt High School

Selena Beal – Natural Science – Terry Sanford High School

Arington Duffer – Social Science – Pine Forest High School

Ellin Heidgerken – Social Science – Pine Forest High School

Janasia Miller – Social Science – E. E. Smith High School

Mary E. Vorder Bruegge – Spanish – Massey Hill Classical High School

The 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.

Congratulations to these students for this exceptional accolade.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 15, 2017

        


Battle of the Books Logo - Books sitting at a table answering questions!The CCS Elementary Battle of the Books Cluster Competitions were held March 6-10 at the CCS’ Educational Resource Center.  Congratulations to all of our teams and their coaches! Thirty-nine elementary schools competed for a chance to advance to the EBOB Finals on March 16th.  The following schools placed first or second in their Cluster and will compete in the Finals next week:

 
Long Hill Elementary
Sunnyside Elementary
Howard Hall Elementary
Mary McArthur Elementary
District 7 Elementary
Eastover Central Elementary
New Century International Elementary
Vanstory Hills Elementary
Gray’s Creek Elementary
Gallberry Farm Elementary
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 10, 2017

        


NC Department of Labor LogoIt is the belief of the General Assembly that parent involvement is an essential component of school success and positive student outcomes. Therefore, employers shall grant four hours per year leave to any employee who is a parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis of a school-aged child so that the employee may attend or otherwise be involved at that child’s school. However, any leave under this section is subject to the following conditions:
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 7, 2017

        


Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books TeamWhat a great day of competition for the Middle School Battle of the Books (MBOB)!! Thanks to all the teams for their hard work!

Mac Williams Middle School won the district competition and will represent CCS in the Regional MBOB Competition on April 3rd.  Congratulations!!

1st: Mac Williams Middle School
2nd:  Gray’s Creek Middle School
3rd:  Max Abbott Middle School
4th:  Tie- John Griffin Middle School and New Century Middle School
5th:  Hope Mills Middle School

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2017

        


Children with teacher celebrating School Social Worker WeekThe week of March 6-10, 2017 has been proclaimed in Cumberland County Schools, as School Social Work Week. This week is a time to recognize, celebrate, and focus attention on the special contributions of school social workers within the school system.  School social workers are licensed professionals who serve every school in our district, diligently helping students to remove obstacles. They remain committed to core social work values of equity for all and serve as the link between the school, home, and community.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2017

        


Someone is filling up their water bottle at the Elkay refillable water fountain.The misperceptions of tap water and the look of older water fountains have deterred students, staff, and administrators from using them.  Unfortunately, this has led many people to sugary beverages or expensive bottled water to quench their thirst.  Through the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) grant, the Central Services building has received a water fountain makeover.  An Elkay refillable water fountain was placed in the building upstairs in November 2016.  It was strategically placed on the 2nd floor to encourage staff to get up and walk the stairs to a refreshing drink.  The concept worked according to Renarta Moyd, “I love it, I love it, I love it!!”  The EZ water fountain motivates me each day to get up from my desk and walk.  The ultimate reward is a cool refreshing drink of water.” 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2017

        


Celebrate National School Breakfast Week by taking the School Breakfast Challenge!“Take the School Breakfast Challenge” Encourages Cumberland County School Families to Choose Breakfast at School

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias.  To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Cumberland County Schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week during March 6-10, 2017.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 28, 2017

        


Students from Seventy-First High School learn Chinese through teleconference Digital Learning Day 2017 was a success in Cumberland County Schools! On February 23rd, students, teachers, and administrators across the district showcased their knowledge of educational digital technologies by participating in activities utilizing digital tools, resources and content. Digital Learning Day is a national event that started in 2012. It’s about enhancing the learning experience for all students and targeting the skills needed in today’s world. Both students and teachers are embracing new innovative ways to teach and learn.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 27, 2017

        


Image of Todd McCabe accepting award from Larell Higginbotham.Todd McCabe, Cumberland County Schools’ 2017 Teacher of the Year, was recently honored at Liberty Point Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Annual Awards program held at Campground Methodist Church. He was selected as the Chapter’s Outstanding History Teacher of the Year and, currently, teaches at John Griffin Middle School. Larell Higginbotham, a NSDAR prospective member, presented Mr. McCabe with an engraved statue of an American Eagle with raised wings.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


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