Black graduation cap with tassleWatch the LIVE stream of CCS’ final 10 graduation ceremonies from the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum Website at live.crowncomplexnc.com according to the following schedule:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:00 a.m.    Douglas Byrd High 
11:00 a.m.    Westover High 
 2:00 p.m.    Terry Sanford High 
 5:00 p.m.    Seventy-First High 
 8:00 p.m.    South View High
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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 24, 2019

        


image of Emma Hughes wearing a blue shirt with white flowers on it sitting in front of a green bushMassey Hill Classical High School ninth-grade student, Emma Hughes was recently selected as the state winner of the North Carolina Association of Educators’ Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Arts Contest. Emma won first place for her artwork “All Are Welcome,” in the Grade 9-12 Artwork category. To learn more or to read the full Press Release, please visit the North Carolina Association of Educators website.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 24, 2019

        


Burkhart Delsin WOHSDelsin Burkhart, a senior at Westover High School, delivered the following remarks during the Westover High School Academy of Health Sciences and Technology graduation on May 1, 2019.

Close your eyes and think about your favorite ice cream. Okay, now what kind of toppings do you like. . . Let’s just add some whipped cream and cherries. Now open your eyes. . .(and hold that thought).

Everyone’s definition of purpose is different, but essentially it boils down to understanding what we are called to do in life. This factor puts us closer to discovering our purpose, which brings my favorite quote to mind: “two things matter in life: who we become and who we give back to in life.” Our life experiences not only help us to develop, but also afford us the opportunity to pay it forward by planting seeds in those who cross our path.

Although the connotation behind Westover High School is not positive, I am just one of many examples of how Westover students do not live up to the negative stereotypes, such as poor academic performance and behavior issues both in and out of school. Believe it or not, I was once the type of student who passed by doing the bare minimum; I also had disciplinary issues in and out of school.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 23, 2019

        


Image of the logo for U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools over three curved green lines in various shades of greenFayetteville – The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Douglas Byrd High School (DBHS) is among the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Douglas Byrd High School is one of three schools in North Carolina to receive this national award.

DBHS started a unique program 11 years ago called the Academy of Green Technology (AoGT). The program’s mission is “to prepare students to be the innovators of the next generation as they pursue the technical and collaborative skills necessary to drive the emerging green and global economy.” The first four years of the program provided a step-by-step addition of new course work as the incoming freshmen worked their way toward graduation. Since then, the program has emphasized outreach and the implementation of wider conservation principles, which the school at large has embraced and passed along to the local community.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 23, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Nearly 250 Cumberland County School graduates marched across the stage today and stepped into a life of unlimited possibilities.

School administrators and students from Cumberland Polytechnic High School, Alger B.Wilkins High School, Cumberland International Early College High School and Cross Creek Early College High School and their guests gathered in Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

A variety of community leaders addressed the graduates, including Sheriff Ennis Wright from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Wakenia George from Communities In Schools of Cumberland County and Dr. Lenora M. Hayes and Dr. Gerald Mitchell from Fayetteville State University.

Special moments from each ceremony were captured. Visit the following links:
Cumberland Polytechnic High School
A. B. Wilkins High School
Cumberland International Early College High School
Cross Creek Early College High School

To view a full schedule of the 2019 CCS’ Graduations and other highlights, visit CCS Graduation Website.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 22, 2019

        


PenFed Credit Union Logo in two shades of blue with hexagon next to itJaysha Young of E.E. Smith High School was nominated by The Armed Services YMCA as one of three recipients of the “Military Heroes Award”. Jaysha recently attended  PennFed Foundation’s 15th Annual Night of Heroes Gala in Washington D.C. honoring Veterans and Community Supporters. This event’s focus was on celebrating children of military families. To read more about this event, please view the PenFed Foundation article on their website.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 20, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Schools’ annual retirement social was recently held at the Educational Resource Center to honor educators that are retiring from the school system. This event is a celebration recognizing the commitment and contributions that each educator has made throughout his/her career. The event began with light refreshments and a time of fellowship. Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Ruben Reyes began the program by sharing images of what technology used to look like to show how education has evolved. Acting Superintendent Dr. Mary Black and School Board Chair Donna Vann both spoke words of encouragement and shared their well-wishes for the retirees. Motivational speaker Micheal Mozingo sang inspirational songs and shared life stores from his career as an educator. Approximately 87 retirees were honored during the event.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 20, 2019

        


Amazing Acts of Character Students for April 2019Fayetteville – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior.

Five students were recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and were recognized during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building:
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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 16, 2019

        


Image of red, navy, and light blue arrows in a circular pattern in front of the caption PepsiCo RecyclingCongratulations to Pine Forest High School for their recycling efforts in the PepsiCo recycling contest. This is Pine Forest’s 3rd year participating in this program.  This year they placed in 2nd with a prize of $45,000 for their school. To learn more about this program, visit the PepsiCo Recycling website. 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 15, 2019

        


Congratulations to the following 2018-2019 schools, individuals, and teams who were recently recognized in the following categories at the  Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Awards Day Ceremony:

Lowest Discipline for Elementary Schools – New Century International Elementary
Lowest Discipline for Secondary Schools – South View High School
PBIS School of the Year – Lillian Black Elementary
PBIS In-School Coach of the Year – Angela Noack- Pine Forest High School
PBIS Staff Member of the Year- Caroline Spicer – Sunnyside Elementary School
Parent and Community Involvement – Lillian Black Elementary School
PBIS Principal of the Year-Brenda Ware-McAllister – Lillian Black Elementary
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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 14, 2019

        


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