Let's Talk EducationGREAT NEWS: This show will be rebroadcast on Monday, May 29 from 11:34 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

During the May 1 edition of Let’s Talk Education, the show’s host, CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Frank Till, will talk with Montclair Elementary School Principal Stephanie Rivers and Anne Chesnutt Middle School Assistant Principal Lakeshia Payton. They will discuss plans for the elementary and middle schools to become Magnet schools. To listen, tune in from 11:34 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on WIDU 1600 AM or visit www.widuradio.com.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 2, 2017

        


A remote control in hand.  Shallow depth of field, with focus on the remote.The school system in conjunction with Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), The Crown, and Time Warner Cable (TWC)/Spectrum will once again air LIVE broadcasts of the June 8 and 9 high school graduation ceremonies from the Crown Coliseum.

As a TWC/Spectrum subscriber,  you can watch CCS’ students walk across the stage to get their diplomas LIVE on FCE-TV Cable Channel 5 and TWC/Spectrum Cable Channel 1301 from the comfort of your home.

Those who aren’t TWC/Spectrum customers can STILL see the graduations LIVE by visiting the Crown Website at live.crowncoliseum.com.

Graduations will be aired according to the following schedule:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Westover High  – 8:00 a.m.
Douglas Byrd High – 11:00 a.m.
Terry Sanford High – 2:00 p.m.
Gray’s Creek High – 5:00 p.m.
South View High – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 9, 2017
E.E. Smith High – 8:00 a.m.
Seventy-First High – 11:00 a.m.
Pine Forest High – 2:00 p.m.
Cape Fear High – 5:00 p.m.
Jack Britt High – 8:00 p.m.

Note: Previously held graduations will be archived on the Crown Coliseum Website for viewing. 

 

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 2, 2017

        


Eastover Central - Regional Winners 2017Congratulations to the Battle of the Books team from Eastover Central Elementary!  They won the Regional competition today in Bladen County.  Seven counties participated in the competition.  Way to go Eastover Central Elementary!

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 28, 2017

        


Students building something using a RigamajigMany kids experience intense emotional impact when a parent is deployed or has returned home from military service. Play is crucial for kids to relieve toxic stress, restore normalcy and stay active and healthy.  Stoney Point Elementary School hosted an event to unveil its new Rigamajig creative play tool on April 24, 2017. The Rigamajig empowers kids to use their own imagination to build a play space of their dreams, using a collection of wooden planks, wheels, and pulleys that allow kids to build and rebuild play structures with their imaginations. This type of play can be a solution for military families to help kids have fun, healthy and positive experiences together.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 25, 2017

        


2017 School Bus Driver ROADeo Winners Holding PlaquesThe CCS’ Transportation Office recently sponsored its annual School Bus ROADeo at the Crown Expo Center. The winners of the event were as follows: Edward Campbell-1st place, E. E. Smith High; Mary Smith-2nd place, E. E. Smith High; Debbie Robatalle-3rd place, EC Transportation; Hurley Williams-4th place, EC Transportation; and Janice Weaver-5th place, Jack Britt High. The alternates, should one of the top five be unable to attend the District Competition will be William Jackson from Anne Chestnutt, and Larry Carter from EC Transportation.

The Cumberland County Schools will be hosting the District ROADeo on Thursday, April 27 at the Crown Complex in the East parking lot.  The event will start around 8:30 a.m. and will include participants from other counties as well as the top five winners from Cumberland County.  The top 10 winners from the District ROADeo on April 27 will advance to the State ROADeo which will be held at the NC State Fairgrounds on May 25.  The winner at the State level will advance to the National level.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 14, 2017

        


Ja'Brilyn C. , a junior at Westover High, is holding his certificate honoring him as a student with Amazing Acts of CharacterThe Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator.  In addition, a multidisciplinary Central Services Committee may recommend an elementary, middle and/or high school winner to the School Board, and the students are invited to attend the Board of Education meeting.

This month there was one student who was introduced to the board members and received a trophy.  

The March 2017 honoree is as follows:

Ja’Brilyn C., a junior at Westover High School (WOHS) – According to WOHS’ Lead Success/Instructional Coach Brenda Minor, this 16-year-old “possesses a compassionate mind and an unpretentious heart each morning before coming to school.” Apparently, Ja’Brilyn walks his little brother and several elementary school children to their bus stop before school. “Ja’Brilyn supervises and ensures their safety as he walks all of them to the school bus stop,” said Minor. “He stands there with them until the bus arrives and the children safely board the school bus. Once the bus pulls off, Ja’Brilyn gets into his car and drives himself to Westover High School.” Minor said the school is proud of the fact that neighborhood parents trust Ja’Brilyn to walk with, watch, and make sure their young children board the school bus every day.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on April 13, 2017

        


Text reading World Climate Simulation - your turn to negotiateFayetteville, NC– On March 11th the Go Green Initiative hosted Cumberland County’s first World Climate Simulation during day two of the 2017 Sandhills Clean Energy Summit. The World Climate Simulation is a role-playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations for large groups, typically 8-50 people (although it has been adapted for use in groups as large as 500). Developed by Climate Interactive and MIT, this model-based game parallels the COP22 climate conference that was held in Marrakesh, Morocco in November of 2016.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 12, 2017

        


North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities - North Carolina MapOn Saturday, April 1, the 2017 Middle School Forensics State Final was held at New Century International Middle School of Fayetteville.  Students participated in six separate events: Public Forum, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory.  In the Interpretation categories, students performed memorized literary works, and in Original Oratory, students presented their own original persuasive speeches. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2017

        


Keep Calm and Purple Up! for Military KidsSince 1986, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child.  The Month of the Military Child is a month-long celebration to honor the sacrifices made by our military-connected students as they selflessly support their parent(s) who are, or were, in the military.  Cumberland County is rich with the tradition of military service and every one of the Cumberland County Schools has military-connected students. 

The school day closest to April 15 is designated as Purple Up Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to celebrate the military child. Purple is the designated color because it is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Cumberland County Schools will be celebrating PurpleUp Day on April 13.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 1, 2017

        


The Human Resources department recently began using social media (i.e., Facebook and Twitter) as a platform to assist in efforts to recruit exceptional talent to the school district. Please take a moment to visit the pages below, like them, and share them with friends and family. 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 31, 2017

        


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