Congratulations to Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School, on winning the March 24 Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration Competition!  Second-place honors went to Emily R. from MacWilliams Middle School, while Cumberland Road Elementary School’s Tre’vyon P. took third-place honors. Anil G. will represent the CCS during national competition later this spring. This year’s topic is “What Does It Mean to Be A Hero.”


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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 29, 2017

        


First Place Sweepstakes Winner 2017 Middle School Forensic County Tournament Seventy-First Classical Middle School

The County Tournament for the Middle School Forensic program of Cumberland County Schools was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The Middle School Forensic program is an extracurricular activity designed to enhance the personal and academic growth of its participants.  Its activities focus on the use of higher order thinking in the appreciation and interpretation of literature through performance and the enhancement of research and writing skills for public speaking.  New Century International Middle School served as the host school with Isaac Frazier as the host coach for the countywide tournament.  Special thanks go to Mr. Frazier, Lavette McMillan, New Century Middle School principal and her faculty and staff for providing excellent hospitality and a great day of competition. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


2017 Juried High School Art Show - Emily Lombardi, Cape Fear High School - 1st Place SculptureThe annual High School Juried Art Show offers Cumberland County Schools’ high school Visual Arts students the opportunity to have their artwork adjudicated by a Guest Juror for possible selection in the art show.  The Art Show was on display from March 7-17, 2017.  Students competed for First place, Second place, Third place or an Honorable Mention in the categories of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media/Other. 

Student awards were presented at the Opening Reception on March 7.  Dr. Rollinda Thomas served as the 2017 Juror.  Dr. Thomas is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Art Education at Fayetteville State University. This student Visual Arts event was made possible through the kind assistance of the staff of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.  For more information, please contact Lydia Stewart, Arts Education Supervisor for Cumberland County Schools at (910) 678.2622.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


Elementary Battle of the Books LogoCongratulations to Eastover Central Elementary School! They won the Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) Finals today and will represent the CCS in the EBOB Regionals on April 28 in Bladen County.  We would also like to congratulate Howard Hall Elementary (2nd Place) and Vanstory Elementary (3rd Place)!  All of the EBOB teams did a great job!  Thanks to all of the participating teams and coaches for working so hard this year!

Good luck to Eastover Central Elementary!  We know you will represent CCS well in the regional competition.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 17, 2017

        


Amazing Acts of Character-February Recipients : Ja’Ciel Smith, Evelyn Hartman, Elizabeth AbernathyThe 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 were three students who were introduced to the board members and received a trophy.  
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on March 16, 2017

        


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

        


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