NC State written in white on red backgroundFayetteville, NC –The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) recently announced the selection of four of its high school teachers chosen to be a part of a team of 19 high school science and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers to engage in the Sustainable Bioproduct and Bioenergy Program. The four local high school teachers selected to participate are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 1, 2018

        


High school students impacted by Hurricane Florence receive support

Sign with Sprint 1Million Project written in gold and white on a black backgroundFayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is continuing its partnership with Sprint’s 1Million Project to provide up to 800 high school students with the equipment and connectivity they need to complete their schoolwork from home.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 26, 2018

        


CCS' Student Services Department will sponsor a parent workshop titled More than Sad on October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Rec Center - 352 Devers Street, FayettevilleOn Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The CCS’ Student Services Department, Cumberland County Community In Schools, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will sponsor a parent workshop titled “More Than Sad”. This program teaches parents how to recognize the signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help. The workshop will take place at the Kiwanis Recreation Center located at 352 Devers Street in Fayetteville. For more information, contact CCS’ Student Services at 910.678.2433.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 26, 2018

        


According to Shirley Bolden, CCS’ Director of Health Services, the Cumberland County Schools have received an update from the State regarding immunization and health assessment requirements. Parents now have until Nov. 6, 2018, to submit the required immunization and health assessment documentation prior to students being excluded from school.

Questions and/or concerns may be presented to your school nurse or the Office of Health Services.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 26, 2018

        


National Association of School Psychologists NASPWe would like to share this information with you in response to Hurricane Florence and the flooding that has impacted this area. Such events can be traumatic for children and youth of all ages. Parents, guardians, teachers, and significant adults in a child’s life are uniquely situated to help children to manage their reactions. According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), some common reactions in children are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 24, 2018

        


White dove on black background with the words Remember My Name written in purple.Join the community for the annual “Remember My Name” vigil on Thursday, October 11 at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the Cumberland County Courthouse. The purpose of the event is to remember those who have died as a result of family violence. You are encouraged to wear purple in support of victims and survivors. You can enter a raffle there to receive a gift basket. For more information, call 910.396.5521.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 16, 2018

        


Blue and Gold Cumberland County LogoFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County will open seven emergency shelters at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12, for residents affected by possible flooding and other issues related to Hurricane Florence.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 12, 2018

        


logo for the North Carolina Department of Public InstructionFayetteville, NC – An average of 8 out of 10 Cumberland County schools met or exceeded growth expectations for the 2017-2018 school year.  According to data released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Wednesday morning, the Cumberland County School (CCS) system had 80.5% of its schools meet or exceed growth expectations.  The state of North Carolina had 72.7% of its schools meet or exceed growth expectations.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 5, 2018

        


Blue and white logo for the Innovation Project

Fayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County School (CCS) system announces the selection of six elementary schools chosen to be a part of The Innovation Project’s (TIP) Early Learning Network.  In July, TIP launched its Early Learning Network to transform the early learning experience by reimagining school and district approaches to problems of practice.  This collaboration of elementary schools will design and implement innovative strategies to dramatically improve student outcomes.


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 28, 2018

        


Westarea Elementary welcomes students on the first day of schoolThis year a group of Community Elected Leaders and Partners came out to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with the administration (Dr. Zakiyyah Backman & Arvita Callejas) and staff of Westarea Elementary as they “Welcomed Back” the students and parents with some Hi-Fives!
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 28, 2018

        


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