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

        


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

        


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