children ready to head back to school standing by a fenceAs the summer continues, parents and students will start getting ready to come back to school. The CCS has put together an online Back-to-School Guide, a one-stop-shop for all of your Back-to-School questions. Please visit the online guide to find open house schedules, school supply lists, bell schedules, lunch information and much more. Check out the Online Back-to-School Guide now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2017

        


Cumberland County Schools’ newest teachers recently gathered at South View High School for four information-packed days of learning ‘the nuts and bolts of the classroom.’  The nearly 265 Beginning Teachers were participants in the school system’s annual New Teacher Induction, held August 8 – 10. 


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


1st place winner- Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School holding trophy

Congratulations to Anil Gordon, a student at Seventy-First Classical Middle School, for receiving fourth-place honors in the Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 National School Contest, held July 13-14.

 
The eighth grader, who received a medallion for this honor, competed against 23 other students from across the country. According to a representative from Modern Woodmen of America, the judges thought Anil’s speech showed “tremendous talent and effort.” 
 
Contest officials said that nearly 90,000 students participated at the local/school level by sharing their thoughts about this year’s speech topic: “What does it mean to be a hero?”  
 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


Graduation Ceremony Summer 2017About 90 high school seniors, who represented 11 area schools, participated in Cumberland County Schools’ 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony on Aug. 10.
 
The seniors marched across the auditorium stage at Jack Britt High School eager to receive their hard-earned diplomas.
 
Through his remarks to the graduates, Interim Superintendent of the CCS Tim Kinlaw congratulated them and encouraged them to “remember to stay positive, stay focused, and don’t give up in life.”


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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


E. E. Smith Student Leaders Prepare for Success by attending Dr. W. T. Brown Student Leadership Academy On June 9, 2017, school ended for most of the students and teachers across the Cape Fear Region, but not for the faculty and staff at E. E. Smith High School. Teachers, administrators, students, and community volunteers have been hard at work sharpening their leadership skills and preparing to make the transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible for rising 9th graders. This summer kicked off the 1st Dr. W. T. Brown Student Leadership Academy specifically designed for student leaders of clubs, organizations, and teams at E. E. Smith High School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


Douglas Byrd High School S2S TeamDouglas Byrd S2S (Student 2 Student program) consisting of students: Destiny R., Zinzili K., Shannon S., Amazia J., and Cassie A. along with their teacher sponsors: Stefanie Shook and Jennifer Ramirez were given the amazing opportunity to attend the MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. on July 30 through Aug 2nd. During this training seminar, Douglas Byrd High School students were afforded the opportunity to attend many amazing leadership seminars given by distinguished speakers such as Maj. Gen Charles Bolden (astronaut and retired Marine), Dr. Ken Ginsburg (renowned pediatric doctor) and Dr. Jill Biden.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


Ms. Hackett teaches students in her Academic College Readiness ClassAbout 925 students at Cumberland Polytechnic, Cross Creek Early College, Cumberland International Early College, A. B. Wilkins high schools returned to class today for the next step in their educational journey. They join the 1,590 students currently enrolled in our year-round schools. On Monday, August 28 school doors will open for students who follow the traditional calendar. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 7, 2017

        


Image of a football setting on a football field with the goal in the background.Hitting the Gridiron at CCS’ 2017 Football Jamboree!!!
 
The Cumberland County School system is sponsoring its 2017 Football Jamboree on Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10 according to the following schedule:


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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on July 31, 2017

        


Welcome back, we hope you will stay!About 50 former Cumberland County School (CCS) students attended the Get-Back-in-School Launch Party on July 20. The purpose of the event, which was held at A.B. Wilkins High School, was to reach out to students not currently enrolled in school and to invite them to re-enroll.  School counselors and social workers were on hand to review transcripts and to help students make decisions about their future. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on July 25, 2017

        


CCS Child Nutrition LogoNew this year! There are now 2 options available for filling out a 2017 -2018 Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application.

Option 1: 
Applications can now be filled out online. To fill out the form visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the “Apply Now” button on the left-hand side of the page.

OR

Option 2:
Fill out a paper application.  The completed form must be returned to your child’s school cafeteria or mailed to Cumberland County Schools, Child Nutrition Services, 810 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Only one application per family is required but all students and household members should be listed on the application.

A new application must be completed each year, and families may complete an application at any time during the school year. Students who were approved for benefits last year must complete a new application at the beginning of the new school year. Students may eat on last year’s status for either thirty (30) days or until a new application is processed whichever occurs first. Those students who do not have an approved meal application on file will need to pay for meals at the end of the grace period.

If you received a letter that you child is directly certified to receive meals, you do not need to complete an application for meal benefits. However, if your letter does not include the names of all students in the household, please call 910-678-2595 to let us know. 

Students attending CEP schools do not have to submit an application.  To view a list of the 2017-2018 CEP Schools, click here.

An application can be completed anytime during the school year if you feel that your family may qualify. If there is any change in income, job loss, additional household members added, etc., please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Parents are responsible for payment for any meal until the application is approved.

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Published by Laurie Pender on July 24, 2017

        


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