Man and woman tying their tennis shoesSometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 8, 2017

        


Image of a world with the words English as a Second Language (ESL) written on it.Cumberland County Schools English as a Second Language Department (ESL) along with Fayetteville Technical Community College is offering FREE ESL Classes. Parents can learn to speak English while their children are in school. We have open enrollment throughout the school year. 

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 1307 Hillsboro Street Fayetteville, NC. For more information, call 910.484.1176.

 

El departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland conjuntamente con Fayetteville Technical Community College, estará ofreciendo clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje. Aprenda a hablar Inglés mientras su (s) niño (s) están en la escuela.

Unase a nosotros todos los martes, miércoles y jueves de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. en el 1307 Hillsboro St. Fayetteville, Carolina del Norte. Tenemos registración abierta durante el año escolar. Para más información puede llamar al departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland al 910.484.1176.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


Image of a plate of food in a buffet lineTip of the Day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Planning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 13, 2017

        


Image of text reading it's ok 2 ask about suicide.According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the third leading cause of death for North Carolinians between the ages of 10 to 24.  Unfortunately, stigma, myths, and misinformation about suicide prevent both adults and young people from discussing this topic.  Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide and knowing who to call for help is one way to prevent suicide.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 2, 2017

        


Image celebrating National School Counselors Appreciation WeekFayetteville – National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from February 6–10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

“The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition to those who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, which are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st Century,” said Cumberland County Schools’ Counseling Coordinator Kristy Curran.

In a proclamation signed by the Cumberland County Board of Education Chair, Curran cited school counselors for (1) being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents; (2) working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of rearing children in today’s world; (3) focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational, and career development; and (4) working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic, and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 30, 2017

        


Image of woman pushing shopping cart in the grocery store.Tip of the day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Save time and money by planning your plate before you even leave for the grocery store. Check out MyPlate’s tips for shopping and meal prep. Start planning with these resources and learn more about meal planning made easy.

Check out the Wellness Tip of the Day!

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 26, 2017

        


Image of the first recipients of the Champion for Children Award.At Board Members’ request, the Cumberland County Schools (CCS) invited Mrs. Porter and DJ Batise come and speak to all of our school staffs for the 2016-2017 kick off in August. Their story is one of how an educator can change a child’s life forever. In the Q & A part of the presentation, Mrs. Porter was asked how she was celebrated in her district for this work. Sadly, she was not. In Cumberland County Schools, we have those educators who make the difference every day. Dr. Till wanted to find a way to make certain that these educators are recognized and celebrated. He tasked the Innovation Council with the nomination, selection, and recognition process. The CCS was pleased to recognize the first honorees of the CCS’ Champion for Children Award at the January 10 School Board meeting.
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 11, 2017

        


Image from the American Heart Association that reads Sodium Myths and Facts for KidsThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Laurie Pender on January 5, 2017

        


Image of the Driven 2 Excel LogoWHAT IS D2X?
The Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program is a community enhancement campaign designed to reward high school seniors in Cumberland County who achieve high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the 2016 – 2017 school year. In conjunction with the Cumberland County School system and other community partners, Beasley Media Group has joined with Fayetteville Kia and Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union to reward qualifying students with fantastic incentives for scholastic performance.

Save the following dates:

Mid-Year Celebration – Thursday, February 16, 2017
(Inclement weather date – Thursday, February 23, 2017)
End-of-Year Celebration – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

HOW DOES D2X WORK?
Beginning in July of 2016, Beasley Media Group will launch the fifth annual “Driven 2 Excel” program. High school guidance counselors and social workers will be given details of this year’s program at the beginning of the school year and have specific information regarding each student’s eligibility. They will be encouraged to find unique ways to promote the program.

To qualify for the program, a student must have no more than five absences during the school year and achieve a weighted, cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher during the qualification periods. Qualifying students will be invited to attend an exclusive, invitation-only celebration where the giveaways will be awarded.

The Grand Prize of a 2016 Kia Soul from Fayetteville Kia will be given away at the end of the 2016 – 2017 school year during the event finale.

DOES THE BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP HAVE ACCESS TO MY SON OR DAUGHTER’S PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Beasley Media Group is providing the advertising and the manpower in conjunction with our community partners as well as some of the incentives for the program.

Neither Beasley Media Group nor any of their community partners have access to students’ names, grades, addresses, etc. Only the Cumberland County School system has access to student information and will not provide any of this data to Beasley Media Group or any of their community partners. For this reason, it is imperative that your son or daughter see his or her guidance counselor as soon as possible to verify his or her eligibility status.

Eligibility of the qualifying students will be determined through the high school guidance counselors and social workers over two reporting periods. At the end of the first semester, high school guidance counselors will send a notice of eligibility home with qualifying students acknowledging their achievement. A similar notice will be sent home with the students that remain eligible from the start of the second semester through the end of the 2016 – 2017 school year.

HOW DO I SIGN MY SENIOR UP FOR THE PROGRAM?
Students do not need to sign up for the program. Qualifying students are automatically invited to participate as long as they achieve the minimum performance standards.

WHAT CAN QUALIFYING STUDENTS WIN?
Beasley Media Group, in conjunction with the Cumberland County School system, Fayetteville Kia and other community partners will host an invitation-only event for the qualifying students and their parent/guardian.

Beasley Media Group will supply entertainment from four of its FM radio stations and recognize the students’ academic achievements. Prize winners, who will be determined by random drawings from qualified students that are in attendance at the event, can win items such as laptop computers, movie tickets, t-Shirts, concert tickets, various “free food” vouchers, college scholarships from Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union or even a 2016 Kia Soul from Fayetteville Kia. Students AND parents/guardians MUST be present at the final event to win the car.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 17, 2016

        


Image for Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education that Works inviting parents to attend an informational meeting on November 7, 2016.Nine Cumberland County middle schools will pilot the “Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education that Works” curriculum during the 2016-2017 school year. Cumberland County Schools’ Health Services Department will host Parent Night, Monday, November 7, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Douglas Byrd High School.

Parents of students are invited to come and ask questions and discuss the curriculum. The nine pilot middle schools in the program are Anne Chesnutt, Douglas Byrd, Ireland Drive, Lewis Chapel, Nick Jeralds, Max Abbott, Reid Ross, Spring Lake, and South View.

For more information, contact the Office of Health Services at 910.678.2406.

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 7, 2016

        


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