Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on June 7, 2017

        


A remote control in hand.  Shallow depth of field, with focus on the remote.The school system in conjunction with Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), The Crown, and Time Warner Cable (TWC)/Spectrum will once again air LIVE broadcasts of the June 8 and 9 high school graduation ceremonies from the Crown Coliseum.

As a TWC/Spectrum subscriber,  you can watch CCS’ students walk across the stage to get their diplomas LIVE on FCE-TV Cable Channel 5 and TWC/Spectrum Cable Channel 1301 from the comfort of your home.

Those who aren’t TWC/Spectrum customers can STILL see the graduations LIVE by visiting the Crown Website at live.crowncoliseum.com.

Graduations will be aired according to the following schedule:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Westover High  – 8:00 a.m.
Douglas Byrd High – 11:00 a.m.
Terry Sanford High – 2:00 p.m.
Gray’s Creek High – 5:00 p.m.
South View High – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 9, 2017
E.E. Smith High – 8:00 a.m.
Seventy-First High – 11:00 a.m.
Pine Forest High – 2:00 p.m.
Cape Fear High – 5:00 p.m.
Jack Britt High – 8:00 p.m.

Note: Previously held graduations will be archived on the Crown Coliseum Website for viewing. 

 

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 2, 2017

        


Image promotes the purchase of Student Accident InsuranceVoluntary Membership in a group accident insurance program is made available to students each school year. Participation in the plan is voluntary and made available through school publications annually and parents are urged to purchase it for their children.

If you don’t already have accident insurance for your child, Cumberland County Schools has contracted with QBE Insurance Group to offer coverage, which you may purchase at their website anytime during the school year by visiting www.k12studentinsurance.com.

  • Voluntary student accident insurance is “primary” insurance, meaning it pays even if you have other medical insurance.
  • While you may purchase coverage anytime during the year, the cost will be the same.
  • Cumberland County Schools provides limited secondary accident insurance coverage for high and middle school athletes.  Primary coverage for your child is still recommended.
  • Cumberland County Schools general liability insurance excludes student medical expenses unless it can be shown that the school system or district acted negligently.
  • Voluntary Student Accident Insurance is recommended by school board policy.

For questions about Cumberland County Schools, voluntary insurance coverage, call the service broker, The Young Group, at (888) 574-6288.  To purchase coverage directly online go to www.k12studentinsurance.com.

For more information, see Policy Code: 4220 Student Insurance Program.


Regulation Code: 4220-R Student Insurance (2016-17)

Cumberland County Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment. However, unavoidable injuries can occur. To help offset the cost of these unforeseen circumstances accident insurance coverage is available to students through The Young Group and QBE at the following rates:

Student Insurance

School Time Only Plan

A. Standard Option $7.00 
B. Intermediate Option $13.00
C. Premier Option $40.00

24 Hour Coverage Plan

A. Standard Option $41.00 
B. Intermediate Option $76.00
C. Premier Option $202.00

Optional 24 Hour Dental Coverage

Annual Premium: $8.00

Athletic Coverage (Provided by Cumberland County Schools through QBE and The Young Group)

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 4, 2017

        


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

        


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