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Published by Laurie Pender on July 10, 2018

        


New Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., takes the oath of office with his wife, Joyce Connelly by his side. The oath was administered by Cumberland County District Court Edward Pone.Before a standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., the newly hired Cumberland County Schools’ Superintendent, recently took the oath of office with his wife, Joyce Connelly, by his side. The oath was administered by Cumberland County District Court Judge Edward Pone.

After being sworn in, Dr. Connelly thanked the Board for the opportunity to lead the Cumberland County Schools. In his brief comments, he said that his focus will be on “getting students 4-C ready (via critical thinking, creativity, communications, and collaboration)” in order to raise the academic, behavioral, and social/emotional outcomes of students.
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on July 10, 2018

        


Pictured are: (l-r) CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Associate Superintendent Ron Phipps, and Retired Associate Superintendent Ricky Lopes. Congratulations to CCS’ Associate Superintendent of Evaluation and Testing Ron Phipps! He was recently announced as this year’s recipient of the Dr. Joseph Locklear/Ricky Lopes Central Services’ Staff Member of the Year Award. This honor recognizes a Central Services’ staff member who exemplifies excellent customer service at all times.
 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 18, 2018

        


Jack Britt High School's Ladies Softball Team Wins 4A State TitleJoin us in congratulating the Jack Britt High School’s Lady Buccaneers Fast Pitch Softball Team for being named the FIRST EVER fastpitch softball state champions in Cumberland County history! The team won 4A State Softball Championship in Raleigh on Saturday! Additionally, MacKenzie George from Jack Britt was the 4A Softball State Championship MVP!
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 4, 2018

        


AEF - Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship ProgramWASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fourteen accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across the United States have been named 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows. The fellows will spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2018

        


The room is full of wonderful people to include retirees, family members and co-workers to celebrate this special timeCumberland County’s Human Resources Department, led by Ruben Reyes, hosted their annual Retirement Ceremony to honor those employees that retired in the School Year 2017-2018.  The ERC Auditorium was filled with joy and enthusiasm as retirees gathered to be honored.  Guest speakers, Board Chair, Carrie Sutton, Interim Superintendent, Tim Kinlaw commended the group for the difference they made in the lives of our future.  Special guest and motivational speaker, Michael Mozingo serenaded the group of retirees. The evening ended with the distribution of certificates and applause.  We wish them the best of health, luck, and success in this next chapter of life.

 

 

 

 

 

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on May 22, 2018

        


Logo for the Institute for Community Leadership

Congratulations to the following CCS’ employees for recently being applauded as graduates of the Institute of Community Leadership (ICL): David Barrett, a teacher at Terry Sanford High School; Sonja Brown, the data manager at Spring Lake Middle School; Derrell Handberry, a receiving clerk at Operations; Justin Hall, the maintenance dispatch at Operations; and Ocie Stroud-Melvin, a criminal justice teacher at South View High School. The six successfully completed the leadership training class. ICL is Fayetteville and Cumberland County’s joint community leadership program designed to identify, develop, and, empower community members who want to participate in activities that lead to community leadership, volunteer service, and membership on local boards and commissions.

**PLEASE NOTE: ICL Participant applications for Class XV (2018-2019) are currently being accepted. To learn more about ICL or to complete an application, visit www.leadership4us.org. The application deadline is July 17, 2018.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 21, 2018

        


PBIS Award WinnersOn Friday, May 11, 2018, the annual PBIS Awards Day was held. The winners are:
 
PBIS Coach of the Year – Tracie Espinoza of Ireland Drive Middle 
PBIS Staff Member of the Year – Joyce Henry of Raleigh Road Elementary 
PBIS Parent and Community Involvement Award – J.W. Coon Elementary 
PBIS School of the Year – E.E. Miller Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Elementary Schools – Alma O. Easom Elementary 
PBIS Discipline Award for Secondary Schools – Gray’s Creek Middle 
PBIS Dedication of Service Awarded to the Parents of Tamara Sessoms – Sherwood Park Elementary 
 
DoDEA also presented Westover High, South View High, South View Middle, and Ireland Drive Middle with certificates for their participation with PBIS. 
 
We look forward to seeing each one of our PBIS schools next year as we continue to promote positive school climates that increase academics and positive social behaviors. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


Assistant Principals of the year are pictured from left to right, Tremaine Canteen, SLMS; Joseph Fankibi, Lake Rim Elementary; and Juelle McDonald PFHS

CCAPAP 2018 Assistant Principals of the Year (pictured l-r) Dr. Tremaine Canteen from Spring Lake Middle School, Joseph Fankibi from Lake Rim Elementary School, and Juelle McDonald from Pine Forest High School

Members of the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals (CCAPAP) announced their 2018 Assistant Principals of the Year during a special banquet on April 26 in the Metropolitan Ballroom (Downtown Fayetteville). Educational leaders from across the county recognized the hard work and dedication of three assistant principals from a local elementary, middle, and high school. Congratulations are extended to Assistant Principals Dr. Tremaine Canteen from Spring Lake Middle School, Joseph Fankibi from Lake Rim Elementary School, and Juelle McDonald from Pine Forest High School for receiving such a distinguished honor!

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on April 27, 2018

        


Eastover-Central Elementary Schools Battle of the Books Team - Region 4 Champs!The Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) team from Eastover-Central Elementary won the Region 4 Elementary Battle of the Books competition today, Friday, April 20!  Seven school districts participated in the competition at the CCS’ Educational Resource Center (Bladen, Clinton City, Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, Robeson, Sampson).  Way to go, Eastover!  The final results were:

1st:  Cumberland County (Eastover Central Elementary)
2nd: Robeson County (Deep Branch Elementary)
3rd:  Hoke County (Rockfish Hoke Elementary)
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 20, 2018

        


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