A partnership between CCS and Fort Bragg recently provided the opportunity for middle school students, enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, to participate in STEM-based field trips to Fort Bragg. Students from Pine Forest Middle School were able to visit the Fort Bragg Weather Station and learn about a variety of careers in the meteorology field. Equipment used to help predict weather conditions was on-site for them to view.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 5, 2019

        


Author John Claude Bemis recently visited the students at New Century International Middle School. Bemis’ book The Nine Pound Hammer, the first in The Clockwork Dark series, was the winner of the 2010 North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award and has been on the NC Middle School Battle of the Books list multiple times.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 1, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior. 

One student was recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and will be recognized during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building:


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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 31, 2019

        


Image of school buses in line parkedCumberland County Schools congratulates the October 2019 Bus Driver of the Month, Sondra McMillan from Alderman Road Elementary School.

The following drivers were selected as the Driver of the Month from their assigned areas:

Seventy-First/Westover Areas: Jessie Croom, Brentwood Elementary School

Douglas Byrd/Jack Britt/South View Areas: Kelli Gilder, Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School

Cape Fear, Pine Forest Areas: Denese Robinson, Sunnyside Elementary School

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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 28, 2019

        


CCS Middle Grades Career Development Coordinator, Megan McMillen, and NCIMS School Counselor, Gwen Hamby, hosted a career fair for NCIMS students on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  Students heard presentations from Christina Bowen with Keller Williams, Altria Edens & Blake Bowen with the NC SECU, Jessica Portalatin from the Sheriff’s Department, Ann Sims with Rocket Fizz, Christine Faircloth with Dogwood Animal Hospital, Ieshia West and Laurie Heim with Connections of CC, Tisha Waddell – City Council Member, Elena Kelly – Victims Advocate and Air Force Reservist, and Tiffany Whitfield – CC District Court Judge.  
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Published by Angel Hoggard on October 23, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – After three months of summer vacation fun, students who attend Traditional Schools in the CCS returned to class today ready to learn.

As students stepped onto campuses at schools across the county, committed community members were there waiting anxiously to cheer them onto a successful school year.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 27, 2019

        


In July, several students and staff from Massey Hill Classical High School (MHCHS) traveled abroad, touring five countries in 11 days. According to Tour Group leader and MHCHS Visual Arts Instructor, Brett King, the group visited Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. “We embraced unique cultures, food, architecture, and history throughout our amazing adventure,” said King. “We traveled by any means necessary, including airplanes, Uber, bus, train, boat, incline, toboggan, Metro (subway), gondola, horse-drawn carriage, and most especially, our feet!” King has led a number of travelers including students and their parents on trips to Scotland, Ireland, Italy, and Greece. He said they are looking forward to next summer’s trip with great anticipation.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 26, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – Close to 150 Beginning Teachers took advantage of the opportunity this week to shop for 10 FREE classroom supply items in Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Beginner Teacher Store.

A steady flow of first-year teachers, who have less than six-months experience, stopped by the Store, located in the Driver Education Building, to pick up bulletin board borders, cut-outs, storage bins, math manipulatives and much more.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 23, 2019

        


Fayetteville, NC – More than 60 graduates from Cumberland County Schools (CCS) walked across the stage Thursday during the district’s summer graduation ceremony, which was held at Jack Britt High School.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate the graduates, who all worked hard over the summer to earn the necessary credits to graduate.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 7, 2019

        


Student Services Team Member Talks With Student Who Wants To Come Back To SchoolOrganizers of Cumberland County Schools’ Get-Back-In-School Launch Party are calling it a huge success after nearly 50 young people decided to re-enroll in high school! They said they worked hard to make the event ‘a true experience’ for each student.

In its sixth year, the Launch Party encourages students who have dropped out of school to ‘drop back in [school].’ Each attendee was greeted at the door and received a personal ambassador who helped them navigate their way through the process. They were taken to a room of school counselors who talked with the student, reviewed their transcript and assessed the number of credits needed to graduate. From there, they were led to the auditorium where nearly 20 representatives from the school district and various community agencies made them aware of available resources to help eliminate obstacles that could hinder them getting their diploma.
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Published by Laurie Pender on July 18, 2019

        


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