Peter stands holding his trophy and certificate presented by the Board of EducationFayetteville – 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 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building:
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 21, 2018

        


Anne Chesnutt Middle School Robotics TeamOn Saturday, November 17, 2018, Anne Chesnutt Middle School hosted their first Robotics competition with the help of North Carolina A & T University Engineering Department.  At this First Lego League (FLL) Competition, the school hosted 16 schools from surrounding areas. The Anne Chesnutt Middle School Techno-Hive competed in the competition as well.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 19, 2018

        


Students arrive at the Educational Resource Center to participate in the Sprint 1Million ProjectFor hundreds of parents across Cumberland County, vouching for their high school student to get a FREE cell phone and refurbished laptop from Sprint and the Cumberland County Schools (CCS), respectively, is a dream come true. 

“It’s like an early Christmas gift,” said Tina Wells, the parent of an 11th grader who received the free technology tools. “It’s something she’s been needing for a while and this means a lot to us. We’ve just had a loss in our family and this phone and laptop truly come right now as a blessing to us.”
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 16, 2018

        


2017 All County Orchestra MembersThe CCS’ Arts Education program is sponsoring the Fourteenth Annual All-County Orchestra Clinic for 80 talented Cumberland County Schools’ high school orchestra students selected through an audition to participate in the clinic. The public is invited to the clinic concert on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4:00 p. m. in the auditorium of Jack Britt High School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 15, 2018

        


Running turkeyMembers of the Gray’s Creek Elementary School PTA are hosting their 7th Annual Turkey Trot and One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 a.m. The Trot and Fun Run will take place on the campus of Gray’s Creek Elementary School. Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age bracket. For more information or to register, call the school at 910.483.3352.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 15, 2018

        


Cozy winter still life: mug of hot tea and warm woolen knitting on vintage windowsill against snow landscape from outside.Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., announces the first CCS’ Holiday Greeting Card Competition and invites all CCS’ elementary, middle and high schools to participate. Principals and Visual Arts Teachers will work together to encourage students at their school to create original artwork that depicts the competition’s theme: “Sights of the Season.”  Each elementary, middle and high school may submit TWO (2) pieces of art for the competition.  First-, Second- and Third-Place winners will be selected from each attendance area. DEADLINE:  All artwork submissions must be received in the Arts Education office in the Central Services’ Building no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018.  The artwork within each of the 10 attendance areas will be adjudicated by a panel of judges. All participating students will receive a Certificate of Participation. First-, Second- and Third-Place winners will receive a Certificate of Award. First-place winning artwork for each Attendance Area will be used to create our 2018-2019 CCS’ Holiday Greeting Cards. For more information, contact Arts Education Supervisor Lydia Stewart.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 15, 2018

        


Gabriel, Abby, Georgia, Selah, and Haven are pictured below with their teachers, Alex Williams (ACMS), Brittany Thompson (JGMS), and James Haire (MWMS). [Not pictured: Lisa Packer (GCMS)

Cumberland County Schools had five students qualify to be a part of the 168-voice middle school NC Honors Chorus from the 802 auditioned.

 
Gabriel G. (ACMS), Abby H. and Georgia R. (GCMS), Selah A. (JGMS), and Haven L. (MWMS) participated in a two-day clinic and concert this weekend in Winston Salem at the NC Music Educators Association conference.  They were directed by Tom Shelton, Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College and National President of the American Choral Directors Association.
 
The concert was glorious.  Apollo was chosen by Shelton to be a featured soloist in the concert.
 
Students, Gabriel, Abby, Georgia, Selah, Haven and their teachers, Alex Williams (ACMS), Brittany Thompson (JGMS), and James Haire (MWMS). [Not pictured: Lisa Packer (GCMS)]
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on November 14, 2018

        


Commemorative Plate that reads U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools 2018Earlier today, Eastover-Central Elementary School of Arts was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2018

        


The Missing Man Table with one empty chair.In observance of Veterans’ Day (Nov. 11), CCS’ Central Services building has on display in its lobby a Missing Man Table. As visitors enter the building, they will notice a special table set for one. The manner in which the table is decorated helps all to remember our brothers and sisters in arms:
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 7, 2018

        


Nurse wearing purple gloves tests young boys blood sugar at schoolHistorically, the most common type of diabetes in children and teens was Type 1.  Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears during childhood or adolescence. Also known as “juvenile onset diabetes.  Students with Type 1 diabetes require insulin daily. Due to lack of exercise, obesity, poor nutrition, family history and being a member of certain ethnic groups have contributed to the increased diagnoses of Type 2.  Our students with Type 2 diabetes produce insulin but have difficulty converting food into energy.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 7, 2018

        


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