Green sign reads walk and bike to schoolLooking for an event to spark a healthy, active new school year. Look no further! Register today to join the Walk to School Celebration taking place October 4th. Let’s get your students, staff, and community stepping to a healthier beat. To learn more about Walk to School Day visit the link below or contact Angela Hurley, Healthy Eating and Active Living Liaison at 910.678.2419.

http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


5-6 years old boy and plate of cooked vegetables isolated on white

Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. 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 August 19, 2017

        


During CCS’ 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kick-Off Leadership Celebration on Aug. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists and Principal of the Year (POY) nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. From a pool of candidates, these exceptional educators were chosen to vie for the County’s top educational honors. In the coming weeks, a representative from both groups will be selected to compete at the regional level. 

Cumberland County Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists   Cumberland County Schools 2018 Principal of the Year Nominees
Pictured are TOY Attendance Area Finalists: Front Row (l-r) Angelina Cobb (Jack Britt) and Ashley Biagi (Seventy-First); Middle Row (l-r) Leslie Seals (South View), Latisha Edwards (Westover), and Ashley Peterson (Pine Forest); and Back Row (l-r) Kristie West (Terry Sanford), Talicia Smith (Douglas Byrd), Samuel McMillan (Gray’s Creek), and Jessica Cashwell (Cape Fear). Eddie Ford III (E.E. Smith) is not pictured.   Pictured are POY Nominees (top to bottom) Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

Congratulations! We’re proud of you!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


Cumberland International Early College High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, and A.B. Wilkins High School will release students at their regular times.   
 
As previously shared, Cumberland Polytechnic High School, Reid Ross Classical School, Anne Chesnutt Middle School, and E.E. Miller Elementary School will release students at 1:00 p.m
 
All Prime Time sites have been canceled for the day. All athletic practices will begin at 5:00 p.m.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 18, 2017

        


children ready to head back to school standing by a fenceAs the summer continues, parents and students will start getting ready to come back to school. The CCS has put together an online Back-to-School Guide, a one-stop-shop for all of your Back-to-School questions. Please visit the online guide to find open house schedules, school supply lists, bell schedules, lunch information and much more. Check out the Online Back-to-School Guide now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2017

        


Black and Gold National Beta Club LogoFayetteville, NC – National Beta is proud to announce Elizabeth Haynes of New Century International Elementary, as a 2017-2018 Junior Beta Leadership Ambassador. This award is given annually to deserving Junior Beta members who best demonstrate quality leadership through effective team work, an inspiration to fellow peers, a courageous attitude, and honest character.

Elizabeth is one of only 10 Leadership Ambassadors who obtained this honor from 122 potential candidates. Winners were announced during National Beta’s Annual Summer Leadership Camp in Greeneville, TN late July wherein elementary and middle school Beta members from across the nation gathered for leadership training. Members spent the week working alongside nationally-recognized speakers and National Beta staff in a variety of leadership and team-building activities and adventures.

As part of her duties as Leadership Ambassador, Elizabeth will represent National Beta at various National Beta sponsored events, promote Beta as part of organizational growth initiatives and advocate for leadership opportunities in her community. “As a two-year camper, Elizabeth has grown her leadership skills while maintaining a servant’s heart for those around her. We are excited to recognize Elizabeth as Junior Beta Leadership Ambassador” said National Beta’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Bright. 

About National Beta
National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Since its beginnings in 1934, National Beta has been committed to providing students with a positive experience in a supportive manner in grades 4-12. The organization recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, and fosters leadership skills. 

For more information about National Beta visit, betaclub.org

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


Picture of the image advertising Credit by Demonstrated MasteryThe Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) process allows current high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the student’s transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. 

Any parents or students who are interested in CDM should complete the CDM application and return it to the AIG Consultant at their school no later than September 1, 2017.

*CDM also applies to 6-8 students, but only for certain high school courses offered at the school. Applications for middle school are not available until January.

CDM-Frequently Asked Questions

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery – Application Fall 2017

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


1st place winner- Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School holding trophy

Congratulations to Anil Gordon, a student at Seventy-First Classical Middle School, for receiving fourth-place honors in the Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 National School Contest, held July 13-14.

 
The eighth grader, who received a medallion for this honor, competed against 23 other students from across the country. According to a representative from Modern Woodmen of America, the judges thought Anil’s speech showed “tremendous talent and effort.” 
 
Contest officials said that nearly 90,000 students participated at the local/school level by sharing their thoughts about this year’s speech topic: “What does it mean to be a hero?”  
 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


E. E. Smith Student Leaders Prepare for Success by attending Dr. W. T. Brown Student Leadership Academy On June 9, 2017, school ended for most of the students and teachers across the Cape Fear Region, but not for the faculty and staff at E. E. Smith High School. Teachers, administrators, students, and community volunteers have been hard at work sharpening their leadership skills and preparing to make the transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible for rising 9th graders. This summer kicked off the 1st Dr. W. T. Brown Student Leadership Academy specifically designed for student leaders of clubs, organizations, and teams at E. E. Smith High School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


Douglas Byrd High School S2S TeamDouglas Byrd S2S (Student 2 Student program) consisting of students: Destiny R., Zinzili K., Shannon S., Amazia J., and Cassie A. along with their teacher sponsors: Stefanie Shook and Jennifer Ramirez were given the amazing opportunity to attend the MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. on July 30 through Aug 2nd. During this training seminar, Douglas Byrd High School students were afforded the opportunity to attend many amazing leadership seminars given by distinguished speakers such as Maj. Gen Charles Bolden (astronaut and retired Marine), Dr. Ken Ginsburg (renowned pediatric doctor) and Dr. Jill Biden.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


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