Douglas Byrd Middle School LogoDouglas Byrd Middle School recently received a $5,600 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.  More than $930,000 in grants will be distributed to 160 school libraries across the country this year for the purchase of books and reading materials. Douglas Byrd Middle was one of only eight schools in North Carolina chosen to receive this grant. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 26, 2017

        


Pine Forest High School's Green Team Wins $20,000The Pine Forest High School (PFHS) Green Team recently joined the Recycle Rally contest sponsored by PepsiCo where they collected plastic bottles and aluminum cans from students, parents, staff, and community. The Green Team sorted the items, plastic, and aluminum bagged them up and weighed each bag. PepsiCo sent auditors to the school at various times to confirm the team was recycling the right kind of items and weighing everything properly. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2017

        


SFCMS - NCSSM Challenge Cup 2017-18Fayetteville – On Monday, May 8, 2017, Seventy-First Classical Middle School (SFCMS) was announced as the winner of the 2016-2017 NCSSM Challenge Cup for small middle schools by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) at their Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem, NC. The award was accepted by Ms. Patricia Ramos, Principal of SFCMS, on behalf of the school.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 18, 2017

        


Driven 2 Excel 2017Fayetteville – Congratulations to Eva Kelly, a senior from Jack Britt High School (JBHS), for winning a 2016 Kia Soul during this year’s “Driven 2 Excel” celebration last night in the Crown Arena. Kelly and 730 other graduating seniors were in the running for the new car and college scholarships based on their attendance and academic achievements.  During the drawing, Diana Cain from JBHS received a $3,000 scholarship and Kade Sibert from Westover High School was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union.  In its fifth year, the “Driven 2 Excel” car give-a-way is sponsored in part by the Cumberland County Schools, Beasley Media Group radio stations, Fayetteville Kia, and the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 17, 2017

        


River Run Dogs is a local company that specializes in dog obedience, reading to dogs program and therapeutic dogs.River Run Dogs is a local company that specializes in dog obedience, reading to dogs program and therapeutic dogs. College Lakes was fortunate enough to have a visit from 3 dogs! CJ, Levi and Snitch! These fury friends came in and visited our EC classes, performed tricks and help students with calming strategies!

 

 

 


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Published by Laurie Pender on May 17, 2017

        


Integrated Systems Technology Academy LogoJeffrey Collins and Antonio (Tony) Capelo of the Jack Britt Integrated Systems Technology Academy were awarded First Place in the Inaugural Emerging Leaders STEM Competition hosted by AFCEA at the Crown Coliseum.  The first place winners received $500 and a Dell Laptop for presenting their Field Research Project, Solar Strips. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 17, 2017

        


New Century International Middle School Culture Night - Chinese DragonNew Century International Middle School (NCMIS) recently hosted their inaugural Culture Night.  The evening began with a dramatic Chinese dragon dance performed by some of the NCIMS eighth grade gentlemen.  The Chinese dragon dance is a traditional dance performed not only for Chinese New Year but for many festive occasions.  The silk flexible dragon is manipulated by male dancers who move the dragon to simulate the mythical river spirit. Continue reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 5, 2017

        


National Junior Beta Club EmblemCongratulations to the Stedman Elementary School Beta Club.  They have earned the honor of “School of Merit” through the National Beta Club organization. They have completed many community projects this year and have even gone Global with their fund raising activities. Way to go Mrs. Pankey and all of the Beta Club Members.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 3, 2017

        


Students from Gray's Creek High School's Chorale took home first place in the recent Festival Disney competition.Festival Disney is held each spring at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This competitive music festival run by Disney gives music ensembles the chance to compete with other instrumental, and vocal ensembles from schools across the country. The Gray’s Creek High School Chorale recently returned from their 3rd Festival Disney Competition where they placed 1st in class 3A, receiving the Best in Class Award and a rating of Superior. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 26, 2017

        


Students building something using a RigamajigMany kids experience intense emotional impact when a parent is deployed or has returned home from military service. Play is crucial for kids to relieve toxic stress, restore normalcy and stay active and healthy.  Stoney Point Elementary School hosted an event to unveil its new Rigamajig creative play tool on April 24, 2017. The Rigamajig empowers kids to use their own imagination to build a play space of their dreams, using a collection of wooden planks, wheels, and pulleys that allow kids to build and rebuild play structures with their imaginations. This type of play can be a solution for military families to help kids have fun, healthy and positive experiences together.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 25, 2017

        


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