2017 Juried High School Art Show - Emily Lombardi, Cape Fear High School - 1st Place SculptureThe annual High School Juried Art Show offers Cumberland County Schools’ high school Visual Arts students the opportunity to have their artwork adjudicated by a Guest Juror for possible selection in the art show.  The Art Show was on display from March 7-17, 2017.  Students competed for First place, Second place, Third place or an Honorable Mention in the categories of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media/Other. 

Student awards were presented at the Opening Reception on March 7.  Dr. Rollinda Thomas served as the 2017 Juror.  Dr. Thomas is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Art Education at Fayetteville State University. This student Visual Arts event was made possible through the kind assistance of the staff of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.  For more information, please contact Lydia Stewart, Arts Education Supervisor for Cumberland County Schools at (910) 678.2622.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


Elementary Battle of the Books LogoCongratulations to Eastover Central Elementary School! They won the Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) Finals today and will represent the CCS in the EBOB Regionals on April 28 in Bladen County.  We would also like to congratulate Howard Hall Elementary (2nd Place) and Vanstory Elementary (3rd Place)!  All of the EBOB teams did a great job!  Thanks to all of the participating teams and coaches for working so hard this year!

Good luck to Eastover Central Elementary!  We know you will represent CCS well in the regional competition.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 17, 2017

        


Glendale Acres Elementary School Cafeteria Staff with Mayor and CommissionerCumberland County Schools celebrated National School Breakfast Week from March 6-10, 2017.  Students were encouraged to “Take the Challenge” and eat breakfast in the cafeteria daily.  Those who participated could place their name in a raffle for prizes to be given away at the end of the week. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 10, 2017

        


Teacher with students looking at a globe of the earth.

Long Hill Elementary School be hosting the school’s  Third Annual Multi-Cultural Night on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  This will be a magical night of student work display, technology application, and research.

Projects will range from hands-on paper projects such as displays, murals, and reports to highly advanced technology displays.  Students are movie making, using Green Screen, Padlet, QR codes, and a multitude of other technology platforms.  There will be some food items, artifacts, and even student’s dressed in appropriate cultural attire.  Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 8, 2017

        


Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books TeamWhat a great day of competition for the Middle School Battle of the Books (MBOB)!! Thanks to all the teams for their hard work!

Mac Williams Middle School won the district competition and will represent CCS in the Regional MBOB Competition on April 3rd.  Congratulations!!

1st: Mac Williams Middle School
2nd:  Gray’s Creek Middle School
3rd:  Max Abbott Middle School
4th:  Tie- John Griffin Middle School and New Century Middle School
5th:  Hope Mills Middle School

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2017

        


Boy in green shirt explains research on PenguinsEastover-Central’s Kate Waterman’s first-grade class sponsored a living “Penguin Wax Museum.” Students researched penguins, made penguin art and crafts, and even dressed as their specific penguin species, to recite their research papers from memory. Continue Reading . . .

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2017

        


video cameraWant to create a healthier learning space at your school by developing a walking trail, promote a family wellness night, purchase workout equipment but don’t have the funds?  Well, look no further.  The Office of Health Services, School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), and District PTA are hosting the 2017 Creating Healthy Schools video contest. All CCS’ elementary, middle and high schools are asked to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that shows why it is important to live a healthy lifestyle and how they can create a healthier learning environment.  The two school’s video with the most ‘likes’ will win $500 for their wellness initiative.  All videos should be submitted to VideoContest@ccs.k12.nc.us by March 24, 2017. If your school is up for the challenge, contact your principal or Angela Hurley, Healthy Eating and Active Living Liaison at 910.678.2419. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2017

        


Students participate in group activity at Max Abbott Middle SchoolMax Abbott Middle School AIG students recently participated in an Engineering-On-the Road program presented by the UNCW School of Engineering.  Students were introduced to many fields of engineering and taught that engineers have a mindset to solve problems through communication, collaboration, creativity, and optimism.  Students participated in a hands on Industrial Engineering activity in which they were required to draft a prototype of a thank you card, outline a process for developing their card, produce the product in mass amount, and then evaluate their productivity,efficiency, and quality.  Students quickly learned that sometimes it is necessary to make changes to processes in order to improve productivity, efficiency, and quality.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2017

        


Students from Seventy-First High School learn Chinese through teleconference Digital Learning Day 2017 was a success in Cumberland County Schools! On February 23rd, students, teachers, and administrators across the district showcased their knowledge of educational digital technologies by participating in activities utilizing digital tools, resources and content. Digital Learning Day is a national event that started in 2012. It’s about enhancing the learning experience for all students and targeting the skills needed in today’s world. Both students and teachers are embracing new innovative ways to teach and learn.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 27, 2017

        


Image of the National BETA School of Merit LogoThe CCS congratulates Seventy-First Classical Middle School (SFCMS) for being named a 2016 – 2017 National Beta School of Merit. The school is receiving this prestigious honor because its Beta Chapter includes all eligible grade levels on the school’s campus.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 22, 2017

        


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