Cumberland County Seal in blue and goldFAYETTEVILLE – Cumberland County was certified as an ACT Work Ready Community in May after completing a two-year certification process.

The ACT WRC initiative helps counties enhance their economic development efforts by ensuring members of the community, from students just entering the workforce to long-time employees, understand the skills employers require and how they can prepare themselves for success.

The initiative is powered by the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which is a portable credential that measures an individual’s foundational workplace skills, such as math and reading. Employers are assured that a candidate who holds an NCRC is prepared to quickly learn job-specific skills.
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 21, 2018

        


The following Summer Camps are available to Cumberland County School students.

Lil’ Top Chef Camp
Let us whisk your kid away for an exciting culinary learning experience while school’s out this summer. These hands-on, 4-day camps will get your kids in the kitchen, learning real cooking techniques and having a blast. All camps are for ages 6-18 and are separated into elementary, middle and high school levels. The cost of the camp covers the 4-day camp, cookbook, apron, and chef hat. The camps run Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Four sessions will be offered. For more information, contact Temia Weathersby at 910.425.8181 ext. 117 or 910.224.6031. 
Lil Chef Summer Camp Registration Information and Packet


Prime Time logo - colorful ball with a white star with the words Prime Time written in blackCumberland County Schools’ Prime Time Summer Camp 2018
Featuring eight weekly themes, three locations, daily snacks, and two weekly field trips! Open to children entering 1st grade through age 12. Prime Time Summer Camp will be held at C. Wayne Collier, Mary McArthur, and Howard Hall elementary schools. Camp will run June 11 – August 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AM Extended Care and PM Extended Care will be available for an additional fee.
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 18, 2018

        


Seventy-First Classical Middle School Logo in Black and WhiteThe Seventy-First Classical Middle School Show Choir was invited to perform in Raleigh for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  State Superintendent Mark Johnson was there and spoke with the students about the importance of arts education and following their dreams.


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Published by Laurie Pender on June 7, 2018

        


Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeGraduating seniors are invited to attend Fayetteville Technical Community College’s (FTCC) 2018 Open House on Tuesday, June 26 from 1-7 p.m. in the Tony Rand Center located at 2201 Hull Road/Fayetteville. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 6, 2018

        


female student in red tshirt holds plantStudents at Terry Sanford High School in Mr. Brian Thompson’s environmental science classes were introduced to Aquaponics this year for research and classroom lessons. Aquaponics combines fish culture with raising crops by placing the two together in a single ecosystem. Through a trial-and-error design process, Mr. Thompson’s students designed a replicable system with a small footprint that would be a simple addition to any classroom. The goldfish live in a tub on the bottom level, water is pumped up to the top level where seeds are germinating and then cascades down to the lower levels where stronger plants flourish under active lighting.

Aquaponics is one expression of the sustainability efforts happening at Terry Sanford high school. The agricultural method uses over 90% less water than conventional growing in soil, utilizes a much smaller footprint while expanding vertically, requires no pesticides and does not use artificial fertilizers. Different fish species can be selected for harvest in larger operations. The final system designed at Terry Sanford is small, inexpensive and reusable.
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 6, 2018

        


Students eating a free meal provided by the summer feeding program!CCS Child Nutrition Services will operate the Summer Feeding Program (SFP) June 11 through July 27, 2018, at multiple sites throughout Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Kids ages 18 yrs and younger eat lunch for FREE. (No application required.)

To locate SFP free meals:

Online at  www.cn.ccs.k12.nc.us
Text “FoodNC” to 877- 877
Call toll-free:  1-866-3HUNGRY  (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE  (1-877-842-6273)

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on June 5, 2018

        


the sun shining with the words Kids eat FREE this Summer written in blueFayetteville, NC – For many kids, summertime means two things: fun and friends. But when school’s out, that also means that families cannot count on their kids eating meals at school, and already tight family food budgets have to be stretched even further.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded program designed to fill the need and ensure that children from low-income homes continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites.
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 4, 2018

        


Jack Britt High School's Ladies Softball Team Wins 4A State TitleJoin us in congratulating the Jack Britt High School’s Lady Buccaneers Fast Pitch Softball Team for being named the FIRST EVER fastpitch softball state champions in Cumberland County history! The team won 4A State Softball Championship in Raleigh on Saturday! Additionally, MacKenzie George from Jack Britt was the 4A Softball State Championship MVP!
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 4, 2018

        


Dignitaries stand ready to cut the ribbon opening the new fire station(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The media and public were invited to the ribbon cutting for the new Fire Station 12 on Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m. The new station is located at 911 Hope Mills Road, adjacent to J.W. Coon Elementary School.

The land for the station was donated to the City of Fayetteville by Cumberland County Schools. Construction began on the structure on July 24, 2017, just following a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19, 2017.
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 1, 2018

        


Nine people from the Cumberland County Schools' PTA attended the North Carolina PTA Conference

(L-R) Virginia Jicha, Howard Lattimore, Margie Maddox, Maranda Maddox, Sonya Harriott, Pamela Story, Destinee Harriott, Porcha Mcmillan, and Eugene Pinckney.


Congratulations to the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC) and two local PTAs for being recognized during the North Carolina PTA (NCPTA) Convention recently held in the Watson School of Education Building located on the UNC Wilmington Campus.


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Published by Laurie Pender on June 1, 2018

        


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