Fourth-grade teacher William Helms from College Lakes Elementary School hosted an American Indian Celebration event Monday morning in the school’s cafeteria. 

John Oxendine (Lumbee Nation) and Kaya Littleturtle (Tuscarora Nation) shared their love of culture through dancing, drumming, singing, storytelling, and Native Flute music.  

The fourth graders were mesmerized by the beautiful and breathtaking Native American Regalia the men wore.  Both Oxendine and Littleturtle, entertained questions “such as “Are we allowed to attend Pow Wow’s or are they for Native Americans only?” “What do you think about the football team name, Washington Redskins?”  The men were eloquent in their answers as they explained how native people feel about those topics.

At the conclusion of the program, Oxendine and Littleturtle invited students and teachers to participate in a Friendship dance.  The Friendship Dance is a staple at Pow Wow’s. It is the one dance in which everyone is encouraged to participate.

The event was organized by the CCS’ Office of Indian Education.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 20, 2017

        


Pictured left to right in photo is Caitlin B., Keysha J., Serina G., Mr. Chad Barbour, Darren H., Kobe J., and Christian G.On November 13, 2017, students enrolled in the Adobe Visual Design Course at South View High were presented their Adobe Certified Associate Certificate by Mr. Chad Barbour, Principal of the Career and Technical Education Department.

To earn their Adobe Certified Associate Certificate these students had to pass an industry-recognized credentialing exam that demonstrates their proficiency in digital skills for using Adobe Photoshop CC for image editing.

The first Certification Certificate was given to Darren Hoffman. He the first student in the Cumberland County School System to achieve this certification. The following students also received their Certification Certificate: Caitlin B., Christian G., Serina G., Kobe J., and Keysha J.

These six students have joined an elite community of individuals with proven expertise in digital communications. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it’s the absolute best way to communicate their proficiency in leading products from Adobe.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 15, 2017

        


Cumberland County Governor’s School Selections AnnouncedLocal Students Chosen to Compete for Governor’s School

Fayetteville, NC – Congratulations to the 29 Academic nominees who have been selected by the Cumberland County Schools’ Superintendent’s Governor’s School Selection Committee and the 20 Performing Arts nominees selected at the school level. These students will compete for state selection to attend the prestigious five and a half-week summer residential program for gifted high school students. They are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2017

        


 Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins visited Stedman Primary and read a book to a group of students.On Thursday, October 19th Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins visited our school. The students gathered in the media center and Ms. Huggins read the book, QUACKERS by Liz Wong and she sang them a song. She spoke to the students about the importance of being kind to everyone and always follow your dreams. Before she left, she gave each student a copy of the book, A Very Crabby Christmas by Tish Rabe and the girls got The Little Mermaid coloring book and the boys got Sponge Bob paint book. We had a great morning with Miss North Carolina. We hope she comes back to visit again. Read more…

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 24, 2017

        


Cumberland County School Counselors take it to the next level during their 3rd Annual Money Night for Seniors and their parents.  An event that started with 5 school counselors (Donna Craig; EE Smith High School), Rangel McLaurin (Reid Ross Classical High School), Jennifer Theel (Cumberland International High School), Retired Counselor, Jackie Mardis (Cross Creek Early College High School), and Dr. Tanya Sandidge (Westover High School), is now a Cumberland County School Counselor event. 
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 24, 2017

        


 Jack Britt SAVE Promise Club members with Paula Fynboh, Sandy Hook Promise; David Jackson, Jack Britt SAVE Advisor; Steve Moore, Allstate

Jack Britt SAVE Promise Club members with Paula Fynboh, Sandy Hook Promise; David Jackson, Jack Britt SAVE Advisor; Steve Moore, Allstate

Jack Britt High School received a $1,000 mini-grant for their safe school efforts from the Allstate Foundation and Sandy Hook Promise. Grant funds will be used by their Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club to conduct activities and implement the Know The Signs violence prevention programs. 
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 23, 2017

        


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Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2017

        


Alexis Michael, Aubrey Burnette, and Jada Dockery holding their certificates and trophies for displaying amazing acts of character

Alexis Michael, Aubrey Burnette, and Jada Dockery

The Amazing Acts of Character Recognition Program celebrates Cumberland County Schools’ students who meritoriously display an act of good character that goes above and beyond expected pleasant behavior.  Beginning January 2017, each month, all nominees receive a certificate recognizing their act by the Counselor Coordinator.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 11, 2017

        


Massey Hill Classical High School Students Help Load Donations for Hurricane Relief EffortsMassey Hill students recently took action to help those families experiencing hardship in Puerto Rico. Dr. Adams-Watkins asked students in each class what they could do. The students decided to donate baby items and cleaning supplies. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, students were able to send baby supplies and cleaning supplies in “hurricane buckets” to a group spearheading relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The group, represented by Mr. Ray Molina came to Massey Hill to pick up the donations.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 28, 2017

        


Driven 2 Excel LogpWHAT IS D2X?
The Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program is a community enhancement campaign designed to reward high school seniors in Cumberland County who achieve high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the 2017 – 2018 school year.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 23, 2017

        


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