New Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., takes the oath of office with his wife, Joyce Connelly by his side. The oath was administered by Cumberland County District Court Edward Pone.Before a standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., the newly hired Cumberland County Schools’ Superintendent, recently took the oath of office with his wife, Joyce Connelly, by his side. The oath was administered by Cumberland County District Court Judge Edward Pone.

After being sworn in, Dr. Connelly thanked the Board for the opportunity to lead the Cumberland County Schools. In his brief comments, he said that his focus will be on “getting students 4-C ready (via critical thinking, creativity, communications, and collaboration)” in order to raise the academic, behavioral, and social/emotional outcomes of students.
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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on July 10, 2018

        


Boys and girls holding books and wearing bookbags as they get ready to head back to schoolAs 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 July 1, 2018

        


2018 Tech Camp: The Ultimate DestinationAbout 300 educators throughout the Cumberland County Schools are attending Tech Camp 2018 this week for ‘a trip’ to “The Ultimate Destination!” The technology-driven camp is taking place at Gray’s Creek High School. 


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Published by Laurie Pender on June 27, 2018

        


Colorful banner that reads College FairCalling all 10th – 12th graders! You are invited to a FREE College Fair. The event will be held at the Spring Lake Recreation Center located at 245 Ruth Street, Spring Lake on Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The College Fair is being hosted by the Community Outreach Resource Network  (C.O.R.N.).
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Published by Laurie Pender on June 25, 2018

        


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

        


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

        


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

        


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

        


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