Image of Gran'daddy Junebug, storyteller extraordinaire at Glendale Acres Elementary School.Artists in Schools artist Mitch Capel/”Gran’daddy Junebug” performed “Want A Story?” for the students and staff of Glendale Acres Elementary School on February 15, 2017. As a master storyteller, he included lots of audience participation and truly brought his stories to life. It was also a great addition to the school’s Black History Month celebration. Continue reading . . .

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 22, 2017

        


Image of Todd McCabe accepting award from Larell Higginbotham.Todd McCabe, Cumberland County Schools’ 2017 Teacher of the Year, was recently honored at Liberty Point Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Annual Awards program held at Campground Methodist Church. He was selected as the Chapter’s Outstanding History Teacher of the Year and, currently, teaches at John Griffin Middle School. Larell Higginbotham, a NSDAR prospective member, presented Mr. McCabe with an engraved statue of an American Eagle with raised wings.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


Image of Joel Brown and E.E. Smith High School's TRUE Men at WTVDThe TRUE Men of E.E. Smith High School (EESHS) and the Ladies Academy recently spent the day with their mentor, Joel Brown at WTVD- ABC 11 in Durham. The young men and ladies really enjoyed this experience and learned a lot about how the local news is produced daily. Joel was an excellent host and has remained supportive of TRUE Men since day one.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


Image of Spring Lake Middle School Students on Recent Field Trip.Thirty-eight eighth grade students recently spent three days on a field trip to Salter Path, NC,  to learn and understand why and how we are tied to the earth. The program is called Sound to Sea and it’s the only residential environmental education program on the Outer Banks. Spring Lake students enjoyed multi-disciplinary hands-on activities, a Challenge Course, and special evening programs. Spring Lake Middle School is the only Cumberland County School to embark on this amazing adventure this school year! Continue Reading . . .
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


Image of NC DOT Aviation Art Contest Winners from Spring Lake Middle SchoolTwo Spring Lake Middle School students placed in the NC DOT Aviation Art Contest. A record number of students entered the contest; 1,007 students representing 144 hometowns and 99 schools across North Carolina entered this contest. Jaedyn Ross and Leslie Juarez-Cardozo placed in the Intermediate Category. Jaedyn placed 7th overall and Leslie placed 9th overall.  Visit the school’s website now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


Image of the Cumberland County Schools' 2017 Spelling Bee Winner, Kendal WinKendal Win, seventh-grader at Pine Forest Middle School (PFMS) won the CCS Spelling Bee contest Friday, February 17, 2017. The winning word was “paparazzo.” Kendal will be the third PFMS student to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after Xavier Barnes’ win in 2008 and Benjamin Palmer’s win in 2005.
 
Kendal competes in a number of academic clubs at PFMS, including Battle of the Books. She was in the library with her English Language Arts class on Friday when Principal Billy Starks came over the announcements to share her win with the school. The students in the library erupted with cheers for her. 
 
“Kendal is a wonderful student, ” says Mr. Starks, “and we are so proud of her. Our Raider family will be praying for safe travels for her and her family.”
 
The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee will start on Sunday, May 28 and will end on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 21, 2017

        


Westarea Elementary School will be presenting its annual Black History programs on Friday, February 24. This year’s theme is the African-American Contributors Awards. The student-led performing arts program honors the contributions of current and historic African-American men and women who have made a difference, motivated a change, created new opportunities, and achieved the unachievable. The first program featuring kindergarten through second graders will begin at 9:00 a.m., while the program highlighting third through fifth graders starts at 1:00 p.m. Visit the school’s website!

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 20, 2017

        


Image of Cinderella's Glass Slipper advertising Cinderella's Closet - A special project where girls can get gently used prom dresses!Calling all fairy godmothers! Do you have gently worn, clean and ready-to-wear formal attire or prom dresses in your closet you can donate? Cinderella’s Closet is seeking donations for the closet.  This year they are especially in need of full-figure sizes as well as shoes, accessories, jewelry, etc.

Cinderella’s Closet is a joint project of Cumberland County Schools, Belk Cross Creek Mall and Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. From 2007-2016, 763 girls have received formal attire from Cinderella’s Closet.

For information regarding Cinderella’s Closet, call Jerial Bogan at 910.391.0498 or e-mail jbogan@nc.rr.com.

Find out more about Cinderella’s Closet!

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 16, 2017

        


Image of Hidden Figures Movie PosterThe Black History Club of Seventy-First High School recently attended a special viewing of the wildly acclaimed movie Hidden Figures.  As a group, we understand that we cannot begin to solve any issue without transparency.  As Taraji P. Henson stated during their acceptance speech, Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn are hidden no more because someone was transparent enough, to tell the truth.  Many of not just the students, but adults as well, were not aware that Katherine G. Johnson calculated the trajectory for Alan Shepard, the first American in space.  The Black History Club invited others to join them for this special viewing where they were afforded an opportunity to learn about what was left out of the history books.  Join Seventy-First and the Black History Club as they continue to partner and empower our youth!


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Published by Laurie Pender on February 13, 2017

        


Image of Hope Mills Middle School Principal receiving a grant check from Walmart's Neighborhood MarketCongratulations to Hope Mills Middle School Principal, Mrs.Yolanda Epps, who recently received a $1,500.00 grant for the school from Walmart Neighborhood Market.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 2, 2017

        


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