Black and Gold Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetACMS recently participated in a partnership with Cross Creek Subaru. Subaru invited their customers who came to their dealership throughout August to help customize book labels and write notes of encouragement to young readers on bookmarks. Books were labeled and encouraging bookmarks were placed inside all 150 award-winning science books. ACMS received the donation on Friday, September 8th. A variety of science books have been distributed to the Science teachers at ACMS for classroom use. The titles cover a wide variety of science themes that include animals, physics, space, sports, and climate change. This donation was greatly appreciated by Anne Chestnutt Middle School!
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetNearly 30 vendors participated in Anne Chesnutt Middle School’s Yard Sale on Sept. 9. Passersby stopped by the  Skibo Road school to check out everything from clothing items to bookshelves to baked goods! The local blood donor center was even on hand to take donations. 

School organizers of the event are hailing it a huge success and have plans to sponsor another yard sale in the spring.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


yard sale items in a boxThe Athletic Department of Anne Chesnutt Middle School is hosting a community (parking lot) yard sale on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to rent a table from the school at a cost of $15.oo per table. Tables will be rented on a first come, first served basis. All money you raise will be yours to keep! They are inviting parents, and the local community to participate in this event. Set up will begin at 7:00 a.m. in front of the school. See you there!
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 31, 2017

        


Ms. Chalmers, E.E. Smith High School Principal addresses students during an assembly on the first day of school..At E.E. Smith High School, students filled the gym for a Back to School Assembly to kick off the 2017 – 2018 school year.  Melody Chalmers, the principal, welcomed students, staff, and visitors and reminded them of the school vision to foster a professional, collegial culture that breeds high expectations and high standards.  Student Government Association President, Hannah Childress, greeted the student body with a message to live up to the high expectations of the faculty and staff and to remain focused on their education the entire year.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 31, 2017

        


Pictured are POY Nominees (top to bottom) Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

During CCS’ 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kick-Off Leadership Celebration on Aug. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year finalist and the Principal of the Year (POY) nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. From a pool of candidates, these exceptional educators were chosen to vie for the County’s top educational honors. In the coming weeks, a representative from each group will be selected to compete at the regional level. 

The TOY Attendance Area Finalists are Angelina Cobb (Jack Britt), Ashley Biagi (Seventy-First), Leslie Seals (South View), Latisha Edwards (Westover), Ashley Peterson (Pine Forest), Talicia Smith (Douglas Byrd), Samuel McMillan (Gray’s Creek), Jessica Cashwell (Cape Fear), Eddie Ford III (E.E. Smith), and Carla Burke (Terry Sanford).

The POY Nominees are Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

 

Congratulations! We’re proud of you!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 21, 2017

        


5-6 years old boy and plate of cooked vegetables isolated on white

Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


children ready to head back to school standing by a fenceAs 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 August 15, 2017

        


Black and Gold National Beta Club LogoFayetteville, NC – National Beta is proud to announce Elizabeth Haynes of New Century International Elementary, as a 2017-2018 Junior Beta Leadership Ambassador. This award is given annually to deserving Junior Beta members who best demonstrate quality leadership through effective teamwork, an inspiration to fellow peers, a courageous attitude, and honest character.

Elizabeth is one of only 10 Leadership Ambassadors who obtained this honor from 122 potential candidates. Winners were announced during National Beta’s Annual Summer Leadership Camp in Greeneville, TN late July wherein elementary and middle school Beta members from across the nation gathered for leadership training. Members spent the week working alongside nationally-recognized speakers and National Beta staff in a variety of leadership and team-building activities and adventures.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


1st place winner- Anil G. from Seventy-First Classical Middle School holding trophy

Congratulations to Anil Gordon, a student at Seventy-First Classical Middle School, for receiving fourth-place honors in the Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 National School Contest, held July 13-14.

 
The eighth grader, who received a medallion for this honor, competed against 23 other students from across the country. According to a representative from Modern Woodmen of America, the judges thought Anil’s speech showed “tremendous talent and effort.” 
 
Contest officials said that nearly 90,000 students participated at the local/school level by sharing their thoughts about this year’s speech topic: “What does it mean to be a hero?”  
 
 
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


E. E. Smith Student Leaders Prepare for Success by attending Dr. W. T. Brown Student Leadership Academy On June 9, 2017, school ended for most of the students and teachers across the Cape Fear Region, but not for the faculty and staff at E. E. Smith High School. Teachers, administrators, students, and community volunteers have been hard at work sharpening their leadership skills and preparing to make the transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible for rising 9th graders. This summer kicked off the 1st Dr. W. T. Brown Student Leadership Academy specifically designed for student leaders of clubs, organizations, and teams at E. E. Smith High School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


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