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

        


Douglas Byrd High School S2S TeamDouglas Byrd S2S (Student 2 Student program) consisting of students: Destiny R., Zinzili K., Shannon S., Amazia J., and Cassie A. along with their teacher sponsors: Stefanie Shook and Jennifer Ramirez were given the amazing opportunity to attend the MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. on July 30 through Aug 2nd. During this training seminar, Douglas Byrd High School students were afforded the opportunity to attend many amazing leadership seminars given by distinguished speakers such as Maj. Gen Charles Bolden (astronaut and retired Marine), Dr. Ken Ginsburg (renowned pediatric doctor) and Dr. Jill Biden.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


Ms. Hackett teaches students in her Academic College Readiness ClassAbout 925 students at Cumberland Polytechnic, Cross Creek Early College, Cumberland International Early College, A. B. Wilkins high schools returned to class today for the next step in their educational journey. They join the 1,590 students currently enrolled in our year-round schools. On Monday, August 28 school doors will open for students who follow the traditional calendar. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 7, 2017

        


Gray's Creek Middle Global Connections Students working on Homeless ProjectThe 8th grade  Global Connections students as part of their curriculum were learning about Global Issues and how to turn an issue into an opportunity and make a difference. After a survey, the class stated that the issue they were most concerned about was Homelessness. Read more…

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on July 13, 2017

        


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