2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Recipients pose for photo.Assistant City Manager Jay Reinstein and a member of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department and Commission presented the following Cumberland County Schools’ s seniors with $1,000 MLK Scholarships during the May 15 Board of Education meeting: 

Raven Bailey, E.E. Smith High School; Zinzili Kelley, Douglas Byrd High School; Israel C. Barnes, E.E. Smith High School; Tyler Lambertson, Seventy-First High School; Sydney Harris, E.E. Smith High School; Madison Lapsley, Pine Forest High School; Kimbrea McDonald, Seventy-First High School; Myles Nooks, E.E. Smith High School; Jiawen He, Cross Creek Early College High School; and Nicholas Moment-Cunningham, Cross Creek Early College High School.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 18, 2018

        


2017 Kia SoulFayetteville – Congratulations to Jacob Branham, a senior from Cumberland Polytechnic High School (CPHS), for winning a 2017 Kia Soul during this year’s “Driven 2 Excel” celebration last night in the Crown Arena.

Branham and 691 other graduating seniors were in the running for the new car and college scholarships based on their attendance and academic achievements. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


Daughters of the American Revolution State Essay WinnerDesmond Jordan, a stellar 7th grade AIG student at Westover Middle School, recently participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life”?
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018

        


Director leads student in the orchestra camp as they play a selection of musicThe Arts Education Program of Cumberland County Schools is pleased to offer two summer workshops for band and orchestra students. The summer music workshops are open to all band and orchestra students in grades 5 through 12, who have successfully completed one year of instruction.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 15, 2018

        


Middle School Girls CompeteThe Cumberland County Schools held its annual Super Fitness Field Day on Friday, May 11 on the Athletic Field at Reid Ross Classical School in Fayetteville. The event was held to showcase the school system’s finest athletes, who withstood rigorous qualification standards to participate in the competitions. Events included the following: curl-ups, standing long jump, rope skipping, shuttle run, 50-meter dash, 200-meter run, & 800-meter run. Special thanks to the County physical fitness teachers and military soldiers who judged the physical fitness events.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


Stedman Elementary, the students, faculty, and family of Chanda Holst recently gathered on the front lawn to dedicate a memorial garden to Mrs. Holst’s memory. Chanda taught at Stedman Elementary beginning in 2007 and remained there until her death in October 2017. The Cape Fear High School Band Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mike Williams provided music for the event. The dedication ended with Mrs. Holst’s students and family performing a balloon release.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 14, 2018

        


First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition Massey Hill Classical High School student Deanna Glus recently won First Place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her artwork entitled “A Hometown Feeling”.  

Her artwork will be displayed in a busy corridor of the U.S. Capitol complex for one year, representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.  Having won the Congressional Art Award, Deanna will receive a scholarship offer from a prestigious arts university. Ms. Glus and a guest will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception and view her artwork in the Capitol.

Please congratulate Deanna for representing our school, city, county, district, state, and country so well. Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support!  

Principal: Dr. Pamela Adams 
Visual Arts Teacher: Brett King

 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


Caitlin Brooks, South View CTE Student, Receives First Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Ms. Williams, Teacher of Record and Student Advisor, Mr. Brooks Caitlin’s father, Ms. Johson Assistant Principal and Mrs. Scott CTE Dept. Chair

Congratulations to Caitlin Brooks for being the first student to achieve Credit by Demonstrated Mastery within Career and Technical Education for Cumberland County Schools.

The Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Process allows high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the students’ transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 11, 2018

        


The Cumberland County School System will close schools for students on Wednesday, May 16 changing the day to an optional workday for teachers and staff.  No make-up day for students or staff will be required.  High School exam schedules will be modified. Prime Time will be open for full day service in all sites that currently offer afternoon Prime Time.  Parents who will need Prime Time services on May 16 should call the Prime Time office to register their child for the full day service.
 
We have continued to monitor the number of teachers taking leave to participate in the “March for Students” Rally in Raleigh.  It was our hope to have an adequate number of substitutes to provide instruction for our students but as the need for substitutes has increased beyond our capacity to ensure students’ academic and other needs will be adequately met, the decision to close schools is in the best interest of our students.
 
We regret this decision creates work and child care concerns for our CCS families. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


Blue and white Academy for Health Sciences LogoCongratulations to Westover High School’s Academy of Health Sciences for recently being recognized as an Outstanding HOSA, Gold Star Chapter, a NAMI supporter, and for receiving the HOSA National Service Project during the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. 

Westover High’s Project Lead the Way Teacher Kacheckia Dewitt was announced as the newly elected NC HOSA District 4 Adviser!

Also, the following WOHS students received top honors in Conference competitions:
Minnie Reeves – 3rd place Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
Jada Hawthorne –  Top 10 Emergency Medical Services
Kanaiza Carzo – Top 10 Emergency Medical Services
Lauren Lowe – Top 10 Job Seeking Skills
Cora Shaw – Top 10 Extemporaneous Healthcare Poster
Kanaiza Carzo – Received the Barbara James Service Award

Twenty students were recognized for completing the Healthcare Issue Exam 

Minnie Reeves and Cora Shaw have been invited to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference from June 27 – 30 in Texas.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 10, 2018

        


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