Image of Students Who Served As Ex-Officio School Board Members at a recent School Board Meeting.Student Government leaders Triniti Daniels from South View High School and Dora Wilson from Reid Ross Classical High School served as ex-officio members of the Cumberland County Board of Education during the November 22 meeting. Both students delivered speeches to board members on a topic of their choice. Triniti  plans to attend Berklee College of Music to major in musical engineering and production.  Dora will be attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to pursue a degree in biology.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 30, 2016

        


Image of the “Little Free Library” that lives in the courtyard at South View Middle School!In the beginning—2009–Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one-room schoolhouse. It was a tribute to his mother; she was a teacher who loved to read. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard.  By the summer of 2010, the mission of the little boxes of books was becoming clear. Each Library was unique, but all shared the theme of exchanging good books and bringing people together. Take one, leave one…..sharing books with everyone. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2016

        


Image of little girl having fun at E.E. Miller Elementary Schools recent Science NightE.E. Miller Elementary School recently held a Parent Science Curriculum Night. Students and their parents were invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities. They learned about states of matter, magnetism, computer coding, electronic Wild Goose Chase, fossil dig and explore the five senses. Over 100 families came out for a fantastic and fun evening! Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 22, 2016

        


Image of Miss North Carolina, McKenzie Faggart and Gracey H.On November 7th, Miss North Carolina, McKenzie Faggart (of Mecklenburg County) visited Armstrong Elementary School and had lunch with the school’s fifth-graders.  After lunch, she read them a book and answered questions.  Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 18, 2016

        


Image of third-grade class skyping with class in JamaicaMrs. Rattray’s third-grade class recently took a virtual trip to share their projects with another third grade class in Jamaica. Students in Mrs. Rattray’s class have been working hard to develop projects that showcase famous Americans. The unit helped them develop an understanding of sequencing by developing timelines and biographies of famous Americans like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.,  Micheal Jordan, Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman, Septima Clark, and Ruby Bridges. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 16, 2016

        


Image of Jack Britt High School's Sustainable Transportation Education Program Team (STEP)Members of the Jack Britt High School (JBHS) Integrated Systems Technology class recently teamed up to become the Sustainable Transportation Education Program Team (STEP) and traveled to the NCSU Joyner Visitors Center to represent the school in NCSU’s Freedom Center Competition sponsored by Duke Energy.  Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 16, 2016

        


Image of State Superintendent June Atkinson recognizing Cross Creek Early College High School for having a 100% Graduation Rate!Cross Creek Early College High School (CCECHS) was recently recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson for achieving 100% Graduation Rate. Cross Creek was one of four schools in Cumberland County to earn this recognition.  

Note: This is the fifth year in a row that CCECHS has received this recognition.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2016

        


Image of Gray's Creek Middle School's Student Council during recent workshop.Gray’s Creek Middle School recently assisted in hosting the NC Association of Student Council Central District Fall workshop with host school Douglas Byrd and Massey Hill Classical high schools. co-president, 8th grader Candi  hosted a workshop on making connections with students,staff and the community. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2016

        


 

Front Row: Dan Krumanocker, Patsy Patrick, June Atkinson, Maria Pierce-Ford, Thomas Hatch Back Row: Mark CulbrethCumberland International Early College High School (CIECHS) was recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson for achieving a 100% Graduation Rate. Cumberland International Early College High School was 1 0f 4 schools in Cumberland County to earn this recognition. Way to go CIECHS!

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 2, 2016

        


Congratulations to Beaver Dam and District 7 Elementary Schools on recently being recognized as 2016 Title 1 Distinguished School Nominees. The National Title I Distinguished Schools program recognizes exemplary Title I schools that hold students to high standards and demonstrate exemplary school effectiveness in:

 • teaching and learning based on the approved state curriculum, 
• use of research-based instructional strategies, 
• opportunities provided for all students to achieve, 
• established partnerships with parents, families, and the community, 
• implementation of sustained research-based professional development, and • innovation and modeling for other schools. 
 
The top 1% of Title I schools in North Carolina are recognized for showing a high level of sustained student achievement or for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups. 

 The announcement was made on Oct. 27 during the North Carolina  Association of Compensatory Educators Conference in Greensboro.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 31, 2016

        


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