Dignitaries stand ready to cut the ribbon opening the new fire station(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The media and public were invited to the ribbon cutting for the new Fire Station 12 on Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m. The new station is located at 911 Hope Mills Road, adjacent to J.W. Coon Elementary School.

The land for the station was donated to the City of Fayetteville by Cumberland County Schools. Construction began on the structure on July 24, 2017, just following a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19, 2017.
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    Published by Laurie Pender on June 1, 2018

            


    Nine people from the Cumberland County Schools' PTA attended the North Carolina PTA Conference

    (L-R) Virginia Jicha, Howard Lattimore, Margie Maddox, Maranda Maddox, Sonya Harriott, Pamela Story, Destinee Harriott, Porcha Mcmillan, and Eugene Pinckney.


    Congratulations to the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC) and two local PTAs for being recognized during the North Carolina PTA (NCPTA) Convention recently held in the Watson School of Education Building located on the UNC Wilmington Campus.


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      Published by Laurie Pender on June 1, 2018

              


      Model of the heart printed on the 3D printer for teacherTerry Sanford High School is very excited about their new 3D printing MakerSpace! Science teacher Brian Thompson wrote a grant proposal for the Stephen Shane Fincher Memorial Grant to begin this initiative with five 3D printers. While some high schools have purchased a 3D printer this MakerSpace is very different with the number of printers in the workgroup, and the inclusion of two filament extruders and a commercial plastic shredder. The set of five printers was selected for their ability to print objects from a variety of materials.
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        Published by Laurie Pender on June 1, 2018

                


        Kendal Win - Pine Forest Middle School Student who competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC

        Kendal Win, a student at Pine Forest Middle School recently competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. Kendal made it through three rounds of spelling and did a GREAT job. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the final round. Even still, Kendal is our CHAMP and we are so proud of her! Way to go Kendal! #northsidekids #PFMSnation #wegrowleaders #ccscompetes

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          Published by Laurie Pender on May 31, 2018

                  


          Gray's Creek High School Logo in Gold and BlackGray’s Creek High School (GCHS) opened its doors in 2003. It has grown from a small graduating class of 97 students to expecting to graduate 336 students in 2018. Among the many clubs they have at Gray’s Creek High School, are their Poetic Pathos Youth Slam Team, GEMS (Girl’s Expecting More Success), and Chorale Program.
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            Published by Laurie Pender on May 30, 2018

                    


            Graduates of the Westover High School Health Academy stand for a photo with Board Chair Carrie SuttonMembers of Westover High Schools’ Academy of Health Sciences and Technology graduating Class of 2018 stopped to pose for a quick photo with Cumberland County School Board Chair Carrie Sutton after their May 10 ceremony. The Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences and Health Occupations Graduation Ceremony took place in the Weaver Auditorium at Womack Army Medical Center. The 20 Academy graduates completed a comprehensive and intensive program in STEM Education that has prepared them to enter post-secondary programs in health care.

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              Published by Laurie Pender on May 29, 2018

                      


              Pine Forest Middle School Student Kendal Win is moving on to the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Pine Forest Middle School student Kindal Win is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. Here is the latest update! 

              Kendal took the preliminary test (vocabulary and written) yesterday morning and will find out the results tonight (Wednesday). She spelled correctly for round two and will move on to round three today. Round 3 will air on ESPN3 and her group will spell between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. So far she is doing great and has a positive attitude. 

              #northsidekids #PFMSnation #wegrowleaders

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                Published by Laurie Pender on May 29, 2018

                        


                Logo for the Integrated Systems Technology Academy of EngineeringThe mission of the Integrated Systems Technology Academy of Engineering (ISTA of E) at Jack Britt High School is to provide students the opportunity to study and learn technical design, engineering concepts, and the skills needed to compete in the global job market. ISTA of E provides students with a rigorous pre-engineering curriculum that is centered around student-driven problem-based learning, offering courses in Engineering Drafting, Integrated Systems Technology, and Principles of Technology.
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                  Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2018

                          


                  Image of a soldier holding a child with the words Month of the Military Child and a yellow ribbon.Over 29 percent of students enrolled in the Cumberland County Schools are military-connected. Visual arts is one method to allow children to communicate their feelings. In honor of the Month of The Military Child in April, Cumberland County Schools sponsored an Art Contest to afford military-connected students an opportunity to share their experiences.
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                    Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2018

                            


                    AEF - Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship ProgramWASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fourteen accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across the United States have been named 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows. The fellows will spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.
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                      Published by Laurie Pender on May 25, 2018

                              


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