Students from Gray's Creek High School's Chorale took home first place in the recent Festival Disney competition.Festival Disney is held each spring at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This competitive music festival run by Disney gives music ensembles the chance to compete with other instrumental, and vocal ensembles from schools across the country. The Gray’s Creek High School Chorale recently returned from their 3rd Festival Disney Competition where they placed 1st in class 3A, receiving the Best in Class Award and a rating of Superior. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 26, 2017

        


Students building something using a RigamajigMany kids experience intense emotional impact when a parent is deployed or has returned home from military service. Play is crucial for kids to relieve toxic stress, restore normalcy and stay active and healthy.  Stoney Point Elementary School hosted an event to unveil its new Rigamajig creative play tool on April 24, 2017. The Rigamajig empowers kids to use their own imagination to build a play space of their dreams, using a collection of wooden planks, wheels, and pulleys that allow kids to build and rebuild play structures with their imaginations. This type of play can be a solution for military families to help kids have fun, healthy and positive experiences together.  
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 25, 2017

        


North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities - North Carolina MapOn Saturday, April 1, the 2017 Middle School Forensics State Final was held at New Century International Middle School of Fayetteville.  Students participated in six separate events: Public Forum, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory.  In the Interpretation categories, students performed memorized literary works, and in Original Oratory, students presented their own original persuasive speeches. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2017

        


2017 Juried High School Art Show - Emily Lombardi, Cape Fear High School - 1st Place SculptureThe annual High School Juried Art Show offers Cumberland County Schools’ high school Visual Arts students the opportunity to have their artwork adjudicated by a Guest Juror for possible selection in the art show.  The Art Show was on display from March 7-17, 2017.  Students competed for First place, Second place, Third place or an Honorable Mention in the categories of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media/Other. 

Student awards were presented at the Opening Reception on March 7.  Dr. Rollinda Thomas served as the 2017 Juror.  Dr. Thomas is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Art Education at Fayetteville State University. This student Visual Arts event was made possible through the kind assistance of the staff of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.  For more information, please contact Lydia Stewart, Arts Education Supervisor for Cumberland County Schools at (910) 678.2622.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 21, 2017

        


Elementary Battle of the Books LogoCongratulations to Eastover Central Elementary School! They won the Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) Finals today and will represent the CCS in the EBOB Regionals on April 28 in Bladen County.  We would also like to congratulate Howard Hall Elementary (2nd Place) and Vanstory Elementary (3rd Place)!  All of the EBOB teams did a great job!  Thanks to all of the participating teams and coaches for working so hard this year!

Good luck to Eastover Central Elementary!  We know you will represent CCS well in the regional competition.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 17, 2017

        


Glendale Acres Elementary School Cafeteria Staff with Mayor and CommissionerCumberland County Schools celebrated National School Breakfast Week from March 6-10, 2017.  Students were encouraged to “Take the Challenge” and eat breakfast in the cafeteria daily.  Those who participated could place their name in a raffle for prizes to be given away at the end of the week. Continue Reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 10, 2017

        


Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books TeamWhat a great day of competition for the Middle School Battle of the Books (MBOB)!! Thanks to all the teams for their hard work!

Mac Williams Middle School won the district competition and will represent CCS in the Regional MBOB Competition on April 3rd.  Congratulations!!

1st: Mac Williams Middle School
2nd:  Gray’s Creek Middle School
3rd:  Max Abbott Middle School
4th:  Tie- John Griffin Middle School and New Century Middle School
5th:  Hope Mills Middle School

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2017

        


Students participate in group activity at Max Abbott Middle SchoolMax Abbott Middle School AIG students recently participated in an Engineering-On-the Road program presented by the UNCW School of Engineering.  Students were introduced to many fields of engineering and taught that engineers have a mindset to solve problems through communication, collaboration, creativity, and optimism.  Students participated in a hands on Industrial Engineering activity in which they were required to draft a prototype of a thank you card, outline a process for developing their card, produce the product in mass amount, and then evaluate their productivity,efficiency, and quality.  Students quickly learned that sometimes it is necessary to make changes to processes in order to improve productivity, efficiency, and quality.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2017

        


Students from Seventy-First High School learn Chinese through teleconference Digital Learning Day 2017 was a success in Cumberland County Schools! On February 23rd, students, teachers, and administrators across the district showcased their knowledge of educational digital technologies by participating in activities utilizing digital tools, resources and content. Digital Learning Day is a national event that started in 2012. It’s about enhancing the learning experience for all students and targeting the skills needed in today’s world. Both students and teachers are embracing new innovative ways to teach and learn.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 27, 2017

        


Image of the National BETA School of Merit LogoThe CCS congratulates Seventy-First Classical Middle School (SFCMS) for being named a 2016 – 2017 National Beta School of Merit. The school is receiving this prestigious honor because its Beta Chapter includes all eligible grade levels on the school’s campus.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 22, 2017

        


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