Group photo of those who participated in Westarea Elementary School's Annual Career DayWestarea Elementary recently hosted its annual Career Day.  The event provided the students with meaningful, informative, and educational opportunities to explore a variety of professions.  Over forty individuals took time out of their schedules to present their careers to the boys and girls. Read more  

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 17, 2018

        


Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books TeamCongratulations to Mac Williams Middle School for placing 2nd Place in the Region 4 Middle School Battle of the Books. They competed against nine other counties. Way to go!

Results
1st- Robeson County
2nd- Cumberland County
3rd- Sampson County

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 16, 2018

        


Westover High School Wolverine MascotWestover High School invites you to participate in their upcoming Spring Spirit 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The 5K will be held at the school located at 277 Bonanza Drive in Fayetteville. There will be prizes for the top finishers. Food and beverages will be available.

For more information call 910.864.0190 or email Eliballard@ccs.k12.nc.us.

Spring Spirit 5K Application – WOHS

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Cumberland County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) recently welcomed their new superintendent: Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. 

During a special meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education on Wednesday, April 11, the Board of Education approved Dr. Connelly as superintendent of the CCS. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Strategic Planning in the Wake County Public School system.

Hundreds of school system employees, community members, and the media crowded into the Board Room of the Central Services’ Building for an opportunity to see and meet the new superintendent.

Dr. Connelly has served in the Wake County Public Schools as a teacher assistant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent in addition to his current role. Previously, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne Division).

Dr. Connelly succeeds former superintendent Dr. Frank Till, effective July 1, 2018. CCS’ Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tim Kinlaw has served as the interim superintendent since June 2017.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


Students enjoy talking with the Career Day ParticipantsSpecial thanks to all of the professionals and businesses that took time out of their work days to spend time with the students at the Max Abbott Career Fair!  The students and staff at MAMS  are so grateful to have you as part of their community. Read more

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 10, 2018

        


Beaver Dam Elementary students participated in Reading March Madness the past 2 weeks to promote reading. Students read books and tested on them for comprehension. Reading Rappin Remer was there throughout the 2 weeks to offer encouragement and let students know who was in the lead. Grade levels K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 competed against each other to see who could get the most points. Congratulations to Kindergarten, Third and Fifth Grade who won the March Madness.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Delivering new buddy benches to Glendale Elementary SchoolMatt Mooneyham of Boy Scout Troop 740 in Fayetteville built four buddy benches for Glendale Acres Elementary School for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting and one of the requirements is for the scout to plan, carry out, and complete a project that will benefit the community in some way.
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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


The NCIMS Symphony Orchestra participated in the Carowinds Festival of Music on Saturday, March 24.  The students learned three full symphony orchestra pieces together and then performed them for three esteemed judges in the Carowinds Theatre.  At the conclusion of the performance, the students received an “Excellent” rating from all three judges (the 2nd highest rating).  The students were awarded a plaque for their efforts and were then able to ride all of the rides. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Orange student desk with the words Donors Choose.orgOne hundred forty-nine Cumberland County School (CCS) system teachers got a special surprise on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, when they learned they were part of a classroom project request “flash funding” on the nonprofit website DonorsChoose.org. Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company, and its executives announced that they donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the site. As part of that surprise funding, 220 projects from the Cumberland County Schools teachers were funded, totaling $125,897. Combined with citizen and corporate donations already given, $139,959 in classroom supplies and resources were supported. 

Read the entire press release here.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 3, 2018

        


Students singing during performanceThe North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities recently presented the Regionals seventh annual N.C. Show Choir Competition and N.C. High School A Cappella Competition presented by Liquid Fifth. Two Regionals were held across the state, Host sites were Overhills High School and Lake Norman High School.
 
During the March 23 Sandhills Regional, Seventy-First Classical Middle School earned a Superior Rating and will go on to compete in State Finals on April 28.


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


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