Driven 2 Excel 2017Fayetteville – Congratulations to Eva Kelly, a senior from Jack Britt High School (JBHS), for winning a 2016 Kia Soul during this year’s “Driven 2 Excel” celebration last night in the Crown Arena. Kelly and 730 other graduating seniors were in the running for the new car and college scholarships based on their attendance and academic achievements.  During the drawing, Diana Cain from JBHS received a $3,000 scholarship and Kade Sibert from Westover High School was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union.  In its fifth year, the “Driven 2 Excel” car give-a-way is sponsored in part by the Cumberland County Schools, Beasley Media Group radio stations, Fayetteville Kia, and the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union.
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 17, 2017

        


Integrated Systems Technology Academy LogoJeffrey Collins and Antonio (Tony) Capelo of the Jack Britt Integrated Systems Technology Academy were awarded First Place in the Inaugural Emerging Leaders STEM Competition hosted by AFCEA at the Crown Coliseum.  The first place winners received $500 and a Dell Laptop for presenting their Field Research Project, Solar Strips. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on May 17, 2017

        


New Century International Middle School Culture Night - Chinese DragonNew Century International Middle School (NCMIS) recently hosted their inaugural Culture Night.  The evening began with a dramatic Chinese dragon dance performed by some of the NCIMS eighth grade gentlemen.  The Chinese dragon dance is a traditional dance performed not only for Chinese New Year but for many festive occasions.  The silk flexible dragon is manipulated by male dancers who move the dragon to simulate the mythical river spirit. Continue reading

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 5, 2017

        


National Junior Beta Club EmblemCongratulations to the Stedman Elementary School Beta Club.  They have earned the honor of “School of Merit” through the National Beta Club organization. They have completed many community projects this year and have even gone Global with their fund raising activities. Way to go Mrs. Pankey and all of the Beta Club Members.

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 3, 2017

        


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

        


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