Govenor's School logo blue G and S with orange flame in the middleThe Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.

The Cumberland County AIG Program is pleased to announce the students selected to attend the 2018 session of the North Carolina Governor’s School.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 20, 2018

        


Students from Seventy-First Classical Middle School's DECA TripTwenty-one seventh- and eighth-grade students from Seventy-First Classical Middle School (SFCMS) recently participated in the statewide DECA competition in Greensboro, North Carolina. They were the only middle school students to participate in this competition against approximately 3,700 high school students from across the state. DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, aims to support and enrich the educational experience of students who are interested in careers in the business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service industries. Read more

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 19, 2018

        


Participants from the Community Support Owen Elementary SchoolThe Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Roadrunner Staff of William H. Owen Elementary School will host the 2nd Annual Roadrunner Ride Community Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 1: 00 p.m. This event will be filled with fun activities for everyone including a motorcycle ride for the adults, bike rodeo and safety check for children, a yard sale and vendor booths for everyone. Food trucks, face-painting stations, and raffle drawings will also be available. All funds will be used to provide support to William H. Owen’s student programs and other student support initiatives.

To register for the ride, sign up to be a vendor, or purchase a yard sale spot, we invite you to contact Lisa Couter at 618.521.3709 or lacourter@gmail.com.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


Middle School Band Playing InstrumentsThe band programs at Lewis Chapel Middle School and Max Abbott Middle School celebrated March as Music In Our Schools Month with the third annual Collaboration Concert Project on March 6 and March 8, 2018.  For this joint venture, each band independently prepares four musical selections and then combines to rehearse them and perform at both of the middle schools.  This is a fantastic way for the administrations and band directors, Mr. Jasen Thompson and Mrs. Julie Jordan, to help students bridge the distance between the different schools with something they all have in common through the magic of music education! Read more
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


It's PI Day! PI=3.141592 written on a chalkboardPi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.141592.

Let’s spark excitement around this IRRATIONAL number on Wednesday, 3/14. Tweet pics, videos, etc of your students’ Pi Day experience and include the hashtag #CCSpiday2018 and tag @CCSSecondaryEd to be included in the contest.

We can’t wait to see all of the student engagement!

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 14, 2018

        


Jack Britt student, Anna Buzzard, chosen for prestigious Leadership ProgramCumberland County Schools (CCS) is proud to announce a participant in the Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program. Francis Hesselbein Student Leadership Program is designed to highlight students that display great leadership potential and will deliver the knowledge they learned to sustain their school’s Student 2 Student (S2S) group. The leadership program is held twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters. The exclusive leadership program only chooses 12 students worldwide to participate in the life-changing experience each semester.
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 12, 2018

        


overhead scene of rustic arabian breakfast. various components of arabic breakfast on an old vintage background plate.Anne Chesnutt Middle School invites you to join them for their first Arabic Night on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Come and join students from the Arabic Club as they showcase Arabic culture, food, calligraphy, dances, henna, and enjoy some trivia too.

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 9, 2018

        


Katherine S. – 7th Chair Viola Rainger P. – 7th Chair Bass Theresa D. – 6th Chair 2nd Violin

Junior Eastern Region Orchestra is the most competitive and highest ensemble that is available to middle school students. Auditions were recently held and Max Abbott Middle had three outstanding musicians accepted for this high honor. These students will travel to Jacksonville, NC on May 5th to rehearse and perform a concert with the best of the best orchestral musicians in the eastern region of North Carolina! Read more

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 7, 2018

        


Fayetteville Mayor Visits New Century International Middle SchoolFebruary was Career and Technical Education(CTE) month.  In honor of that, Fayetteville Mayor, Mitch Colvin, visited New Century International Middle School to speak with CTE students about careers and the importance of education.   He told the students about his background and how he got started in politics and why it’s important to give back to your community.   Read more

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 7, 2018

        


Mac Williams Middle School Battle of the Books Team posing with awards and trophy.Congratulations to Mac Williams Middle School for winning the CCS’ Middle School Battle of the Books!  They will represent CCS in the MBOB Regional competition on April 13th.  Teams competed by reading and answering questions about the 27 books on the NC Battle of the Books list.

All 16 CCS’ middle school teams did a fantastic job!  Special thanks to all of the teams and coaches for their hard work and dedication. 


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Published by Laurie Pender on March 6, 2018

        


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