Stage decoration at the 2018 Very Special Arts FestivalVery Special Arts is a celebration of the Arts for Exceptional Children enrolled in separate classes in Cumberland County Schools.  It provides an opportunity for students who are often unable to fully participate in other school or community events, to experience a variety of activities designed to give them the maximum amount of participation and involvement through the use of various art media.


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    Published by Laurie Pender on May 4, 2018

            


    The WinnersMembers of Seventy-First Classical Middle School’s Show Choir are still exuberant after winning state finals in the NC Association for Scholastic Activities’ 2018 North Carolina Show Choir Competition (Middle School Division) on Saturday (April 28) at Hillside High School in Durham. 


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      Published by Laurie Pender on April 30, 2018

              


      All-County Dancers perform lift during Annual Spring Evening of Dance EventCumberland County Schools’ dancers were featured in the 2018 Spring Evening of Dance on Wednesday, April 25 at the Crown Theatre at 7:00 p.m. The performance featured selected dance pieces from the Cumberland County Schools’ high school dance programs, Mary McArthur A+ Elementary School and the 2018 All-County Dance Ensemble. Dance choreography for the performance was created and performed by the dance students with guidance from their dance teachers.
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        Published by Laurie Pender on April 26, 2018

                


        Student holds trash can holding trash picked up from the school lawn.On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated in the U.S.  As of 1990, 192 countries celebrated Earth Day on April 22.  Earth Day is a day to bring awareness to the environment and what we can do about it.  This year, Ms. Sanchez-Macy’s 2nd-period Exploratory Spanish class at NCIMS wanted to do their part. Read more

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          Published by Laurie Pender on April 25, 2018

                  


          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

                              


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