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

                


        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

                    


            Members of the Fayetteville Police Department read Dr. Seuss books to students at Ferguson-Easley ElementaryMarch 2, all around the world people are celebrating the birthday of a creative author.  Dr. Seuss is his name.  To help the 4th and 5th-grade students at Ferguson-Easley Elementary School celebrate, representatives from the Fayetteville Police Department visited classrooms.  Read More

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              Published by Laurie Pender on March 2, 2018

                      


              Mayor Colvin visits Westarea ElementaryWestarea Elementary is celebrating Black History Month with a series of community leaders.  Each leader appeared on the Mustang News, our morning announcements, discussing the ways that leaders of the past have encouraged them in their success.  Read More

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                Published by Laurie Pender on March 1, 2018

                        


                Cast of Suessical the Musical pose with Media Coordinator Melanie BellThrough an Artists in Schools grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, a group of actors from Cape Fear Regional Theater’s production of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL came to Max Abbott Middle School on February 23rd and held two performances for our students. The performances were scheduled to celebrate Cumberland County Schools “Reading Rocks” and recognize “Read Across America” which takes place annually across the nation on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Read more

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                  Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

                          


                  NC Geographic Alliance: Geography ; from the mountains to the sea witten beside map of North CarolinaCongratulations to Douglas Byrd Middle School (DBMS) Science teacher, Mrs. Talicia Smith, and Librarian, Mrs. Kristy Sartain, for winning a North Carolina Geographic Alliance Geo-Inquiry Institute Fellowship. They were chosen from more than 30 team applications to travel to NCCAT at Ocracoke over the summer and learn how to implement the Geo-Inquiry Process into their teaching.   Topics they will learn include: History and Geography of NC Coasts and National Parks • What is Geo-Inquiry and what are useful methods • Virtual Reality implementation in the classroom • StoryMaps and GIS applications available online • Creating and editing videos and photographs during field trips on Ocracoke Island. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world. Using both a geographic perspective and the Geo-Inquiry Process, students begin to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections that change their communities. 
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                    Published by Laurie Pender on February 26, 2018

                            


                    2017 Bright Ideas Grants Awarded by Lumbee River EMCFive teachers from CCS were recently recognized for being awarded Bright Ideas Grants from Lumbee River EMC. The following grants were among the top 12 applicants out of hundreds that were received: Dr. Heather Kaiser from New Century International Elementary School for her project “Boosting Global Citizenship with Geographic Awareness”; Victoria Gemelli from Seventy-First Classical Middle for her project “Makey Makey Me An Innovator”; Donna Pope from John Griffin Middle School for her project “Taking Flight in our Makerspace”; Jean Pelezeo from Stoney Point Elementary School for her project “Light Up – Students Learning with Wearable Electronics”; and Kristy Sartain from Douglas Byrd Middle School for her project “Learning to Code with R2-D2 Droids”. 

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                      Published by Laurie Pender on February 24, 2018

                              


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