This is a picture of the green Salvation Army Angel Tree with a yellow star on top and the logo for the Salvation Army.The Salvation Army would like to help bring joy to children this Christmas. The Angel Tree program helps children up to 12 years old and seniors ages 65+ who would otherwise not receive anything for Christmas. Each child’s or senior’s name is on a tag, along with their wish list for Christmas. The Angel Tree in Cross Creek Mall will have dozens of tags hanging on the tree, waiting to be adopted by loving people who will shop for gifts for the children or the seniors. The program starts this Monday, October 23, 2017.

Christmas Application Guidelines 2017- English Version

Christmas Application Guidelines 2017- Spanish Version

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 20, 2017

        


Pictured are POY Nominees (top to bottom) Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

During CCS’ 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kick-Off Leadership Celebration on Aug. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year finalist and the Principal of the Year (POY) nominees were announced and recognized for their hard work and commitment to education. From a pool of candidates, these exceptional educators were chosen to vie for the County’s top educational honors. In the coming weeks, a representative from each group will be selected to compete at the regional level. 

The TOY Attendance Area Finalists are Angelina Cobb (Jack Britt), Ashley Biagi (Seventy-First), Leslie Seals (South View), Latisha Edwards (Westover), Ashley Peterson (Pine Forest), Talicia Smith (Douglas Byrd), Samuel McMillan (Gray’s Creek), Jessica Cashwell (Cape Fear), Eddie Ford III (E.E. Smith), and Carla Burke (Terry Sanford).

The POY Nominees are Lee Spruill (Cape Fear High), Michael Tucker (Cliffdale Elementary), Todd Yardis (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary), Lavette McMillan (New Century International Middle), Regina Blanding (J. W. Coon Elementary), Cynthia Anderson (Stoney Point Elementary), and Dr. Michele Cain (Cumberland Road Elementary).

 

Congratulations! We’re proud of you!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 21, 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

        


Renarta Moyd talks with guests about the International Baccalaureate Program at Baldwin ElementaryDuring March’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta C. Moyd is joined by representatives from local schools with International Baccalaureate (IB) programs (Ed V. Baldwin Elementary – Emilie Davenport & Jon Miller and South View High School – Brian Edkins & Dawn Curle). They are discussing aspects of their respective IB programs and how it benefits students. To watch the show, tune in to FCE-TV – Cable Channel 5 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon or watch it now!
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Published by Laurie Pender on March 3, 2017

        


Image of text reading it's ok 2 ask about suicide.According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the third leading cause of death for North Carolinians between the ages of 10 to 24.  Unfortunately, stigma, myths, and misinformation about suicide prevent both adults and young people from discussing this topic.  Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide and knowing who to call for help is one way to prevent suicide.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 2, 2017

        


Image of stakeholders in the Carbon Bank Initiative preparing to plant trees.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) was the host site for a recent Carbon Tree Bank Planting, the first ever!

Local students and representatives from the Air Quality Stakeholders of Cumberland County, Sustainable Sandhills, Urban Offsets, and the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gathered on the front lawn of the CCS’ Educational Resource Center for the tree planting kickoff. In the coming weeks, more trees will be placed at Gallberry Farm and Sunnyside elementary schools.

According to organizers of the project, this effort will help remove about 26K tons of CO2 from the atmosphere over the lifetime of the trees, which is roughly equivalent to taking 6,000 cars off the road for one year! 
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Published by Laurie Pender on January 12, 2017

        


Image of Get Connected's host, Renarta Moyd, and her guests Todd McCabe (TOY) and Dr. Vernon Lowery (POY)During November’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta Clanton Moyd is joined by the school system’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Todd McCabe from John Griffin Middle School and 2017 Principal of the Year Dr. Vernon Lowery from Westover High School. They are discussing their professional journeys as well as their passions for educating children. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2016

        


Department of Defense Education ActivityFayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County School (CCS) system is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant award from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) totaling $1.5 million for the second consecutive year.  The five-year grant titled “Staying on Course to True North: Supporting Our Heroes Most Valued Treasures” will provide social and emotional support to military dependent students in the CCS. 
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 7, 2016

        


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