Upcoming Events in the Cumberland County Schools (April 26 – May 2, 2015)

Annual “REAL MEN READ” Night
Luther “Nick” Jeralds Middle School is sponsoring Real Men Read Night on Monday, April 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Young men in grades 5th – 8th have been invited to participate in an evening of reading as they are encouraged to become self-motivated, life-long readers. During the Real Men Read Night, prominent educators and community members will read and help facilitate discussions in reference to motivational passages from their favorite book. For more information, contact the school’s media coordinator, Lanetta McEachern at 910.822.2570.

35th Annual Spring Orchestra Festival
The CCS and the Cumberland County Board of Education present the 35th Annual Spring Orchestra Festival on Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cumberland County Crown Arena. The April 28 student performance will feature the Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, students from Eastover-Central Elementary School and the Cumberland County Middle School Youth Orchestra. The April 30 performance will highlight the musical stylings of the Advanced Orchestra and String Ensemble along with the All-County High School Orchestra and the Cumberland County Youth Orchestra. The festival is free and open to the public.

Expect Only Greatness (E.O.G.) Night
Anne Chesnutt and Lewis Chapel middle schools are joining forces to sponsor Expect Only Greatness (E.O.G.) Night for all middle school students and their families on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the campus of Anne Chesnutt Middle School (ACMS). During the evening of festivities, the students and their parents will receive information and resources about navigating the upcoming EOG (End-of-Grade) tests. For more info, contact ACMS Administrative Intern Lakeshia Payton at 910.867.9147.

Ever-Popular Spring Evening of Dance
Hundreds of students throughout the school system will be participating in the Spring Evening of Dance on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Crown Theatre. The evening performance features select dance pieces from the CCS’ high school dance programs. CCS’ All-County Dance Ensemble, an auditioned group of high school dance students, will be performing as well. Since 1998, the standing-room-only event has attracted dance lovers throughout the community. This event is free and open to the public.

“Cruisin’ thru the Arts”
CCS’ Exceptional Children’s program presents the 34th Annual Very Special Arts Festival (VSAF) on Friday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Cumberland County Crown Expo Center. The artistic talents of exceptional children throughout the CCS will be presented using this year’s theme: “Cruisin’ thru the Arts.” Through funding from the Junior League of Fayetteville, the event will feature visual arts, creative writing, music, drama, and dance. For more information about the VSAF, call Julie Aul in the Exceptional Children’s Office at 910.678.2440.

Law Day 2015
In observance of CCS’ Law Day 2015, area lawyers, judges, and other representatives of the legal profession will visit elementary classrooms throughout the school system to talk with fifth-grade students on Thursday, April 30. The classroom discussions and presentations will encompass this year’s theme: “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” For more information about Law Day 2015, contact CCS’ K-12 Social Studies Specialist Jonathan Frantz at 910.678.2426.

Young Scientists Converge to Compete
The CCS will be hosting the Region IV Elementary Science Olympiad Competition on Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at South View High School. This event will highlight the scientific knowledge of 3rd– through 5th-grade students. Teams of 18 students from 26 local elementary schools will compete in science-related activities, e.g., planets and constellation identification, bottle rockets, identifying North Carolina rocks and minerals, STEM Engineering, paper airplanes, weather, identifying plants and animals, etc. The awards ceremony will take place at 1:15 p.m. For more information, contact K-5 Science Curriculum Specialist Angela Adams at 910.678.2447.

Speaking Spanish
CCS’ World Language Department is sponsoring the 2015 Spanish Quiz Bowl on Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the campus of Lewis Chapel Middle School. Students from across Cumberland County will compete in the preliminary and final rounds at this time for a chance to be named this year’s Spanish Quiz Bowl Champions! For more information, contact Claudia Diaz at Max Abbott Middle School at 910.323.2201.

Published on April 24, 2015 by Renarta Clanton Moyd