Calendar Highlights in the Cumberland County Schools (March 30 – April 5, 2014)

Because of rainy weather on March 25, Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Transportation Office rescheduled its annual school bus roadeo to Monday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Crown Agri-Expo Center. Approximately 30 bus drivers will show off their bus safety skills during the competition. As participants in the road portion of the roadeo, the drivers will complete a course set up by the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles that consists of the following maneuvers: serpentine, diminishing clearance, railroad crossing, tracking, right turn, parallel parking, alley dock, and stop line. 

 Students ‘Talk Healthy Living’ for County-wide Oration Title
The CCS will host the final round of the county-wide Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration Contest on Monday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Room #3 of the Educational Resource Center.  Elementary and middle school students will compete by presenting a speech that highlights this year’s theme, “The Importance of Healthy Living.” For more information about the competition, call CCS’ K-12 Social Studies Specialist Jonathan Frantz at 910.678.2426.

Active Parenting of Teens Workshop
Parents throughout the CCS have registered to attend the Active Parenting of Teens workshop on Monday, March 31 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Character Academy, located on the campus of A.B. Wilkins High School (1429 Skibo Road). The workshop promises to give parents the guidance and support needed to turn the challenges of rearing a teen (and tween) into opportunities for growth. Parents will learn methods of respectful discipline, skills for clear communication, concrete strategies to prevent risky behavior and much more.

“Real Talk” for Real Teens
The Teen Wellness Task Force presents the second annual “Real Talk” workshop on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of Pine Forest High School.  During the session, the Task Force will share information and valuable resources about teen wellness with area youths and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 910.433.3705.

Beginners’ Day for Year-Round Schools (April 4)
Elementary schools in the Cumberland County School (CCS) system will offer 2014-2015 Kindergarten students and their parents the chance to see what a typical school day is like and to register their child.  Students attending year-round schools will participate in Beginners’ Day on Friday, April 4. Those going to traditional schools will participate on Thursday, April 17. During the special day, teachers will engage the students in numerous classroom activities while parents register their child.  The times of Beginners’ Day activities vary from school to school. For more information about Beginners’ Day, contact the CCS’ Elementary Education Office at 910.678.2422.

Make-Up Day (April 5) Scheduled for Year-Round Schools
Because of inclement weather experienced from February 11 – 14, students and staff at schools that follow the year-round calendar will operate on a two-hour early release schedule on Saturday, April 5 to make up time missed from classroom instruction.

 Car & Bike Show
Westover High School is sponsoring its first-ever Car and Bike Show fundraiser on Saturday, April 5 at the school from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The owners of stylish cars and motorcycles from across the community have the chance to take home numerous prizes and ‘bragging rights.’ For more information, call Westover High School at 910.864.0190.


Teacher Job Fair Planned
The Cumberland County Schools’ Human Resources Department is sponsoring a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Jack Britt High School (7403 Rockfish Road). Prospective teachers will get the opportunity to interview with principals during the fair with hopes of filling vacancies throughout the school system.   

Published on March 28, 2014 by Renarta Clanton Moyd