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Mother’s Day Sweet Art at the Sweet Palette

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, in partnership with “The Sweet Palette” will have an activity where kids can create a cupcake sculpture in the colorful style of pop artist Romero Britto. Afterward, kids can decorate their very own cupcake and eat it too!

Prices:
Members: Parent & child $12 / Additional children $5
Non-Members: Parent & child $15 / Additional children $6

Please call Fascinate-U at 910-829-9171 to register.

 

Published on May 3, 2017 by Aurora Crowell  
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What’s Happening in the CCS? (April 30 – May 6, 2017)

**April 29 Event – Teacher Job Fair Saturday
The Cumberland County Schools’ Human Resources Department is sponsoring a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Gray’s Creek High School (5301 Celebration Drive). Prospective teachers will get the opportunity to interview with principals during the Fair with hopes of filling vacancies throughout the school system.

 Student Art Displayed at Cross Creek Mall
The Cross Creek Mall Visual Art Exhibit, which highlights the talents of CCS students, will be on display from Monday, May 1 – Monday, May 15. Artwork from elementary, middle, and high school students from 76 schools in the CCS will be on display for the community to enjoy. The artwork is displayed by attendance area throughout the mall.

May 2017 Let’s Talk Education Radio Show: “Magnet Schools in the CCS”
During the May 1 edition of Let’s Talk Education, the show’s host, CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Frank Till, will talk with Montclair Elementary School Principal Stephanie Rivers and Anne Chesnutt Middle School Assistant Principal Lakeshia Payton. They will discuss plans for the elementary and middle schools to become Magnet schools. To listen, tune in from 11:34 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on WIDU 1600 AM or visit www.widuradio.com.

Upcoming Board Committee Meetings
The Cumberland County Board of Education Auxiliary, Student Support Services, Budget/Finance, Policy, and Legislative Committees will meet on Thursday, May 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Services’ Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street.  The committee meetings, which were rescheduled from May 2, are open to the public.

Get Connected TV Show for May 2017
During May’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta C. Moyd is joined by CCS’ Executive Director of Secondary Education Dr. Jane Fields and Counselors Coordinator Kristy Curran. They will discuss graduation requirements and the new Latin Honors system. 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 visit the school system’s Website (www.ccs.k12.nc.us).  

Custodial Appreciation & Awards Banquet
Approximately 400 custodians from Cumberland County schools and offices have plans to gather on Friday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. for the CCS’ Custodial Appreciation and Awards Banquet. The event, which will salute U.S. Veterans, will take place in the Cumberland County Crown Center Arena. During the evening, recent retirees, the Neill Brown Service Award recipient, and the Charlie Wilson School of the Year Award recipient will be honored. For more information about the Banquet, call 910.829.4481.

Very Special Arts Event 2017 Celebrates “Cinco de Mayo” Style
CCS’ Exceptional Children’s program presents the 36th Annual Very Special Arts Event (VSAE) on Friday, May 5 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: “Cinco de Mayo.” The event will feature visual arts, creative writing, music, drama, and dance. For more information about the VSAE, call CCS’ Executive Director of Exceptional Children’s Services Julie Aul at 910.678.2440.

 

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Published on April 28, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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What’s Happening in the CCS? (February 19 – 25, 2017)

Pupil Holiday/Teacher Workday
Students, faculty, and staff at schools throughout the Cumberland County School system will observe a pupil holiday/teacher workday on Monday, February 20.

 

CCS to Host ICL
The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will play host to nearly 35 local future leaders on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the CCS’ Central Services’ Board Room. During their visit, the Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) participants will learn how to effectively serve on the School Board or on any other local board or commission. Also, the participants will engage in a panel discussion about community volunteerism and how to become mentor to a young child or teen in need. Reps from the school system and several community groups will share information with the participants about various mentor opportunities and ways they can make a difference in the life of a child.

 

Upcoming Board Committee Meetings
The Cumberland County Board of Education Curriculum and Personnel Committees will meet on Thursday, February 23, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street/Fayetteville.  The committee meetings are open to the public.

 

Digital Learning Day Observance
In observance of Digital Learning Day (February 23), the fifth graders at Westarea Elementary School will participate in student-led presentations and exhibitions about the various biomes of the world using digital technology. The STEM experience gets underway at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23 in the school’s cafetorium. For additional information, call the school at 910.488.1705.

 

BIG Chinese New Year Celebration
CCS’ World Language Department presents its Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Seventy-First High School. The public has also been invited to attend and enjoy the numerous informational booths, games, and interactive activities from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail carmenvillalobos@ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

Honoring the Past to Strengthen the Future
Westarea Elementary School will be presenting its annual Black History programs on Friday, February 24. This year’s theme is the African-American Contributors Awards. The student-led performing arts program honors the contributions of current and historic African-American men and women who have made a difference, motivated a change, created new opportunities, and achieved the unachievable. The first program featuring kindergarten through second graders will begin at 9:00 a.m., while the program highlighting third through fifth graders starts at 1:00 p.m.

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Published on February 21, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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‘Amazing Acts of Character’ for January 2017

Fayetteville – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior.

Three students were recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and will be recognized and honored during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building. The honorees are as follows:

Caleb-Michael Rogers, a seventh grader at New Century International Middle School (NCIMS)According to NCIMS Counselor Laura Moore, the 13 year old joined the wrestling team for the first time this year, and because of his positive attitude and work ethic, he has emerged as a leader on the team. She recalls at a recent home wrestling match observing Caleb make “a remarkably kind and respectful gesture.” One of Caleb’s teammates got pinned, was very upset, and refused to shake the hand of his opponent and the opponent’s coach, which is customary. “Caleb, without any word from his coaches, jumped up and went and shook the opponent’s and coach’s hands and congratulated them,” said Moore. “He truly showed great sportsmanship and represented his school very well. Caleb just instinctively knew what the right thing to do was and did it!”

Surya Munugoti, a junior at Terry Sanford High School (TSHS)Lola Widman, the school counselor at Max Abbott Middle, said that this 16 year old works as a tutor in a program where students in TSHS’ Global Studies Academy tutor students at her school in math or reading.  Widman said that Surya has “stood out from the outset for his outstanding performance.” She said that he genuinely cares about helping the students, works diligently to assist them, and checks to see if they are making progress in their math classes. According to Widman, each semester, tutors are only asked to volunteer twice a week for a set number of weeks. Surya has chosen to exceed the number of days per week and weeks than what is required. “He (Surya) has provided a great service to our students and to our school,” said Widman. “We are extremely fortunate and grateful for his help, especially considering the fact that he does not need the community service hours offered for this tutoring program. Instead, he is helping our students because he is intrinsically motivated to help others!”

Antonio Rojas, a junior at Douglas Byrd High School (DBHS) – DBHS Principal Dr. Zoletta Taylor is applauding this 17 year old’s level of compassion. Recently, Antonio wrestled an opponent from an area high school who had Down’s syndrome. According to Dr. Taylor, Antonio treated the match like any other and wrestled vigorously with his opponent; however, “because of his compassion for the student’s disability,” Antonio chose to take a personal loss to his wrestling record.

The Amazing Acts of Character Committee selects winners based on school nominations. The winners are then recognized at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, where they are presented with a special trophy and certificate.

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Published on February 13, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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What’s Happening in the CCS? (February 12 – 18, 2017)

Board of Education Meeting and Public Forum

The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting and public forum in the Board Room of the Central Services’ building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. The Board plans to recognize January’s Amazing Acts of Character recipients, the Cape Fear High School Varsity Football Team as the 2016 NC Eastern 4-A Champs, the 2017 Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator Award recipients, local North Carolina School Public Relations Association 2016 Blue Ribbon Award winners, and members of the Board of Education. The meeting is open to the public.

 

Gran’daddy Junebug to Pay Visit to Elementary School
During a special assembly at Glendale Acres Elementary School, the students, faculty, and staff will get the chance to hear master storyteller Mitch ‘Gran’daddy Junebug’ Capel perform on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:15 p.m. According to event organizers, his performance promises to be high energy with lots of audience participation. The school’s PTA matched a grant with the Arts Council to bring Gran’daddy Junebug to the school for an assembly. The Arts Council’s Artist in Schools program is supported in part by the CCS, the North Carolina Arts Council, the City of Fayetteville, and Cumberland County. For more information, contact Deborah Dowd at 910.484.9031.

 

“At Hope Mills Middle School, We Love Our Bus Drivers!”

In observance of Love the Bus/Bus Driver Appreciation Week, 10 local officials have been invited by the staff at Hope Mills Middle School (HMMS) to see their bus drivers in action on Wednesday, February 15 from 2:20 – 3:30 p.m. Community officials will be assigned to ride one of the 10 buses leaving the middle school to drop students off at their homes. According HMMS administrators, almost three quarters of their student body (about 422 students) ride their school buses each day to and/or from school. For more information about the special appreciation observance, contact HMMS Assistant Principal Melissa Davis at 910.425.5106.

 

Mid-Year Celebration for a New Car

As part of the Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program, CCS’ seniors and their parents will gather in the Crown Arena on Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. to celebrate being a half-a-school year closer to winning a 2016 Kia Soul. To qualify, the seniors must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and have no more than five absences during the qualification period. In conjunction with the CCS and other community partners, Beasley Media Group has joined with Fayetteville Kia and the Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union to reward qualifying students with fantastic incentives for their academic performance. 

 

Cumberland County Spelling Bee Competition

Fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout Cumberland County will put their spelling skills to the test on Friday, February 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The final rounds of Cumberland County’s Spelling Bee competition will take place in Room 3 of the Educational Resource Center, located at the 396 Elementary Drive 28301/Fayetteville.

 

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Published on February 13, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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What’s Happening in the CCS? (January 29 – February 4, 2017)

Pupil Holiday/Required Teacher Workday
Students, faculty, and staff at schools that follow the Traditional calendar will observe a pupil holiday/required teacher workday on Monday, January 30.

School System to Meet with the Legislative Delegation
The Cumberland County Board of Education and the Cumberland County Legislative Delegation will meet to discuss items of mutual importance. The meeting will take place on Friday, February 3 starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Central Services’ Building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28306. The meeting is open to the public.

Looking Ahead …

Upcoming Observances

February 5 – 11 — CCS’ Suicide Awareness Week

February 6 – 10 — National School Counseling Week

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Published on January 30, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Recognizing & Celebrating School Counselors

Fayetteville – National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from February 6–10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

“The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition to those who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, which are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st Century,” said Cumberland County Schools’ Counseling Coordinator Kristy Curran.

In a proclamation signed by the Cumberland County Board of Education Chair, Curran cited school counselors for (1) being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents; (2) working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of rearing children in today’s world; (3) focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational, and career development; and (4) working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic, and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options and personal/social skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., the executive director of ASCA. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.”

More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities. Many school counselors will be hosting special events and activities to call attention to the myriad benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program.

 

As part of its celebration for National School Counseling Week, the Cumberland County School system, as a whole, will be recognizing its school counselors with an appreciation breakfast, while individual schools will choose to recognize with different activities. Parents or community members with specific questions or concerns about school counseling programs should contact the school counselors at their local schools. Additional information can also be found on ASCA’s website, www.schoolcounselor.org.

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The association, which is the school counseling division of the American Counseling Association, provides professional development, publications and other resources, research, and advocacy to more school counselors around the globe.

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Published on January 30, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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PWC Building Business Rally Scheduled April 6

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission invites local vendors to meet representatives of PWC departments and learn about their supply, equipment and service needs.  The April 6, 2017 event will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm at the PWC Operations Center, 955 Old Wilmington Rd in Fayetteville.   Admission is free  and open to local businesses.  PWC’s Procurement Department will be available to help with vendor registration.

Published on January 11, 2017 by Carolyn Justice-Hinson  
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What’s Happening in the CCS? (January 8 -14, 2017)

Board of Education Meeting and Public Forum
The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting and public forum in the Board Room of the Central Services building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. The Board plans to recognize the recipients of the newly created CCS’ Champion of Children Award and November and December’s Amazing Acts of Character recipients.

January 2017 Get Connected TV Show: “Cumberland Polytechnic High School: The Polytech Way– During January’s edition of the Get Connected TV show, CCS’ Chief Communications Officer Renarta Clanton Moyd is joined by Cumberland Polytechnic High School Principal Dan Krumanocker, School Counselor Brittany Raines, and Students Asia Hannans and Jared Little. They are discussing the numerous learning opportunities at the school system’s newest high school that is located on the campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College. 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 visit the school system’s Website (www.ccs.k12.nc.us).

Looking Ahead …

MLK Day Observance & Teacher Workday w/Staff Development
In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a pupil/teacher holiday will be observed by the Cumberland County Schools on Monday, January 16. Central Services will be closed as well. A pupil holiday/required teacher workday/staff development day will be observed on Tuesday, January 17 at schools that do not follow the traditional calendar. 

Middle & High School Choice Fair & Parent Meeting
The CCS system will sponsor its 2017-2018 Secondary Choice Fair on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Educational Resource Center (ERC) auditorium, located at 396 Elementary Drive in Fayetteville.  The Fair will highlight booths from area middle and high schools that have information about Choice schools, academies, or programs that are accepting student applications for next school year.  Also, a Fort Bragg E.E. Smith Parent Meeting will take place from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Room 3 at ERC. For more information about the Secondary Choice Fair or the Fort Bragg E.E. Smith Parent Meeting, call 910.678.2407.
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Published on January 9, 2017 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Foster Kids Treated To Pre-Screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie

Contact: Kirk Ferguson

The Federal Savings Bank

Phone:910-633-3337

Fax: 910-292-6008

Email: kferguson@thefederalsavingsbank.com

For Immediate Release

Foster Kids Get VIP Screening of Star Wars Rogue One

Free Movie Night An Early Christmas Gift

Fayetteville, NC, December 12, 2016:  More than 50 children from the Falcon Children’s Home will get to see the hottest movie of the year, before it opens to the general public! Two area business professionals wanted to give back to the community – so they’re hosting an exclusive premier of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and they invited the local foster kids to attend.

Brendan Rodden, financial advisor with Raymond James and Associates in Raleigh, and Kirk Ferguson, Fayetteville mortgage banker with The Federal Savings Bank, were putting together a VIP customer appreciation event for their clients, when they realized that they had some extra tickets.

Instead of leaving empty seats, they decided to cut their customer list short – and invite the kids from Falcon Children’s Home instead. 50 to 70 children are expected to attend. All attendees will be given a seat, a drink, and a bag of popcorn to fully enjoy the first new stand-alone Star Wars movie since the original in 1977.

Understanding the value of this occasion to a child, Rodden and Ferguson are thrilled to make Christmas a little brighter for some children who need it most.

The VIP pre-screening will take place this Thursday, December 15th at 6:45 pm, at Patriot 14 theatre, 4761 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, NC, 28303. Two children from Falcon Children’s Home, and employees will be available for interviews. You may shoot video of the children entering the theatre, receiving their snacks and taking their seats. Please avoid recognizable images of children not authorized for interviews.

 

 

Kirk Ferguson, Mortgage Banker

           The Federal Savings Bank | 300 N. Elizabeth Street, Suite 3E, Chicago, IL 60607
           direct: (910) 292-6007
           fax: (910) 292-6008
           cell: (910) 633-3337
           email: kferguson@thefederalsavingsbank.com
           web: www.thefederalsavingsbank.com/kirkferguson
               NMLS# 1502065

Press release

Published on December 14, 2016 by Christi Lowe  



Company with Diabetes Medical App to Collaborate With Southern Regional Area Health Education Center

Team leaders from Voluntis, Inc., a Paris-based medical technology company, are scheduled to visit Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, located at 1601 Owen Drive, on Tuesday, October 11th as part of an evidence-gathering mission. The company will collaborate with Southern Regional AHEC to optimize the way users in a family medicine setting interact with its digital diabetes products.

Pioneering therapeutic companion software, Voluntis innovates healthcare by embedding connectivity in therapeutics and medical intelligence in software. Dedicated to managing chronic conditions, Voluntis’ companion software aims to enable treatment personalization, to support team-care coordination and to improve real-world outcomes. Harnessing its proprietary technology, Voluntis has developed digital solutions for diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancer, anticoagulation treatments and hemophilia. Voluntis is headquartered in Paris, France, and has offices in Boston, USA.

 

Published on September 30, 2016 by Karen Mantzouris  
http://www.southernregionalahec.org


PWC’s Chad Ham Recieves J.W. Pate Award for Environmental Protection Contributions

Chad Ham, Water Resources Environmental Program Manager for the Fayetteville Public Works Commission,  has been named the 2016 Recipient of the J. W. Pate Award for his contributions to conservation and environmental protection.  The award is given annually by the Cape  Fear River Assembly to individuals who exhibit strong leadership on environmental issues, particularly related to water resource and quality matters.

This is the organization’s highest honor for environmental stewardship and was first given in 1984 in memory of J.W. Pate, a former Fayetteville City Council member.  Pate is remembered as an outstanding citizen and community member of Fayetteville with an unusual sensitivity for his time toward environmental issues and the Cape Fear River.

Since its inception,  award recipients have included North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt, N.C. Senators Tony Rand and Lura Tally, N.C. Representatives Alex Warner and Margaret Highsmith Dickson, Dr. Sid Gautam and Sol Rose.  Ham is the fourth person associated with PWC to receive the honor as former General Managers Ray Meunch, Tim Woods and Steve Blanchard are past recipients.

Ham serves on the Cape Fear River Assembly Board o f Directors as well as serving as the Middle Cape Fear River Basin Association Chairman.  He has also served as the President of the North Carolina Water Quality Association, Chairman of the   NCAWWA-WEA Water Resources Committee  and member of the NC League of Municipalities Regulatory Advisory Committee,  and  NCAWWA-WEA Governmental Affairs Committee.

PWC Media Contact
Carolyn Justice-Hinson
910-223-4009
Carolyn.hinson@faypwc.com

Published on June 17, 2016 by Carolyn Justice-Hinson  
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Upcoming Events in the Cumberland County Schools (June 2016)

End-of-Year Schedule for Schools

As the school year comes to an end, students, faculty and staff at Year-Round and Traditional schools in the CCS will follow the schedule below:

Year-Round Schools

Friday, June 3                         Last Day for Students/Pupil Early Release
Monday, June 6                      Teacher Workday
Tuesday, June 7                      Required Teacher Workday
Wednesday, June 8                 Teacher Workday – Optional

Traditional Schools

Wednesday, June 8                 Last Day for Students/Pupil Early Release
Thursday, June 9                     Required Teacher Workday
Friday, June 10                       Required Teacher Workday
Monday, June 13                    Teacher Workday – Optional

 

Get Connected TV Show for June 2016 — “SGA: Students Taking a Stand” — During June’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Communications Specialist Renarta Clanton Moyd is joined by Terry Sanford SGA Officers Nathaniel Browning and Jay Shah, Cross Creek Early College High School SGA Officer Morgan O’Neill and Adviser Kenneth Huffman. They discuss the important role SGA plays in the school and in the lives of students on the their leadership development journey. 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 visit the school system’s Website (www.ccs.k12.nc.us).

 

NEW — LIVE Broadcasts of ‘The Big 10’ Graduations Scheduled

The school system in conjunction with Fayetteville Technical Community College, the Crown, and Time Warner Cable (TWC) will air LIVE broadcasts of the June 9 and 10 high school graduation ceremonies from the floor of the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum. From the comfort of their homes, TWC subscribers will be able to watch CCS’ students walk across the stage to get their diplomas on FCE-TV – Cable Channel 5 according to the following schedule:

 

Thursday, June 9

Douglas Byrd High School                             8:00 a.m.

Westover High School                                  11:00 a.m.

Terry Sanford High School                             2:00 p.m.

Pine Forest High School                                 5:00 p.m.

South View High School                                8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 10

E.E. Smith High School                                  8:00 a.m.

Gray’s Creek High School                            11:00 a.m.

Cape Fear High School                                   2:00 p.m.

Seventy-First High School                              5:00 p.m.

Jack Britt High School                                    8:00 p.m.

In a continuing effort to serve the worldwide community, the CCS in conjunction with the Crown Coliseum will offer live Webcasts of the June 9 – 10 graduation ceremonies. View the commencement exercises according to the above schedule, by visiting the following link: http://www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/event-streaming. If a password is requested, type: classof2016.

Graduation ceremonies for Howard Health & Life Sciences High School, A.B. Wilkins High School, Cumberland International Early College High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, Massey Hill Classical High School and Reid Ross Classical High School held in Seabrook Auditorium (Fayetteville State University) or in the Crown Theatre will be archived on the Crown’s Website  http://www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/event-streaming. The ceremonies will not be available for viewing until the week of June 13.

 

Media Covering June 9 & 10 Graduation Ceremonies

All media covering the June 9 and 10 ceremonies are reminded to

(1) enter and exit through the West VIP Entrance at the Crown Coliseum;

(2) upon your arrival, ask security to contact a member of the CCS’ Communications Department; and

(3) wear your credentials in plain sight.

No photographers will be allowed on the arena floor or at the mid-level or bottom of the escalators at the Crown.

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Published on June 3, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character Recipients for April 2016

Fayetteville – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior.

Eight students were recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and will be recognized and honored during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building. The honorees are as follows:

Josaleen Yates, Rihanna Garcia and LaNaya Mitchell, first graders at T.C. Berrien Elementary SchoolAccording to School Social Worker Reta Elliot, Josaleen, Rihanna and LaNaya “showed courage and did what true citizens do in a real emergency situation.” Recently when entering the classroom from recess, the six-year-old girls noticed a classmate who was having a seizure. Apparently the student was light headed, dizzy and began staggering while attempting to walk. “The little team of students, immediately assisted the student in need by helping her walk safely on the stairwell to make sure she didn’t get hurt,” said Elliot. While the teacher assisted in the situation, Josaleen, Rihanna and LaNaya made sure everyone stayed calm and helped lead the student to a safer area.

Esther Cazares, Abigail Thorne, Luenice Fonseca, Jada Myrick and Hayley Rupert at Cumberland Mills Elementary School – Teacher LaTonya Brewington, School Counselor Aliena Maples and the Kindergarten teachers at Cumberland Mills Elementary School all agree that Esther, Abigail, Luenice, Jada and Hayley are “wonderful role models and show excellent citizenship to all students” at the school. This school year, the five girls were nominated to help kindergarten students during breakfast time and with AR reading or general tasks based on their outstanding character. Mid-year it was noted by their teachers that they are disciplined, self-starters who initiate positive behavior and have kind and caring spirits. “These young ladies are trusted to help our kindergarten students with minimal supervision or direction,” said the school counselor and teachers. “Esther, Abigail, Jada, Luenice and Hayley first complete their responsibilities and then take time out of their morning routine every day to help assist kindergarten students with their responsibilities. All five of these young ladies are wonderful role models to others on how to be a great citizen.”

The Amazing Acts of Character Committee selects winners based on school nominations. The winners are then recognized at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, where they are presented with a special trophy and certificate.

 

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Published on May 6, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Upcoming Events in the Cumberland County Schools (Weeks of March 20 & 27, 2016)

Celebrating Women’s History Month
South View High School (SVHS) Ladies of the View are sponsoring a special program to observe Women’s History Month (March) on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium at SVHS. Organizers of the event promise it will empower, inspire and entertain those who attend!

 

Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair is ‘Coming to Town!’
Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Early-In Special Education Preschool Program is sponsoring its Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. at the Educational Resource Center, located at 396 Elementary Drive. Parents who attend can expect an overview of the kindergarten transition process and an explanation of the various kindergarten curriculums. Also school-age program specialists and teachers will be there to answer questions and discuss curriculum, individualized education plans, expectations, and environments to help along the child’s transition into kindergarten. For more information about the Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair, call 910.484.6761.

Upcoming School Calendar Highlights
March 25
Pupil Holiday/Teacher Workday for the Traditional Schools, A.B. Wilkins High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, Howard Health & Life Sciences High School and Cumberland International Early College High School

March 28

Pupil/Teacher Holiday for A.B. Wilkins High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, Howard Health & Life Sciences High School and Cumberland International Early College High School

March 28 – April 1

Pupil Holidays/Required Annual Leave for Traditional and Year-Round Schools

March 29 – 31
Pupil Holidays/Required Annual Leave for Howard Health & Life Sciences High School

 

A Part of Spring Cleaning
CCS’ Go Green Initiative is co-sponsoring an e-waste and shredding event on Saturday, April 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cumberland County Courthouse (Gillespie Street). E-Waste includes eliminating household items with a cord, e.g., TV’s less than 50”, stereos, computers, printers, lamps, radios, small kitchen appliances, etc. Only residential paper items can be shredded, including those that have a paper clip or staple.

 LOOKING AHEAD…
April 2016  Let’s Talk Education Radio Show: “More Than Just Soil & Seeds”During the April edition of Let’s Talk Education, the show’s host, Renarta Clanton Moyd, will talk with Media Clerk Marina Shelton from E. Cashwell Elementary School and Assistant Principal Tara Bratcher from Cumberland Road Elementary School on Monday, April 4. They will discuss how school gardens are having a positive impact on student learning. Tune in from 11:34 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on WIDU 1600 AM or visit www.widuradio.com.

 

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Published on March 18, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Community Comes Together to Stop Child Abuse

WHAT: “Break the Chain of Child Abuse”

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2016
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Crown Expo Center
1960 Coliseum Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306

WHY: Children from Cumberland County will join colorful paper chains together as a symbol to break the chains of child abuse.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
• “Champion for Children” awards will be presented to one professional, one volunteer and one agency/group who have gone above and beyond to reduce child abuse in our community.

• The ceremony is a joint effort between the Child Advocacy Center, the Cumberland County Schools, the Cumberland County Department of Social Services, the Cumberland County Family Court, the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Fort Bragg Army Community Services, the Fort Bragg Schools, and the Cumberland County Guardian Ad Litem Program.

• Presenting Sponsor: The Exchange Club of Greater Fayetteville

• For more information, contact 910.678.2621 or 910.486.9700.

Published on March 14, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair (March 23, 2016)

index_8Cumberland County Schools’ Early-In Special Education Preschool Program is sponsoring an Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. at the Educational Resource Center, located at 396 Elementary Dr./Fayetteville, NC  28391. Parents who attend can expect an overview of the kindergarten transition process and an explanation of the various kindergarten curriculums. Also, school-age program specialists and teachers will be there to answer questions and discuss curriculum, individualized education plans, expectations, and environments to help facilitate their child’s transition in to kindergarten. For more information about the Exceptional Children’s Beginners’ Fair, call 910.484.6761.

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Published on March 14, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Upcoming Events in the Cumberland County Schools (Week of March 13, 2016)

School Social Worker of the Year to be Announced, Celebrated
Cumberland County Schools’ Social Work Services will observe National School Social Work Month and honor the school system’s School Social Worker of the Year during a special ‘by-invitation-only’ celebration. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 16 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium at ERC. For more information, contact CCS’ Social Work Coordinator Pamela S. Story at 910.678.2402.

 

March 17 Nurturing Parent Workshop

The CCS system’s Pre-K, Early Intervention and English As A Second Language Departments are part of a Cumberland County Partnership for Children’s initiative to provide Nurturing Parenting Workshops throughout the County. An upcoming parent workshop titled “Ways to Enhance Positive Brain Development in Children and Teens” is scheduled on Thursday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Center, 1307 Hillsboro Street/Fayetteville. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. For more info, call 910.483.7370.

 

Breaking the Chain of Child Abuse

In observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month (April), the community will come together to symbolically ‘break the chain of child abuse” during a special ceremony on Friday, March 18 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the Crown Expo Center. Hundreds of children from across Cumberland County will join colorful paper chains together and then ‘break the chains’ to symbolize a stop to the abuse of children.  Also, the Champion of Children Awards will be presented to one professional, one volunteer, and one agency/group that has gone above and beyond to reduce abuse in the community. The ceremony, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Greater Fayetteville, is a joint effort between numerous agencies and entities in Cumberland County. For more information about the Break the Chain of Child Abuse event, call 910.678.2621 or 910.486.9700.

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Published on March 14, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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‘Amazing Acts of Character’ for February 2016

Fayetteville – Each month through Cumberland County Schools’ Amazing Acts of Character recognition program, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior.

One student was recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying ‘amazing acts of character’ and will be recognized and honored during the Cumberland County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of CCS’ Central Services building. The honoree is as follows:

Bryson McClure, a kindergartener at Glendale Acres Elementary SchoolAccording to Kindergarten Teacher Lee Ann Morris, Bryson has exhibited the trait of trustworthiness on more than one occasion this school year. The six year old’s teacher said that recently her class played a game of Alphabet BINGO where prizes were awarded. Bryson won a prize. Upon placing his prize in his cubbie, he found that someone had accidentally put their prize in his cubbie as well. “He quickly came to me and turned over the treat, saying it wasn’t his,” said Morris. “He wanted to be sure that whomever won it [the prize], got it back. He could have easily said nothing and kept both prizes. Instead, Bryson told the truth about what he found in order to make sure it was returned to the rightful owner.” Morris said that on another occasion, the students were awarded Cub Coins for good behavior. Bryson found some of the coins on the floor in their classroom. Instead of keeping the coins, he returned them to her. “As a young student, he [Bryson] is definitely on the right track,” said Morris. “He has a good heart and I trust him to do the right thing whether there is an adult around or not.”

The Amazing Acts of Character Committee selects winners based on school nominations. The winners are then recognized at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, where they are presented with a special trophy and certificate.

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Published on March 2, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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Upcoming Events in the Cumberland County Schools (Week of March 6, 2016)

Let’s Talk Education Radio Show for March 2016 -“Military Child in the CCS”
The show’s host , Renarta Clanton Moyd, will discuss with CCS’ Military Family and Youth Liaison Cathy Hurley the Month of the Military Child observance (April) as well as various programs for and the latest grant geared toward the needs of the military-connected child. Tune in to listen on Monday, March 7 from 11:34 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on WIDU 1600 AM or visit www.widuradio.com.

 

Board of Education Meeting and Public Forum
The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Services building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. The meeting will begin with a public forum session. The Board plans to recognize February’s Amazing Acts of Character recipient.

 

10th Annual Adult Spelling Bee
Educators from across the school system will put their spelling skills to the test during the Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals’ (CCAPAP) 10th  Annual Adult Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 9 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of South View High School. Teams of four, who will be representing different schools and departments throughout the county, will work together to spell various words. Last year through this effort, thousands of dollars in scholarship money was awarded to deserving high school seniors. For more information, contact CCAPAP member Crystal Brown at

crystalbrown@ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

Get Connected TV Show for March 2016 — “Military Child in the CCS”
During March’s edition of Get Connected, CCS’ Communications Specialist Renarta Clanton Moyd is joined by CCS’ Military Family and Youth Liaison Cathy Hurley and DoDEA Grant Project Coordinator Rebecca Legan. They will discuss the Month of the Military Child (April) as well as various programs and the latest grant to assist military-connected children. 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 visit the school system’s Website (www.ccs.k12.nc.us).

 

21st Annual Elementary Battle of the Books Competition
During the upcoming 21st Annual Elementary Battle of the Books competition, cluster teams will ‘go head to head’ in the quiz bowl-type tournament with hopes of earning the county title. Finals get underway at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11 in the AIT Building, located in Downtown Fayetteville. Elementary Battle of the Books was established to help elementary school students develop a lifelong love of reading. For more information about the competition, call CCS’ Information Technology & Media Services Department at 910.678.2613.

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Published on March 2, 2016 by Renarta Clanton Moyd  
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