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The Salvation Army announces that they will be receiving applications for Christmas Assistance through their Angel Tree Program on October 17, 19, and 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Applications will be taken at the Pathway of Hope Emergency Shelter located at 245 Alexander Street, Fayetteville, NC. See attached flyer for full details. Click here: Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program
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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 14, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Choice Fair will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at E. E. Smith High School. Families are encouraged to come out and explore all of the elementary, middle, and high school Choice Program options for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information click the following link to visit the Choice School Website or view the pdf flyer–> CCS Choice Fair Flyer

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 14, 2019

        


The mentoring initiative between the young men of Douglas Byrd High School and their mentees at Douglas Byrd Middle School is off to a very positive start. Pictures depict a couple of vision board sessions our high school students facilitated during the months of September and October.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 13, 2019

        


Parent right to know statement and information.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 7, 2019

        


Image of the Douglas Byrd High School Eagels Logo

RUSH logo image. R.U.S.H. is a student-led, Christian Club that empowers students to put their faith into action to change their school. Students meet weekly on Wednesdays before school. They have fun together, grow in their faith, and take part in numerous school and community services.

Would you like to be a part of a group that is positively impacting Douglas Byrd?  Would you like to grow your own character and leadership skills?  Then R.U.S.H. might be for you!  R.U.S.H. is a student-led, Christian Club that empowers students to put their faith into action to change their school.  R.U.S.H. meet on Tuesdays at 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in Room 119.  For more information about R.U.S.H. see Ms. Keeoctae Matthews in room 119.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 7, 2019

        


Image of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) logo.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Advisors: Sharon Bilbrey and LaTara Ray

FBLA is an incorporated, non-profit student organization that aims to assist students in their pursuit of career and business knowledge; improve the leadership skills of students.  The organization aims to provide educational and recreational activities for students, such as state and national conferences, where informative workshops and competitive events testing take place.

Membership Requirements:  Student must submit a membership application, regularly attend meetings, maintain an overall GPA 2.5 and be a student in good standing at all times whether in class or on/off campus-wide.  Students are expected to participate in local, state and national competitions.  Student must be enrolled in a business class during the current school year or have previously completed two business classes to join. Annual dues are $20.

Meeting Days:  Every Second Thursday @ 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Rm 222, unless otherwise indicated.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 7, 2019

        


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The International Thespian Society (ITS) is a student honorary organization.  (ITS) recognizes the achievements of high school theatre students.

We help every organization that request our help with projects onstage. So far this year we have run the Talent show auditions and Mrs. Douglas Byrd rehearsals and Pageant. All of these activities require after school work. Toward the end of May we will be inducting new members into the International Thespian Honor Society.

As the club sponsor, I provide opportunities for students to earn thespian points by training them and providing support to them and their participation in productions on our stage. I also do all the required paper work associated with their membership and projects. I direct all of the technical aspects of what is happening onstage for our club, as well as anyone else’s club or academic program that ask for our help. –Submitted by Robert M. Baker, Jr.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 7, 2019

        


The National Honor Society Requirements

national_honor imageThe National Honor Society is a nationally affiliated organization established in 1921 for outstanding and distinguished high school students. Each chapter within the organization, as recognized by the National Council, establishes its rules for membership based on a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four components are the foundation for the organization.

In order to gain academic entry into the Douglas Byrd High School National Honor Society, a sophomore or junior must attain a minimum 3.7 (3.65) Weighted Grade Point Average. To maintain academic membership, a student must have a minimum 3.5 (3.45) Weighted Grade Point Average. If at any point a student’s Grade Point Average falls below a 3.45, then that student may be placed on academic probation. Additionally, if for any reason a student is placed on out of school suspension or expelled, that student may have their National Honor Society membership revoked.

Seniors in the NHS meet on the first Thursdays of every month in the downstairs media center immediately after school. Juniors meet on the second Thursdays of every month in the downstairs media center.  Regular monthly meeting activities include the following:
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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 2, 2019

        


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“The Cumberland County Schools’ Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program began in 1976 in response to the requirements of the North Carolina Creech Bill legislature. In its commitment to excellence and quality services for students, the AIG program has continuously evolved to reflect current best practices in the identification, instruction, and support of gifted students.”  Click the following link to view the plan: CCS AIG Local Plan 2019-2022

 

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 2, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Image of several children running through grass with caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on October 1, 2019