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2017-2018 & 2018-2019 School Calendars Approved
The Cumberland County Board of Education recently approved the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 schools calendars for those who attend Traditional Schools, Year-Round Schools, Early College High Schools, and Cumberland Polytechnic High School. The calendars have been posted on the District Website.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 9, 2017

        


Woman's hand holding a water bottle with blue lidAs the temperature continues to rise, let’s take advantage of some health tips to keep us cool. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy! Try at least one of the 10 Tips for Better Beverages. View more beverage tips + a video on making small changes for a healthier drink. Sip smart! For more healthful tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Glenda Farmer on May 31, 2017

        


ATTENTION STUDENTS: Applications are currently being accepted for Leadership Fayetteville Youth Academy (LFYA) Class of 2018. LFYA is a competitive, community leadership program sponsored by the Greater Fayetteville Chamber in partnership with the Cumberland County Schools. This program is for rising juniors who are interested in (1) learning about local industry, the arts, healthcare, education, the military, etc.; and (2) becoming a young leader in our community. The application deadline has been extended until June 9. The application is attached. Please direct all questions to CCS’ Career Pathways Coordinator Taneka Williams at tanekawilliams@ccs.k12.nc.us or the Chamber at 910.433.6762.  LFYA Application: 2017-18 Application-Leadership Fayetteville Youth Academy (2)

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Published by Glenda Farmer on May 30, 2017

        


Every Minute Counts image of students. "From start to finish, class time matters."

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Published by Glenda Farmer on May 17, 2017

        


Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Glenda Farmer on May 16, 2017

        


SAT
The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.  The SAT tests students’ basic knowledge of subjects they have learned in the classroom such as reading, writing, and math, in addition to how students think, solve problems, and communicate.

SAT Helpful Links:
This is a free program that statistically has helped students improve their SAT scores by 200 points.
http://ineedapencil.com/
http://www.collegeboard.org/(register and prepare here)
CFNC
DOME SAT

ACT
The ACT test contains four curriculum-based, multiple-choice tests that measure academic achievement in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science, as well as an optional Writing Test, for which students complete an essay.

ACT Helpful Links:
www.act.org (register and prepare here)

PSAT/NMSQT
The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical thinking skills that are important for success in college, including critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.  Taking the PSAT/NMSQT enables students to get feedback about important academic skills, seek information from colleges, enter scholarship competitions, prepare for the SAT Reasoning Test, and initiate the college-planning process.  The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test that students must take to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions for college scholarships awarded in 2010.

PSAT/NMSQT Helpful Links:
CollegeBoard
Understanding Results from PSAT/NMSQT
My College QuickStart Guided Tour

ASVAB
This assessment is a requirement for students who plan to enter the military, and  also an  for any student wanting to identify a potential career area.  The assessment is a multiply-aptitude battery that test students’ knowledge in eight areas:  general science, mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension.  There is no cost associated with the ASVAB.  For more information on the ASVAB contact the guidance office.

ASVAB Helpful Links:
http://www.military.com/ASVAB or http://www.asvabprogram.com/

Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses expose high school students to college-level curriculum. Students may study challenging subjects of interest in a variety of areas —arts, English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies. *In order to enroll in AP coursework, students must possess appropriate prerequisite courses and choose to participate in this advanced course of study. AP exams are administered in the spring of each school year. Colleges and universities may grant credit, placement, or both based on scores on the exams.Beginning with the freshman (9th) class in the 2008-09 school year, students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams given by the College Board in order to receive AP weighted credit. If students do not take the exam, the AP designation will be dropped to Honors level. Students will be required to decide during the first quarter/term of the AP course whether they will take the exam. Students will pay for a maximum of three AP exams over the course of their high school career. AP exam fees for the fourth and subsequent exams will be paid by the Board of Education. Financial assistance is available from the College Board to students who qualify. Students wishing to take an AP course not offered at their home high school must talk with their principal to determine if there are other available options to take the course. AP courses require more rigorous and expansive reading, writing, and research than Honors or standard level courses. The following are recommended limits on the number of AP courses a student should take:Ninth grade – No AP courses                             Eleventh grade – Up to three courses
Tenth grade – One AP course                            Twelfth grade – Up to four courses

*Recommended criteria for entrance into AP coursework includes a GPA of “90” in Honors English, prerequisite or related coursework, and/or teacher or principal recommendation.
ACCUPLACER 

Identifying students’ academic strengths and weaknesses in preparation for college is more critical than ever to ensure successful transitions and persistence in their academic experiences. ACCUPLACER is a suite of computer-adaptive placement tests that quickly, accurately, and efficiently assess reading, writing, and math skills.  ACCUPLACER assessments provide early indicators of students’ preparedness and place them into appropriate courses where they can confidently meet classroom demands and achieve their academic goals. By using ACCUPLACER, you help set the stage is set for helping students succeed at post-secondary institutions.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on April 30, 2017

        


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Published by Glenda Farmer on February 6, 2017

        


Image of a school bus announcing vacancy for bus drivers. For more information please contact Mr. Fanaj at Douglas Byrd High School by calling 910.484.8121

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Published by Glenda Farmer on January 25, 2017

        


Image of upward bound Math and Science program recruiting 9th and 10th grade students to join the program and participate in a six week summer program.Upward Bound Math & Science:
Currently Enrolling 9th & 10th Graders 

The Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Program at Fayetteville State University is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of UBMS is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Upward Bound Math & Science is now accepting applications for student enrollment into the program. Students must be currently enrolled in the 9th & 10th grade and attend the following schools in Cumberland and Robeson County to be eligible for the program: Douglas Byrd High School, Westover High School, and Lumberton High School.


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Published by Glenda Farmer on January 25, 2017

        


Sodium Myths and Facts for KidsThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on January 5, 2017

        


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