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Weekly Media Advisory: May 5 – 11, 2019
Published by Angel Hoggard on May 3, 2019
Weekly Media Advisory: May 5 – 11, 2019
A summary of events and activities in the Cumberland County Schools (CCS)

May 5 – 11, 2019

Renarta Clanton Moyd
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 910.678.2307
Fax: 910.678.2619

**MAY 4 Event – CCS’ Job Fair
Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Human Resources Department will be hosting a Job Fair on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Gray’s Creek High School, located at 5301 Celebration Drive in Hope Mills. Fairgoers will get the opportunity to meet and interview with CCS’ principals. Ranked the 5 th largest school district in North Carolina, the CCS has 87 schools. For more information about the Job Fair, call 910.678.2629/2628.Upcoming Board of Education Committee Meetings
The Cumberland County Board of Education Auxiliary Services, Student Support Services, Finance, Policy, Personnel and Curriculum Committees will meet on Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Services’ Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28306. The meetings are open to the public.

Spring Evening of Dance
Hundreds of talented dance students across the county will be taking part in the Spring Evening of Dance concert on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Crown Theatre. The evening performance features select dance pieces from the school system’s high school dance programs as well as those from Mary McArthur Elementary School. The choreography is created and performed by the students with guidance from their dance teachers. The CCS All-County Dance Ensemble, an auditioned group of high school dance students, will premiere a dance created by Guest Choreographer Brian Youngkin, who serves as resident choreographer for Infinity Ballet Conservatory. Since 1998, the standing-room-only event has attracted dance lovers from across the community. This event is free and open to the public.

STEM at the Edge of Space! Balloon Launch
District 7 Elementary School (D7ES) will be participating in a high altitude balloon launch on Thursday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. Students and instructors from Douglas Byrd High School’s Academy of Green Technology will provide the materials and mission control as part of their STEM at the Edge of Space outreach program. According to event coordinators, the students at District 7 Elementary have spent several months learning about STEM in their classrooms and preparing experiments for 17 to 20-mile launches into near space. When the experiments return to earth, they will be delivered back to the students along with photos, and a variety of data collected during the trip. This event is being held in conjunction with the school’s EOG “Blast Off to Success” kickoff. For more information about STEM at the Edge of Space event, call D7ES Teacher Becky Walker at 910.483.0001.

Super Fitness Field Day 2019
CCS’ Health Services Department will hold its annual Super Fitness Field Day on Friday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The event will take place on the athletic field of Reid Ross Classical School, located at 3200 Ramsey Street. The day’s events include:
curl-ups, standing long jump, rope skipping, shuttle run, 50-meter dash, 200-meter run, and the 800-meter run. County physical fitness teachers and military soldiers will judge the physical fitness events.
The competition schedule is as follows:
• Elementary Schools: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
• Middle and High Schools: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m
The purpose of Super Fitness Field Day is to showcase the school system’s finest athletes who have completed rigorous qualification standards to participate in this year’s competitions. For more information, contact CCS’ Health Services Director Shirley Bolden at 910.678.2406.


Media has provided a complete listing of school activities. No student or employee in the Cumberland County Schools shall, on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicapping condition, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. This document is available in alternative format by contacting the Communications Department of the Cumberland County Schools at 910.678.2638.

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