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CCS Online Payment System Now Available
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 25, 2020
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School Cash Online LogoNo cash handy? No problem. Parents and caregivers of Cumberland County Schools (CCS) students are now able to make online payments for school fees, thanks to School Cash Online. The fast, safe and convenient payment system allows users to pay for yearbooks, field trips, school events and more with the click of a button. “We are excited to announce the launch of School Cash Online,” said CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “The online platform offers tremendous benefits to parents, guardians, staff, and students, and it will help staff manage school funds more efficiently. School Cash Online is our preferred method of payment moving forward.”
To register for a School Cash Online account, visit bit.ly/ccsschoolcashonline. Registered users can view payment history and receive receipts via email.
        
Winter Sports Schedule 1/27-1/31
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 24, 2020
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Girls and Boys Basketball  Games:

1/28 vs. New Century Middle
1/30 @ Spring Lake Middle
Girls Makeup Game 1/29 vs. Albritton Middle

 

 

  Wrestling Match:
   1/28 @ New Century Middle
1/30 vs. Spring Lake Middle

 

 

All matches and games begin at 4:00 and cost $4.00. Girls basketball will play first followed by the boys game.

        
Have you heard about ACMS Student Union?
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 24, 2020
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Anne Chesnutt Middle School HornetsStudent Union is available at ACMS! This program allows students to stay after school each week from Tuesday-Friday to work on individual tasks with our Instructional Coach, Mr. Holston. Students will receive a snack and then have time to work on missing assignments, SuccessMaker, projects, or receive additional instruction/tutoring on standards they are struggling with. In addition, there is reserved time at the end of each session to participate in a fun activity before being picked up at 4:15.  The smaller setting allows for more individualized attention and feedback to keep students on track with their learning. Parents who are interested in having their child attend may contact Student Services or their child’s homeroom teacher to get more details and sign up.

        
Semester Awards Ceremony January 24, 2020
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 19, 2020
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Hornet Logo With ACMSStudents will be celebrated on Friday, January 24th during their elective period for their academic accomplishments for the first half of the year. The awards will be passed out in the school gym during each grade levels start of their elective time. Sixth grade will begin at 9:30, Seventh at 12:00, and Eighth grade is scheduled to begin around 1:30. Each time is approximate to the start of the grade levels elective time but please consider time for classes to get to the gym and seated before each grade level ceremony begins. Additional information will be shared as the event gets closer through schoolwide phone calls and online. If you have a specific question please contact one of the teachers on your child’s team or the school’s front office.

        
ACMS is a School of Choice in CCS
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 17, 2020
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Cumberland County School will begin taking applications for the 2020-2021 Schools of Choice Programs until January 31, 2020.  ACMS offers a Year-Round schedule, multiple language programs,  robotics, and required school uniform.

Globe with flags of the world on itYear-Round / World Language & Global Communications

  • Features a year-round calendar  (45 days of instruction days followed by 15 days of intersession, enrichment, and vacation)
  • Fosters an environment that strengthens critical thinking, creativeness, abilities, and communication skills through continuous teaching and learning
  • Offers studies of Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish culture and language to all grade levels
  • Prescribes a uniform code of dress (ACMS Uniform and Dress Policy)

 

The world Welcome in a variety of languagesDual Middle School Immersion Program

Students who have completed the K-5 Language Immersion Program from E.E. Miller and W. H. Owen can continue the Language Immersion Program at the Middle School level (grades 6-8). Spanish Native or Heritage Speakers can participate in the Dual Immersion Program. Students will broaden their skills in cultural awareness and global knowledge while continuing to learn academic content in Spanish. Students will also strengthen Spanish language skills. Student’s language proficiency will be assessed at the end of each grade level.

 

Robotics

Get ready for fun, excitement, and exploration into engineering through project-based learning. Come learn how to create, construct and write code for autonomous robots using Lego’s Mindstorm NXT and EV3 robots. Imagine it! Engineer it! Make it move! You will work in cooperative learning teams to complete projects and missions created specifically for the NXT and EV3. You will learn to use an array of digital sensors: color sensor, gyro sensor, touch sensor, and the ultrasonic sensor.  Students will leave with an understanding of the engineering design process, the ability to problem-solve as well as troubleshoot problems associated with writing code. This course will provide a  meaningful, hands-on experience for students.

        
School of Choice Applications Now Available
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 16, 2020
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School Choice applications are availableAnne Chesnutt Middle School is a School of Choice in Cumberland County Schools. The 2020 – 2021 application period will begin on November 12, 2019, and end on January 31, 2020. Information about applications, options, help sessions, and schools participating as a School of Choice can be found at http://choice.ccs.k12.nc.us/application-information/

CCS encourages you to exercise your power of choice within our schools by exploring all of the programs available to students and selecting the program that best matches your child’s interests and future goals. For additional information call the Office of Student Assignment @ 910-678-2616.

        
School Agendas $3
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 10, 2020
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Has your child misplaced their required school agenda? Agendas may be purchased in the school store at a discounted price of $3.00. Agendas help students keep track of assignments, due dates, and act as a hall pass within the school. They also contain helpful information about ACMS. Purchase a new one now if you need one while supplies last. It would also be a good time to double-check with your child and see if they need any additional supplies for any of their new semester classes. A new semester might also mean new supplies to finish out the school year!

        
ACMS Wednesday Enrichment Opportunity
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 5, 2020
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ACMS School MascotAll grades will continue to have the opportunity to stay after school from 2:45-3:45 every Wednesday to work on tutoring and enrichment assignments. Transportation will NOT be provided by the school. Parents may contact their child’s teacher by email, Class DoJo, or Google classroom to get specifics on what their team will be focusing on and if they have any questions about this extra opportunity. This is an open invitation for all students who might need a little bit more time to finish work or who wish to challenge themselves with something new. Teachers need to know ahead of time the transportation plans for any student that stays after school for this weekly event.