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Chinese New Year Celebration
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on February 16, 2020
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2020 Chinese New Year, the year ofthe RatCCS World Language Department invites the public to the 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration. The celebration will be held on Friday, February 21, at Seventy-First High School. Many of the students at ACMS will be participating in this event that will showcase Chinese heritage and culture. The event will have Cultural Centers starting at 4:50 followed by a performance that begins at 6:00. Come out and welcome in the year of the Rat.

        
District Spelling Bee Winner!
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on February 12, 2020
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School spelling bee winner and principal.How do you spell winner… TYLER! On Wednesday, February 12, CCS held its district middle school Spelling Bee competition. We were represented by Tyler T. and after 22 rounds of competitive spelling, he won! Tyler will go on to the next level of the county competition this Friday. ACMS wishes him continued success!

        
2020 Civic Oration Winners
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on February 7, 2020
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2020 Civic Oration ParticipantsThe ACMS Civic Oration contest was held on Tuesday, February 4th. The topic this year was, “What Does Freedom Mean to Me.” All grade levels were represented in the competition and every student brought their own style to their speech. Judges had a very hard decision because everybody did such a great job! The top two will move on to the countywide competition in April. The first-place winner was sixth-grader N. Brinson. Second place went to S. Gordon and third place was awarded to T. Berryhill.

Congratulations to all who participated and to the top three ladies who won!  Top three finishers in Civic Oration Competion.

        
Have you heard about ACMS Student Union?
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on February 6, 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.

        
Spring Sports Tryouts Feb. 12
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on February 4, 2020
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Spring Sports at ACMSSpring sports tryouts will begin on Wednesday, February 12. Students wishing to participate in Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, and Boys Track and Field are invited to go through the tryout process at this time. Students must meet eligibility requirements with grades, attendance, and have a current physical on file. Parents who have not attended one of the previous parent meetings are invited to attend the upcoming informational meeting on Monday, February 10 in the school cafeteria with Mr. Greene.

        
January Wellness Tip
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on January 27, 2020
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Liven Up Your Meals

Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

        
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.
        
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.