CCS Staff In the Know
Congratulations to our Early College Graduates
Shared in a NCTM PD, is part interactive textbook and part virtual personal tutor.  Using cutting-edge technology and an innovative new curriculum, learning math is more active, personalized and fun.  And, even if you are not a math teacher, check out the website for hands-on SEL activities to engage kids in these last few weeks.
Today we celebrate 3 of our high school seniors selected for the Golden Leaf Scholarship.
The Golden Leaf Scholarship is a $3,000 per academic year/renewable award for up to four years. It is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina Education Assistance Authority.
Help us celebrate the following students as Gold Leaf Scholarship recipients:
Chechnya Bagayoko-  New Bern High School  will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill
Spencer Burroughs-  Craven Early College  will be attending UNC- Chapel Hill
Kyleigh Goehring-  West Craven High School  will be attending East Carolina University
West Craven High
Air Force JROTC 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – NC-959 at West Craven High School has been selected to receive the 2019-2020 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.

The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to high school students who are in the 9th to 12th grades.

Air Force JROTC is located in close to 890 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 125,000 cadets who do over 1.5 million hours of community service each year.

For more information contact West Craven High School’s principal, Mr. Tabari Wallace, or Colonel Chip Stine in the Air Force JROTC department at West Craven High School, 252-244-3200.

Technology Updates
Your files should be backed up regularly to the cloud. Our cloud backup services include Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. As your computers need repaired or replaced, your files should be safe and accessible in a cloud service.

Also, remind your students that any files they may need in the future should also be moved to a cloud storage system.  Seniors will need to move their files to a personal storage platform before the last day of school.
Zoom Update:
Zoom needs to be updated by May 30. The update has been pushed to iPads automatically. To update Zoom on your MacBook, follow these steps:
Open Zoom and find
“Check for Updates”
On the next screen select, “Update”
Then, follow the prompts.
Dream Big!
Celebrate 5/29 and Win $5,529 Toward Your Education!

We know we’ve missed a lot as we’ve been hunkered down at home doing our part to keep everyone safe and healthy. But the NC 529 Plan’s favorite holiday is coming up, and we are celebrating big! May 29th is College Savings Day. Dream big with us and you might win $5,529!
Just register your NC 529 Account once during the month of May and you’ll automatically receive entries for taking each of these steps toward saving for education:
Two (2) entries for setting up a new recurring contribution by Automatic Draft (ACH) or Payroll Deduction
Two (2) entries for increasing a current recurring contribution by at least $25 per Account
Two (2) entries for the first Contribution made to a new Account
One (1) entry for every Contribution made to your Account (Friends’ and family’s contributions count too!)
The deadline to register is midnight May 31, 2020. As long as you register your Account before the deadline, you’ll receive entries to the Celebrate 5/29 and Win $5,529 Drawing for taking any of the steps outlined above during the month of May (even if you did them before you registered for the Drawing)!
The winner will be drawn at random from all entries received and contacted for additional information. Watch for our announcement on the NC 529 Facebook and other social media pages to see if you won!
Did you receive a refund from school as a result of coronavirus closures?
If those funds came from your 529 Account, you may need to recontribute in order to avoid a tax hit. We can help.
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