CCS Staff In the Know
Honor Student Ian Barra Nominated for
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

HAVELOCK, NC -Ian Barra, a Junior at Havelock High School of Havelock is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 24-26, 2020.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan, and resources to help them reach their goal.

Ian's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Havelock High School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the three-day Congress, Ian Barra joined students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

For more information visit or call 617-307-7425.
Press Release
September 21, 2020
Mike Blackburn
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that David Fernandez, Athletic Director at West Craven High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.
To earn this distinction, David has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.
David is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.
Grades 6-8 Math Benchmark Information Meetings 
Wednesday September 23, 2020

All Grades 6-8 math teachers should plan to attend a brief meeting to review the district pacing guide in regards to the upcoming benchmarks.
6th grade Math 10:00 am
7th grade Math 12:00 pm
8th grade Math 2:00 pm
Please contact Kelly Williamson if you need alternate days/times or have questions.
 Educator’s Handbook Training

Austin Jackson with Educator’s Handbook will be providing a training on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 12pm-1pm. Please attend even if you have been using the Educator's Handbook. Please share with anyone at your school that processes discipline incidents or accesses reports.

Please join his meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial +1 (872) 240-3212 with the Access Code: 202-939-189
For recorded trainings on Educator's Handbook, please go to Powerschool and click on Educator’s Handbook in the listing on the left toward the bottom. Once you get to the Educator’s Handbook Screen, sign in and click on the “?” at the bottom to see the recorded training available.
Raptor Updates:
Staff members should now be populating into Raptor correctly. If you notice issues, please check with your data manager to ensure that the staff member is entered into PowerSchool correctly.
Clever and NCEdCloud Update:

The Clever icon found in the NCEdCloud portal has a configuration issue and has not been working properly. Please continue to access Clever by going to or by using the Clever app and be sure to sign in with your CCS Google account. Thank you for helping spread the word on this.
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Join UNC's School of Education for an upcoming
virtual information session!

Whether you know how your continuing educational career fits into your plan, or you’re still figuring out what that plan looks like, pursuing additional academic opportunities can be critical to defining and achieving your career goals.

The School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill has a long track record of preparing educators to transform the lives of those we serve. We empower educators and scholars to lead; to think creatively, act with compassion, and strive for equity and excellence for all. Transmitting knowledge to future generations of teachers, leaders, and scholars is among the most important things we do. Toward that end, the School of Education offers five master’s degrees, including school counselingeducational technologyearly childhood educationk-12 teaching, and school administration. Equipped to succeed in their professions, our graduates emerge as leaders in their institutions and communities, and mindfully contribute toward continually improving and transforming them.

If you are looking for a more in-depth view of our academic programs, we invite you to join us at our upcoming virtual information sessions. You will gain valuable information about UNC’s School of Education, academic programs, unique funding opportunities, application requirements, as well as speak with our faculty, and admissions representatives to have all your questions answered.

Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 20206pm-7pm EST

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, 6pm-7pm EST

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

Tuesday, October 13, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

K-12, Special Education, and ESL
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020; 6pm-7pm EST

We invite you to visit the links above to learn about our programs. If you have questions, please email me at Thank you for all that you do for students and for considering a degree from UNC's School of Education. We look forward to connecting with you.
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