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Cumberland High School student Chelsea Deane attended the FBLA State Officer Training, held June 18-20, 2013, at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is an organization of young people who are interested in pursuing careers in business. The Officer Training focused on developing leadership, communication, and team skills. Participants attended workshops, social functions, and a final banquet. Chelsea is the State Vice President.

Cumberland drama students, under the direction of Mrs. Carlie Duncan, presented a play entitled Poe-Dunked, by Burton Bumgarner. The play was comprised of a series of short scenes depicting events in the life of Edgar Allan Poe as well as vignettes of some of his literary works. However, the events and stories were presented as they might have occurred in modern times. For example, “The Tell Tale Heart” became a police investigation and “The Cask of Amontillado” was turned into a Jerry Springer-like episode. Other scenes showed Poe as he might have been in elementary school and how he got the idea for writing “The Raven.” The cast included the following students:

  • Sylvia Fusari
  • Benjamin Westerhoff
  • Sean Stinnett
  • Madeline Elstun
  • Matthew Horton
  • Laura Walk
  • Melissa Marshall
  • John Jefferies
  • Alivia Hanvey
  • Justin Crawford

The revised school calendar for the 2013-2014 school year was approved at the June 10, 2013, meeting of the Cumberland School Board. According to the new calendar, students will start school on Monday, August 12, 2013. New teachers will report to the New Teacher Workshop, to be held July 30-31, 2012. All teachers will report on August 1, 2013, for teacher workdays/in-service days.  The Open House for parents and students will be held on August 8, 2013, from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Several other changes were made to the calendar. On early dismissal days, students will be dismissed at 12:00 Noon. These days include September 11th, December 20th, January 20th, February 13th, March 28th, April 18th, and May 9th. These early dismissal days will provide opportunities for more teacher professional development.

The revised 2013-2014 Calendar is posted here

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