On Wednesday, October 2014, Delegate Thomas “Tommy” Wright visited the Cumberland High School/Middle School complex. A frequent visitor, Delegate Wright tour the facilities, went in classrooms to talk to students and staff members, and had lunch in the cafetorium. During lunch, he discussed items of importance coming before the General Assembly that will impact public schools. Mr. Wright’s district now includes the counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Lunenburg (part), Mecklenburg, and Nottoway.
Delegate Wright talks to student Josh Diesen about his career plans.
Main Page Photo: Delegate Wright and Superintendent Amy Griffin observe students in cooperative groups during English class.
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Cumberland County Public Schools hosted a Parent-Teacher-Student Conference Day from 11:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. Parents were invited to attend and to bring their students with them to be a part of the conference. CUCPS is moving away from the traditional conferences held between the teacher and the parent, with the student either absent or not saying much, and is heading toward student-led conferences. In student-led conferences, the students present their work, explain their progress toward mastery, identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and help outline a path for improvement. These conferences not only provide valuable information to parents, but help students polish their communication and presentations skills, and put students in charge of their own learning.
The Dukes of Cumberland High School played their Homecoming football game on Friday, October 17, 2014, against the Barons of Bluestone High School. The Dukes won the game, with a final score of 44 to 20. During half-time, Chase Davis and Madison Glover were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.
Spirit week preceded the game, featuring numerous activities. Students dressed in theme clothing throughout the week, held a hall decorating contest, and sponsored a pep rally. Classes competed for the Spirit Stick, which was won by the Seniors.
Cumberland County Public Schools will host a Parent-Teacher-Student Conference on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 11:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. All parents are invited to attend and to bring their students with them to be a part of the conference. Schools will be closed for regular school activities on this day. Parents are encouraged to set up appointments with teachers ahead of time.