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A Queen Among Kings
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 12, 2018
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Ferguson-Easley Parent Facilitator, Ms. Eloise Melvin, coordinated the National Black History Program that featured the sister-in-law of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior, Mrs. Naomi Barber King.

National Black History Month Program participants (left to right): Mr. Charles Evans (Cumberland County Board of Commissioners); Mrs. Shawnee Howard (FEES Teacher of the Year); Mrs. Pearline Brown-Thompson (FEES Teacher and Mistress of Ceremony); Gianni Barber (Student); Ms. Carrie Sutton (Cumberland County Board of Education); Mrs. Naomi Barber King (2018 Black History Month Program Guest Speaker); Ms. Eloise Melvin (FEES Parent Facilitator); Honorable Mitch Colvin (Fayetteville Mayor); Doctor Mary A. Hales (FEES Principal); and Representative Elmer Floyd (North Carolina House of Representatives representing the 43rd District).

On February 12th Ferguson-Easley Elementary School rejoiced in having Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King as a keynote speaker for our National Black History Month program.  Parent Facilitator, Ms. Eloise Melvin, coordinated the event.  Mrs. King is known as  “A Queen Among Kings” because she married the brother (Reverend A. D.  King) of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.  To her family and community she is recognized as a devoted civil rights activist and author. When she visited Ferguson-Easley her message was simply put to the third, fourth and fifth graders, to think, believe, dream, dare and to be entrepreneurs.   During her speech she encouraged the numerous Fayetteville/Cumberland County government, education, community and business leaders present to continue to be bright lights to the communities they serve.  This queen has done her part to keep the King dream alive by establishing the A.D. King Foundation which has as its focus  nonviolent social change and the empowerment of youth and women. 

        
Wellness Tip: Decode the Menu
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 11, 2018
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Picture of hand holding a menu

When eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

        
Accomplished Children’s Author and Motivational Speaker Visits Ferguson-Easley Elementary School
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 8, 2018
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Doctor Kimberly P. Johnson, author, visits Ferguson-Easley to speak to kindergarten through second graders.Doctor Kimberly P. Johnson is a phenomenal children’s author. She has written numerous books that often energize and inform children. Her presence on February 8th at Ferguson-Easley Elementary School was made possible by the Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County.  This giving circle focuses on impacting the lives of women and children by providing speakers, grants and academic resources for them.  During the morning program in the school’s cafetorium both the organization and the author donated books to the school.  The program was organized for kindergarten through second graders to attend.  Johnson’s interactivity during her presentation with these students will make them keep inspirational memories of meeting a real, live, author – someone who has written their favorite books.

Following a motivational speech by Doctor Kimberly P. Johnson the Women's Giving Circle representatives pose with principal, Doctor Mary Hales, with a sample package of books by the speaker that they donated.

(left to right): Ms. Amy Perko; Doctor Marion Olion; Doctor Kimberly P. Johnson; Doctor Mary Hales; Ms. Sarah Moorman; Ms. Catherine LeBlanc; Mrs. Alisa Debnam.

        
Ms. Daphne Senegar and Miss Tanice Palmer are Honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 2, 2018
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Ms. Senegar and Miss Palmer pose with Doctor Mary Hales and show smiles of happiness over representing Cumberland County Schools as top math educators.

Great news was recently given to two Ferguson-Easley Elementary School teachers.  Ms. Daphne Senegar and Miss Tanice Palmer, fourth-grade teachers, were notified that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciated their excellent performance during the 2016-2017 school year especially in the area of Math.  Ms. Senegar and Miss Palmer are among the top 25% of the teachers in the state based on their student growth scores. Principal, Doctor Mary Hales, announced during a school Success Day program that these two teachers’ student performance growth data were two of the highest in Cumberland County Schools. 

        
The Constellation
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 1, 2018
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The Constellation NewsletterIn this issue of Constellation Feb 2018 5 the media center’s Biography Collection is promoted.  Check out resources in the Biography Collection to learn arcane bits of knowledge.

        
Steps Toward a Healthy Heart
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 1, 2018
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This hearts graphic represents the members of the Ferguson-Easley Elementary FamilyFebruary is often remembered with the symbol of the heart.  We want members of the Ferguson-Easley Elementary Family to have healthy hearts. The American Heart Association gives the following as steps toward having healthy hearts:

  • Eating healthy
  • Staying active
  • Losing weight
  • Managing  blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Talking regularly to a doctor
  • Knowing your family history
  • Never smoking
        
Our School Met Academic Growth 2016-2017
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 21, 2018
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This is the North Carolina Academic Growth Award logo.In recognition of our academic growth for last school year, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction presented Ferguson-Easley Elementary the North Carolina Academic Growth Award.

        
Scanning For Words Using the Letters A and R To Help Promote the Accelerated Reader Program
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 20, 2018
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Photo of a media center bulletin board  showing the Accelerated Reader Campaign was off to a great start!The Accelerated Reader A R program is designed to promote reading and comprehension by attaching quizzes with point values to great books.  Students go online after reading an AR book and take a quiz.  Points earned are placed on their individual A R accounts. Read more

        
Ms. Washington receives the VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 15, 2018
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Photo of representatives from the VFW Post 6018 and their National Citizenship Education Teacher recipient, Ms. Daphenia Washington..The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. Recently, Post 6018 awarded our teacher, Ms. Daphenia J. Washington, as their National Citizenship Education Teacher. Read more

        
Student Accident Insurance
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 6, 2018
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Children playing tug of war advertising Student Accident Insurance

        
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