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2017 Media Assistants represented the school in the Stock Market Game and placed third in the Eastern Region.The 2017 FEES media assistants believe that achievement is necessary. Daily these fourth graders, Aniya, Tia, and Lori-Ann, would provide service to the school by working in the media center. They also represented the school in the state’s Stock Market Game competition and ranked third in the Eastern Region for their portfolio. North Carolina House of Representative Elmer Floyd gave the team members a certificate of acknowledgment to recognize outstanding achievement being a part of an exemplary team.  Also during the 4th Nine Weeks school awards program, the media coordinator, Ms. McClellan, and the principal, Dr. Hales, honored the media assistants for their diligence and study habits.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 7, 2017

        


Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 7, 2017

        


Donated bikes from the Knights of Pythias, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Kiwannas ClubThe Ferguson-Easley 4th Nine Weeks awards program was called “Awesome Power: Education” and was held on June 7, 2017.  The event was coordinated by the school’s Home/School Communication & Public Relations Correlate. Chairman Tucker welcomed students, family members and staff and shared the committee members’ belief that, “Working together the educational process is successful.”  During the awards program the Cumberland County community was represented by members of various organizations who donated bikes, presented certificates, and encouraged students to read and gain the “Awesome Power” of “Education”.  Some of the organizations participating in the awards program  were: Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Pythias, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 7, 2017

        


Woman's hand holding a water bottle with blue lidAs the temperature continues to rise, let’s take advantage of some health tips to keep us cool. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy! Try at least one of the 10 Tips for Better Beverages. View more beverage tips + a video on making small changes for a healthier drink. Sip smart! For more healthful tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 5, 2017

        


Health Tip: Soak Up Health this Summer

Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 5, 2017

        


Ferguson-Easley Student Library Media Assistants using computer technology in the media center

Many daily library media center activities offer students opportunities to acquire basic organizational and interpersonal skills necessary in any future work environment. Using digital devices is really business as usual for the Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) student library media assistant as they go about their regular routines of scanning barcodes and using our online cataloging system, DESTINY. Being a FEES media assistant requires students to spend a vast amount of time and energy using computer technology.  They use this technology to organize resources in the media center. They, like other students, use this technology to do research for themselves and their teachers. Each day can be a digital learning day in the FEES media center.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on June 1, 2017

        


FEES Stock Market Team is honored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education

Left to Right Ms. C.B. McClellan, media coordinator and coach; Naomi Richardson, NCCEE Stock Market Game Director; Tia, Myasiah, Aniya, Lori-Ann, Team Members; and Ms. D. Gibbs, coach

Most American millionaires start out by attending public schools. Four of Miss Palmer’s 4th graders have intentions of becoming millionaires when they become adults. They are off to a great start by competing in the North Carolina Council on Economic Education’s (NCCEE) Stock Market Game (SMG).  The NCCEE’s SMG is an academic competition that teaches students skills to help them to make informed economic and financial choices.  Aniya, Tia, Myasiah and Lori-Ann work as media assistants and were coached by Ms. McClellan and Ms. Gibbs in this academic competition.  This all girl team competed against over 21,000 others in the SMG. They placed third in the Eastern Region 2017 Stock Market Game and were honored on May 19th in Greenville, North Carolina by the NCCEE during their 31st Annual Awards Banquet. NCCEE Executive Director, Ms. Sandy Wheat, and NCCEE Executive Board Member, Mr. Blaine Wiles, who represented the North Carolina Bankers Association. Both saluted the all girl team and even asked them to share a tip on which stock to invest in.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 23, 2017

        


Ms. Story, Mr. Edwards, & HPIP Benjamin F. Cathey are honored at FEESThe Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) Dedicated Hearts Volunteer Luncheon was held on May 17th in the school’s media center. Interim Assistant Principal, Mrs. Brenda Bethea, read the poem Dedicated Hearts during the occasion. Mr. Robert  Hines was the guest speaker.  He serves as the president and CEO of United Way of Cumberland County.  He was also kind enough to donate books to the media coordinator, Ms. McClellan, on behalf of his organization.  During the festivities three people were honored for their amazing support of Ferguson-Easley Elementary School.  They were: Ms. Pamela Story, Cumberland County Schools Coordinator/Homeless Liason;  Parent Teacher Organization president, Mr. Xzia Edwards; and HPIP Benjamin F. Cathey of Kindah Temple #62.  The Dedicated Hearts Volunteer Luncheon was coordinated by FEES Parent Facilitator, Ms. Eloise Melvin.

Dedicated volunteers are always welcome at Ferguson-Easley Elementary School.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 23, 2017

        


Miss UNC Pembroke and Mrs. Johnson Encourage students to do well on the End-of-Grade TestsFifth grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson, invited Miss DeAndrea Crockwell to our school. Miss Crockwell is a queen.  She is Miss UNC Pembroke.  During her visit she encouraged our students to excel and to be empowered with learning.  She encouraged students to always do well.  

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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 23, 2017

        


Miss Allen Gets the whole school excited about EOGsThe End-Of-Grade  (EOG) tests are routinely given toward the end of the school year for students in the third through fifth grade.  The EOG gets everyone excited.  Recently, members of the Ferguson-Easeley Elementary School faculty and staff got together under the direction of Administrative Intern, Miss Latreicia Allen, to produce an EOG music video entitled “Use Your Strategies”.  The video was released at the EOG Incentives Pep Rally held in the school’s cafetorium on May 19th.  E.E. Smith High School Band also helped us to celebrate that we know our strategies.  Excitement increased when students, parents, and faculty and staff watched these ALLSTARS perform the song that reminds test takers that they are ready for the EOG.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on May 22, 2017

        


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