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Digital Learning Day
Published by Flora McLain on February 20, 2020
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Image of smiling male student sitting at a desk with an open laptop surrounded by other students slightly out of focus with caption of  Digital Learning Day #DLD2020 February 27, 2020 in blue font on a washed-out white strip and the CCS logo in the corner

        
NC School Heroes Contest
Published by Flora McLain on February 19, 2020
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Westarea Elementary needs your votes. The winning school will receive a cash award to support student learning. Vote for your NC School HeroPhotograph of a poster urging everyone to vote for Dr. Backman in the NC School Heroes Contest. Type either Westarea or Backman in the search bar in the middle of the page. Click on the picture of Dr. Backman. A new box will pop up. Click “Vote for this Nominee”. Please vote daily from each of your devices. 

        
All-County Choral Concerts
Published by Flora McLain on January 27, 2020
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Slide image of students standing on a stage holding music books singing with a female conductor in front of them and caption of All-County Choral Concerts Elementary - Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Middle & High School - Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. Crown Theater, 1960 Coliseum Drive Open to the public, admission is free. in blue font on a washed-out strip and the CCS logo in the corner

        
Wellness Tip: Liven Up Your Meals
Published by Flora McLain on January 27, 2020
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Liven Up Your Meals

Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

        
MOP at the MLK Parade
Published by Flora McLain on January 22, 2020
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Recently, the Men of Promise participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.  The Westarea Elementary mentoring group for boys in grades 3 -5, Men of Promise participates in this parade annually.  Men of Promise Coordinator, Mr. David Hollingsworth, feels that having the boys recognize King’s contributions to America helps them appreciate the opportunities they have. The Men of Promise mentees enjoyed being in a parade. Elyiah H. was surprised at how many people came out to honor Dr. King. “He was a really good man.”

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Men of Promise receive a donation
Published by Flora McLain on January 17, 2020
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The Men of Promise received a donation in honor of Mr. Melvin Nelson.The Westarea Elementary Men of Promise received a donation in honor of Mr. Melvin Nelson from the Fayetteville Graduate Chapter of the Panhellenic Council. Mr. Nelson had volunteered as a mentor for several years prior to his passing. Lead Mentor, Mr. David Hollingsworth, and Westarea Elementary principal, Dr. Zakiyyah Backman, received the donation from Mr. Howard Lattimore, representing the Panhellenic Council. The Men of Promise is a mentoring group for boys in grades 3-5. The program aims to motivate young men to navigate towards success, to make better life-long decisions, and to become productive members of society.

        
Energy Conservation and Poster Contest Winners
Published by Flora McLain on January 7, 2020
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Photo of the Energy Conservation Art Contest winners with Dr. Backman and Mr. WhidbyRecently, Westarea Elementary students swept the Energy Conservation & Poster Contest sponsored by Cumberland County Schools. Dorian M., Genesis F. and Stormis J. placed in first, second and third respectively and were awarded monetary prizes. Abdiel E. and Madison H. received honorable mentions. Mr. Whidby, CCS Direcctor of Operations & Planning, presented the awards to the students. Westarea Elementary Art teacher, Sylvia Caldwell, said “We are so proud of the great job all of our students did for the conservation project. These students went above and beyond.”