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State of the District Meeting

posted Mar 17, 2017, 11:08 AM by Greg Shull

The Cleveland County Board of Education will hold a State of the District meeting on Monday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. at CCS Central Services. 

We hope you will attend this event as information will be presented on a variety of topics surrounding the strategic advancements of Cleveland County Schools.

Bid Announcement for Fresh Produce

posted Mar 10, 2017, 1:48 PM by Greg Shull

The Cleveland County Schools Child Nutrition Services is accepting formal sealed bids for Fresh Produce.

Bid Opening is set for Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9 a.m. in the Central Services Building Room 304 (400 West Marion Street Shelby NC 28150).

Interested parties must contact Jada Brown, Child Nutrition Director at (704) 476-8126 prior to the formal opening.

Bid Announcement for Food and Supplies

posted Mar 7, 2017, 5:53 AM by Greg Shull

The Cleveland County Schools Child Nutrition Programs is accepting sealed bids for Food and Supplies. Bid Opening is set for Friday, April 28, 2017, at 9 a.m. in room 304 at Central Services (400 West Marion Street Shelby NC 28150).

Interested parties are requested to contact Jada Brown, Child Nutrition Director, by phone at (704) 476-8126 prior to the formal opening.

Teacher Recruitment Day

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:17 AM by Greg Shull   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 2:01 PM ]

Cleveland County Schools is seeking quality teachers who are committed to ensuring an exceptional educational experience, every day for every student, developing community partnerships, and making data-driven decisions that challenge students to develop their full potential.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Venue: CCS Central Services, 400 W. Marion Street, Shelby, NC  28150

Itinerary: Check-in, Registration & Scheduling begins at 8:30 a.m. From 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., candidates will have the opportunity to meet many of our district administrators and principals, visit the Parade of Schools exhibit, and be interviewed for employment. In addition, principals may choose to schedule interviews with candidates for later in the day.

Online registration for the recruitment day is preferred. Interviews with Human Resources will be scheduled for all those who have pre-registered and notification of interview appointments will be sent via email. Note that online registration will end April 26, 2017. Those who have not pre-registered may register the day of the event. Candidates are encouraged to click here to submit an application prior to April 28th.

Register today using the following form.

Live Link for Spelling Bee

posted Mar 2, 2017, 7:02 AM by Greg Shull

Click here to watch the Spelling Bee live.

Make a Difference, Become a Teacher!

posted Mar 1, 2017, 8:08 AM by Greg Shull

Workforce professionals are invited to the Professionals Aspiring to Teach program on March 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the CCS Central Services Staff Development Center at 400 West Marion Street of Shelby (building adjacent to the Martin Street side of campus).

Penny Powell, Director of the Charlotte Regional Alternative Licensing Center, will be addressing how degreed professionals can begin teaching with a provisional license while working toward a professional educator’s license during employment. Additional information can be found at

Click here to register for the event. The process requests that registrants email an unofficial transcript to Eric Lamanna, Director of Personnel Services, at

2017-2018 Student transfer forms now available

posted Jan 31, 2017, 4:30 PM by Greg Shull

Transfer applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now available online and at individual schools. Applications must be submitted to CCS Central Services, 400 West Marion Street of Shelby, on or before April 3, 2016.

Important points to remember about student transfers:
  • In-county transfers are good for the grade span of the school to which the transfer was given. A new transfer application is required for a student entering into a new school. Example: a new transfer is required if a student is out-of-district and moving from middle school to high school.
  • All out-of-county transfer students must complete a new transfer request every year. Also included for out-of-county transfers is the requirement to pay tuition. The out-of-county tuition fee is $1,414.
  • Student transfers may be revoked for violations of attendance or discipline policies. 
  • The parent of any incoming Kindergarten student who desires a transfer will need to complete a transfer form. Kindergarten students are encouraged to attend Kindergarten Orientation at their home school.
  • Schools and/or grade levels within schools may be closed to transfers to avoid classroom overcrowding.
  • If a high school student’s transfer request is approved, the student may be ineligible for athletic participation for a period of 365 days.
For additional information concerning transfers, please contact Ronny Funderburke or Mary Richards at (704) 476-8000.

Register Now for the 12th Annual CCS Elementary Fun Run

posted Jan 23, 2017, 11:30 AM by Greg Shull

The Cleveland County Schools 12th Annual Elementary Fun Run will be held at Shelby High School on Saturday, April 8th.

Cleveland County Schools elementary students (grades K-5) may now register to participate through their Physical Education teacher until February 17th.

The registration form is attached at the bottom of this article for download.

Two from Cleveland County Performed in Elite High School Chorus

posted Jan 21, 2017, 1:10 PM by Greg Shull

Rachel Harris of Crest High and Skylar Smith of Kings Mountain High were selected for and performed with the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) High School Honors Chorus. Along with about 1,300 other students from across the state, the two were selected by experienced university choral conductors based on their individual superior performance of the “Song to the Moon” by Z. Randall Stroope of Oklahoma State University.

Both students united with 174 other top vocalists from across the state to rehearse and perform at the state conference held in Winston-Salem.

“It was really fun,” said Harris, a junior at Crest High. “I met new friends from all over the state, and we practiced together for an entire day preparing for our concert.”

The purpose of the honors chorus is to honor outstanding singers from high school choral music programs in our state by giving them the opportunity to perform at the highest level of achievement.

“It was an amazing experience being able to come together with people who have the same passion as you,” said Smith, a junior at Kings Mountain High. “There were over a hundred people who came together and made one amazing sound.”

“Being seated in the North Carolina High School Honors Chorus is the most prestigious honor a high school choral student can achieve,” said Sarah Fulton, choral director at Kings Mountain High. “These two ladies have worked hard and have proved they are dedicated to their craft. We are so fortunate to have stellar arts programs in Cleveland County that are supported and celebrated.”

Facebook updates technology access at Springmore

posted Jan 19, 2017, 9:38 AM by Greg Shull   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

Springmore Elementary of Boiling Springs, North Carolina received a Facebook Community Action Grant to fund the addition of 20 Smart TVs and 20 Apple TVs for classroom use, equivalent to nearly $10,000 in new technologies.

“We are all grateful for this community partnership with the Forest City Facebook Data Center, said Laura McGill, principal at Springmore. “These technologies will be used to engage our students, allowing them to share products of their learning with classmates.”

According to, “Facebook is committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we operate. While we work globally, nothing changes the fact that we live locally and want to harness our success to help strengthen our own communities.”

Facebook did just that as they provided funds for devices that will be purposed for interactive use for and by students at Springmore.

“The activities provided through this technology will help to improve students' speaking and listening skills, enabling them to be better prepared for college and careers,” added McGill.

For any remaining classrooms that need such devices, the schools’ PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) has pledged their support.

“This is something I absolutely had to ‘Comment’ on,” said Dr. Stephen Fisher, superintendent of Cleveland County Schools. “A very special thanks goes to Facebook’s Forest City Data Center in sincere appreciation for their ‘Sharing’ of love and support for our children. They deserve many ‘Likes’ for this."

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