State Archery Tournament
The CCS-Leland and CCS-Whiteville Archery teams competed in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) state tournament last month in Winston-Salem. CCS-Leland finished in fifth place and CCS-Whiteville in eleventh place.
Along with the experience of competing, research shows that target archery improves students educational performance by enhancing their focus and concentration. NASP schools also find that archery builds confidence, self-esteem, and helps students become more connected with their school.
Congratulations to the coaches and athletes for their hard work this season! We are so proud of the talent, sportsmanship, and character displayed by all.
Start Your Pencils!
Racers are signed up, Pit Crews have been announced, and Tune-ups have begun… FASTAR® is here! Students will spend March practicing their arithmetic and reading skills to prepare for the race days in April.
FASTAR® is a voluntary, extracurricular academic tournament. It stands for Fluent Academic Skills Tournament in Arithmetic and Reading. The goal of FASTAR® is to encourage students to improve their basic skills through practice in an exciting and rewarding tournament modeled on automobile racing. Research shows that practicing to the point of fast, smooth, nearly automatic response – fluency- has several benefits: memory of the skill is retained longer, the student is able to perform the skill for a longer time before getting tired, comprehension may be improved, complex tasks are easier with a stronger foundation in basic skills, and homework time may decrease.
Check out last year’s FASTAR® videos at the links below!
Students of the Month
Virtue is an important part of CCS-America’s classical curriculum. Each month, students are recognized for displaying a specific character trait that they are not only learning and practicing, but also recite daily in our Pledge.
February’s character trait was Dependability. Students who are dependable do what they say they will do, even if it is difficult. Dependability is seen in the School Pledge as “I Pledge to be truthful in all my works.” Students apply these words to their everyday lives by being responsible decision-makers others can rely on.
Congratulations to all students who demonstrated exemplary dependability. Check them out at the links below!