Congratulations to Cynthia Lancaster -- RI School Counselor of the Year

In a surprise announcement, Cynthia Lancaster, School Counselor at McCourt Middle School, was recognized by her counseling peers as the 2016-2017 Rhode Island School Counselor of the Year!  We are very happy for Mrs. Lancaster and proud of her initiative and accomplishments.  The announcement came at the annual RI School Counselor Conference.  Mrs. Lancaster was a presenter that day as well.  She was surrounded by her family, Kerry Carlson, School Counselor at McCourt Middle School, Katie Vespia, Special Educator at McCourt Middle School and School Counselor Intern, and Dr. Rachel Santa, Director of Special Services.

Cumberland School Department Looks to the Future

School officials seeking community input as they develop three-year plan

The Cumberland School Department is developing a new District Strategic Plan. This plan will outline where we as a school department are headed, what we value, and what we want to accomplish. The plan will be developed during the 2016-2017 school year.  Dr. Peter Langton, a Cumberland resident, will be coordinating the planning and development of our strategic plan. As we chart our course for the coming years, it is important that we have input from the community. We want to provide all residents with the opportunity to participate in this process.
 
If you are interested in having a voice in the future of our schools, please provide your contact information on the form below.  You will be contacted by Dr. Langton and he will provide information about the process, when meetings will take place and answer any questions you may have.  Click here for the participation form.
 
As we move forward, please check back on our website www.cumberlandschools.org or to the Cumberland School Department facebook page for more information and updates on this process and our progress.. 
 
Thank you for your interest in participating in this project.
 
Robert "Bob" Mitchell
Superintendent
Cumberland School Department

Governor Raimondo visits Cumberland Hill Elementary School

On Monday, Governor Gina Raimondo visited Cumberland Hill Elementary School to see how our students are learning with technology in the classroom. Technology education and computer science are high on the governor's priority list, and we were honored to introduce her to some of our students and teachers who are at the forefront of this initiative in Cumberland.

We recorded her visit so that you can see what she observed while she was at the school: https://youtu.be/s-UhNxmrlJ0