CIS School News


Communities in Schools of Robeson County is a nonprofit that relies completely on grants and the philanthropy of others to support programming in our schools and communities and employment for the almost 30 staff members who are responsible for helping make all of this happen.

The MISSION of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Robeson Robotics Exhibition at Lumberton Senior High School

Teams from schools across PSRC competed today in the Robeson Robotics Exhibition at Lumberton Senior High School.

CIS Academy and Fayetteville Academy also participated.

‚ÄúThis has been something that we have wanted in our district since I came on in 2017. It‚Äôs exhilarating,‚ÄĚ said PSRC Science Supervisor Susan Miller-Hendrix.

Stay tuned for more information and a winners list!

Thank you NC Arts Council

Thank you to the North Carolina Arts Council and our elected officials for providing the funding  allowing CIS Academy in Pembroke a weeklong art residency featuring the artistry of Jef Lambdin.


Super Coyotes CIS Academy

The end of school brings many wonderful happenings and great news.  CIS Academy would like to share the students selected as 4th Quarter Super Coyotes. 

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1.¬† Sarah Cummings………6th Grade (Ms. Catherine)
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†2.¬† Kayron Hammonds……6th Grade (Ms. Cassandra)
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†3. Mason Bullard……………7th Grade¬† (Ms. Tyler)
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†4.¬† Carmelo Casanova…… 7th Grade¬† (Ms. Leah)
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†5.¬† Jazlyn Foust……………..8th Grade¬† (Ms. Anelli)
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6.¬† James Jacobs…………..8th Grade¬† (Ms. Kenworthy)

Congratulations to the group for academic achievement, citizenship, or improvement.  You were selected as representatives of our BEST!  Have a great summer and read.


Icehouse Entrepreneurship Course was taught this summer to Red Springs Middle and St Paul’s Middle School. The course walked the student through the process of how to create, own and plan their business. Thank you to UNCP EHUB for providing this wonderful course.

Communities In Schools of Robeson County Annual Fundraiser 2023

CIS is the reason why any students in Robeson County is one mentor away from a success story. The support and patronage from community partners has been a huge factor in the success of CIS!

Emerging Technology Institute (ETI) Partnership

Emerging Technology Institute (ETI) is thrilled to announce our exciting partnership with Community in Schools (CIS). Together, we hold a strong belief in the transformative power of education and innovation, providing an enriching experience for the young minds in our community. We eagerly anticipate collaborations with CIS’s dedicated educators who share our vision for nurturing the potential of every student and young innovator in our community.

"Candle's For Kidz Fundraiser" TOP Seller's 2023

Top Sellers Addison Pierce, 7th grade; Mr. Billy Haggans, Principal; Jasper Hammonds, 8th grade; and Kaylie Chavis, 6th grade were the top sellers for the CIS of Robeson Candle Sales. Thanks for an awesome job and thanks also to those who purchased candles and supported our fundraiser.


Entrepreneurial Competition At The HUB

Congratulations to our winning team! ‚ÄúDriven 2 Style‚ÄĚ for a great presentation in the entrepreneurial competition at the HUB. We were very proud of all the students that presented. Great job!