Cumberland Elementary School (CES) was selected as a Purple Star School by the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact for the Educational Opportunity of Military Children. The Purple Star designation is an award of distinction bestowed for a period of three years. CES was selected for excellence in establishing a school culture dedicated to meeting the transitional needs of military connected students, which has been deemed important since the support for military connected students improves the well-being of military families and supports mission readiness. CES has demonstrated its commitment to support military connected students through ongoing professional development, peer transition support, and community engagement. CES was recognized by the Cumberland School Board for achieving this distinction.