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  • Wrestling Coach Honored for Service at Chapel Hill High School

    Coach Robert “Tripp” Price received a great surprise before the Chapel Hill High School home wrestling match against Orange High School on January 9.

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  • Susan Meyer at Culbreth Middle School Wins Top Teaching Award

    If you dare to tell Susan Meyer’s Latin students that the language they’re studying is “dead,” be prepared to hear an energized defense of their favorite class at Culbreth Middle School, in addition to a list of reasons why Latin is relevant and dynamic. Magistra Meyer’s creative, unorthodox strategies for teaching Latin have not only produced a legion of devoted fans, but recently, the top national award in precollegiate Classics teaching.

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  • Frank Porter Graham Elementary Students Go Shopping with Cops

    This year, The Optimist Club of Chapel Hill chose Frank Porter Graham Elementary School to send students as participants in the annual December event, Shop with a Cop. Many of the students had been counting down the hours for weeks. After the children received their special Optimist Club, Rudolph tee shirts, they boarded a bus, and then stared out their windows as they realized they were escorted by nearly a dozen officers on motorcycles and in patrol cars. The students enjoyed a full motorcade from Carrboro, blue lights flashing and sirens blaring, down Old Highway 86, all the way to the Walmart in Hillsborough.

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  • McDougle Middle School Students Explore Food Trucks and Social Justice

    The enticing smells wafting from the elective hallway at McDougle Middle School (MMS) on Friday, December 14, stopped some people in their tracks. But few people knew that the aromas were part of a culminating celebration that started and ended with pupusas, the national culinary treasure from El Salvador. Students at MMS have spent the past few weeks learning about food truck design and marketing, global cuisines and a host of social justice issues, all wrapped into a unit celebrating the local nonprofit, Pupusas for Education, and its parent business, So Good Pupusas.

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  • Northside Elementary Hosts Celebrated Writer

    Vanessa Brantley-Newton, acclaimed author and illustrator, presented “Diversity Designed by Adversity” for the community and then the students and staff at NES on the evening of November 29 and the morning of November 30, discussing the importance of diverse and inclusive representation in children’s literature. Her animated speaking style and the stories she told to convey her creative goals were richly detailed and intimate. She kept her Northside audiences spellbound.

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