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  • Hour of Code Spreads Excitement about Digital Learning

    Since December 3, Hour of Code sessions have taken place in elementary classrooms across the district: children gathered in circles on the carpet, watching as teachers and technology facilitators modeled coding activities. Once the demonstrations were finished, children practiced new steps in programming with devices like Cubettos, Bee-Bots and Spheros. The level of joy and energy was high, and very few of the students even realized they were learning, instead of “just” having fun.

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  • CHHS Performing Arts Students Dance with “Hamilton” Cast Member

    By the beginning of fifth period on Tuesday, November 27, dozens of energized, intensely focused students filled the stage of Hanes Theater at Chapel Hill High School, all eyes on Tyler McKenzie, their guest instructor from the Broadway play, "Hamilton."

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  • Frank Porter Graham Elementary Students Enjoy Mix it Up Day

    A favorite tradition among students at Frank Porter Graham Elementary is Mix It Up Day, a lunch time celebration of inclusion and new friendships. On Wednesday, November 28, students across the grade levels “mixed it up” for the fifth year in a row, and the cafeteria was a lively and colorful showcase for making connections.

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  • Estes Hills Elementary Welcomes a New Garden Sculpture

    Guy Solie, a Durham artist, says that his creative objective is simply to “make you smile.” A new 15 foot sculpture in front of Estes Hills Elementary School has already brought smiles to hundreds of students, parents and staff, and the joyous impact will continue to be yet another celebration of the sixty years of the school and its community.

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  • Northside Elementary Students Learn from Colonial Activities

    Leading up to the Thanksgiving break, Northside Elementary students in Michelle Gay's fifth grade class participated in a Socratic Seminar, digging into a primary source document from the 1600's. Students engaged in this text analysis to prepare them for the broader hands-on experiences with colonial life for their immersive social studies unit. And then the messy, creative fun began.

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