Phillips MS Announcements

      • Rising 6th grade Math Waiver:

        CLICK HERE to access the math waiver for any interested rising 6th grade family.  Students identified for AIG in Math, and/or students who made a Level 5 on the Math EOG, will automatically be placed in Advanced Math 6.  The deadline to submit is June 24th.

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      • Athletic Registration for 2022-2023
        Athletic registration for the upcoming school year is now open. You may register on the Phillips Athletic Website or directly using this link: You must register to be able to participate in athletics. 
        What is needed to be eligible to play? 
        1. Have a completed physical by a doctor. Physicals are good for 1 year. Physical forms may be downloaded off the front page of 8 to18 under the resource section. 
        2. Register for Athletics and upload physical on Final Forms.  NEW this year - physicals can now be uploaded when you register. 
        Important Links:
        Contact Matt Sleeman at with questions!
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      • Middle School 101:

        Click HERE for MS 101 Letter and form to sign up!

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      • New Student Orientation:

        New Student Orientation will be Thursday, August 18th at the following times:

        9:00-10:00 Last name begins with: A-G

        10:45-11:45 Last name begins with: H-O

        2:00-3:00 Last name begins with: P-Z

        We will have a presentation and Q&A session in the auditorium- we will not be going into the building as school projects will be finishing up.

        Don’t worry if you are out of town this day, we will share the slide deck and we will have our Back to School bash the following week where you can access classrooms!

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      District Headlines

      •  AVID students tour OWASA

        Portrait of a Graduate: AVID Tour OWASA

        Sixteen 7th grade AVID students from Culbreth Middle School (CMS) spent nearly four hours at the OWASA (Orange Water and Sewer Authority) facilities on November 10.

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      •  Stacy McAnulty at Seawell

        Instructional Excellence and Joy: An Author’s Visit

        Author visits were once a common school or grade level enrichment in this book-focused community, but they mostly fell by the wayside during the pandemic. Slowly they’re making their way back onto calendars, especially at the elementary level. As one example, third grade students at Seawell Elementary School recently listened to nationally renowned author Stacy McAnulty.

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      •  Dr H with EE Ambassadors

        Social Justice Action: Equity and Empathy Ambassadors

        On October 26, the 39 Equity and Empathy Ambassadors from all four CHCCS high schools gathered to spend most of the day together, discussing the Strategic Plan 2027, grading policies and homework experiences from their respective schools.

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      •  Roady and student walk and roll

        Creating a Culture of Safety and Wellness: Walk and Roll to School

        Last Wednesday morning, if you were driving or jogging around town as the sun rose, you might have been surprised to see sidewalks filled with families on foot, bicycles, scooters and strollers.

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      •  Hazmat training CHHS

        Instructional Excellence: Preparing Students for Life

        While most students at Chapel Hill High School learned in classrooms, labs and studios on Monday, October 3, Travis Adkison’s CTE Firefighting Academy students spent the morning in and around the Public Safety building, surrounded by hi-tech equipment, as they received a 101 lesson from the Durham Fire Department (DFD) Hazmat Team.

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