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At Thursday night’s meeting, the Chapel Hill-Board of Education selected Lisa Kaylie to fill the remainder of the term that became vacant when Dr. Amy Fowler was elected to the Board of County Commissioners.
At Smith Middle School (SMS) on February 17, the skies were a brilliant blue for the long-anticipated celebration of Food for Students’ Million Meals milestone. Eleven months ago, the program, formerly established as Food for the Summer, managed an extraordinarily swift and efficient transition to a weekday emergency feeding organization for CHCCS children.
The list of Black History Month activities, online events and creative projects from CHCCS schools is pages long and growing by the day. The Weekly Update can only highlight a fraction of the amazing instructional practices and celebrations, but each newsletter in February will share a report from several schools. For the first time, a number of schools introduced lessons and practices from the national curriculum, Black Lives Matter at School, which was developed in 2016, as a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education.
Over the eleven months since CHCCS classrooms closed because of the pandemic, the heroic efforts of many staff members, district leaders and parents have often gone unrecognized. But one “Hometown Hero,” Transportation Director, Brad Johnson, received a well-deserved shoutout from the local radio station, WCHL, on January 18.
Aaliyah Davidson is six years old, a kindergarten student at Northside Elementary School and the subject of an iconic photograph that went viral after the January 20 swearing-in of Vice-President Kamala Harris. Arms akimbo, in a pink sweater, Aaliyah radiated her intent focus on the new vice-president.