CHCCS About Community Relations
The Public Information Office serves as the communication link between the district and the families whose children attend our schools.The staff issues regular press releases to local media about district events, publishes news articles, designs special publications and calendars, schedules Blackboard Connect calls to remind parents of key district activities, maintains the content on the district website and our social media sites, and sends regular news updates to employees and the community through its mailing lists.The staff also helps to coordinate crisis communication during inclement weather or school safety situations.
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Led by Superintendent Nyah Hamlett, a Prize Patrol from Human Resources and the Communications team spent Tuesday morning, April 26, spreading balloons, plaques – and happy surprise announcements of annual recognitions.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation announced that the 2022 Reckford Teaching Prize has been awarded to East Chapel Hill High School Spanish Teacher, Justin Seifts.
Brian Link, Social Justice Civics and Economics teacher at East Chapel Hill High School, and 2021-22 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Teacher of the Year, has been named the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund North Central Teacher of the Year winner, one of only nine North Carolina Regional Teachers of the Year.
“Zen Den”. The words conjure all sorts of possibilities. If you close your eyes, imagine the calm and quiet, then you’ve begun to envision the newly reconfigured space at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary School. The FPGB “Zen Den” is now open all day, every day for teachers and staff to seize a few minutes of respite and serenity.
On September 15, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Twenty-eight Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools students earned Semifinalist awards, representing Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School.
District Awards Announcement for 2022
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of five districtwide annual awards for 2022!
Aisha Howard, McDougle Elementary
Principal of the Year
Lucas Paulsen, Carrboro High
Assistant Principal of the Year
Emily Duncan, Math teacher, Chapel Hill High School
Jeanette Blackwell Mentor Teacher Award
Emily Giardina, CTE Fashion Design teacher, Carrboro High School
Promising New Teacher Award
Debby Atwater, Director of Digital Learning and Libraries and
Tim Gibson, Executive Director of Elementary Schools
Award for Excellence in CHCCS District Administration