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    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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  • November is Career Development Month

    The process to educate CHCCS students about their career options and development may start earlier and offer far more resources than many parents, and even staff, know. What better time to showcase the numerous paths toward career exploration and preparation than this month, Career Development Month. And the education professionals who oversee this process are the creative and dedicated career development coordinators (CDC’s) in our high schools.

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  • Nancy Zeman at Public School Foundation Named Hometown Hero

    Nancy Zeman, program services manager of the Public School Foundation was driving to work on November 16 when she heard her name on WCHL. She listened as the announcer celebrated her impact on Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the wider community. To say she was surprised is probably an understatement, not because she is undeserving, but because she has tended to fly under the radar for more than 20 years of giving back to the schools, Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate and now PSF. She embodies a “Hometown Hero” in her quiet influence and tireless advocacy for families and literacy. Winning the award during Family Engagement Month could hardly be more appropriate.

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  • Glenwood Students Celebrate Arbor Day in Town Ceremony

    Third grade students in Candace Crothers’ class at Glenwood STEAM Magnet Elementary School have been studying trees recently, and their unit culminated in a flurry of “poet-tree” writing. Their enthusiasm and focused work will be rewarded at the Town of Chapel Hill’s annual Arbor Day celebration on November 20, when they share their poems in a Zoom presentation. The program begins at 9:45 when Mayor Pam Hemminger reads an Arbor Day 2020 Proclamation, and the young poets’ work can be heard at 10:15.

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  • Chilean Writer Visits Dual-Language Classes

    Luz María del Valle, an acclaimed Chilean author, spent nearly two hours visiting online with eighth grade Dual-Language Spanish Language Arts students from McDougle Middle School (MMS) and Culbreth Middle School (CMS) on November 2. Del Valle is the author of the popular Chilean trilogy "Yacay.” Brandon Cartagena teaches the DL students at CMS, and Magdalena Berrios Vergara teaches at MMS, but together they developed a unit based on “Yacay” and the traditions of fantasy in Chilean literature.

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  • Chiefs of Staff Continue Making Music Together

    The all-male a capella group, Chiefs of Staff, has been a musical fixture at East Chapel Hill High School for more than 20 years. Navigating the difficulties of practicing and recording remotely has led many a capella groups to go silent this year, but the Chiefs are undaunted.

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