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  • Two Elementary Schools Innovate Their Library Book Distributions

    In the ongoing efforts to help as many CHCCS students as possible access library books, a few schools have recently instituted curbside pickup as an extension of the media centers’ service. The media specialists at two dual-language elementary schools, Carrboro and Frank Porter Graham Bilingue have taken their outreach to even greater levels to ensure wider availability of books for all their students.

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  • Crystal Epps at Scroggs Elementary Named CHCCS Principal of the Year

    Crystal Epps of Mary Scroggs Elementary School (MSES) has been named the 2019-2020 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Principal of the Year. Chosen by her peers, Epps will represent CHCCS at the state level for consideration as North Carolina Principal of the Year. “Crystal Epps has provided strong, creative leadership in our district for many years,” said Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jim Causby. “She blends extensive experience in PBIS, equity work and data analysis with a passion for elevating her school’s culture and identity.”

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  • CHCCS Says Goodbye to Legendary Leader and Beacon

    When the history and legends of public education in Chapel Hill and Carrboro are shared, R.D. and Euzelle Smith rise foremost in many remembrances. Together and individually, they were giants in the community, as public servants, role models and truth-tellers. Euzelle Patterson Smith passed away on September 19 at the age of 101.

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  • "Start with Hello" Reminds Students to Practice Inclusion and Kindness

    On a Wednesday morning in September, Glenwood Elementary School (GES) counselor, William Rathbun, joined a class of fifth students at 8:00 online to talk with them about loneliness and connection during remote learning. “I want you to think about how we take care of each other and connect with each other while we’re learning online,” Rathbun said. “We can still stay connected -- it’s just different.”

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  • New FPGB Music Teacher Brings Joy and Learning Everyday

    Rody Huertas-Ostolaza already lived a rich and visible life in Puerto Rico, before he accepted the position of music teacher at Frank Porter Graham Bilingue (FPGB) in 2019. But he and four other arts educators had visited the CHCCS dual-language school in September 2018 for a week-long residency on building social justice and resilience through the arts, and his experience at FPGB was profound and transformational.

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