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  • Northside Elementary Hosts Celebrated Writer

    Vanessa Brantley-Newton, acclaimed author and illustrator, presented “Diversity Designed by Adversity” for the community and then the students and staff at NES on the evening of November 29 and the morning of November 30, discussing the importance of diverse and inclusive representation in children’s literature. Her animated speaking style and the stories she told to convey her creative goals were richly detailed and intimate. She kept her Northside audiences spellbound.

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  • Northside Elementary Students Learn from Colonial Activities

    Leading up to the Thanksgiving break, Northside Elementary students in Michelle Gay's fifth grade class participated in a Socratic Seminar, digging into a primary source document from the 1600's. Students engaged in this text analysis to prepare them for the broader hands-on experiences with colonial life for their immersive social studies unit. And then the messy, creative fun began.

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  • Elementary Schools Host Bring a Guest to Lunch Day

    The first Child Nutrition event of the school year, Bring a Guest to Lunch Day, has become a cherished tradition. The 11 CHCCS elementary schools all participate, with some schools hosting more than 75 parents, grandparents and other adults on the designated day.

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  • District Launches New Tip Line

    The Tip Line link can be found on the front page of the new district website in the "Quick Links" section and on the front page of each individual school website.

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  • Second Grade Students at Northside are Global Change Makers

    Economics instruction for second grade students? At Northside Elementary School, they learned the concepts of supply and demand, scarcity and sustainability, and during that unit, they became interested in exploring how economic factors impact access to water around our world. Among other crucial facts, they learned that worldwide, a child dies every 90 seconds from lack of clean water....

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