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  • "Best Communities in Music Education" Recognizes CHCCS District

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools was recently recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as one of the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education in the country, one of only three districts in North Carolina to win the award. For parents, students and community members who attend the numerous CHCCS musical performances throughout the year, the honor should come as no surprise.

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  • Fifth Grade Students at Northside Elementary Present Career Fair

    It may seem precocious for elementary school students to focus intently on future career choices, but that is exactly what the fifth grade students did at Northside Elementary School (NES) last month. On March 20, during the morning and again from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., the cafeteria at NES became a bustling and exciting Career Fair for Navigators, their parents and district and community members.

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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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