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  • April is Autism Acceptance Month

    April is Autism Acceptance Month, but it’s also a time, like every other month, to celebrate the powerful, expert student support by the CHCCS Autism Specialists. The commitment to students with disabilities is an integral component of the equity work across the district, as teachers, staff and parents seek ways to create more inclusive and affirming environments in our schools.

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  • Plan for School Lunch Hero Day on May 7!

    Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, CHCCS nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, CHCCS schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 7.

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  • CHHS Ethics Bowl Team Finishes Strong

    When Americans typecast the country’s high school students, philosophers and ethicists probably rank low on the list of categories. Yet CHCCS high school students have taken two of the last three titles in the NC High School Ethics Bowl. East Chapel Hill High School won in 2019, and this year, a team of seven students from Chapel Hill High School won the school’s first state championship and placed 12th out of 26 teams nationally.

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  • April is the Month to Celebrate Occupational Therapists

    Under the umbrella of the Exceptional Children Department, various teams of support staff provide crucial services to students, from Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) to Autism Specialists, Physical Therapists (PT) and Occupational Therapists (OT). April is the month to celebrate OT’s, and CHCCS students, families and staff benefit daily from a team of 12 OT’s, in addition to Jennifer Radzik, the Lead Occupational/Physical Therapist.

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  • Eugenia Floyd Wins NC’s Top Teaching Honor

    Eugenia Floyd, a CHCCS fourth-grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School was named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Floyd was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.

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  • NC State ESL Licensure Program Serves CHCCS Teachers

    In recent years, CHCCS has joined in partnerships with North Carolina State University and Elon University to provide add-on licensure programs for current teachers in three priority areas: Gifted Education at Elon, and English as a Second Language and Exceptional Children at NC State. On March 4, the CHCCS School Board voted to fund a second cohort for the ESL program, which will begin in June 2021. A virtual information session will be co-hosted by CHCCS and NC State on April 12 from 4:30-5:30.

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