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  • CHCCS Vaccination Campaign Reaches Hundreds of Staff

    In the February 26 “Community Update” sent to CHCCS staff and families, Superintendent Dr. Nyah Hamlett announced, “I am pleased to report that our community partners have stepped up in a major way. This afternoon, our own Smith Middle School served as a point of distribution for over 250 first dose Moderna vaccines supplied by our friends at Alignment Healthcare. We will continue working to make sure that every staff member who wants to be vaccinated will have that opportunity.”

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  • Spanish Interpreting Pathway Added to CCP Options

    A new Career and College Promise (CCP) pathway will be available to CHCCS high school juniors and seniors next year - a Durham Technical Community College certificate program for Community Spanish Interpreters. The need for more Spanish interpreters and translators is ever-increasing in North Carolina and around the country, and students who complete the coursework will be qualified for jobs in medical, legal, education and other interpreter work.

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  • TA 2 Teach Supports "Homegrown" Teachers

    TA 2 Teach is an innovative and successful recruitment and retention program at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, in partnership with North Carolina Central University. On March 16, a team from CHCCS Human Resources and NCCU co-led an information session for more than 50 teaching assistants who are interested in earning their licenses and entering their own classrooms as full-time teachers.

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  • Nuestra Cocina Blends Culture and Cooking

    In September 2020, the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) offered the first “Nuestra Cocina” for CHCCS families and staff. The online event was in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and it was designed by the Latinx members of OEI as they invited participants into their own kitchens to introduce them to authentic Hispanic cuisine as a way to honor a rich culture. More than 40 people attended the inaugural “Nuestra Cocina,” or “in our kitchen.”

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  • CHCCS Salutes and Thanks Our School Social Workers

    One of the strengths and priorities within Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is the commitment to providing student support staff at many levels in every elementary, middle and high school. Each school is blessed with a full-time School Social Worker, a luxury few North Carolina districts can claim. The week of March 8-12 is our time to celebrate and honor the 23 School Social Workers who so often serve as the glue within a school community-- and at no time, has this been more evident than since the pandemic began.

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  • District C Builds New Student-Business Relationships

    For CHCCS high school students who are seeking a learn-outside-the-box, horizon-expanding course for 2021-2022, it’s time to learn about “District C: Working in Teams to Solve Real World Problems.” After a successful pilot roll out last year, this year’s District C course is drawing excited and enthusiastic responses from current students, teacher-coaches, and business partners.

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  • Teacher To Shave His Beard as GoFundMe for CHS Families

    "One year, one beard, one opportunity," is the tagline of Carrboro High School (CHS) Social Studies teacher, Tim Walker's GoFundMe campaign. On Monday, March 15, at approximately 3:30, Walker will livestream his Beard Shaving in front of Carrboro High, and the link to view will be on the GoFundMe page by Monday morning.

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  • B3 Coffee Hosts Free Pop-Up March 6 at Chapel Hill Public Library

    A local nonprofit organization, B3 Coffee, continues to recruit and retain CHCCS students and alumni who call the group a welcome home, as they learn important business and relationship skills, and have plenty of fun along the way. B3 Coffee will host a COVID safe, drive though, pop-up event on March 6 from 10:00 am to noon at the Chapel Hill Public Library, and the hot drinks will be free of charge!

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