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  • District C Pilots at CHCCS High Schools

    A new elective course will be available for the 2020-2021 school year at Chapel Hill, Carrboro and East Chapel Hill High Schools, but teams of students are already part of a pilot launch this year.

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  • Black History Month Celebrated with Decorated Doors

    Ephesus Elementary School and East Chapel Hill High School have been decorating their doors as a vivid and informative celebration of Black History Month. The school-wide projects spotlight contributions from famous African Americans through creative and varied “door art.”

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  • Thirty-one CHCCS Students Reach Finalist Round for National Merit Scholarships

    Thirty-one CHCCS students received letters from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in mid-February, notifying them of their placement in the Finalist round for 2020 National Merit Scholarships.

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  • CHCCS Students Sharpen Japanese Speaking Skills in Contest

    Every year, CHCCS Japanese Teacher, Yoshimi Aoyagi, directs an in-school speech contest for her 103 students at Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School. The contest took place at both schools on February 19, with the top contestants from each level advancing to the North Carolina Japanese Speech Contest on March 7.

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  • Former Estes Hills Student Returns as Guest Author

    On Valentine’s Day, first grade students in Cathy Chianese’s class at Estes Hills Elementary School received an extra surprise and holiday treat when their guest reader, Abriana Johnson, introduced them to her mini-horse, Encore.

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  • Ephesus Elementary Celebrates Black History Month through Music

    Ephesus Elementary School has built four weeks of commemorating Black History Month with a focus on the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” One of the highlights was a full day of activities with author Kelly Starling Lyons, whose picture book “Sing a Song” tells the history of the famous African American composition.

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  • FPGB Students Connect with Author Vanessa Brantley-Newton

    CHCCS Mariposas, a Latinx student group made up of students in grades 2-12, and CLASS (an African-descendant student group at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe FPGB) had the opportunity to meet acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton at Flyleaf Books on January 21.

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  • UNC Athletes Read Like Champions

    Wednesday, February 5 was World Read Aloud Day 2020, so it was a perfect date to hold the third annual Read Like a Champion celebration of literacy, presented by Duke Energy and UNC Student-Athlete Development.

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  • Scroggs Elementary Celebrates Its Multicultural Community

    The annual Multicultural Night at Mary Scroggs Elementary School was scheduled to start at 6:00, the evening of January 30, but well before that time, the hallways, gym and cafeteria transformed into a bustling international food fair, with smells so delicious, the neighbors around Southern Village were surely envious.

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  • Spire Program Provides Drop-out Prevention

    Families and friends gathered on the evening of January 31 to celebrate eight Phoenix Academy High School fall semester graduates – five of whom were enrolled in Spire, a program that serves students at serious risk of dropping out of school. Implemented in January 2018, the Spire Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program is an individualized evening education initiative.

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  • UNC Hospital School Shines for Students and Families

    At the start of each weekday morning at the UNC Hospital School, the Pediatric staff gathers for its team meeting to determine the census of students and divvy them up by medical service and caseload. Teachers in the Neurosciences Hospital attend morning meetings with the treatment team to learn about new students and any new information about their current caseload.

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