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  • CTE Instruction Succeeds from Home

    Adding sensors and motor controls to robots, designing a lunch bag from repurposed clothing or using an online simulator to learn new skills in automotive repair: These are just a few of the projects CHCCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) students have been creating since At-Home-Learning began.

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  • Bus Driver Zito Builds Strong Connections with Students

    On an average pre-pandemic school day, Mike Zito woke up to a 4 a.m. alarm. By 6:15 a.m., he had climbed into his yellow school bus and started his day. For the next few hours, Zito’s bus filled with dioramas, backpacks, and lots of sleepy children. Zito smiled as they piled in and drove them to Seawell Elementary, Smith Middle and Chapel Hill High schools.

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  • Volunteer Department Names Annual Award Winners

    The CHCCS Volunteers & Partners office is pleased to honor school district volunteers each year with the “Pam Bailey Volunteer Award”. The Volunteer Department is also honored to award the “Volunteers & Partners for Education Teacher Award” each year.

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  • CHHS Team Reaches Nationals of GirlsGoCyberStart

    “It’s like you’re pretending to be a secret agent,” said Madelyn Good, describing the experience of competing in GirlsGoCyberStart, the cybersecurity contest for high school girls. Good is a senior at Chapel Hill High School (CHHS), a member of FemSTEM, and one of the four students chosen from a team of 12 to advance to the national level of competition.

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  • Secondary Media Specialists Create New Projects

    Like their counterparts in elementary schools, the CHCCS media specialists in middle and high schools have stayed very busy since mid-March, when schools closed. In addition to the normal and ongoing digital support of both students and teachers, media specialists have created new projects to share with their school communities.

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  • Smith Students Meet with Belgian Pen Pals

    The CHCCS decision to cancel all international student trips this spring was announced in early March. Robin McMahon's French students at Smith Middle School were scheduled to host more than 30 students from Belgium after spring break.

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  • ECHHS Choral Students Present Virtual Performance

    In early May, two dozen choral students from East Chapel Hill High School recorded their first virtual piece, "Hope Lingers On," and the video has already been viewed hundreds of times.

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  • COVID-19 Brings New Meaning to Working Collaboratively with Families

    After 12 years as a school social worker at Morris Grove Elementary School, Angela Snider has supported students and their families through a wide range of situations, but COVID-19 has brought new and unimagined challenges to her job.

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  • School Nurse Julie Vogel Supports Wellness at Northside ES

    The 2020 reality of school closures due to COVID19 has left every CHCCS staff person learning how to serve students, families and teachers in new and often unpredictable ways. School nurses spend so much of their work time around children, as well as colleagues through their buildings, and now they’re exploring how to continue their important work in very different ways.

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  • Students at East Chapel Hill High Win Scholastic Awards

    Annette Seo, a senior at East Chapel Hill High, won a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Contest. Six students won Gold or Silver in the Regional contest.

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  • CHHS Hosts a Socially Distanced Event for Graduates

    After weeks when the Chapel Hill High School (CHHS) campus only held construction vehicles and workers, a noisy, colorful parade of seniors visited their school in cars on May 4 from 10:00-2:00. The occasion was a pre-graduation “drive-through” when seniors picked up their cap and gowns, received a gift and had their pictures taken, all from an appropriate social distance.

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  • Elementary School Librarians Are At Home with Digital Learning

    We can’t see a show of hands from our own homes, but how many Update readers have browsed the webpages of CHCCS school libraries?The Elementary School Media Specialists have assembled extraordinary resources online to share with their students, staff and parents, from lively Twitter feeds to ever-increasing numbers of read-aloud videos, virtual field trips and more.

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