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  • Four CHCCS Elementary Schools Attend UNC Science is Awesome Day

    Nearly 350 fourth-grade students from four CHCCS elementary schools “went to class” at Carolina on May 14, and they experienced a stimulating, inspiring mix of science lessons and activities, courtesy of the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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  • Morris Grove Fourth Grade Students Explore Blue Ridge Parkway

    Nearly 100 fourth grade Morris Grove Elementary School students and 40 chaperones carried out a cheerful and educational "invasion" of the Blue Ridge Parkway earlier this month.

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  • Scroggs Elementary Art Teacher Returns from Fulbright Journey

    Sarah Cornette, art teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School (MSES), won a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching to create a mural project in Greece. Her blog contains the background, the “who, how and why” of the journey and creation, and all are encouraged to explore it here.

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  • CHCCS PTA Council Co-Hosts "Transition to College" Event

    A standing-room only crowd of parents and staff from CHCCS showed up at a presentation on “Preparing Your College-Bound Student for Transition” on the evening of May 20 at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

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  • Carrboro Elementary School Second Grade Holds Handmade Market

    Second grade students at Carrboro Elementary School (CES) received a crash course in Economics 101 at the end of April when they created and hosted a school-wide market selling handmade goods: bookmarks, bracelets, whoopee cushions and so much more!

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  • CHCCS Hosts Pre-K/Kindergarten Kickoff at Kidzu Museum

    As the May 13 workday was winding down for many local families, a battalion of CHCCS staff bustled around the Kidzu Museum at University Place, preparing for incoming Pre-K and kindergarten children and parents to attend the first annual Pre-K/Kindergarten Registration Kickoff.

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  • Next Tech Showcase Draws Crowds to Century Center for Second Year

    Walking into the Carrboro Century Center on Saturday, May 4, one of the first striking impressions was the sea of bright purple tee shirts on young people throughout the large room. The tee shirts said, “Next Tech: Student Showcase,” and they identified the 40 or more CHCCS middle and high school students who were leading the second annual Next Tech Showcase for an audience of nearly 200 tech enthusiasts.

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  • Phillips Middle School Hosts Banda Magda Residency

    A celebration of global music has become an annual treat for orchestra and band students at Phillips Middle School (PMS) through residencies with the internationally acclaimed group, Banda Magda. This year’s residency took place at PMS April 10-11, and the collaboration between students and world musicians culminated in an evening concert on April 11.

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  • Rival Lacrosse Teams Unite to Raise Money for Be Loud! Sophie

    Friends and family of rival hometown lacrosse teams, Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School gathered together for the first King of the Hill Men’s Lacrosse Fundraiser and game on April 16th, benefiting the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation. The weather was a picture perfect Carolina spring evening, when old acquaintances and new friendships were made.

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  • "A Year in Review" Hosted by Carrboro High's EC Students

    On May 1, a meeting room at the Chapel Hill Public Library was transformed into a warm and vibrantly colorful showcase, presented by Exceptional Children Teacher, Melissa Barry, of Carrboro High School and her students. On tables around the room were artwork and laminated texts, exhibiting the activities from Barry’s class throughout the year: blue, turquoise and green collages representing tsunamis and floods, paintings of sharks, photos from the school’s Edible Book Contest and poems and pictures celebrating Norooz, the Persian New Year.

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  • Seawell Elementary Launches Explorer Backpack Program

    When Erin Carroll, second grade teacher at Seawell Elementary School (SES), attended a National Science Teachers Association conference, she spoke with a Wake County Public School teacher who was using backpacks in her classroom for nature exploration, and she thought, “We can do this, too!”

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  • CHCCS Honors Staff at Annual Recognition Reception

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  • Chapel Hill Mayor Visits Glenwood Elementary School

    Each year, third grade students at Glenwood Elementary School study Local Government and even run for Student Council positions, so what better way to learn about leadership than to hear from the mayor herself! Upon her arrival, Student Ambassadors greeted Hemminger with smiles and welcoming words in both Chinese and English as they guided the mayor to the media center where she spoke with the entire third grade.

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  • Estes Hills Elementary and Chartwells Child Nutrition Host All-Day Farmers' Market

    After weeks of planning, the first all-day Farmers’ Market at Estes Hills Elementary School on April 16 was a tremendous success. The markers of its success can be measured by the number of children who came home from school, excited about the vegetables they had tasted and “bought” from the Market. One parent reported her son had always refused to eat so much as a lettuce leaf at home, but he polished off a full salad that night.

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  • Carrboro Elementary School Says "Hey" to Create New Tradition

    The exuberant commotion of students unloading from buses and cars and filling the hallways of Carrboro Elementary School intensified even more on the morning of Friday, April 26. Students were greeted with a visual and spoken immersion in “Say Hey Day,” the first ever at CES. Large, bright banners and posters proclaimed “Say Hey” and “Di Hola,” and a group of high-profile guests from the community formed a High Five line, with hand slapping down the hallway.

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  • PSF Teachers First Breakfast Celebrates 16th Year at Squid’s

    Squids Restaurant and Oyster Bar isn’t normally known for its teeming early morning crowds, but on Friday, April 26, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools teachers and staff enjoyed a full, hot breakfast at the restaurant before they headed off to their classrooms and offices.

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