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  • Two CHCCS Students Win NC Awards in PTA Reflections Art Competition

    The CHCCS PTA Council is excited to announce that two district students won statewide awards in this year's PTA Reflections Art competition.

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  • Building Bridges Celebrates CHCCS Dual Language Programs

    The original plan had been to celebrate biliteracy March 15 in a community-wide event on the front field at Lincoln Center. Then the rains came, yet Building Bridges, a showcase of CHCCS dual language programs, triumphed with Plan B, filling the gym at Phoenix Academy High School.

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  • Ephesus Elementary School Offers Family Fitness Night

    One of the popular and successful traditions at Ephesus Elementary School (EES) is the Family Fitness Night of activities and education, and this year, the event took place on March 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. The gym, atrium, cafeteria and classrooms were all converted into classes for barre, zumba, Pound fitness and jazzercise as parents, children and staff raised their heart rate, lowered their stress levels and had a great time.

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  • New to the 2019 PSF 5K Race for Education: Ainsley’s Angels Offer New Opportunities for Participants

    This year’s annual 5K Race for Education took place on March 16, with more than 1,100 runners, walkers and riders taking off from UNC’s McCorkle Place. A great Public School Foundation community builder and major fundraiser to support the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the 5K Race showcased an exciting new collaboration with the non-profit organization, Ainsley's Angels.

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  • 2019 Public School Foundation 5K Race for Education Draws Hundreds

    The 2019 5K for Education was a great success with record numbers of participants showing up to support our public schools, teachers and students.

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  • High School Students Selected for 2019 Governor's School

    CHCCS had 15 students selected to attend the 2019 NC Governor's School this summer.

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  • East Chapel Hill Student Wins National Scholastic Art Award

    Jihee Seo, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School (ECHHS), learned on March 13 that her illustration, "Walk through Chapel Hill," has won a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Arts and Writing competition.

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  • Estes Hills Community Looks for the Good

    From February 11 to February 22, EHES participated in the nationally recognized “Look for the Good” gratitude campaign, but it’s already evident the impact and deeper sense of connection and positivity will last far beyond 10 days.

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  • Scrabble Tournament Reveals Growing Excitement for an Old Game

    On Saturday, March 9, at Seawell Elementary (SES), 16 pairs of Scrabble players competed for the top prize at the NC School Scrabble Tournament during an all-day event. The winning pair, brothers Rubens and Thomas Shundi from SES and Smith Middle (SMS), won all five games against the competition, which came from as far away as Charlotte.

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  • McDougle Elementary School Students Create Face Jugs

    At McDougle Elementary School (MES), a favorite arts integration project during the study of fourth grade North Carolina history is the creation of ceramic face jugs. Each year, as students learn about aspects of the state’s culture, they spend five weeks building and painting face jugs, extending their own connections to a centuries old art form.

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  • MMS AVID Students Win Black History Knowledge Bowl

    For the eleventh year, all four middle schools in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) sent teams of AVID students to the Black History Knowledge Bowl, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA). This year the bowl took place on Feb. 23 at Carol Woods Retirement Community, and for the second year in a row, McDougle Middle School (MMS) brought home the first place trophy.

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  • School Social Workers Week Celebrates Extraordinary Student Advocates

    In celebration of National School Social Workers’ Week, what better way to commend the tremendous range of supports these mental health professionals provide than to take a glimpse at “A Day in the Life” of two school social workers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

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  • Morris Grove Elementary Highlights Fitness with Jump Rope for Heart

    On February 15, Morris Grove Elementary (MGES) hosted their annual Jump Rope For Heart event. Jump Rope For Heart is a day-long Kids’ Heart Challenge and celebration of health and fitness.

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  • Shine Girls Spread Light Across District

    One of the gifts Benna Haas shared in her position as Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) specialist at Phillips Middle School (PMS) was her tireless campaign to make sure voiceless students find their voices. One of Haas’ lasting legacies is the creation and development of the Shine Girls, a group of gifted students of color at PMS.

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  • Scroggs Elementary Community Paints 600 Kindness Rocks

    Early in February, the fourth grade teachers at Scroggs Elementary School (SES) discussed ideas for a project that would encourage students to focus on kindness. “We thought if children painted a rock and selected a thoughtful word, phrase or quote that might inspire others, it would be a tangible way to spread kindness,” said teacher Jeanette Dixon, project instigator and coordinator.

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