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  • Carrboro High School Seniors Create "My Little Pantry"

    In 2019, Dhara Buebel and other students traveled with Carrboro High School’s social studies teacher, Matt Cone to meet with philanthropist, Howard Buffett. Now a senior, Buebel said the conversation with Buffett impacted her in many ways, especially learning about the prevalence of food insecurity in the U.S. “It was a part of the discussion that really stuck with me,” she said. “So when I had some extra time in the spring, I was looking mainly for service opportunities related to food insecurity.”

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  • Two Elementary Schools Innovate Their Library Book Distributions

    In the ongoing efforts to help as many CHCCS students as possible access library books, a few schools have recently instituted curbside pickup as an extension of the media centers’ service. The media specialists at two dual-language elementary schools, Carrboro and Frank Porter Graham Bilingue have taken their outreach to even greater levels to ensure wider availability of books for all their students.

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  • Carrboro High School Club Hosts Latina Congresswoman for Hispanic Heritage Event

    Although Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) of South Florida is in one of the toughest re-election battles in the country, she made time on October 15 to pay a virtual visit with Carrboro High School (CHS) students on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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  • Crystal Epps at Scroggs Elementary Named CHCCS Principal of the Year

    Crystal Epps of Mary Scroggs Elementary School (MSES) has been named the 2019-2020 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Principal of the Year. Chosen by her peers, Epps will represent CHCCS at the state level for consideration as North Carolina Principal of the Year. “Crystal Epps has provided strong, creative leadership in our district for many years,” said Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jim Causby. “She blends extensive experience in PBIS, equity work and data analysis with a passion for elevating her school’s culture and identity.”

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  • CHCCS Says Goodbye to Legendary Leader and Beacon

    When the history and legends of public education in Chapel Hill and Carrboro are shared, R.D. and Euzelle Smith rise foremost in many remembrances. Together and individually, they were giants in the community, as public servants, role models and truth-tellers. Euzelle Patterson Smith passed away on September 19 at the age of 101.

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  • McDougle MS Dual-Language Teacher Shares Love of History and Culture

    To engage in an open-ended conversation with Magdalena Berrios-Vergara is to enter into a whirlwind of details about bilingual education, Chilean society and culture, the benefits of working in a district with many international employees-- and so much more. To hear her passion for teaching in the Dual-Language program at McDougle Middle School could make a listener want to masquerade as a student in her classroom for even an hour, to soak up her energy and far-ranging knowledge.

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  • CHHS Seniors Create News-Sharing Resource for ES Students

    Kate Berreth and Isabel Sharp, seniors at Chapel Hill High School, share a deep and wide-ranging passion for politics and cultural exploration, but as education-focused as their own childhoods were, both wished they had found a forum for digging more deeply into current events. So they created 'The Little Journalist,' a nonpartisan organization with the goal to make world and national news more accessible for elementary-aged students. The tagline for the news source is “Bringing Politics Back to the Dinner Table.”

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  • Smith MS Student Wins Top Prize for Investment Plan

    Connor Markwell first became fascinated with investing in elementary school, and when he was in fifth grade, his father introduced him to the stock market through the purchase of two shares of Apple. Three years later, as a Smith Middle School student in Tony Carter’s eighth grade social studies class, Markwell created an investment plan for the contest InvestWrite. In August, Markwell learned he had won first place in the nation, beating out thousands of other middle school students.

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  • 34 National Merit Semi-finalists Announced

    On September 9, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirty-four Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools students earned Semi-finalist awards, representing Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School.

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