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  • Glenwood Fifth Grade Graduation Connects with Former Gators

    When Katie Caggia became principal at Glenwood Elementary School (GES), she worked with staff to institute a new and hopefully lasting tradition. Graduating CHCCS high school students who attended GES are invited back to lead the processional of fifth graders through the school’s hallways to the gym for their graduation from elementary school, a recipe for lots of Kleenex and photos, with smiles all around.

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  • Music Teacher Harrawood Wins NC Symphony Award

    For 34 years, Ann Harrawood has taught music in CHCCS elementary schools, and she impacted thousands of young children as they formed their first perspectives, skills and pleasures in music. Some of those students have gone on to very successful careers as performers and educators themselves.

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  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Celebrate Gardening

    At many CHCCS schools, at least one cultivated garden claims a green space where students, parents and staff grow flowers, herbs, or vegetables. To explore the range of gardens in CHCCS is to encounter magnificent creativity, expertise and the concrete reflection of time and commitment from parents, staff and community members.

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  • CHCCS Receives Duke Energy Continuation Grant

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, in partnership with the Public School Foundation, received a check for a $7,500 continuation grant from Duke Energy Foundation to support expanded Energy and the Environment instruction at Northside Elementary.

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  • NC to Normandy Group Arrives in France

    CHCCS group, NC to Normandy, has arrived in France and will be sharing their adventures through social media and their blog.

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  • Parent University Celebrates End-of-Year Accomplishments

    Parent University of CHCCS, led by Carla Smith, hosted an end-of-year celebration at the Chapel Hill Public Library for participants and their families on the evening of June 4.

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  • CTE Hosts Awards Recognition Celebration

    The theme for the 13th annual CTE Awards Recognition Ceremony this year was “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow,” and during the student-led event at East Chapel Hill High School on May 22, hundreds of students and parents honored CTE accomplishments, even as they looked squarely at their futures in engineering, biomedical sciences, firefighting and cybersecurity, as well as many others career paths.

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  • Youth Leadership Institute Creates Many Opportunities this Spring

    The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) branch of Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate (BRMA) has been thriving this spring, creating new learning and service experiences for 125 CHCCS high school students in areas from immigration rights to exploring financial literacy to learning new tools for self-care and wellness. And all of those activities have happened since spring break, during which a group of 38 YLI students traveled to Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi on a Civil Rights Tour.

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  • ECHHS Entrepreneurs Develop Confidence and Customers

    The EC Occupational Course of Study (OCS) students at East Chapel Hill High School (ECHHS) embarked on a new and exciting initiative this year when they each developed their own businesses through Wildcat Entrepreneurs.

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