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  • April is Autism Acceptance Month

    April is Autism Acceptance Month, but it’s also a time, like every other month, to celebrate the powerful, expert student support by the CHCCS Autism Specialists. The commitment to students with disabilities is an integral component of the equity work across the district, as teachers, staff and parents seek ways to create more inclusive and affirming environments in our schools.

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  • East Chapel Hill HS Students Compete at NC TSA Conference

    The 2021 North Carolina Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference took place in a virtual format from April 25-28, and 21 students from East Chapel Hill High School competed in 19 events. Three students placed in their events: Ethan Taylor with a first place in CAD 2D Architectural, Hanqi Xiao with a second place in Prepared Presentation and both Nayoung Kim and Taylor earned a third place in Architectural Design. Not bad for a statewide competition!

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  • Plan for School Lunch Hero Day on May 7!

    Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, CHCCS nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, CHCCS schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 7.

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  • ECHHS Jr. Chef Team Wins Silver Medal in Virtual Cook-Off

    The North Carolina Jr. Chef competition only began as a statewide Career and Technical Education (CTE) event four years ago, but East Chapel Hill High School (ECHHS) Culinary Arts Teacher, Michael Holman, has supervised two teams that made it to the finals, in 2019 and again this year. The weeks-long process of competing was entirely virtual, but Holman’s three students, Jared Pascarella, Devin Hackley and Brayden Wolfe, kept their eyes on the ball and won a Silver Medal for their original entree, Blackened Chicken Taco Salad with Citrus Crema.

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  • April is the Month to Celebrate Occupational Therapists

    Under the umbrella of the Exceptional Children Department, various teams of support staff provide crucial services to students, from Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) to Autism Specialists, Physical Therapists (PT) and Occupational Therapists (OT). April is the month to celebrate OT’s, and CHCCS students, families and staff benefit daily from a team of 12 OT’s, in addition to Jennifer Radzik, the Lead Occupational/Physical Therapist.

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  • Eugenia Floyd Wins NC’s Top Teaching Honor

    Eugenia Floyd, a CHCCS fourth-grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School was named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Floyd was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.

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  • ECHHS Lacrosse Dominates End of NCHSAA Season

    Despite numerous, significant obstacles for high school sports teams in their efforts to persevere and even excel during a pandemic year, both of the lacrosse teams at East Chapel Hill High School played in the NCHSAA championship games on March 27. The women’s team capped off an amazing season by triumphing over Weddington High School by a score of 14-8. The men’s team fell in their title game, losing to Marvin Ridge High School, 14-6. But what a way to celebrate lacrosse success -- seeing both teams battle it out for their respective championships!

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  • NC State ESL Licensure Program Serves CHCCS Teachers

    In recent years, CHCCS has joined in partnerships with North Carolina State University and Elon University to provide add-on licensure programs for current teachers in three priority areas: Gifted Education at Elon, and English as a Second Language and Exceptional Children at NC State. On March 4, the CHCCS School Board voted to fund a second cohort for the ESL program, which will begin in June 2021. A virtual information session will be co-hosted by CHCCS and NC State on April 12 from 4:30-5:30.

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