Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Christen Campbell Wins State Honor

Christen Campbell has been named Teacher of the Year for the state of North Carolina by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). She was recognized last weekend at a conference in Charlotte. Christen is a dynamic, creative teacher leader who serves on our 6-12 World Language Curriculum Team. Congrats, Christen, on a well-deserved honor! 

In addition, Christen and Leigh Mote have worked very hard to have the French program receive the recognition it deserves. The AATF has recognized the CHHS French program as an "exemplary program with distinction," which is the highest honor a French program can achieve. Please congratulate Christen and Leigh for this recognition of their contribution to the district's French program and to the students they serve. 

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Friday, March 27, 2015

First Ever "SHINE" Awards at Smith Middle School

The First Smith Middle School "SHINE" Awards!

Two weeks ago, when we announced the last call for Teacher of the Year voting, one sixth-grade student came to the office wondering where he could cast his ballot. When we told him that only other staff could vote he was disappointed and asked "Who knows better than the kids who the best teachers are?"  

It was a fair question. So Assistant Principal Kevin Kay instituted the first ever SHINE awards, student chosen teacher of the year awards for each grade level and for electives. After a week of voting, and with all lunch periods reporting, we are prepared to announce the winners:
  • 6th Grade - Ms. Lori Clark
  • 7th Grade - Mr. Andy Lathren
  • 8th Grade - Mr. Dan Segal
  • Electives - Mr. Eric Zeigler
All are pictured below with the award's founder.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

High School Students Selected for 2015 Governor's School

CHCCS had 25 students selected to attend NC Governor's School this summer.

Students selected from Carrboro High and their subjects are:  Sofia Calvo, Social Science; and Gianna Rini, Choral Music (Soprano II).

Students selected from Chapel Hill High and their subjects are:  Lucie Arricastres, French; Grace Baldauf, French; May Burgard, Choral Music (Soprano II); Aden Fischer-Brown, Choral Music (Tenor); Darshan Gove, Math; Katie Huang, Instrumental Music (flute/piccolo) Hayden Loeb, Instrumental Music (flute/piccolo); Meghna Mandava, Natural Science; Austin Mejia, Dance; Samuel Nielsen, French; Alexander Parks, Instrumental Music (cello); Wenbo Wang, Social Science; Ruorou Xin, Instrumental Music (clarinet).

Students selected from East Chapel Hill High and their subjects are:  Peter Bevington, Instrumental Music (trumpet); Kathryn Brees, Instrumental Music (viola); Emma Louise Garval, Instrumental Music (violin); Lena Hu, Natural Science; Evan Jiang, Instrumental Music (cello); Jinho Kang, Instrumental Music (violin); Nathaniel Lai, Instrumental Music (viola); James Oh, Instrumental Music (viola); Lucy Wu, Instrumental Music (flute/piccolo); Jeffrey Zhong, Instrumental Music (cello).

The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.  The program, open to rising seniors only (with some exceptions made for rising juniors in the performing/visual arts area), is located on two college campuses, Salem College in Winston-Salem and Meredith College in Raleigh.  The sessions will run June 16 to July 24.

Over 800 students were selected to attend.  The Governor's School is administered by the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division.  A Board of Governors is appointed by the State Board of Education to act as an advisory body.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Congratulations Michael Holman

Please join us in congratulating East Chapel Hill High's Michael Holman - he was recently named North Carolina's Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Year. 

Holman came to CHCCS in 2011 after four years in Granville County Schools. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Fairmont State University.

"His dedication to students and to the Family and Consumer Science profession truly makes him a role model for others to follow," said Kathi Breweur, Career and Technical Education Director. "This is a well deserved recognition for Michael, and we're all proud of him."
                                                     East Chapel Hill High's Michael Holman upon being named                                                            North Carolina Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

State Swimming/Diving Champs!

Congratulations to the Carrboro High and Chapel Hill High Men's Swimming/Diving teams for winning North Carolina High School Athletic Association championships.

Carrboro High won the 1A/2A championship, while Chapel Hill High repeated as the 3A champs.

Members of the Carrboro High Men's Swimming/Diving team celebrate their state championship. 

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