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    The Public Information Office serves as the communication link between the district and the families whose children attend our schools.
    The staff issues regular press releases to local media about district events, publishes news articles, designs special publications and calendars, schedules Blackboard Connect calls to remind parents of key district activities, maintains the content on the district website and our social media sites, and sends regular news updates to employees and the community through its mailing lists.
    The staff also helps to coordinate crisis communication during inclement weather or school safety situations.
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District Headlines

  • 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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  • Carrboro High School Theatre IV Students Go Virtual

    On March 24, STU Productions at Carrboro High School (CHS) presented a livestream of “Screen Time”, a series of seven short scenes written, produced and directed by seniors in the Honors Theatre IV class. The performances, which were made available through a pay-what-you-can donation, streamed on YouTube through March 31. Tied together by the thread of COVID 19, the scenes explore themes including separation, understanding and friendship.

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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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  • CHCCS Vaccination Campaign Reaches Hundreds of Staff

    In the February 26 “Community Update” sent to CHCCS staff and families, Superintendent Dr. Nyah Hamlett announced, “I am pleased to report that our community partners have stepped up in a major way. This afternoon, our own Smith Middle School served as a point of distribution for over 250 first dose Moderna vaccines supplied by our friends at Alignment Healthcare. We will continue working to make sure that every staff member who wants to be vaccinated will have that opportunity.”

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  • Smith MS Students Create Podcasts

    To celebrate Black History Month, students at Smith Middle School (SMS) created podcasts celebrating Black musicians and their impact on music history. This project, designed by SMS Band and Orchestra Teacher, Robin Neville, allowed students to combine their creativity with their writing and research skills. “I like for my students to be able to do something substantial and something music-related, but usually something that doesn’t involve playing their instrument,” Neville said.

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