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Chatham County schools schedule open housesChatham County schools schedule open houses
[Aug. 22, 2011] Schools across Chatham County have scheduled their annual open houses to help students and their families acclimate to the new school year.
 
Notes from the August 15 Chatham County school board meetingNotes from the August 15 Chatham County school board meeting
[Aug. 17, 2011] Here are my notes from the school board meeting held on August 15, 2011. By Mia Munn
 
Notes from the August 8 Chatham County school board meetingNotes from the August 8 Chatham County school board meeting
[Aug. 9, 2011] Here are my notes from the school board meeting held on August 8, 2011. By Mia Munn
 
WoodsRock III Music Festival to benefit school bus transportationWoodsRock III Music Festival to benefit school bus transportation
[Aug. 4, 2011] The Woods Charter School Foundation is sponsoring the WoodsRock III Musical Festival on August 27, from 10 am to 8 pm at Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro. The WoodsRock Music Festival is the annual fundraising event to support the transportation program at Woods Charter School. Local bands include: Stratocruiser, Tim Smith Band, Great Big Gone, Saludos Company, KillerFiller, Velvet, Delta Rae. Tickets are $12 per family or $5 per individual. Parking is $5.
 
Chatham County Schools summer programs and initiatives reach out to studentsChatham County Schools summer programs and initiatives reach out to students
[Aug. 3, 2011] Staff members in Chatham County Schools are reaching out to students in many ways during the summer break. Some focus on academic enrichment while others focus on meeting physical needs of students, like hunger.
 
Notes from the July 19 Chatham County school board meetingNotes from the July 19 Chatham County school board meeting
[Jul. 29, 2011] Here are my notes from the school board meeting July 19, 2011. Del Turner, David Hamm, and Robert Logan were in the boardroom. Deb McManus, Flint O'Brien, Gary Leonard, and the board attorney were on the phone. By Mia Munn
 
Chatham County Board of Education adds two special meetings to calendarChatham County Board of Education adds two special meetings to calendar
[Jul. 22, 2011] The Chatham County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the central office board room for the purpose of discussing additional budgetary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget.
 
Five of seventeen Chatham County Schools achieved AYP in the 2010-2011 school yearFive of seventeen Chatham County Schools achieved AYP in the 2010-2011 school year
[Jul. 22, 2011] Chatham County Schools released 2011 preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results on Thursday, July 21, as required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Five of seventeen schools in Chatham County Schools or 29.4% achieved AYP in the 2010-2011 school year. Schools meeting AYP requirements include: Bennett Elementary, Bonlee Elementary, Chatham Central High School, Northwood High School, and Virginia Cross Elementary.
 
Chatham County Schools face over $700,000 in additional discretionary funding cutsChatham County Schools face over $700,000 in additional discretionary funding cuts
[Jul. 22, 2011] During its July 18 meeting, members of the Chatham County Board of Education and Superintendent Robert Logan approached the Chatham County Board of Commissioners about funding a $706,181 school district request to make up additional state education budget cuts. The commissioners did not fund the request, but left the door open for the Board of Education to specify its needs in meeting the additional discretionary funding cut.
 
Pittsboro Montessori School seeks new board and committee membersPittsboro Montessori School seeks new board and committee members
[Jul. 14, 2011] Pittsboro Montessori School has a rich history of serving families in and around Chatham County. We have a wonderfully diverse community of families, a fabulous Head of School, terrific teachers AND a dedicated, hard working Board with active Committees. Read on to find out how you can help us continue our success. By Luanne Bannan
Also: Pittsboro Montessori School
 
A learning garden blossoms at Virginia Cross ElementaryA learning garden blossoms at Virginia Cross Elementary
[Jul. 13, 2011] Students at Virginia Cross Elementary school have built a learning garden. Starting with basic measurements, several third graders have begun transforming lumber taken from a one-room school house into raised garden beds. Guided by teacher Russ Kozerski, the students cut, nailed, and installed the wood into the campus and then filled the wood with soil for planting. The starter compost was donated to the school by Brooks Contractors in Goldston, and the wood was also a donation.
 
Come out and dance at the upcoming Zumba fundraiserCome out and dance at the upcoming Zumba fundraiser
[Jul. 12, 2011] Join Northwood High School’s Arts Education Foundation (NHSAEF) for some summer fun. On July 19, 2011 at 6 pm the Arts Education Foundation will have it’s first “ZUMBA” fundraiser for the upcoming year. By Gina Harrison
 
2011-2012 Chatham school budget challenges continue2011-2012 Chatham school budget challenges continue
[Jul. 12, 2011] Last week school districts across the state received their local education budget adjustments for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Prior to the state approving its final budget, Chatham County Schools estimated a $5,027,902 deficit and worked throughout the spring and early summer to develop a budget which addressed this deficit with the least possible impact on the classroom.
 
Central Carolina Community College health occupation programs offering financial aidCentral Carolina Community College health occupation programs offering financial aid
[Jul. 8, 2011] Financial aid is available for Chatham County residents interested in enrolling in Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education health occupations programs at the college’s facilities in Chatham County in the fall. Interested Chatham residents are invited to attend one of the Tuition Scholarship Days being held by the college. By Katherine McDonald
 
Chatham County Schools honor three groups and Principal of the Year
[Jun. 30, 2011] On Tuesday evening, June 28, Chatham County Schools honored three groups of employees. They were teachers of the year, teacher assistants of the year, principal of the year, and 2010-2011 retirees.

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