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Moncure School holds final elementary spelling bee of the yearMoncure School holds final elementary spelling bee of the year
[Jun. 24, 2011] “Say the work; spell it; say the word again.” Moncure students in grades 3-5 followed those instructions precisely during their grade level spelling bees. Third grade winners were: Brooks Johnson, Nate Allen, and Bailey Hawley. Fourth grade winner were: Sarah Moore, Kaity Jarvela, and Leonna Brander. Fifth grade winners included Halle Upchurch, Zoe Willard, and Joseph Lorbacher.
 
Pollard students participate in STEM Career Math FairPollard students participate in STEM Career Math Fair
[Jun. 24, 2011] Students in math classes of Kristine Brown at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School participated in a STEM Career Math Fair on Wednesday, June 8. During the last few weeks of school, students researched and created projects that represented careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field. Projects included radiologist, pharmacist,veterinarian, electrical contractor, engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical, biomedical, computer hardware), computer programmer, data base administrator, fishing and game warden, video game designer, graphic designer, accountant, and architect.
 
Three Chatham Central FFA teams place first in State competitionsThree Chatham Central FFA teams place first in State competitions
[Jun. 24, 2011] During the eighty-third state FFA convention held in Raleigh June 21-23, students from the Chatham Central FFA chapter excelled in career development events.
 
Perry Harrison School hosts Mariner's Family Fitness Fun DayPerry Harrison School hosts Mariner's Family Fitness Fun Day
[Jun. 24, 2011] Perry Harrison students, staff, and parents celebrated a healthy and active school year with the Mariner's Family Fitness Fun Event on Tuesday, June 7. Attendees participated in numerous active events, including fun runs, bucket head toss, hula hooping, soccer kick challenges, jump roping, beach ball taping, and high caper throwing contest.
 
Two Northwood students participate in agricultural programTwo Northwood students participate in agricultural program
[Jun. 24, 2011] Two Northwood students, Chris Oakley and Raul Quintero, participated in the IFAL- Institute for Agricultural Leaders in Greensboro the week of June 13th. Oakley is a rising senior and parliamentarian for the Northwood FFA chapter. Quintero is also a rising senior and holds the office of photographer for the Northwood FFA chapter.
 
Progress Energy Foundation awards $30,000 grant to Central Carolina Community College
[Jun. 23, 2011] The Progress Energy Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Central Carolina Community College for its growing energy efficiency/green building and renewable energy programs. Rodney Gaddy, vice president for Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.’s Northern Region, and Marty Clayton, region manager for Community Relations, visited the college’s Chatham County Campus on Jan. 7 to present the grant check to CCCC President Bud Marchant and other college representatives. By Katherine McDonald
 
Chatham County Board of Education June 20 meeting summaryChatham County Board of Education June 20 meeting summary
[Jun. 22, 2011] Here is a summary of the Chatham County Board of Education meeting held on Monday, June 20, at the central office in Pittsboro.
 
Chatham Board of Education meeting agenda - 6/20/2011Chatham Board of Education meeting agenda - 6/20/2011
[Jun. 20, 2011] The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at the central office for it's school board meeting on Monday, June 20 at 6 pm.
 
Chatham Central Agricultural Complex named for Julian SmithChatham Central Agricultural Complex named for Julian Smith
[Jun. 17, 2011] On Saturday, May 21, the agricultural complex at Chatham Central High School was named for H. Julian Smith, who taught there for forty-five years before retiring in the summer of 2010. The Chatham Central FFA chapter and its advisor, Chris Hart, spearheaded the event. Many former colleagues, former students, family members, and school district officials spoke during the program that followed a potluck dinner.
 
Exceptional Children’s Department public budget review is underwayExceptional Children’s Department public budget review is underway
[Jun. 17, 2011] The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Chatham County School District proposes for Federal funding for the 2011-2012 School Year.
 
Chatham County Schools announce Spring 2011 First in Math awardsChatham County Schools announce Spring 2011 First in Math awards
[Jun. 17, 2011] Chatham County Schools started using First in Math, a web based math gaming program, in February 2011. First In Math (FIM) offers comprehensive content—ranging from single-step addition to complex algebra—in an engaging format. Students progress at their own pace to master basic and advanced math skills. This online program encourages students to practice through immediate feedback.
 
Notes from the June 6 Chatham County school board meetingNotes from the June 6 Chatham County school board meeting
[Jun. 9, 2011] The core business of our schools is educating students. On average, the test scores in Chatham County are within a few points of the state average. Last year, about 71% of our students in grades 3-8 were on grade level in reading and 80.4% in math. Our graduation rate equaled that of the state at 74.2%. That means one in four of our county’s students don’t graduate from high school. That's not good enough. Too many of our kids are getting a poor education. By Mia Munn
 
Horton eighth graders participate in stream investigationHorton eighth graders participate in stream investigation
[Jun. 9, 2011] Eighth grade students at Horton Middle School in in the science classes of Jamie Callicutt participated in a stream investigation of nearby Robeson Creek on May 11 and 12. The three-day series of classroom and field lessons were led by the Haw River Assembly. This was a culminating activity for the hydrosphere unit in which students applied their knowledge gained about determining water quality.
 
Northwood High School promotes physical activity and better nutritionNorthwood High School promotes physical activity and better nutrition
[Jun. 9, 2011] Three high schools in NC are participating as “Be Active NC” schools trying to promote more physical activity and better nutrition programs for students and teachers to reduce the nation’s obesity problem. Northwood High School is one of these schools and will participate in the program for the 2011-2012 school year. The school will receive a $2500 Grant if it has over 600 students and 30 percent of its staff participating in the Be Active NC Program. The BANC slogan is: more people, more active, more often!
 
Bonlee School announces character trait award recipients for integrityBonlee School announces character trait award recipients for integrity
[Jun. 9, 2011] As part of its PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) and character education program, Bonlee School recognizes Students of the Month who best exemplify each month’s character trait.

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