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Chatham County Schools hosts 26th annual Young Authors Celebration[Apr. 11, 2014]
Chatham County Schools Media Education Program along with McIntyre’s Fine Books and Fearrington Village hosted the twenty-sixth annual Young Authors Celebration for student writers in Chatham County on Tuesday, April 8. The event, which was held at The Barn at Fearrington Village, kicked off with a reception at 6:30 p.m.
Chatham Charter to host social media education session tonight[Apr. 7, 2014]
On Monday evening, April 7, Chatham Charter will host an education session about social media for its students and families as well as fellow schools and the community at large. The free event will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM in the school gym (2200 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, NC 27244). The public is encouraged to come and learn about how to help young people be responsible users of social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation donates baby grand piano for students at Jordan-Matthews[Apr. 5, 2014]
The idea took root two years ago when the All County Chorus performed at Jordan-Matthews. It was an evening of glorious choral music, performed beautifully by the community’s best vocalists. But there was only one wrong note: the piano. "When we wheeled out the old upright from the chorus room, it looked really sad, and its sound didn’t come close to matching the quality of our students' performance," said chorus teacher Matt Fry. "That's when we started wondering if there was any way we could buy a new piano." So last fall, JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation, took up the cause and began a fundraising drive to purchase a used baby grand.
LaShonda Hester named new Margaret B. Pollard Middle School principal[Jan. 15, 2014]
During the January 13, 2014 Board of Education meeting, LaShonda Hester was named Principal of Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. Hester is a product of Chatham County Schools and served as a middle grades language arts and social studies teacher before going into administration. She has served as the Assistant Principal of Pollard since October 2011.
Winners announced for fall state-wide high school business plan competition[Jan. 15, 2014]
Six North Carolina high school students won highest honors in the state-wide Hop on the BUS! Business Plan competition. The students attend Jordan-Matthews, Eastern Alamance and Walter Williams Academy of Finance High Schools. 43 teams and well over 150 students participated in the competition. The winning students will be formally recognized for their accomplishments at the North Carolina Council for Economic Education’s award ceremony in May.
Northwood Arts selected to receive JFK School of Excellence award[Dec. 13, 2013]
For the second time, Northwood High School Arts Education department has received the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence Award. Northwood was one of five schools in North Carolina to receive the honor for Outstanding Achievement in Arts Education. In order to be nominated, schools had to offer five artistic disciplines, create two video montages, and complete a packet of information.
Chatham Central High School receives recognitions by the NCHSAA[Dec. 13, 2013]
Chatham Central High School was recently recognized as one of only 128 schools member schools in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) that were ejection free in their athletic contests for the 2012-13 school year. The guidelines record ejections for unsportsmanlike acts such as fighting, taunting, profanity, obscene gestures or disrespectfully addressing or contacting officials.
J.S. Waters collects cans for CORA[Dec. 11, 2013]
The J.S. Waters Jr. Beta Club teamed up with the Student Council to hold a canned food drive for CORA. Students collected 500 cans. Both of the groups focus on service projects for the school and community.
Bonlee’s Kimberly Taylor is Chatham County Schools' Principal of the Year[Nov. 12, 2013]
Kimberly Taylor, principal of Bonlee School has been named Principal of the Year for Chatham County Schools. Dr. Derrick Jordan surprised Taylor at school on Friday, October 18 with the announcement. Taylor has been with Chatham County Schools for six years. She entered the district as Assistant Principal at Virginia Cross in 2007 and was named Principal of SAGE Academy in 2009 were she served until becoming the principal of Bonlee School in 2011.
Chatham Schools honor veterans[Nov. 12, 2013]
On Friday, November 8, Pittsboro Elementary and Silk Hope School both held different but moving Veteran’s Day programs. Silk Hope School honored area veterans, law enforcement, fire department, and EMS with a ceremony attended by the members of the community and the entire student body.
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