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Haw River Christian Academy admissions open house on February 5 and 6Haw River Christian Academy admissions open house on February 5 and 6
[Jan. 25, 2015] Admissions for 2015-16 has begun at Haw River Christian Academy! Prospective families and community supporters are invited to the upcoming Open House events on Thursday, February 5 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Friday, February 6 (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) The evening Open House provides parents with the opportunity to browse through classrooms, review curriculum, and converse with teachers, administrators, parents, and board members. The daytime event enables families to witness a classical Christian education in action. By Kelly Butler
 
CCCC finishes fourth in NCMATYC Competition
[Dec. 21, 2014] Central Carolina Community College finished fourth in the NCMATYC (North Carolina Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges) Competition on Saturday, November 22, at Catawba Valley Community College. Twelve community colleges and 26 teams competed. Student teams from each of the colleges were challenged to complete math challenges individually and in teams. Catawba Valley was the winner, followed by Wake Tech-Main, Wake Tech-North, and CCCC.
 
Chatham County Schools holds district science fair
[Dec. 21, 2014] On Thursday, December 11, Chatham County Schools held its District Science Fair Awards Night in the Jordan-Matthews auditorium. A science fair emphasizes the learning of science through doing. Science fairs encourage students to design, investigate, and think critically about a particular question, guided by the scientific method. Participation in a science fair affords students opportunities to develop life long skills necessary for scientific literacy.
 
Students attend CCCC Laser & Photonics workshop
[Dec. 5, 2014] Eighteen students recently participated in the 2014 Laser & Photonics Workshop on Central Carolina Community College’s Harnett County Campus. The students, from Coats-Erwin, Dunn, Fuquay-Varina, Harnett Central, Overhills, and SanLee middle schools, and Lafayette Elementary School, joined CCCC Laser & Photonics Lead Instructor Gary Beasley for the Fun with Lasers workshop on Saturday, Nov. 22.
 
Chatham school board candidate Angela Milsaps responses to Democratic party questionaireChatham school board candidate Angela Milsaps responses to Democratic party questionaire
[Oct. 27, 2014] The Chatham County Democratic Party sent a questionnaire on education issues to all candidates for the Chatham County School Board. School Board candidate for district 4 Angela Millsaps has given the Chatham Journal permission to reprint her responses here.
 
Chatham school board candidate Mia Munn responses to Democratic party questionaireChatham school board candidate Mia Munn responses to Democratic party questionaire
[Oct. 26, 2014] The Chatham County Democratic Party sent a questionnaire on education issues to all candidates for the Chatham County School Board. School Board candidate Mia Munn has given the Chatham Journal permission to reprint her responses here.
 
U.S. Census Bureau reports that college enrollment declines for second year in a row
[Sep. 25, 2014] College enrollment declined by close to half a million (463,000) between 2012 and 2013, marking the second year in a row that a drop of this magnitude has occurred. The cumulative two-year drop of 930,000 was larger than any college enrollment drop before the recent recession, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics from the Current Population Survey released today. The Census Bureau began collecting data on college enrollment in this survey in 1966.
 
Woods Charter School welcomes new teachersWoods Charter School welcomes new teachers
[Aug. 21, 2014] Woods Charter School kicks off the new school year with several new teachers. New teachers include Erin Collins, Summer Delciotto, Dena Floyd, Aimee Haygood, Ketie Lewis, Misty Peeler, Julie Rosen, and John Sheridan.
Also: Woods Charter School
 
Two interim principals named to Chatham County schoolsTwo interim principals named to Chatham County schools
[Aug. 19, 2014] At the Board of Education meeting Monday evening, two interim principals were named to Chatham County Schools. Lisa Norwood was named interim for Horton Middle School and David Moody was named for Siler City Elementary.
 
Dr. Lawrence Savage is the new Siler City Elementary principalDr. Lawrence Savage is the new Siler City Elementary principal
[Aug. 6, 2014] During the July 30 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Lawrence Savage was approved as the new principal of Siler City Elementary School. Dr. Savage was selected from over 20 applicants for the position. He holds a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and he served as an ESL teacher for 13 years.
 
Central Carolina Community College Chatham Provost Allen retiresCentral Carolina Community College Chatham Provost Allen retires
[Jul. 13, 2014] Central Carolina Community College in Chatham County has changed a lot since Dr. Karen Allen was hired in 1988 — and she was instrumental in bringing about those changes. Twenty-six years later, she has bid farewell to the college, retiring as of June 30. The college hired Allen in 1988 as its continuing education coordinator in Chatham County. In 1996, the Chatham resident became the college’s provost for the county with the responsibility to lead and grow the college as it served Chatham’s growing population and need for vocational, continuing, and university transfer education.
 
Virginia Cross Elementary's Wendi Pillars is finalist for All-Star Teachers programVirginia Cross Elementary's Wendi Pillars is finalist for All-Star Teachers program
[Jun. 18, 2014] Wendi Pillars, an ESL teacher at Virginia Cross Elementary (VCE) in Siler City, has been selected as a finalist for the MLB, Target and Time, Inc.’s ‘People’ launch “All-Star Teachers” program, which is part of the MLB’s effort to celebrate teachers and raise awareness about the importance of education. 30 winning teachers will be recognized at the pre-game ceremony of the 2014 MLB All-Star game on July 15, 2014 on FOX, with a winner featured in PEOPLE magazine.
 
Band director Eugene Cottrell says goodbye to Northwood
[Jun. 8, 2014] Dear Northwood Band Family, It is with sincere gratitude that I thank you for your dedication, effort and support over the last 15 years. I must let you know that I have accepted the position at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines. The first reason that may come to your mind probably has to do with money. I can assure you that money has no bearing on my decision to move to this next chapter in my life. In fact, I will actually be making slightly less even with a 12 month contract. By Eugene Cottrell
 
Committee plans Chatham County project graduationCommittee plans Chatham County project graduation
[Jun. 5, 2014] Since 1990, Project Graduation has been an annual event for graduating seniors from all Chatham County high schools. Seniors and their guests enjoy a fun-filled evening with music, inflatable games and plenty of food in a safe graduation celebration that is alcohol and drug free. This year, the county-wide event will be held at Northwood High School in Pittsboro from 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14 to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 15.
 
Chatham commissioners visit NC General Assembly to protect lottery proceedsChatham commissioners visit NC General Assembly to protect lottery proceeds
[May 30, 2014] On May 28, 2014, Chatham County Commissioners Walter Petty and Mike Cross attended County Assembly Day at the General Assembly in Raleigh, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC). The key goals of the visit was to protect and restore lost lottery proceeds that help fund school facilities and to advocate for local control of environmental regulations.

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