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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.
Chatham County Schools releases 2012-2013 EOC/EOG scores[Nov. 12, 2013]
The State Board of Education has released testing data for the 2012-2013 school year. Overall, Chatham County Schools scored slightly higher (45.1%) than the state average (44.7%). Of the seventeen schools in the district, eight exceeded expected growth, four met expected growth, and five did not meet expected growth. Progress toward achieving growth is based on the federally required Annual Measureable Objectives (AMO) for ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Cohort Graduation, Attendance, ACT & WorkKeys and is disaggregated by subgroups.
Northwood Marching Chargers’ Jazz Celebration triumphs at Pinecrest[Oct. 15, 2013]
The 2013 Northwood High School Marching Chargers took the field for their first competition on Saturday, September 28, at the 6th Annual Pinecrest Band Fest and the opening strains of the Dixieland Quartet introduced the Louis Armstrong classic, Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?
Their rousing presentation of Way Down Yonder,
which also included the standards Ain’t Misbehavin’
and Basin Street Blues,
celebrated the birthplace of jazz and took top honors of the evening—with 3A awards for 2nd place colorguard, 1st place percussion, 1st place drum major, 1st place music, 1st place marching and 1st place overall 3A band.
Chatham County School SAT results released[Oct. 15, 2013]
The College Board released 2012-2013 SAT results on Thursday, September 26. North Carolina seniors in 2013 had an average combined SAT score of 1479, which is a 10-point increase from the previous year. Seniors from Chatham County Schools scored an average of 1454. Over 308 students took the SAT and each high school demonstrated gains over average scores from 2012. The district average improved 10 points from the 2012 average.
Chatham County PTA thrift stores distribute funds[Oct. 15, 2013]
On Monday evening, September 23, 2013 the Chatham County PTA Thrift Store board held an annual meeting at Bonlee School. Refreshments were provided and almost every seat in the library was occupied. Principals from across the county were in attendance, many accompanied by school PTA representatives. While this number of attendees is rare for a Thrift Store meeting, board members were not surprised by the large number of visitors. This meeting was special in that over $559,000 was to be distributed to individual schools.
Carolina Panthers Play 60 comes to Virginia Cross[Oct. 15, 2013]
The Carolina Play 60 movement came to Virginia Cross Elementary on Wednesday, October 2. Play 60 is a movement by the National Football League to support healthy living and physical activity of at least 60 minutes per day. There were about 170 students that opted to participate in the event.
Representative Deb McManus visits Silk Hope school[Oct. 8, 2013]
On Thursday October 3, North Carolina House District Representative, Deb McManus, visited Silk Hope School as part of the National Week of Action organized by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and Progressive States Action.Legislators, teachers, advocates, and families across the country are taking part to lift up the voices, the messages, and the policies that advance the NCAE vision of a strong educational infrastructure for America.
Central District to hold arts extravaganza festival[Oct. 8, 2013]
Even though Friday, October 11, is an open week for the Chatham Central Bears Varsity Football team, the stadium and campus will be bustling with people. The Chatham Central High School Arts Department will be hosting the first regional version of the popular Arts Extravaganza.
Into the Woods 5k race set for November 23[Sep. 26, 2013]
In its inaugural year, the Into the Woods 5k will be held Saturday, November 23rd at the Woods Charter School campus near Chapel Hill in northern Chatham County. The race is open to walkers and runners of all ability levels and will feature a unique race course that is a mix of road and trail.
Open house at Haw River Christian Academy[Sep. 24, 2013]
Haw River Christian Academy welcomes prospective families and community supporters to our first Open House of the 2013-14 school year. Please join us on Friday, September 27 anytime during our 8:30 am to 12 pm Open House. This is an excellent way to witness a classical education in action!
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