Daily Roar

April 27, 2021

**Students, please remember to complete the Qualtrics attendance survey each day for all of your classes to ensure you are counted present for each class. Please email Ms. Lenore Bridges lbridges@chccs.k12.nc.us to report excused absences or for assistance with correcting attendance in Powerschool.**

CHCCS Announces Senior Prom and Graduation Information

CHCCS has announced dates and provided general information and senior prom and graduation. Please click on this LINK to view that information. CHHS specific information about these events will be shared during the month of May. For now, please mark these dates on your calendar.

Graduation Supplies Ordering - Orders were due March 1, 2021

Attention Seniors!

It is time for graduation ordering! Herff Jones is the vendor for graduation products for our students. 60 DAYS ARE NEEDED TO PROCESS A CAP AND GOWN ORDER so place your order before March 1. Prices will also increase on March 1st.



Click here for a Cap & Gown informational video.

If you have already placed your graduation order and have a balance due, please make your final payment ASAP in order to receive your supplies at the delivery date which is to be announced soon!

For Questions: cwieczorek@herffjones.com or (336) 228-7770

There is also a graduation fee of $20 for each student participating in the June 2021 Ceremony. This fee covers the cost of diploma printing, diploma covers and ceremony decor. This fee must be paid online via the K12 Payment Center by March 1, 2021. Make sure the payment is made under CHHS to ensure proper processing. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, June 12th! Additional details regarding graduation rehearsal, ceremony parking, directions, etc. will be provided at a later date.

If you need financial assistance, please contact your social worker before ordering:

Teresa Pitts (pitts@chccs.k12.nc.us).

Senior Awards Ceremony


Mark your calendars for our annual Senior Awards Ceremony! This event will be hosted virtually by our counseling department on June 2nd at 6:30. The link for this event will be sent closer to the event.

Rising Senior Night

Do you have questions about what to expect in your senior year? The counselors will be hosting a Rising Senior Night for both students and parents on May 12th at 6:30. There will be a one hour presentation followed by thirty minutes of question and answer. Families are encouraged to attend and the event will be recorded. The link to this event will be sent closer to the date.

CHHS Library Curbside Pick-Up & Return

During this time of remote learning, our CHHS Library will conduct curbside pick-up. CHHS staff and students can access the CHHS Library Catalog and place books on hold. Please click on this link for complete instructions. When you're finished with your books, simply bring them back to the CHHS Main Office.

Straight To Work With IBM Apprenticeship Program!

IBM has TWO apprenticeship openings beginning in June for recent high school graduates interested in a career in tech. The position is paid, starting at $50,000 a year. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Cierra Hill at cierramhill@chccs.k12.nc.us.

CHPMUNC Secretariat Applications

The Chapel Hill Public Model United Nations Conference (CHPMUNC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for positions in the Secretariat of CHPMUNC IV. CHPMUNC is a learning conference for high school Model UN participants run by students in our district. This year, we are looking forward to expanding our conference and our reach. We are currently seeking applications for Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General positions, as well as unspecified additional positions.

Information on positions available and how to apply can be found on our website. Applications should be submitted before May 5. If you have any questions, please contact us (chpmunc@students.chccs.k12.nc.us).

AP Exam Information

If you are interested in additional review for an AP exam, College Board is hosting a series of YouTube Live reviews. If you miss a scheduled review session, the recorded video is also available on YouTube. All you need to do is click on the link to your AP course, and use the links to navigate to the specific review topics that you would like to watch. Remember that you can either watch these sessions live or watch the recordings on your own time. You can access the different review sessions here. Students can also watch additional AP Daily Videos that are found in AP Classroom.

Also, our first AP Newsletter to help students and families understand the schedule and start to prepare for AP exams can be located at the end of this article. We will share additional information, including guidance to support students taking digital and in-person exams, closer to AP exams.

CHHS AP Exam Newsletter

CHHS Yearbook Sales Are Wrapping Up!

The CHHS Hillife Yearbook Staff is putting the final touches on the 96th edition of the Chapel Hill High School yearbook. The staff has worked hard to try and appropriately capture the complexities that this school year has presented for our school community. I am very proud of the effort they've put into the book and the quality of the work they have created. Having said all this I did want to remind you that online yearbook sales will close on June 1st, at that point in time we will have determined the number of books to be ordered. Unlike in years past, we will not have extra copies available to sell after the close of the date of the online sale. If you want to make sure your student gets a copy of the yearbook please go online and order one now. You can order a book at www.yearbookordercenter.com, use the code 15298 to find our school, and then follow the steps for ordering a yearbook. Only those students who've ordered a book by June 1st will be guaranteed to have one when they are delivered in early July. If you have any questions please contact me at tstanfa@chccs.k12.nc.us.

CHHS Key Club Toiletries Drive April 12 - May 5

The CHHS Key Club is hosting a Toiletries Drive for the local IFC SECU Community House, a shelter for men experiencing homelessness. Donations are accepted from April 14th to May 5th. Check out this FLYER for more information on what items to donate and where you can drop them off! Thank you so much for your help and generosity!

SORA: Coming To A Library Near You!

Introducing a platform that allows teachers and students to not only access eBooks and audio books from our school, but from your public libraries as well. Additionally, your CHHS Sora account can be linked to other libraries where you hold a library card. You can also access and download the Sora app on your phones as well. The app works on both Apple and Android devices.

1. Click here to watch"How to set up your Sora app".

2. Click here to watch the "How to Use Sora" video to see how Sora can work for you.

3. If video is not your thing then you can click here to read the step-by-step instructions on how to access Sora.

Again, we are excited to share this new platform with you all. Please pay it forward by sharing this information with your fellow book lovers!

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. We know child maltreatment is a preventable problem. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members. Be a connection for NC children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month this April! You can contact Stefanie Kotzen and Teresa Pitts, School Social Workers, with any questions or concerns.

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL): Your Weekly Tip

It's easy to confuse Self-Confidence with Self-Esteem, yet in SEL they are indeed quite different. Self-Confidence refers to our level of trust in ourselves, whereas Self-Esteem has more to do with how we feel about our own worth. For example, it is possible to have a high degree of Self-Confidence, yet have a very low level of Self-Esteem. So how can we boost our level of trust in ourselves? Try taking some time to reflect on your past accomplishments, or personal qualities that give you a sense of pride. Notice how you feel and what comes to mind as you think about these things. Allow these positive thoughts and feelings to be your sword and shield as you head into your next challenge!

Lifetouch School Pictures

Parents, if your 9th, 10th, or 11th grader took pictures with Lifetouch earlier in the year those pictures are now available for pickup in the main office of the school during school hours. Even if you did not order pictures there will be a package for you with a proof sheet and directions on how to order them if you are so inclined.

The yearbook staff is moving right along in producing a truly unique yearbook, if you are planning to order a yearbook for your student it would be helpful to do so earlier rather than wait for later in the year as we will be solidifying our order total by the end of March. We do not plan to order a lot of extra yearbooks to be made available for sale on yearbook distribution day so if you want to guarantee that your student has one please order on our publisher's website at www.yearbookordercenter.com, use the code 15298 to find our school, then just follow the steps to order a yearbook.

Midyear Transcript Requests

If you need an official midyear transcripts submitted to any college/university, please complete the midyear transcript request form. Midyear transcript requests are $5 each and should be paid through the K12 Payment Center.

Some colleges allow students to self-report their midyear grades. If this is the case, email your counselor to request an unofficial copy of your midyear transcript to upload directly to your application.

Midyear transcript requests will not be processed until February 1st.

After-School Tutorial Program

CHHS is now offering an after-school tutorial program. The tutorial program will provide additional support for our students in some core courses, and assistance with navigating google applications. If you are interested in getting assistance in these subject areas, please email the appropriate teacher to schedule a tutorial session. The teacher will then send a calendar invitation for the appointment.

*Note - All teachers are still available to support students during their weekly office hours. Students can email their teachers to schedule an appointment.

Please click on the link below to view the teachers and times they are available.

CHHS After-School Tutorial Program

State Science Olympiad Competition

The Chapel Hill High School Science Olympiad Team had an outstanding performance at the State Science Olympiad which was completed over the last weekend.

Our Varsity team was placed 6th in the state competition!! Please take the opportunity to congratulate the team members for their hard work and dedication. Students who participated are listed below:

Alex Whang, Shudy Du, Harper Baer, Rachel Lui, Max Kuhlman, Eric Guan, Thomas Shundi, Abby Weber, Jacob Dang, Aman Patel, Kevin Ji, Laura Cai, Nathan Dang, Sydney Runkle and Margaret Schoeman

Name A Chair in Hanes Theater - PALs

PALs is once again providing the opportunity to name a chair in the newly renovated Hanes Theatre Auditorium. Purchase yours today and support our performing arts programs. The cost to name a chair is $250.

  • Engraved nameplate on the chair of choice in newly renovated Hanes Theatre
  • Honor a performing artist in our community (student, teacher, staff, etc.)
  • Recognize a business or organization
  • Great gift for Seniors

To order go to https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/ or for more information, please email us at PALS.CHHS@gmail.com

* PALs is the performing arts parent booster club for ALL of the performing arts at CHHS. We cover everyone including Theater, Orchestra, Chorus, Dance and Band. We raise money to support all of the students and teachers in the performing arts.

Project Graduation's Mask-erade!

This year, due to COVID restrictions, Project Graduation is unable to have its usual all night celebration for the class of 2021. Project Graduation will sponsor a virtual, socially distanced scavenger hunt to generate revenue to fund gift bags for each of our 940+ seniors on graduation day!

Just before the event begins, Project Graduation will provide a list of photo opportunities for which to "hunt". Grab a mask, your family and friends and head out on the town to find your favorite spots, snap a photo and post it to social media. Event dates are May 15 through 23.

Register your entire family to participate and please share the donation link with friends and family. The registration fee and any donations given, less the credit card processing fees, are tax-deductible. All participants who register before May 1 will receive an event t-shirt.

Register for Project Graduation's Mask-erade today!

Virtual Appointments With Mr. Priest

My name is Priest, the Mental Health Specialist for CHHS, and a member of your Student Services Team. Any student can sign up for confidential 20-minute Virtual Appointments with me using the following link: Book a 20 minute Virtual Appointment. If you would like space and support to work on an issue, resources or referrals for therapeutic services, or perhaps help to improve your social and emotional wellbeing then look no further! Reach out today!

Tech Help

Attention Students! Do you need technology help or some troubleshooting tips? Check out this link for helpful information.

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 28: PTSA Meeting 12 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84013910035
Meeting ID: 840 1391 0035
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,84013910035# US (New York)

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