Daily Roar

October 28, 2020

**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 Mrs. Abbie McCaffity amccaffity@chccs.k12.nc.us and Ms. Lenore Bridges lbridges@chccs.k12.nc.us to report excused absences or for assistance with correcting attendance in Powerschool.**

Senior Portrait Submission

We have just concluded the last of the Senior Picture dates where Prestige Photography will be coming to our campus to take senior photos. If you have not taken your photos already with Prestige, and still want to, you will have to contact them directly and go to their office in Morrisville, NC. You can contact them at (919) 377-0026. Another option you have is to submit your own picture for inclusion in the yearbook. Please read the following information to make sure you comply with all the requirements.


The image should be submitted thusly: the image file should be saved following this naming convention "Student Last Name, Student First Name," the image needs to be a JPEG file format with a minimum of 300 dpi/resolution and a maximum of 500 dpi/resolution, the image must have a natural setting behind the student (no buildings, walls, fences, etc.), No props or other people can be in the picture (this includes pets), the image needs to be a 3/4 pose (basically knees up) with enough free space above the student's head so the image can be cropped to fit our template, I will need your image no later than Friday, November 13th.


Images should be emailed, along with any questions, directly to Tom Stanfa at tstanfa@chccs.k12.nc.us.

Helpful Hints to Navigate Virtual Learning

In an effort to provide a “one-stop-shop” for questions during our virtual learning experience, we have compiled information, tips, links, and resources into one document. This document will be updated if new information or resources become available. Click on the link below to access the document.


CHHS Helpful Hints to Navigate Virtual Learning

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

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL): Your Weekly Tip

One way to build our skills in Responsible Decision-Making is to work on recognizing when we are having a problem. Try to find clues in your thoughts, feelings, and behavior that may indicate that things are not going as well as they could be, such as thinking in self-defeating language (e.g. I can't, I never, nothing will work). Taking the time to slow down and focus on these clues will help you improve your ability to identify the actual problem. The better you identify the problem the better you can make responsible decisions to tackle the problem!

High School Athletics Update

The Chapel Hill High School Athletic Department is excited to announce the return of athletics. Please click on this LINK to see the starting dates for all sports. Student-athletics and parents must have completed all paperwork in planeths to participate.


Cross Country, Volleyball, and Field Hockey will be the first sports to return on Monday, October 19. All athletes and coaches will have to follow strict check-in protocols. Wearing a mask and practicing social distancing will be enforced. Please click on this LINK to review the full CHCCS High School Athletics Restart Plan.


Workouts the first week will be held on Monday - Wednesday - Friday (reviewing protocols and player conditioning will be the focus for the first three days)


Cross Country - Practice is 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Athlete check-in at the front of Smith Middle School starting at 4:00.


Volleyball - Returning players' practice time is 4:30 - 5:30. New players' practice time is 5:45 - 6:45. Athlete check-in will start 30 minutes before practice time at the back entrance to Smith Middle School.


Field Hockey - Practice is 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Athlete check-in will be at the entrance to the stadium.

If you have any questions, please contact the following coaches:


Coach Mabe (Cross Country) joannesbitmabe@gmail.com

Coach Fields (Volleyball) rfields@chccs.k12.nc.us

Coach Peterfeso (Field Hockey) peterfesojm@guilford.edu

Tim Bennett (Athletic Director) tbennett@chccs.k12.nc.us

Merritt Henderson (Athletic Trainer) mchenderson@chccs.k12.nc.us

Men's Basketball Interest Meeting

Men's Basketball will be hosting a virtual interest meeting on Monday, November 9 at 5:30 pm. Anyone who is interested in playing this season should come to the meeting to hear important information. Please make sure that you have gone to the school athletic website and have completed all necessary paperwork, and have uploaded that paperwork to the planeths website in order to be eligible to try out and participate. The google meeting invite to the November 9th Men's Basketball interest meeting is as follows:


https://meet.google.com/zjt-mqyf-esv


We hope to see you there and if you have any questions please contact Coach Pulver at mpulver@chccs.k12.nc.us.

N.C. Governor's School

CHHS sophomores and juniors who are interested in applying to NC Governor's School should complete the interest form ASAP so that we may send you logistical details and provide you support. More information and the application can be found on the NC Governor's School website.


If you missed the information session or have additional questions, please contact counselors Ryan McGraw or Julia Royal. The due date for CHHS student applications and teacher nominations is November 5, 2020.

CHHS Cheerleading

Chapel Hill High School Cheerleading would like to invite all athletes interested in Winter/Basketball and Spring Football Cheerleading this December to reach out to Coach Eason (eeason@chccs.k12.nc.us) to get more information about virtual conditioning/workouts to prep for the upcoming season. We would be glad to have you join us!

2020-21 Reflections Arts Program

We're thrilled to launch the Reflections Arts Program - North Carolina PTA for 2020-21. This ambitious program affords student artists an opportunity to garner local, state, and even national recognition for their art. This year’s Reflections theme is “I Matter Because...." The categories are: Dance Choreography, Photography, Film Production, Visual Art, Literature, Music Composition, and Special Artist.


The entry submission deadline is November 30. Here is the information about the Student Entry Packet.

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!

AP Self-Study

If you are planning on completing a self-study to take an AP exam, please reach out to the AP Coordinator, Ms. Dickerson, at kdickerson@chccs.k12.nc.us no later than November 1. In order to take a self-study exam, you will need to pay the $95 exam ordering fee and get enrolled into College Board's system. Ms. Dickerson will help walk you through this process.

CIEE Study Abroad

CIEE is pleased to announce that CHHS was selected again to receive $50,000 in scholarship funds to support student travel this summer in their programs. CIEE, a non-profit organization has supported summer study abroad for over 75 CHHS students, some earning full tuition scholarships. Attend a virtual informational session over the next two weeks to learn more.

Driver's Education Is Back!!

Online Classroom Instruction (30 hours)


We anticipate registration for 2021 classes will begin December 1, 2020. Jordan Driving School will handle online registration for the online classroom instruction. Please regularly check this link for specific registration information.


Behind The Wheel Instruction (6 hours)


Behind the wheel instruction is officially underway for students who have completed the classroom portion of the program. More detailed information can be found here.

Tech Help

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

[UPDATE: 10/13/20] 2020-21 Yearbook Information

The CHHS Hillife Yearbook staff is diligently working to come up with unique and interesting ways to chronicle this challenging and unique school year. We are planning to chronicle the challenges that students, teachers, and administrators are navigating distance learning while also detailing the anticipation for our new building. Everyone involved has had to display incredible resilience as we strive to maintain the excellence that is a hallmark of Chapel Hill High School.


If you are intending to order a yearbook for your student the beginning of the school year discounted price is coming to an end. October 31st will be the last day that you can order a yearbook for $75.00, on November 1st the price of the yearbook will increase to it's normal rate of $80.00. If you act quickly you can reserve your student a wonderful memento of this historic and challenging school year. To order a book just go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, enter the code 15298 to find our school, then just follow the prompts to order and pay for a copy of the 2021 Hillife Yearbook, our 96th edition! You can also order stick-on nameplates that your student can place on their yearbook to personalize it.


Additionally, we have opened up Senior Tribute Ad Sales, this is a wonderful way to show your student how proud you are of all the work they have put in before they head off on their new adventures next year. In an effort to help the families in the community we have lowered our prices this year, the prices are all detailed on the Herff Jones website that you can access for book sales, in this case just follow the link for Senior Ads. We've moved the process online this year as it is the most efficient way for you to create an ad that best suits your needs. Should you have any questions I will do my best to help you to the best of my abilities.


I want to say thank you for taking the time to read this message and we look forward to producing a truly unique and high quality yearbook. If you have any questions about either book sales or ad sales please contact me at tstanfa@chccs.k12.nc.us.

Lunch and Learn Wednesdays!

CHHS’s Career Development Coordinator, Cierra Hill, is creating a Wednesday Lunch and Learn series to bring in virtual speakers to talk about different careers. She is looking for speakers for the 12-1 pm lunch break each Wednesday.


Our next speaker for this month:


  • Information Technology Programs at DTCC, Oct. 29th at 12:00 PM. Click here to see this event's flyer.


Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in one of our Lunch and Learns. Again, these will be district events and all high school students will have access to the calendar to choose which speaker sessions they want to attend. If you’re willing to share information about your job with aspiring chefs, artists, entrepreneurs, computer programmers…contact Cierra Hill, cierramhill@chccs.k12.nc.us.

CHHS Spirit Wear is Available!

Be a proud Tiger and buy your spirit wear today. We accept Credit Cards and PayPal, with a contact less pickup in Chapel Hill.


Questions can be emailed to spiritwear@chhsabc.org


For more information, and to shop the store, please visit https://www.chhsabc.org/spirit-wear-info

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 2 - First Quarter report cards distributed to students