Daily Roar

October 14, 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 Portraits

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch will be at Chapel Hill High School being hosted at Smith Middle School for Senior Portrait appointments.

The dates are: Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15. You must be photographed in a Casual Outfit - Outside for the Yearbook. Full Session Appointments: Sit Fee $25 – 1 Casual Outfit and Tux/Drape poses. Inside and Outside. (Use code 2DVQ to save $15 off the $40 sit fee when paying online)


Yearbook Only Appointments: Sit Fee $15 - Yearbook Poses – 1 Casual Outfit - Outside. ($15 paid at the camera on picture day)

To schedule your session visit, log on to schedule.prestigeportraits.com.

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

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!

Swimming and Diving

If you are interested in being on the swimming and diving team this year (and were not on last year's team), please contact Coach Zoltners at gzoltners@chccs.k12.nc.us.

N.C. Governor's School

The 2021 NC Governor's School information sessions will be conducted next Monday, 10/19 at 12:00-1:00 pm. The North Carolina Governor's School is a 5½-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

If interested, please join our Google Meet using the access link below. Mr. McGraw and Ms. Royal look forward to meeting you to discuss this unique opportunity!

Join the meeting on https://meet.google.com/ and use the code: chhsgovschool or use this link: meet.google.com/lookup/chhsgovschool. Be sure to sign in with your student Google account.

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

Want to try to feel closer and more connected to others? Try active listening, validating feelings, and getting in touch with your own emotions! These are three ways to increase your ability to Empathize. While Empathy is a learned behavior it's not about being able to guess what others are thinking or feeling; it's about allowing ourselves to experience those feelings WITH others. People are more likely to connect when they feel that they are being recognized and responded to in meaningful ways!

High School Athletics Update

CHCCS is set to begin a phased-in approach for voluntary skill development sessions that will lead to try-outs to follow the NCHSAA calendar. The full plan can be seen here.

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.

CHHS Financial Aid Night - Save the Date

Seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a live virtual Financial Aid Night hosted on WebEx on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 PM. Our guest speaker will be David Gelinas, recently retired Senior Associate Dean and Director of Financial Aid from Davidson College. Mr. Gelinas has a wealth of information to share regarding applying for financial aid, scholarships, understanding financial aid award letters, and more. Login details and a Q&A form to come soon.

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!

CHHS Comic Club

This upcoming Friday, October 16 (3 pm-3:55 pm), the CHHS Comic Club will be hosting their October meeting on the common title Drawing the Vote. Drawing the Vote is a graphic novel about the history of voting rights in the United States. The author, Tommy Jenkins, will be joining the club's Meet to participate in a Q&A and general discussion on the process of writing comics!

  • The book, Drawing the Vote, is available freely on Hoopla, which is free through Orange County/CHCCS school library access. The title is a quick and fun read! And educational too!
  • Interested students can join the Comic Club's Google Classroom where the Google Meet link will be posted later this week: https://tinyurl.com/JoinComicClub

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.

Upcoming speakers for this month include:

  • Physical Therapist: Dr. Jasmine Cross, Oct. 21st at 12:00 PM
  • US Navy Careers, Oct. 21st at 12:30 PM
  • DTCC College Application Workshop, Oct. 22nd at 12:00 PM
  • Information Technology Programs at DTCC, Oct. 29th at 12:00 PM

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.

Application Fees Waived For Some NC Schools in October

During the weeks of October 19-30th, many North Carolina colleges and universities waive their application fees. If you have a student applying to schools in North Carolina, check this list to see if fees are waived during that time frame and take advantage of one less college cost!

Access to Student Information by Military or College Recruiters

Dear Parent/Guardian and Secondary Students:

Our district receives funds from the federal government under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These funds are used in a variety of ways to provide additional help to students in greatest academic need. The law also requires that districts receiving these funds must, upon request, provide military recruiters, colleges and universities, access to the names, addresses and telephone listings of secondary students.

It is important for you to know that a secondary school student or his/her parent or guardian may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone number not be released by the district without prior written parental consent. If you would like to make such a request, please complete the following and return it to your child’s school.

Here is a link to the form. . Please email signed forms to cierramhill@chccs.k12.nc.us by Friday, October 16.

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

Tuesday, October 20 - CHHS Financial Aid Night, 6:30 pm, additional information forthcoming

Friday, October 23 - End of First Quarter