Daily Roar

February 8, 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 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.**

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.

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!

NHS Tutoring

The CHHS National Honor Society is now sponsoring opportunities for peer tutoring every other Friday from 5-6 PM. If you have not yet signed up and need support with time management, organization, or in core areas such as English, Math, Science, or History, fill out THIS FORM. To inquire about help with other subjects or electives, email Mrs. Erica Kinney (ekinney@chccs.k12.nc.us). The next sessions will be held on February 5th and February 19th.

National Honor Society Membership (Juniors Only)

If any juniors have not been invited to the "CHHS NHS Candidates" Google Classroom but believe they qualify, they must contact Erica Kinney (ekinney@chccs.k12.nc.us) or Aaron Ideus (aideus@chccs.k12.nc.us) by Friday, February 12th. Students should have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.8 and no significant history of conduct contrary to the pillars of NHS. Applicants are NOT currently required to have 60 documented service learning hours (while the district has suspended the graduation requirement for volunteer time). The application window for membership will open on Monday, February 15th.

Graduation Supplies

It is time for graduation ordering! Herff Jones is the vendor for graduation products for our students. Orders for graduation materials can be completed online at WWW.HIGHSCHOOL.HERFFJONES.COM. The linked video includes instructions on how to place an order. All orders will be completed online this year, however, information packets will be available by request on Friday, October 30th at the senior t-shirt pickup event. If you have specific questions about graduation orders/products, please contact Herff Jones Varsity Graduation Products at 336-228-7770 or email cwieczorek@herffjones.com. All students should complete an order by March 1, 2021.


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.

Lifetouch School Pictures

Attention Parents: If your child 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.

2020-21 Yearbook Sale

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.

Senior Tribute Ads

Parents of seniors: If you want to purchase a tribute ad in the back of the yearbook to celebrate your student's accomplishments over the past four years please go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, use the code 15298 to find our school, then follow the steps to make and then purchase a senior ad. Ad sales will be closing in late March or early April so act fast before it's too late. If you have any questions please contact Mr. 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

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.

National School Counseling Week 2021

National School Counseling Week 2021 (Feb. 1–5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the essential contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. CHHS school counselors and student services staff are "All in for All students!"


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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 important component of building our Self Awareness is working to have an Accurate Self-Perception. Self-Perception refers to how we think of ourselves, such as our perceived strengths, weaknesses, traits, or abilities. A common distortion to having an accurate Self-Perception is All-or-Nothing thinking, such as, I'm a Success OR I'm a Failure. Having a healthy Self-Perception means that we are open to feedback regarding these distortions, and our perceptions are based on reality. This week take note of the instances when you slip into All-or-Nothing thinking and get feedback from a trusted peer to help you get a more balanced perspective!

NAMI Basics Workshop

NAMI Basics Workshop is a FREE educational program for parents, grandparents, guardians, and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. The course is taught by trained teachers who are themselves the parent or caregiver of a child or adolescent who developed the symptoms of mental illness during childhood. For a complete description of this class CLICK HERE to go to the NAMI National website or visit the Orange County NAMI website - https://namiorangenc.org/family/child-and-teen/


The next NAMI Basics virtual classes will begin on Wednesday evening, March 3, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Classes will continue for 6 weeks to Wednesday, April 14. (No class on March 31)


For more information or to register, contact Barbara Maier at (919) 929-7822 or bmaier.namioc@gmail.com REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!


NAMI Family-to-Family Workshop
Family-to-Family is a FREE 8-week educational program for family members, loved ones, and caregivers of someone living with mental illness.


This free series class is taught by trained NAMI members who have experienced having a loved one with mental illness. In a confidential setting, family members and friends of people with mental illness will learn about:

  • How mental illness affects your loved one
  • Eye-opening current brain research related to mental illness
  • Being an advocate for better treatments for your loved one
  • Medication issues and the latest treatment options
  • Strategies for dealing with stress and worry to help you take care of yourself while supporting your loved one

Program curriculum includes:

  • Current information about specific mental illnesses
  • Up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence
  • Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery
  • Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness
  • Learning in special workshops for problem-solving, listening, and communication techniques
  • Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
  • Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community
  • Information on initiatives designed to improve and expand services

For more information please click here: https://namiorangenc.org/family/family-to-family/


NAMI Family-to-Family virtual classes will begin on Thursday evening, February 25, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Classes will continue for 8 weeks to Thursday, April 15.


For more information or to register, contact Barbara Maier at (919) 929-7822 or bmaier.namioc@gmail.com REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED

CHHS HOSA Chapter Shines in Regional Leadership Conference

In January, CHHS HOSA chapter members competed in the virtual Regional Leadership Conference. For several students, their score in this competition determined their ability to continue on to the state level competitions. Congratulations to all on their individual accomplishments!



  • Katherine Soong - 2nd Place, Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Leyla Aydin - 4th Place, Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Seth Fried - 6th Place, Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Meera Montgomery & Vaughn Vandergrift - 5th Place, Forensic Science
  • Olivia Roberts & Jessica Li - 7th Place, Health Career Display
  • Jonathan Liang - 2nd Place, Health Informatics
  • Matthew Lu - 3rd Place, Medical Law & Ethics
  • Olivia Kornstein - 2nd Place, Medical Terminology
  • Jai Narayan - 6th Place, Pathophysiology
  • Ana Payst - 2nd Place, Veterinary Science

Mock Trial Results

Two CHHS teams competed this weekend in the NC Advocates for Justice Regional Mock Trial Competition. Both teams worked hard memorizing the case and appling all the necessary legal and performance elements. I am happy to announce that CHHS Gold placed 1st in the Raleigh Regional and will move on next month to the State Finals. They represented our school well, please congratulate them.



CHHS Gold

Kate Berreth

Lucy Brannon

Wendy Eldred

Corey Freeman

Nina Page

Sylvia Smith

Meredith Wall



CHHS Black

Nate Bowers

Eric Du

Chloe Elbogen

Neil Gardner

Erin Gottschalk

Sofia Isaacs

Ben Knight

Eliza Miller


Zenna Widener


In the Raleigh regional we had 2 individual awards:


  • Kate Bareth won best attorney in round 1.
  • Nina Page won best attorney in the final round.

CHHS CyberPatriot Teams Place At State Level

Our CyberPatriot teams placed at the state level! These students trained independently and together virtually, and participated in three SIX hour Saturday virtual competitions. We are so proud of these students and their adviser Ms.Jennifer Walker.


Shout out to Luke Roeber. He co-founded this club three years ago and molded the team to the success it is finding today.


Team A: 3rd in the state Platinum Division

  • Luke Roeber, Co-President and Co-Founder
  • Bao Dinh, Co-President
  • Nathaniel Fitzenrider
  • Chris Gomez de Cartagena
  • Mateo Pambaguian

Team B: 1st in the state Gold Division (all first year competitors!)

  • Jacob Dang
  • Matt Gill
  • Nic Gomez Cartagena
  • Lola Mestas
  • Jack O'Donnell
  • Alison Teske

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.

CHHS Softball Announcement

Spring sports season is quickly approaching! If you have not already done so and are interested in joining the Lady Tigers Softball team, please contact Coach Charlie at coachcharlie4softball@gmail.com and Coach Cotton at jcotton@chccs.k12.nc.us.

CHHS Men's Golf Announcement

With Spring just around the corner, CHHS Men's golf season is quickly approaching!! With that in mind, it is time to reach out to share interest. To learn more about tryouts, email Coach Ragland at dragland@chccs.k12.nc.us.


Any eligible student can try out, regardless of skill level. Whether you are hoping to learn a new sport or want to improve your current skills, now is the time to share your interest.


If you have questions or want to express your excitement regarding the golf program, email Coach Ragland. We can’t wait to get on the course!

CHHS Women's Golf Announcement

I realize it is still extremely cold outside and that Women’s Golf is usually in the fall. However, like many changes we have all faced this year, it is time for the new Women’s Golf spring season.


If you are interested in playing golf as a Lady Tiger please contact Coach Newman at lnewman@chccs.k12.nc.us. All students that are eligible are encouraged to try-out regardless of experience. Please contact Coach Newman for more details and to join our google golf classroom.

[UPDATE] CHHS Swimming News!

Congratulations to the Swimming and Diving Teams!


The boys are Central Region Champions, and the girls were fourth place.


Medal winners include:

Sam Hoover, 1st in 100 and 200 freestyle


Peter Bretzmann, 1st in 200 IM and 500 freestyle


Michael Volpe, 1st in 100 breaststroke and 3rd in 100 fly


Ayden Xu, 2nd in 200 freestyle


Savannah Xu, 2nd in 100 backstroke


Edward Wang, 3rd in 50 freestyle


Girls 200 Free Relay, 3rd: Makenna Corcoan, Jessica Chen, Ann-Marie Knight, Savannah Xu


Boys Medley Relay, 2nd: Austin Chang, Michael Volpe, Peter Bretzmann, Edward Wang


Boys 200 Free Relay, 1st: Sam Hoover, Edward Wang, Michael Volpe, Ayden Xu


Boys 400 Free Relay, 1st: Ayden Xu, Austin Chang, Peter Bretzmann, Sam Hoover


These swimmers along with diver Jake Purves will be advancing to the state championships Wednesday and Thursday.

CHHS Athletics Updates

Men's & Women's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Soccer, and Softball Pre-season Workouts Start Tuesday, February 16th.


Student-athletes and parents must have completed all paperwork requirements in planeths to participate in workouts. (planeths.com)

All athletes and coaches will have to follow strict check-in protocols. Wearing a mask and practicing social distancing will be enforced.


Workouts will be held on February 16, 17 & 19 during the first week and will be held outside. Dress properly for the weather (coaches will review protocols and player conditioning will be the focus for the first three days).


PLAYER CHECK-IN will be held each day in front of the new CHHS Building entrance from 4:00 - 4:30 pm. If you come after 4:30 will not be allowed to participate that day. Workouts will end at 6:00 pm. Please pick your child up at the entrance to the CHHS main office.

After player check-in, coaches will take athletes to their designed practice area. At this time, parents and family members cannot attend workouts.

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


Coach Ragland (Men's Golf) dragland@chccs.k12.nc.us

Coach Newman (Women's Golf) lnewman@chccs.k12.nc.us

Coach Alderman (Men's Tennis) nga202@me.com

Coach Curtis (Women's Soccer) jcurtis@chccs.k12.nc.us

Coach Lancaster (Softball) coachcharlie4softball@gmail.com

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

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

Athletic Contest Spectator Protocols

Athletic contests begin this week! To keep our student-athletes safe and on the field of play we cannot allow spectators at this time. Only players, coaches, officials, clock operators, and school administration will be allowed at athletic events. CHCCS not only has to observe North Carolina COVID guidelines and NCHSAA guidelines we also must follow the COVID guidelines established by the Orange County Health Department. These guidelines limit outdoor events to 50 total people. Compliance with these guidelines will help us keep our student-athletes safe and participating in high school athletics.


Good news! We do have a way for parents/guardians and fans to view our athletic events. We will be able to live stream stadium events through our new Pixellot camera system. If you are interested in purchasing a live stream of this event please click on this LINK. For a small fee, you can purchase a monthly or seasonal pass to view athletic contests.


Thank you for your understanding and patience!