February 8, 2021
CHHS Library Curbside Pick-Up & Return
SORA: Coming To A Library Near 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!
National Honor Society Membership (Juniors Only)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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.
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!"
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.
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL): Your Weekly Tip
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED
CHHS HOSA Chapter Shines in Regional Leadership Conference
- 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
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!
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 email@example.com.
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
If you are interested in playing golf as a Lady Tiger please contact Coach Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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) email@example.com
Coach Newman (Women's Golf) firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Alderman (Men's Tennis) email@example.com
Coach Curtis (Women's Soccer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Lancaster (Softball) email@example.com
Tim Bennett (Athletic Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Merritt Henderson (Athletic Trainer) email@example.com
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!