November 1, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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:
We hope to see you there and if you have any questions please contact Coach Pulver at email@example.com.
N.C. Governor's School
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.
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!
Virtual Thanksgiving Food Drive – Through November 8
As Thanksgiving approaches, our PTSA would like to ask our generous community to support CHCCS families in need. Our school social workers have received more requests for assistance than ever before. During Thanksgiving break, which will be a week-long this year, the daily breakfasts, lunches, and snacks will be packaged for distribution on Monday, November 23rd. In addition, to make sure that the families in our community have plenty of nourishing food during the holiday week, we are partnering with the CHCCS Child Nutrition team to provide an additional box of fresh produce.
Normally, our PTSAs ask families to donate non-perishable items to holiday food drives. During remote learning, this type of food drive won't be possible. Instead, we're asking you to make a tax-deductible donation to a Public School Foundation Fund that will help our Child Nutrition Department purchase healthy food for our families in need. $12.50 will provide a family with a box filled with fresh apples, oranges, pears, tomatoes, kale, carrots, potatoes, and onions. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to provide 800 meal boxes. Please click here to make a donation: Food for Students Thanksgiving Donations. In the comments section of the donation form please add: "Thanksgiving Food". Donations will be accepted through November 8.
We'll also need ADULT volunteers to help us pack the boxes on November 21 and 22 and distribute the boxes on November 23. More information about volunteering will be coming soon.
CIEE Study Abroad
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.
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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
Tuesday, November 3 - CHCCS Teacher Workday. There will be no remote instruction on this day.