Daily Roar

January 12, 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

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.

NHS Tutoring Begins January 8!

The CHHS National Honor Society is planning an after school tutoring program that begins on Friday, January 8th, 2021 and will be available on the first Friday of each month from 5PM-6PM. If you need support in core areas such as English, Math, Science, History, or time management, fill out this form. More information will be sent out soon.

Congrats to the CHHS CyberPatriot Team!

The Chapel Hill High School CyberPatriot team has completed Round 1 and Round 2 competition. These scores are combined to determine placement for Round 3 competition. We are happy to announce both teams did very well!

Team A, our seasoned competitors, will compete in Round 3 Platinum division, the highest competition division in the competition. Team B, which consists of all new CyberPatriot participants, will compete in Round 2 Gold level competition (next highest tier). These students have done all the training and competition in a virtual environment - not an easy task.

Team A

Luke Roeber (team founder and co-president)
Bao Dinh (co-president)
Nathaniel Fitzenrider
Chris Gomez De Cartagena
David Han
Mateo Pambaguian

Team B

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

The CyberPatriot team would like to thank the following supporters:

Red Hat - sponsor, Emily Martinez, Red Hat contact

Luke DuCharme - team mentor

Charles Blanchard - CHHS Principal

Kathi Breweur - CHCCS CTE Director

CHHS World Language Students Achievements

Congratulations to some excellent CHHS World Language students!

Four teams from CHHS earned high marks from The 2020 Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium which is a unique way for North Carolina world language students to conduct and present preliminary research in their language of study. The goals are for students to learn about a topic of significance to a world region, produce informational writing in their target language aimed at an academic audience while developing digital technology skills through the creation of a project visual. Japanese, French and Spanish students from CHHS all entered written briefings and a project visual that were judged by panels of UNC and Duke Faculty.

The first Japanese team, consisting of Jacob Wiener and Charlotte Vollins, earned an excellent rating for their research on social justice in Africa. The second Japanese team, consisting of Andre Cardona, Emma Dragan and Yuuka Yamamoto received an excellent rating for their research of the COVID-19 impact in Asia. The French team, consisting of Dimitri Verdier, earned a superior rating for his research on the impact of COVID-19 in Asia. The Spanish team, consisting of Benjamin Knight, Olivia Kornstein and Abigail Weber, earned a superior rating for their research on the impact of COVID-19 in Western Europe.

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.

Different Drummer Magazine

Calling all creatives! Have you ever wanted your work to be published? CHHS Different Drummer Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions of visual arts, creative writing, musical compositions, and more for our yearly magazine! Send your artwork to chhsdifferentdrummer@gmail.com by January 22nd!

2020-21 Yearbook Sale

On November 1st the price of yearbooks increased to its normal rate of $80.00. 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. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Stanfa at tstanfa@chccs.k12.nc.us.

[Urgent Request] Underclassmen Pictures

Parents of and 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students,

The yearbook staff hopes this message finds you well-rested and ready to tackle the second half of the school year. We are currently working on creating a truly unique yearbook to chronicle this decidedly different school year.

In this effort, we need your assistance! Underclass picture day has come and gone, there are no plans to have a makeup date due to the resurgence in COVID infections in Orange County. What we are planning to do, in order to get as many students included in the yearbook as possible, is to have the students submit a photo of themselves to replace the one that Lifetouch would normally provide for inclusion in the class section of the yearbook.

The due date for submission of this picture is Friday, January 22, 2021, and instructions on how to submit a photo are available to the students through their Google Classroom accounts in the classroom created for their graduating class. Simply log into your school's Google accounts, go to Google Classroom, click on the Class of 202X YB link, then follow the directions posted in the stream feed where explicit directions are detailed for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to 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

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!

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Testing Updates

CHCCS will utilize the two-week window of March 1st-March 12th for Phase 1 CDM assessments.

The testing schedule has been revised since CDM communication went out in September. All Phase 1 assessments will be administered in a face to face environment at each student's school. There is NO exception to this per state guidelines. Each school will develop a testing plan utilizing all of the safety protocols and will provide communication to families regarding testing dates and times. This document provides details of Phase 1 and Phase 2 assessments.

The application for CDM is open from January 3rd and the window will close on January 15th. Application Form

For general information on CDM, please consult the district website.

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

Impulse control refers to the idea that we sometimes need to delay our initial urge to do something. We may have to distract ourselves or slow down, so that we do not act without thinking it through, especially when there are risks involved or emotions are high. For example, getting the urge to eat an entire tub of ice cream or scream at someone who disagrees with us. Even though we have these impulses we do not have to act on them! This week try slowing yourself down when you have a strong urge, such as counting to 10 very slowly while taking deep breaths, or writing down your thoughts and feelings before responding. Practicing Impulse Control will also make it easier to manage our thoughts and feelings, and maintain healthy relationships!

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!

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.

Virtual Junior Follies 2021 Auditions

Junior Follies is going virtual this year! Due to COVID-19, we have changed our format for 2021 to make Junior Follies as safe and accessible as possible. Please click on this LINK to view the 2021 Junior Follies informational flyer. The submission deadline is January 29, 2021.

Tech Help

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

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!


Tuesday, January 12: Special Needs Advisory Council Meeting (SNAC), 6:00 pm. Please click on this LINK to access the meeting flyer.

Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday. No school

Tuesday, January 19: Teacher Workday

Tuesday, January 26: Reports Distributed

Wednesday, January 27: CHHS PTSA Meeting, 12:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751577954

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