Daily Roar

March 5, 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 Weekly Schedule Change - Weeks of February 22 and March 8

The state-mandated ACT will be administered to 11th graders on Tuesday, February 23, and Tuesday, March 9. These test administrations involve a significant amount of instructional staff serving as test administrators. To avoid loss of synchronous instructional time we will move the Tuesday synchronous day to Wednesday on those weeks. This will not impact the current schedule for our Adapted Curriculum students. Click on the link below to view the schedule.


CHHS Weekly Schedule - Weeks of Feb 22 and March 8

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.

AP Exam Information

As a follow-up to the release of the district AP exam schedule last weekend, we want to share our first AP Newsletter to help students and families understand the schedule and start to prepare for AP exams. We will share additional information, including guidance to support students taking digital and in-person exams, closer to AP exams.


CHHS AP Exam Newsletter

College y Consejos

Estudiantes y padres: Hagan clic aquí y aquí para obtener información y ayuda con la FAFSA. Click here and here for the information in English.


College y Consejos is offering free, virtual FAFSA assistance to any Latinx student in NC. Details are as follows:

  • Appointments available at bit.ly/cycFAFSA
  • Appointments are available Sundays-Thursdays, 2/21-3/7.
  • Evening and Sunday appointments can be in Spanish or English.
  • Weekday appointments are in English only.
  • Appointments are available for students, parents/caregivers, and counselors.
  • Students do not have to be associated with our organization to get help.
  • Counselors who may be working with a student in person or via Zoom, or counselors who have questions about FAFSA completion with immigrant families, can sign up for appointments.

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!

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.

Senior Tribute Ads

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Another month has just ticked off the calendar bringing us ever closer to a return to in-person classes as well as bringing us ever closer to your student's impending graduation!! Additionally, March brings the yearbook staff ever closer to our final deadline and completion of this year's publication. I only mention the things listed above as time seems to be speeding up and before you know it the yearbook will be completed and if you haven't purchased a Tribute Ad for your student, and wanted to, that opportunity will have been missed.

We have sold 75% of our allocation for Tribute Ads to date so if you would like to put this ever-lasting tribute to your student's hard work over their K-12 years you should act quickly. The process to create, get a proof, and pay for the ads is quite simple as all you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, use the code 15298 to find out school, locate your student's account, then follow the steps for producing and paying for a Tribute Ad.

If you run into any problems or have any questions you can also contact me directly at tstanfa@chccs.k12.nc.us and I will do my best to assist you or get you the answers you need.

Lifetouch School Pictures

Parents, if your 9th, 10th, or 11th grader 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.


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.

CHHS Awarded Cyber Opportunity School From CyberStart America

Chapel Hill High School has earned the distinction of Cyber Opportunity School from CyberStart America! Please check the link below for additional information.


https://twitter.com/LearnITWalker/status/1365758950747082755

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

Zoe Schibler, Wegmans Scholarship Recipient!

Wegmans Scholarship Grant program is awarded to one Chapel Hill High School student who embodies the following values of Wegmans Food Market: CARE, HIGH STANDARDS, RESPECT, and someone who EMPOWERS others, and work to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in their community. Zoe Schibler was selected by the scholarship committee from a very competitive pool of applicants.


Awesome job Zoe, continue to do great things!


Kaushik Srikrishnan, CirkledIn- December 2020 "No Sweat" Scholarship Winner

Whew, 2020 was a difficult year! But despite the challenges it presented, sophomore Kaushik Srikrishnan from Chapel Hill, North Carolina continued to serve his community and pursue academic challenges that moved him closer to his future goals. Check out his story at https://blog.cirkledin.com/blog/kaushik-srikrishnan-december-2020

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.

CHHS Students Place At The NCSEF Regionals

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performance at the NCSEF Regional Competition! Please click on this LINK for more information.

Gurmeher Kaur and Crystal Soong (1st place in Physics and Mathematics category)

Luke Ni (1st place in Biological Sciences B category)

Jusung Park (2nd place in Engineering category)

Dual Enrollment Classes Through Durham Tech CCP

Are you interested in taking Dual Enrollment classes through Durham Tech CCP in the Summer or Fall? If so, use this link to sign up for one of the MANDATORY CCP information sessions: https://forms.gle/DNibG64fNXHW9TPQA.


Sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 6 PM, Wednesday, March 3rd at 12 PM, and Wednesday, March 24th at 12 PM. You must sign up by 5 PM the day before your session. Your parents are welcome to sit in on the session with you, but only students with a CHCCS email will be allowed to join the meeting. You will receive an invitation to the Google meeting the morning of your session.


Current Juniors and Seniors are eligible for Summer classes and Current Sophomores and Juniors are eligible for Fall classes. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. McAlister at mcalistera@durhamtech.edu or 919-943-0509.

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

A core element of what makes us social and emotional beings is our capacity for Perspective-Taking. Perspective-Taking is a learnable skill that helps us to take another person's point of view, and even recognize other people's thoughts and feelings. Perspective-Taking is the beginning of Empathy; it asks us to acknowledge that there are many ways to see and experience the world. Practice your Perspective-Taking skills this week by seeking out other people's opinions about certain topics and try to listen without judgment. Try to think back to how you came to have such strong opinions about that topic, such as through personal experience, something you read, or if it was the opinion of someone you cared about, and then find some common ground.

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!

Reflections Art Contest Update & Congratulations

Congratulations to CHHS’s Artist Chloe Viviers! Chloe will advance to the state-level Reflections competition. We wish her much luck and thank all of the CHHS artists who participated!


The entries from our Chapel Hill High School artists are featured on our website: https://sites.google.com/site/chapelhillhighptsa/home/r

Tech Help

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

CHHS Baseball, Women's Tennis, and Track & Field Preseason Workouts

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 March 15, 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 Tuck (Baseball) btuck@chccs.k12.nc.us

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

Coach Faison (Track & Field) afaison@chccs.k12.nc.us

Coach Price (Wrestling) rprice@chccs.k12.nc.us

Robert Price (Interim Athletic Director) rprice@chccs.k12.nc.us

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