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Friday will be a remote learning day for Chatham County Schools students and staff because of the risk of severe weather from Hurricane Ian. more
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education has received applications from 10 eligible candidates who wish to serve in the District 1 seat vacated by Melissa Hlavac earlier this month.  more
Thousands of volunteer hours translated to hundreds of thousands of dollars for Chatham County Schools after Chatham PTA Thrift donated more than $600,000 to 19 schools in the county Monday.  more
The resignation of Melissa Hlavac last Monday has left a vacant seat on the Chatham County Board of Education, which has initiated a process for appointing a new member to fill the term which will … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a physical confrontation in progress in the parking lot of Northwood High School in Pittsboro last Tuesday morning. Student … more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a physical confrontation in progress in the parking lot of Northwood High School in Pittsboro Tuesday morning. Student Resource Officers on campus immediately responded to the parking lot where they encountered multiple students and adults engaged in a physical altercation.  more
Clifford Stickney suspended his campaign on Monday for the Dist. 3 seat on the Chatham County Board of Education and endorsed Jessica Winger.  more
A collection of documents from a recent training program for teachers and administrators in Chatham County Schools recently made the rounds on social media. The training, held last month, was … more
Chatham Charter School has nearly returned to its pre-pandemic academic achievement levels in the overall state testing and accountability model. In 2018 the school’s performance score was 78%. Data from the 2021-2022 school year gave the school a performance score of 76%. Both scores are rated as B in the state performance grade.  more
In a fiery school board meeting, eight community members spoke out after they claimed a student at Bonlee School was bullied for her faith. more
A former Northwood teacher faces multiple charges, including child sex crimes, in connection with texts and verbal communication with a student. Jasmine Shabrika Murphy, 27, of Windsor, has been … more
It won’t be long until “Let It Go” rings from a Siler City stage with Jordan-Matthews High School being selected in a national competition to be the first high school in North Carolina to produce Disney’s “Frozen: The Broadway Musical.” more
The designation of “low-performing” has been criticized in recent years because it is disproportionately seen in schools with higher populations of minority students and schools with fewer economic resources. more
Chatham County saw many of its public schools improve in some key measurements from recent years, despite academic challenges created by the pandemic. For the 2021-22 academic year, CCS saw 18 of 20 schools meet or exceed growth; statewide, only about 70% achieved the feat. more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with … more
School board elections across the country have become political battlegrounds and barometers of polarization, with issues like the teaching of Critical Race Theory, COVID safety measures and parent involvement in the classroom becoming common refrains in sometimes-stormy public meetings. more
SANFORD — More than 1,000 Chatham County Schools staff members filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center last Wednesday to celebrate the upcoming start of the 2022-23 school year. The themes for … more
SILER CITY — An aura of excitement and anxiety was in the Chatham County air Monday morning as the first school bell tolled for the start of the 2022-23 school year. more
More than 1,000 Chatham County Schools staff members filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to celebrate the upcoming start of the 2022-2023 school year. more
The first day of class for Chatham County Schools students for the 2022-2023 school year will be Monday, Aug. 29. more
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