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Concerned community organizers and activists who have rallied around the family of a J.S. Waters student whose mother says was involved in a mock slave auction at the school last Friday and plan to … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham School for Science and Engineering student Dylan Philipps has been offered a Park Scholarship to North Carolina State University. more
BioWork, a program at Central Carolina Community College, is changing lives and filling the workforce pipeline with skilled technicians ready to work in the growing life sciences industry sector in central North Carolina. more
PITTSBORO — Northwood High School junior Matthew Sullivan received a scholarship last week through the North Carolina Future Farmers of America Association to attend a national leadership conference this summer in Washington, D.C. more
PITTSBORO — Six Chatham County Schools students have advanced to the State Science Fair. more
PITTSBORO — Each of the schools in the Chatham County Schools district has chosen the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year. more
The Chatham County Board of Education approved a policy change allowing optional masking inside all school buildings beginning March 7 during a special meeting last Thursday. more
CCS will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to vote on a recommendation to remove the existing face covering mandate, effective March 7. If the board approves the recommendation, all of CCS will shift to a mask-optional policy as of March 7 — for the first time since the pandemic began in March of 2020. more
PITTSBORO — A few months ago, dropping kids off at Pittsboro Elementary School meant approximately six to 10 minutes of sitting in the carpool line. As of Jan. 10, it means listening six to 10 minutes of something a bit more exciting: 92.7 FM WPES In The Morning, a radio segment with students to highlight school news and happenings. more
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Jackson, Chatham County Schools’ superintendent, spent time with the News + Record on his six-month anniversary in the position. In part one, last week, Jackson discussed school culture, communicating his vision for CCS to his staff, what it means to deliver the best service for the county’s students, student performance and innovation. Here’s the second part of that conversation, edited for brevity and clarity. more
In her new role, Brown will lead the district’s testing and accountability efforts to support the academic achievement of all students across the district. In addition, Brown will oversee student information and PowerSchool. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education has named Sara Self-Maddox as the director for the system’s Exceptional Children and Academically & Intellectually Gifted programs. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools parent Jessica Winger formally announced her candidacy for the district’s Dist. 3 Board of Education seat last Wednesday, after first announcing her intended run during the public comments portion at last Monday’s board meeting. more
Now a second-semester senior, Evelin Muñoz Tebalan has been selected as one of 411 semifinalists nationwide for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship. more
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Jackson, Chatham County Schools’ superintendent, spent time with the News + Record on his 6-month anniversary in the position. Here’s a report from that conversation. … more
The 8th annual State Equality Index (SEI), released Jan. 20 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute, placed North Carolina in the report’s lowest category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” — due to a lack of LGBTQ-friendly laws and a presence of those deemed as anti-LGBTQ. more
Chatham County Schools (CCS) is hosting a series of four focus group meetings in February to help create “One Chatham” — the district’s new five-year strategic plan. more
PITTSBORO — In a contentious 3-2 vote Monday night, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education began a gradual transition to optional masking “on or about March 7,” dependent on … more
Chatham County Schools is planning a series of focus groups throughout February to help lay the foundation for the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan, themed One Chatham. more
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education voted last month to pursue the $12.9 million replacement of three gymnasiums at Bennett, Bonlee and Silk Hope schools — three smaller K-8 schools in rural areas of the district. more
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