Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ensembles and Choirs Represent CHS

CHS Choral groups recently competed in Williamsburg, VA. Read on for results and photos from the last concert.

The Women's Ensemble and Chamber Choirs both got Superior ratings and first place in their divisions.  The Men's Ensemble got first place in their division. 
Both the Men's Ensemble and the Concert Chorus got an Excellent rating.
All performed well!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

National Latin Exam Results

Please join me in congratulating these students for their excellent work on the National Latin Exam:
Latin I: Sabrina Sholomon- gold medal- Summa cum Laude, Sofya Olenicheva- silver medal- Maxima cum Laude
Latin II- Noah Balamucki- Magna cum Laude
Latin III- Rebecca Posner-Hess- gold medal- Summa cum Laude
William Snoeyink, Grace Madigan, and Max Randall- Magna cum Laude
Ella Rockart- cum Laude
Latin IV- Tom Bilden and Claude Wilson- Magna cum Laude
AP Latin- James Jushchuk- Magna cum Laude, Khalid Williams- cum Laude

Thursday, April 24, 2014

'Boro Blowout.... Sign up HERE!!

Hey guys! 'Boro Blowout is next Monday, so please be signed up for your sessions by Friday!



 Signups will also be taking place Thursday and Friday during lunch and after school in front of the library, but it is easiest to go ahead and sign up NOW instead of waiting in line! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Principal's Message for the week of April 21 - 25

Updates for Carrboro High School families. This week's announcements:

(1) Monday, April 21: Carrboro High School will conduct grade-level assemblies during the afternoon. The assembly topics include PBIS Student Awards, CHS Honor Code & Academic Integrity review, and the SGA Candidate Movie. We anticipate thirty to thirty-five minutes for the assemblies. By combining the assembly and SGA elections activity, we hope to lessen the interruptions over multiple days.

(2) Also, Monday, April 21, everybody come on out to Chipotle between 5:00-8:00 pm to support the JagWire fundraising night. There are flyers around the school to show to the cashier (or take a picture of one of the flyers) at Chipotle on Monday, April 21, and 50% of the proceeds from your order go to the JagWire. The JagWire staff hopes to see you all there!

(3) Tuesday, April 22: PBIS Positive Tuesday! We will operate on an Extended Fourth Period Schedule so teachers and students can engage in a discussion about the CHS Honor Code & Academic Integrity in advance of the testing season. Addressing these issues aligns with the CHCCS Long Range Plan Strategy 3.4:
-Create a renewed emphasis on academic and personal integrity specifically at the high school level. *There is no online survey or whole-school broadcast associated with Positive Tuesday.

(4) This week we begin the Five Days in Spring instructional enhancement series. Teachers have spoken to students in their classes about these opportunities to spend additional time with core concepts and course topics. PLCs have determined the teachers and topics of focus. We have posters with Five Days in Spring teachers in the four core subjects (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) on both floors of the building for students' planning purposes. As parents, if you have additional questions about this undertaking, feel free to contact the Guidance Department (x. 25999) or your child's administrator.

(5) Carrboro High School continues to solicit proctors for AP tests between May 5-16. We really need more volunteers. Anyone able to assist should contact Leigh Ann Lombardi via school email or at 919-918-2200 x 25004.

Thank you for your time and attention to these announcements. Again, it remains a great time to be a Carrboro Jaguar!

Library Week ends with Awards!

Library Week was celebrated here at CHS with contest and puzzles throughout the week. Free pencils and erasers were handed out to students. 
The culminating activity, Edible Books Competition, was held on Friday. Winners were - 
Student 1st Place - Heather Porter - The Magic Treehouse

Student 2nd Place - Sander Scott - Lord of the Rings

Staff First Place - Nancy Yelverton - Goodnight Moon

Pig Out Award (Most books checked out)
Student 1st Place - Brandon Ma 
Student 2nd Place - Den Whittaker
Faculty 1st Place - Lisa French

Monday, April 14, 2014

Reminder of the Dress Code!

As the warm weather approaches, we are asking for your help in making sure our students come to school in appropriate dress.  We have noticed an increase in the number of dress code violations ranging from t-shirts with offensive or vulgar wording to extremely revealing shorts.  This message includes a copy of the CHS Dress Code Policy for your review.  Feel free to contact the school with questions.
 Carrboro High SchoolStudent Dress Code PolicyCHCCS Board of Education does not have a specific dress code policy.  Here are the parameters according to the Policy 4315 (Orderly Environment).  “The following conduct is illustrative of disruptive behavior and is prohibited: Appearance or clothing which (1) violate a reasonable dress code adopted and publicized by the school, or (2) is substantially disruptive, or (3) is provocative or obscene, or (4) endangers the health or safety of the student or others.”  Additionally, Carrboro High School has a standard student dress code.  According to our standards of appropriateness, prohibited dress includes but is not limited to the following:(1)  clothing worn to reveal underwear, cleavage, or bare skin between the upperchest and mid-thigh;(2)  bare feet, bedroom slippers;(3)  strapless tops, halter tops;(4)  see-through, mesh garments;(5)  pants worn below waist level;(6)  excessively baggy or tight clothing;(7)  excessively short skirts and shorts (i.e., usually those shorter than mid-thigh)(8) sunglasses inside classrooms;(9)  any clothing or accessories displaying profanity, promoting drugs, alcohol, violence or firearms, or demeaning specific persons or groups;(10) and any other article of appearance that is physically revealing or provocative.The principal may require a student to change his/her dress or appearance for failure to comply with the dress code. Repeated violations will result in disciplinary action. This policy applies to all students at all times on any school property, including buses and other school vehicles, and when students represent the school. It does not apply to school sanctioned uniforms, costumes, or other circumstances approved by the principal.

Principal's Message for the Week of April 14 - 18

This is Principal LaVerne Mattocks with updates for Carrboro High School families.  Thank you to all participants and observers at the recent CHCCS Budget Focused Dialogue. We look forward to continual discussions on CHS priorities and ideas for creative operations.
This week"s announcements:
(1) The deadline for ordering breakfast and roses for your children's teachers and staff is Monday, April 14, 2014. The breakfast and roses kick off the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. The roses will be delivered on April 30 and the breakfast will be held May 2. This year--as much or more than ever--our teachers need your support. The order form or online ordering is available on the public school foundation website at  If you send it via email, parents can place orders online here. You can also use the order form, and mail it to PO Box 877, Carrboro, NC 27510 or fax the form to 919-968-7884.
(2) Carrboro High School is trying to solicit proctors for AP tests between May 5-16.  We really need more volunteers.  Anyone able to assist should contact Leigh Ann Lombardi at or at 919-918-2200 x 25004.
(3) Carrboro High School will distribute report cards to students on Friday, April 18, 2014.  If you have questions about report cards, feel free to contact the Administration (x. 25900) or Guidance Department (x. 25999).  

Thank you so much for your continued support and attention to these announcements.  It remains a great day to be a Carrboro Jaguar!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Principal's Message for the week of April 7 - 11

 I hope everyone enjoyed our Spring Break and is ready for a great fourth quarter! 
This week's announcements:
(1) Tuesday, April 8, 2014: The public is invited to observe a focused dialogue designed to gather input for the creation of the 2014-15 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools budget. District leaders will meet with representatives from each school at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in the CafĂ© Commons at Carrboro High School.

(2) Families, please remember to order breakfast and roses for CHS faculty to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. The breakfast and roses are organized by the Public School Foundation and funded by the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group and their suppliers. Go to the foundation's website and place your order online or use the order form, and mail to P.O. Box 877, Carrboro, NC 27510 or fax the form to 
919-968-7884. Help us to celebrate the dedication, sacrifice, and outstanding achievements of CHS faculty!

(3) Saturday, April 12, 2014: The Public School Foundation invites all students and parents to register for the district's second annual 5K for Fitness at 9:00 a.m. Online registration is open through Thursday, April 10 ($25 for adults, $15 for students, $10 CHCCS educators) at  Packet pick up and registration will take place Friday, April 11, from noon - 7 p.m. at Fleet Feet in Carrboro. Same day registration will be available on Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. Contact Christine Cotton ( with any questions.

(4) The third quarter grading period ended on Friday, March 28, 2014, and fourth quarter officially begins today. We are really gearing up for a strong finish to the year! CHS will give report cards directly to students on Friday, April 18, 2014. Feel free to contact the Administration with questions about report card distribution. 

Thank you so much for your attention to these announcements. Though rainy, it remains a great day to be a Carrboro Jaguar! Have a good evening.