Thursday, May 29, 2014

National Latin Honor Society

CHS welcomes seventeen members into the National Latin Honor Society, 2013-14.  These students have done excellent work, have sometimes overcome obstacles to achieve excellence, have contributed to our branch of the Jr. Classical League of America. 

 Compliments and congratulations go to:

Tom Bilden, Thomas Curtis, Adam Fox, James Jushchuk, Grace Madigan, Sofya

 Olenicheva, Sam Parker, Rebecca Posner-Hess, Jesse Prakken, Max Randall,

 Ella Rockart, Sander Scott, Sabrina Sholomon, Ari Smith, William Snoeyink, 

Khalid Williams, and Marina Winkler.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Congratulations to the Men's Tennis Team

Congratulations to the Men's Tennis Team! 

We defeated Brevard 5-0 to win the NCHSAA 2A State Dual Championship

Congratulations to Coach Noyes and Coach Delafield for all their hard work and leadership in getting our young men to focus all season despite weather conditions this Spring. 

 Special mention to junior Max Fritsch for being selected as the Championship MVP and to freshman Jason Wykoff for being selected Most Outstanding Sportsmanship recipient.  

Job well done, Jaguars! 

Final Orchestra and Choirs Concert for 2013-2014 School Year

Dear All -
You are invited to join us (at no cost, of course) for a fun orchestra and choirs concert on Wednesday, May 21.  We're celebrating travel and stories - from murder ballads to an original piece with music and lyrics by our own Noah Balamucki - complete with a cowboy shoot-out!

The concert begins at 7:30 in our theater.

Hope you can come!

Kay Johnson

Monday, May 12, 2014

Principal's Message for the Week of May 12th

Let me begin by stating last night's Prom 2014 was a huge success! 

 Congratulations to the Junior Class Council and their advisor, Whitney Walker, for creating an ambiance reminiscent of an enjoyable evening in New York City! Here are updates for Carrboro High School families for the week of May 12th - 16th. (1) The CHS School Improvement Team will meet on Tuesday, May 13, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  This is a public meeting.  Feel free to join us!  (2) The annual spring symphonic band concert is Sunday, May 18, at 3:00 pm in the auditorium. The concert is free!  All are welcome and invited to attend.
(3) "Five Days in Spring" will continue each week until May 23rd.  The four core areas (English, Math, Science, & Social Studies) have determined greatest areas of need in specific courses.  These concept-driven sessions are held during lunch according to the following schedule: Monday-Math, Tuesday-Science, Wednesday-Social Studies, and Friday-English.  For more information, contact your child's administrator or the Guidance Department at (919) 918-2200.(4) It is not too late to buy a yearbook! Yearbooks are still on sale and can still be purchased online through the school's website until May 15 for $80. They are going fast, so get yours today!(5) AP Testing is ongoing this week.  Contact Spencer Hawkins (x. 25002) or Leigh Ann Lombardi (x. 25004) if you would like to serve as a proctor or if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration and continued support of Carrboro High School.  It remains a great time to be a Carrboro Jaguar!

Sport News from the Week of May 5 - 10

Amy Carpenter recipient of the NCHSAA Sportsmanship Award for Carrboro -State Runner-up.

Jaguar Women 2A NCHSAA State Runner-Up...awesome meet Jags! Great Performances!

Congrats to Jaguar 4x400, 2A NCHSAA State Runner-Up! 

Congrats to Helen Morken 2A NCHSAA State Champion 3200 Meters...Congrats to Helen...clean sweep of the 800, 1600, & 3200 by the Jags!

Congrats to Magnus Herweyer 2A NCHSAA State Runner-up Men's discus, new PR! Congrats to Magnus!

Maysa Araba 2A NCHSAA State Champion 800 meet record...Congrats to Maysa! Double State Champion!

Maysa Araba 2A NCHSAA State Champion 1600 Meters...Congrats Maysa!

Fritsch and Zinn 2A Doubles State Champions!

Way to GO Jaguars!

PTSA Announcement

Parents—you may be aware of a growing movement of parents, students, teachers and staff in our area who are committed to advocating for Education in North Carolina.  Many schools held events last week to show educators support--  from lining the streets with parents and kids in red, to legislative letter writing campaigns to literally rolling out a red carpet for teachers. At Carrboro High we are no less dedicated to supporting education.
 - Last week students signed red banners expressing support for fair teacher pay and strong education to be sent to the NC General Assembly.
 - This week PTSA Advocacy Committee members will distribute information packets in the carpool line. Included is specific information on how YOU can get involved—from attending meetings or rallies to writing to your elected officials.

For more information - click HERE!

Make note of upcoming events that will affect our schools, their budgets and all our students:

  • Locally—Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet on May 22nd in Hillsborough and May 29th in Chapel Hill. We hope to have a large group attend the Chapel Hill meeting and will focus our collective organizing efforts on that meeting on the 29th.

  • State-wide---The NC General Assembly will open their short session this week on Wednesday, Math 14th.  Groups of interested parents are going to head to Raleigh to show their support for education. 

Our friends at Pay Our Teachers First are making specific plans for car pools and meetings. You can check out their webpage (and sign up for the listserve) and like them on Facebook for more information. Pay Our Teachers First has also opened up the red t-shirt campaign district wide. If you need a red t-shirt to wear on Wednesdays then visit the site and put one on order

My Teacher Series - UNC Public Radio

My Teacher Series - Submit Your Story! 

"My Teacher is a new initiative from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC. We're traveling the state, finding teachers and students to tell their stories. You don't have to wait for us to show up to record and submit your story, though."

For more details.... click HERE!

Nominate NOW for the SIT

Parents-get involved & lend your voice on the CHS School Improvement Team!  This is your opportunity to help Carrboro High identify areas that need attention and set priorities in order to improve our great school in the coming years.


Parents, it is time for election of Carrboro's SIT Parent Representatives. The Carrboro High School SIT has five parent/guardian representatives.  
  • Three parent/guardian positions are up for election this spring to serve a 2 year term starting with the 2014-2015 school year. 
  • Parents may nominate themselves if they are interested in serving on the SIT.
  • If you are interested in serving, complete the candidate survey form and return it to the front office by Tuesday May 13, 2014
  • New members attend a districtwide orientation session in the fall to learn about CHCCS issues and initiatives. 
  • If you have questions regarding School Improvement Teams, please contact Julie Richardson at or 919.673.5710.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Summer Mock Trial Camps

The Program Coordinator for the Carolina Center for Civic Education recently contacted Ms. Mattocks with the following message.

 I am pleased to invite your students and teachers to take part in an exciting and fun opportunity this summer. The CCCE will be hosting our second annual Summer Mock Trial Camps for students in grades 9 - 12 (fall 2014). Mock trial is an engaging, hands-on way to learn about our justice system and trial-by-jury while developing crucial academic skills such as analytical reasoning, oral and written communication, and collaborative leadership skills.

Our camps will be held in 3 locationsChapel Hill (June 25 - 28); Asheville (July 9 - 12); and Fayetteville (July 30 - Aug 2). Each camp will provide Basic and Advanced tracks, and students and teachers will have the chance to put their knowledge into practice by taking part in a trial scrimmage on the final day of camp. The Chapel Hill and Asheville sites include day and overnight options; the Fayetteville site is for day campers only.

We are proud to announce that our teaching sessions will be led by esteemed legal professionals, including judges, adjunct professors at colleges and law schools, and attorneys who have published and led seminars nationwide. Please see the attached for more information on our stellar line up of instructors at each location! In addition, experienced college students will mentor each team as they develop their case presentations.

I have also attached a camp flyer with information, as well as a registration form. More information is available on our website at

I appreciate your assistance letting your students and teachers know about this outstanding opportunity.

We would love for your faculty and students to join us this summer! I am sure that those who attend will find the experience to be academically enriching, rewarding and fun.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need further information. Thank you.

Susan H. Johnson, MPH
Program Coordinator
Carolina Center for Civic Education
919-360-0848 | F 919-967-4953P.O. Box 9626
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

Links to more information:
Summer Mock Trial Camps
Summer Camp Brochure
Camp Registration Form
Preliminary Camp Schedule

Principal's Message for the Week of May 5th - 9th

Updates for Carrboro High School families. It is with great excitement that I ask you to help us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 - 9, 2014. The administration has events planned for the week but I assure you the best thank you for a teacher comes from students and parents. Remember to tell a teacher, You are appreciated, this week. Feel free to contact the Main Office (919)918-2200 for more information about Teacher Appreciation Week.

Monday, May 5: AP testing begins this week. Please contact Leigh Ann Lombardi (x.25004) to assist with proctoring or Spencer Hawkins (x.25002) with general questions. 

Parents, it is time for election of Carrboro's SIT parent representatives. The Carrboro High School SIT has five parent/guardian representatives. Three parent/guardian positions are up for election this spring to serve a 2 year term starting with the 2014-2015 school year. Parents may nominate themselves if they are interested in serving on the SIT. If you are interested in serving, complete the candidate survey form and return it to the front office byTuesday, May 13th. New members attend a districtwide orientation session in the fall to learn about CHCCS issues and initiatives. If you have questions regarding School Improvement Teams, please contact Jane Reeb, Carrboro SIT parent co-chair at

For your advance planning, please note Carrboro High School Bands and Ensembles will present their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 in the auditorium. The concert is free. All are welcome and invited to attend!

I'd like to thank everyone who helped to make this year's Boro' Blowout a success. The students participated in an enormous way and faculty were able to forge many new relationships during the sessions. Congratulations to our Student Government Association officers and advisor, Mark Kadlecik, for a job well-done. 

I appreciate your attention and consideration. It's a great time to be a Carrboro Jaguar! 

Men's and Women's Track Teams

Congratulations to the Men's and Women's Track Teams...both earned a Regional Runner-up last Saturday. Our Jaguar Track Stars will run on Saturday at the NCHSAA 2A State Championships!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Proctors Needed for Upcoming EOC Testing!

We are in need of Proctors for our upcoming EOC (End-of-Course) testing starting on Friday, May 30th through Wednesday, June 4th.  No experience is necessary. Proctors will need to arrive at 8am for training and will be needed until approximately 12:00pm. Parents, Grandparents, and College Students can Volunteer! If you are able to volunteer or have any questions please contact Mrs. Deeds,, (919) 918-2200 ext. 25027.