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Jordan-Matthews Arts Performs "Grease" is the Word!
Get ready for the Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys of Rydell High to bring the spirit of the 1950s to Siler City!

“Grease,” the beloved musical that debuted on Broadway in 1972 and became a hit movie in 1978, will take to the Jordan-Matthews High School stage with three performances from November 20 to 22.

Application to Fill Vacancy on Chatham County Board of Education
The recent election of Mrs. Karen Howard to the Board of Commissioners has left a seat vacant on the Chatham County Board of Education. The Board has initiated a process for appointing a new member to fill the term which will expire December 2016. Interested parties are to submit this application by 12:00 PM on Friday, December 19. Applications can be found on the school district website at www.chatham.k12.nc.us or picked-up in person at the administrative offices at 369 West Street, Pittsboro, NC. Completed applications can be submitted electronically to Mrs. Sheila Tally at stally@chatham.k12.nc.us or may be mailed or delivered to her at Chatham County Schools, P.O. Box 128, 369 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

In order to serve on the Board, a candidate must reside in School Board Residency District 1 (North Chatham area), not be a convicted felon, not have a current conflict of interest situation with the school district, must be a registered voter, and must be at least 21 years of age.

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Northwood Students Rock the SAT
For the fourth consecutive year, students from Northwood High School have out-performed both the State and the Nation on the SAT. In addition, Northwood had a higher percentage of students tested (73%), higher composite score (1531), higher critical reading results (513), higher math results (520) and higher writing results (498) than both the State and National averages. Northwood scores have continued to increase each year from 1468 (2010) to 1531 (2014). This represents a 5-year gain of 63 points.
 
In the 2010 school year, Chatham County Schools utilized Race To the Top money to begin a focused SAT Prep Program. Teachers at each high school were trained by the Princeton Review and Princeton Review Materials were used (at no charge to students). Jordan-Matthews High School provides a SAT/ACT Prep course each semester and Chatham Central High School offers sessions to students with particular emphasis upon SAT math skills. Northwood High School has introduced a blended learning model for SAT Prep, Using videos prepared by the teacher followed by practice skill sessions for students. The district is working with Princeton Review and a Northwood teacher to create district-wide videos that could be used for SAT Prep at any school with any teacher. This is a unique partnership that Princeton Review says is unlike anything they have done before with other districts. 
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Chatham County Third Grade Reading Success
Eighty-four (84.7%) percent of Chatham County Schools third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program.  Seventy-nine percent of North Carolina public school third grade students met the standards across the state.
 
These third graders demonstrated reading proficiency through one of the following state approved options:
  • Passing the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment;
  • Passing the End-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment;
  • Passing the retest of the End-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment; passing the Read to Achieve Alternative Test;
  • Passing an alternative assessment for reading; or
  • Successfully completing the reading portfolio.
 
Specifically, sixty-two percent (62.9%) of CCS third graders passed on the Beginning-of-Grade or End-of Grade assessments.  Additionally, four percent (4.23%) passed after summer reading camp; seven percent (7.74%) passed on an approved alternate assessment; nine percent (9.78%) were exempt based on an approved NC “Good Cause” exemption.  

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