• POY - Chris Poston

    Chatham County Schools 2015 Principal of the Year
    Superintendent Dr. Derrick Jordan Congratulates Principal Chris Poston

  • Media Specialists Honored

    McIntyre’s Books Sponsors Librarian and Teacher Appreciation Night

  • CMS Int. Heritage Night

    Chatham Middle International Heritage Night

  • October Features

    PTSA President Hartness Accepts Thrift Store Check for Horton Middle School

  • Fans at Northwood Home Game - Around Our Schools in October

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    Math Class - Around Our Schools in October

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Bennett Literary Pumpkins

In front of Bennett School on Thursday morning, pumpkins masqueraded as literary characters.  Each class and department designed a display to represent a favorite book.  Students are writing stories about their pumpkins in support of one of the school improvement plan goals.
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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Third Annual Northwood Golf Tournament Announced
golfer photoTournament Day:
Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Location:  
The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club

Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration Details

Bus Driver Class Announced
The Chatham County Schools Transportation Services Department is offering a bus driver class.  If interested, please contact Allison Farrish at 919-542-2715.
DATES:  November 18, 20, and 21
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00
LOCATION:  Central Services South Conference Room
Bid Notice
Chatham County Schools will be accepting sealed bids on the following items:
 
Jordan-Matthews High School Custodial House located at 910 East Cardinal Street, Siler City, NC 27344
Northwood High School Custodial House located 310 Northwood High School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
 
These houses are offered as is.  It is the responsibility of bid winner to remove house from existing location at no expense to Chatham County Schools by January 31, 2015.
 
Bids must be placed on an official Chatham County Schools bid sheet and must be placed in a sealed envelope, plainly marked "Surplus Items Bid."  Bid sheets may be picked up at the Chatham County Schools Administrative Offices at 369 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.  The residential house appraisals are available upon request.  Bids must be at the Chatham County Schools Administrative Offices before 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  The bid opening will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Administrative Office.
 
Chatham County Schools reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Contact Chris D. Blice at 919-542-3626 with any questions.