Busting out the Sod â€” As work on Carrboro High School proceeds on the inside, groundswork continues outside. Crews started rolling out new sod for the schoolâ€™s athletic fields this week. Photo by Kirk Ross
Carrboro High School to offer wide range of sports
Steven Reinhardt, athletic director at Carrboro High, said the school will have a full league schedule for all sports, with all of the programs that Chapel Hill and East Chapel Hill high schools currently haveâ€”â€œJaguar quality,â€ says Reinhardt, referring to the schoolâ€™s mascot. Carrboro Highâ€™s teams will compete in the 2A Midstate Conference.
Reinhardt said he is in the process of hiring coaches for all of the teams. Team tryout schedules will be available as coaches are hired.
â€œThereâ€™s tremendous support here for our athletic program,â€ he added.
Eagle flies to Chatham
The Chatham County Board of Education named Dale Minge as the new principal of Pittsboro Elementary School.
Minge, who is principal of Estes Hills Elementary School, will replace David Hamm when he retires this summer. Minge earned a Master of Arts in School Administration from UNC-Greensboro in 1990, after which he served as assistant principal at Estes Hills Elementary before becoming principal in 1995.
Number 10 groundbreaking
School, town and county leaders gathered last week for the groundbreaking ceremony for Elementary No. 10 in Carrboro.
Neighborhood residents joined county commissioners, Carrboro aldermen, architects and others to celebrate the commencement of the construction of the school, which is scheduled to take about 15 months. The school is expected to open in August 2008.
The school will be located at the corner of Eubanks Road and Dromoland Road in Carrboro.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Neil Pedersen has invited public feedback regarding a report on the exceptional childrenâ€™s program.
The district contracted with John Thomas, a special education consultant with a specialization in autism, to identify needs and make recommendations for improving services, communication with parents, collaboration and teacher preparation for the exceptional childrenâ€™s program.
The report is available at www.chccs.k12.nc.us and the public is invited to submit feedback until May 10 by emailing EC_Input@chccs.k12.nc.us or in writing to the Superintendent, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, 750 S. Merritt Mill Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. The administration will consider feedback in the development of the plan.