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    Original Works

    posted Apr 4, 2014, 11:52 AM by Darlene Lemons   [ updated Apr 11, 2014, 7:16 AM ]

    Mrs. Golden's classes K-5 have participated in Original Works preview magnet fundraiser. You can buy the magnet for $6.50 and many other awesome products. However, the magnets ARE NOT FREE. Please bring in magnets or order by Wednesday, April 9th. Below is the link to Original Works site if you would like to take a look..

    Wax Museum and International Fair Highlights

    posted Mar 21, 2014, 3:07 PM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Apr 11, 2014, 7:59 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    Read the press releases and see photo highlights from Thursday's Fourth Grade Wax Museum and Friday's school-wide International Fair:

    Chatham Charter Fourth Graders Present Wax Museum

    Students in fourth grade at Chatham Charter School participated in an annual wax museum experience on Thursday, March 20, in the school library media center.  Family members and classes from across grade spans at the school experienced each character coming to life through the student impersonators when the black button next to the perfectly still wax-like figure was pushed.

    The students and their teachers, Karen Caudle and Regina Johnston, prepared by studying North Carolinians from all walks of life throughout the history of our state.  The state fourth grade social studies curriculum includes a strong focus on North Carolina history.  Each student chose a person to recreate during the wax museum.  Some chose individuals with historical significance while others highlighted sports figures or artists.  Their biographical sketches contained basic factual information as well as unique tidbits that caught visitor’s attention (as when one historical “secretly” confessed her husband was her second choice of a spouse).  The students also dressed in character, giving added authenticity to well-rehearsed speeches. 

    Photo slideshow:

    Fourth Grade Wax Museum 

    Chatham Charter Explores International Cultures

    Students and staff at Chatham Charter School enjoyed exploring several international cultures during an International Fair on Friday, March 21.  Students in all grades visited high school classrooms that each featured different country or cultural influence. 

    The countries of France, Japan, England, Egypt, and Ireland were represented.  International influences on the American city of New Orleans and the popular international sport of soccer were at other stations.  Along the trek, favorite activities included participating in races imitating French waiters carrying cups of water and Egyptians carrying items on their heads; being “mummified at the Egyptian station; Japanese sumo wrestling; and tasting foods.

    Leading up to the classroom features in the high school and gym on Friday, elementary students had also studied Celtic music and artistic aspects of Scottish plaids and masks used in Mardi Gras and Africa.

    “One of our unique school features is having elementary, middle and high school grades on the same campus.  Any time the grade levels can interact strengthens our cohesiveness.  One of our goals this year has been to find ways to mingle educationally.  The International Fair was a good example of our efforts. The high school teachers experienced what it is like for their elementary counterparts each day while the younger children got to be students in the new building.  The high school students served as helpers much of the day and enjoyed working with the younger children,” commented Dr. John Eldridge, Headmaster.

    Photo slideshow:

    Sports Information for Tuesday, March 18

    posted Mar 18, 2014, 10:38 AM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 7:23 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    Beta Clubs Have Busy February

    posted Feb 28, 2014, 5:51 PM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Mar 6, 2014, 8:22 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    February was a busy month for Beta Club at Chatham Charter.  The Junior and Senior Beta Club chapters both held induction ceremonies, and Junior Beta members participated in the annual state convention.  

    On Friday, February 28, the Junior Beta Club doubled its size when it inducted thirty new members.  Current members conducted an induction ceremony that was attended by sixth through eighth grade students, family members and staff who filled the gym.  A reception followed the ceremony.

    The previous Friday, February 21, the first Senior Beta Club induction in school history took place prompted by the August opening of a high school expansion. Seven sophomores were inducted in a ceremony led by high school faculty.  Family, fellow students and staff attended and a reception concluded the event.

    The month began with thirty Junior Betas, chaperones, and faculty advisors participating in the annual North Carolina Junior Beta Club convention February 3-4 in Greensboro along with 4,000 of their peers from across the state.  Club president Avery Harris, Savannah Gaskins, Jenna Michels, and Ella Randall placed third in the poster contest.  Emily Colborne placed third in the "spotlight your club" competition.

    2014-15 School Year Calendar Approved

    posted Feb 25, 2014, 12:13 PM by Darlene Lemons   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 12:05 PM ]

    At the February 24th Board of Directors Meeting the 2014-15 school year calendar was approved.  For a copy of the calendar,  CLICK HERE

    Networks Basketball Spring Programs

    posted Feb 18, 2014, 12:46 PM by Darlene Lemons   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 11:13 AM ]

    Networks Basketball Spring Programs  will be on Thursdays, March 13 through May 15 from 6-8 pm.  For more information see the attached flyer.

    SchoolMessenger Announcement: Inclement Weather Schedule Adjustments (2/17/14)

    posted Feb 17, 2014, 3:14 PM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 6:11 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    Here are some updates now that we have returned to school following last week’s snow:

    As of the end of the school day on Monday, February 17, there were three more boxes of chicken available for purchase through the PTA fundraiser. Please contact Telie White ( immediately if you want to purchase one.

    The Chatham Charter School lottery for student admission in the 2014-2015 school year has been re-scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, February 18. Families will be notified of their acceptance or wait list number after it is complete. The lottery was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13, but was delayed due to inclement weather. The lottery is public.

    Lunch orders for Thursday and Friday of last week can be carried over to either this Thursday and Friday (February 20 & 21) or next Thursday and Friday (February 27 & 28).

    Due to the fact that we had extra instructional hours built into the school year calendar, it will not be necessary for Chatham Charter to schedule additional make-up days due to recent inclement weather school closings.  We will make detailed information available soon, but wanted families to know we will go forward with the calendar as is from this point forward.



    Lottery Re-Scheduled for Tuesday, February 18

    posted Feb 17, 2014, 1:55 PM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 6:07 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    The Chatham Charter School lottery for student admission in the 2014-2015 school year has been re-scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, February 18. Families will be notified of their acceptance or wait list number after it is complete. The lottery was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13, but was delayed due to inclement weather. The lottery is public.

    School Day Plan for February 12, 2014

    posted Feb 11, 2014, 5:32 PM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 6:04 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    Chatham Charter School will begin the school day on its regular schedule with the hope of being able to complete the school day before precipitation comes into the area.  However, administrators will be following weather radar and, if they see anything approaching our area earlier, will dismiss school with as much advance notice to you as possible.  We believe we will have worked through the technical difficulties with PowerSchool and SchoolMessenger and plan to be able to contact multiple phone numbers and email addresses you have on file with us should we have to dismiss during the day.  Your students will also be allowed to call you as needed.  We will post announcements online and with the news media.  As always, if the area where you live has different weather conditions than those around the school, please make decisions based on what is best for your family.

    Weather Watch: Tuesday, February 11

    posted Feb 11, 2014, 9:47 AM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 6:05 AM by Darlene Lemons ]

    Late afternoon Tuesday, February 11, weather update:  Chatham Charter has cancelled evening activities as a precaution for families who may live in areas that received snow today.  Information intended for the Spring Sports Kickoff Meeting and Freshman Family Night will be posted online later instead.  At this time the weather forecast looks promising for school to be in session at its normal time tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12.  Administrators will evaluate the projected forecast through the evening and send out a SchoolMessenger announcement and post the school plan online by 8:30 PM.   In making weather-related decisions be assured we work to balance safety and our academic accountability to you.


    As of 12:45 PM Chatham Charter School plans to finish the school day on Tuesday, February 11, on its normal schedule.  School officials continue to closely monitor the incoming weather system and will keep everyone updated.  If families are in an area with precipitation, they should feel free to come and pick their child(ren) up from school at any point.  Tonight’s Spring Sports Kickoff Meeting and Freshman Family Night are going to be cancelled as a precaution.  Information regarding both will be posted online later.  

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