Perry Harrison School – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:25:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/chathamjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/10888465-four-newspaper-pile-isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Vector-newspaper-icon-headline-5580d7a0v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Perry Harrison School – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com 32 32 Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Perry Harrison School – Chatham Journal Newspaper Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Perry Harrison School – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chathamjournal.com/category/schools/perry-harrison-school/ TV-G 63016882 Science is center stage at annual Chatham County Schools Science Fair http://chathamjournal.com/2016/12/27/science-center-stage-annual-chatham-county-schools-science-fair/ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:36:00 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7050 Siler City, NC – For over 30 years, students have been creating and sharing science experiments and their results at the annual Chatham County Schools Science Fair. This year’s fair was held at Jordan-Matthews High School on Thursday, December 8.…

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Siler City, NC – For over 30 years, students have been creating and sharing science experiments and their results at the annual Chatham County Schools Science Fair. This year’s fair was held at Jordan-Matthews High School on Thursday, December 8. The science fair was one of the largest ever to feature students from every school and boasted 124 unique projects.

“This event allows students to take the skills and concepts they hear about in their science classrooms and apply them to real life situations. Instead of just reading out the scientists, they’re asking the questions and designing experiments to test their conclusions and analyzing the results” explained Dr. Charles Aiken, Executive Director for Middle Grades and Title III Instruction.

Chatham County Schools Science FairWhile the science fair is open to all students, only students in grades 3 through 12 are eligible to take their projects to the regional and state level competitions. Projects are evaluated for originality, scientific understanding, organization, and clarity of the presentation. This year, 22 judges helped review the projects and select winners.

Winning projects are selected for grade spans and an overall winning project is selected. Every participant receives a certificate, but grade span winners are awarded a plaque. The overall winner receives $100. This year’s overall winner was Rachel Ponder from Northwood High School with the project “Effect of Varroa Destructors on Honey Bee Population Growth.”

The complete list of grade span winners:

K-12 General Science Division
Ms. Canipe’s Class – Siler City Elementary
Loop the Loop

K-2 Class Division
Ms. Andrew’s Class – Siler City Elementary
Soak It All Up

K-2 Individual Project Division
Mrs. Morgan’s Class – Silk Hope
Heat Up & Eat Up

Division 3 – 5 Team Category
Noah Tiller, Ellie Poitras, and Laila Pollack – Perry Harrison Elementary
Clean-O-Cup

Division 3 – 5 Individual Category
Alessia Iacono – North Chatham Elementary
Multi-Tasking vs. Single Tasking

Division 6 – 8 Biological Science A
Cammie Zehner – Margaret B. Pollard Middle
Moldbuster II: Honey vs. Mold

Division 6 – 8 Biological Science B
Tristan Jones and Ava Jones – Horton Middle
To Cry or Not to Cry? Is it Even a Question?

Division 6 – 8 Chemistry
Reagan Phillips, Braden Phillips and Chase Parker – J.S. Waters
Moo Plastic

Division 6 – 8 Earth/Environmental Science
Calvin Conroy, Cabot Priddle and Axel Zarate – Chatham Middle
Fantastic Fertilizers

Division 6 – 8 Physics & Mathematics
MacKenzie Keesor – Margaret B. Pollard Middle
All About the Bass

Division 6 – 8 Engineering
Colby Williamson – Bennett
The Bending Effect

Division 9 – 12 Biological Science A
Rachel Ponder – Northwood High
Effect of Varroa Destructors on Honey Bee Population Growth

Division 9 – 12 Biological Science B
Jaycee Sansom, Nathan Carson, and Bjorn Lee – Chatham School of Science & Engineering
Where is Waldo?

Division 9 – 12 Chemistry
Karmen Brown – Jordan-Matthews High
Effect of Concentration on Conductivity

Division 9 – 12 Earth/Environmental Science
Grace Miller – Northwood High
Sunlight vs. Brightest Color

Division 9 – 12 Physics & Mathematics
Daisy Martinez – Jordan-Matthews High
Concentration vs. Brightness

Division 9 – 12 Technology
Kevin Saefong – Jordan-Matthews High
Does Music Impact Your Reaction Time?

Division 9 – 12 Engineering
John Thurman – Chatham Central High
Be Steel and Brace Yourself

Overall Winner 2016-17
Rachel Ponder – Northwood High
Effect of Varroa Destructors on Honey Bee Population Growth

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Chatham Board of Education honors educators http://chathamjournal.com/2016/06/22/chatham-board-education-honors-educators/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:29:13 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6509 Chapel Hill, NC – Chatham County Schools Board of Education, administrators, and central office personnel joined together on the evening of June 14 to honor teachers, instructional assistants, employee recognition award recipients and retirees at a banquet held at the…

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Chapel Hill, NC – Chatham County Schools Board of Education, administrators, and central office personnel joined together on the evening of June 14 to honor teachers, instructional assistants, employee recognition award recipients and retirees at a banquet held at the Governor’s Club. Each honoree was given a plaque and acknowledged for his or her accomplishments and/or years of service. Teachers of the Year and Instructional Assistants of the Year also received a monetary award. The honorees were:

2016 – 2017

School Teacher

of the Year

Teacher Assistant

 of the Year

Bennett Amy Dowdy Leigh Moore
Bonlee Andrea Kirk Angela Cotton
Chatham Central Robert Newman Susan Webster
Chatham Middle YoLonda Moody Susan Szpunar
Horton Melissa Zerbs Betsy Kolb
J. S. Waters Adina Oldham Robbie Sirls
Jordan-Matthews Wendi Pillars Laura Moffitt-Smith
Margaret B. Pollard Aaron Kivette
Moncure Rebecca Culberson
North Chatham Kelly Creed Minerva Avila
Northwood Jennifer Parks Steven Thomas
Perry Harrison Melissa Hodge Doris Snipes
Pittsboro Elementary Catherine Oldham Julia Austin
SAGE Academy Elizabeth Vaughn Noemi Plata
Siler City Elementary William Urena Ventura Ruiz
Silk Hope Melissa Jenkins Joanne Tyson
Virginia Cross Elementary Elizabeth Woods Joyce Smith

 

2015 – 2016 Retirees

 

0-10 Years                                    11-15 Years                                   16-20 Years

Vanessa Alston                             Rebecca Jordan                            Carole Lee Bresky

Deborah Brewer                            Michelle Ponticello                        Joyce Baughman

Elizabeth Cassedy                                                                             Marilyn Dean

Kathy Foushee                                                                                  Larry Goldston

William Hannah                                                                                 Cynthia Lackey

Susan Mayer

Karen Scriven

Martha Swift

Kathryn Vitaro

                                                                                                 

21-25 Years                                              26-30 Years                                 31+ Years

Katherine Brooks                                       Bonnie Angelacci                         Vickie Gaudette

Angela Campbell                                       Julia Austin                                  *Debbie Glosson

Eddie Haith                                                Randy Blankenship                      Cindy Gurley

Rudy Johnson                                            Ginger Clark                                Cynthia Heuer

Dale Minge                                                 Sandra Kaye Clark                      Ronda Lemons

Gloria Schrader                                          Betty Dixon                                  Mary Lee Moore

Ann Thomas                                               Darlene Evans                             Jean Purvis

Gail Matthews                                           Deborah Threatt

Vivian Phillips                                            *Marjorie Watson

*Educator Emeritus – 40+ Years of Service
Tami Henson  (Bennett)

Breanna Herring (Bonlee)

Michelle Brick (Pittsboro El.)

Mattie Fox (Silk Hope)

Sandra Cockman (Central Services)

In addition, Chatham County Schools Principal of the Year, Justin Bartholomew, Teacher of the Year, Wendi Pillars, and Instructional Assistant of the Year, Leigh Moore, received special recognition.

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Perry Harrison awarded STEM grant http://chathamjournal.com/2016/03/18/perry-harrison-awarded-stem-grant/ Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:48:07 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6036 Pittsboro, NC – Perry Harrison Elementary School has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM grant program, according to Freda Hicks, principal. The grant will be used to purchase technology for students…

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Pittsboro, NC – Perry Harrison Elementary School has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM grant program, according to Freda Hicks, principal.

The grant will be used to purchase technology for students to solve real world problems using the engineering process. “This grant will allow students to continue to find creative ways to solve real world problems,” says Ms. Hicks.

The Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM grant program is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation.

Perry Harrison Elementary School is a Pre-K through 5th grade elementary school in Chatham County.

The mission of the Biogen Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which Biogen operates. The Biogen Foundation is committed to sparking a passion for science and discovery, supporting innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering an math) initiatives, and strengthening efforts to make science accessible to diverse populations. Visit the Foundation’s webpage for more information.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $101 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $237 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 countries across the state, with an emphasis on rural areas.

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Chatham County School District seeks feedback in strategic plan development: Flight Plan 2020 http://chathamjournal.com/2016/01/12/chatham-county-school-district-seeks-feedback-in-strategic-plan-development-flight-plan-2020/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:53:47 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5620 Pittsboro, NC — Chatham County Schools is launching its Chatham Flight Plan 2020 Survey. The survey asks parents, students, staff, and community members about school quality, goals, initiatives, charter schools, communication, and other key topics. The results will help guide…

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Pittsboro, NC — Chatham County Schools is launching its Chatham Flight Plan 2020 Survey. The survey asks parents, students, staff, and community members about school quality, goals, initiatives, charter schools, communication, and other key topics. The results will help guide district strategic planning.

chatham county schools“Community input is critical to informed decision making,” said Dr. Derrick D. Jordan, Superintendent. “The survey findings will carry significant weight as we work to chart a successful course for all CCS students.”

Here are the details:
● The online survey will be open from Thursday, January 14, 2016 to Thursday, January 28, 2016.
● Parents, staff, and community leaders with email addresses on file with the district will receive invitations to take the survey. Simply follow the link to participate.
● The survey will be available to all students and community members on the district homepage.

Chatham County School District’s independent research partner, K12 Insight, will administer the survey, which means all responses are confidential. Unless respondents identify themselves in open-ended questions, no one from the district will be able to connect participants to their answers.

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Chatham County Schools teachers achieve National Board Certification http://chathamjournal.com/2015/12/11/chatham-county-schools-teachers-achieve-national-board-certification-2/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:49:24 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5508 Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County School District is thrilled to announce eight new recipients of National Board Certification. Teachers undergo a rigorous process of planning, reflection, and assessment in order to achieve certification. The Chatham County School district is proud…

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Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County School District is thrilled to announce eight new recipients of National Board Certification. Teachers undergo a rigorous process of planning, reflection, and assessment in order to achieve certification. The Chatham County School district is proud to have over 80 Nationally Board Certified Teachers. Our newest honorees are:

Heather Bearman – Perry W. Harrison Elementary School
Rikki DeShaies – Silk Hope Elementary School
Sheryl Little – Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
Adrian Maynor – J. S. Waters School
Lee Means – North Chatham Elementary School
Cameron Vernon – Northwood High School
Elizabeth Webster – North Chatham Elementary School
Lynn Young – North Chatham Elementary School

nbctlogoSuperintendent, Dr. Derrick D. Jordan remarked, “Chatham County Schools are so fortunate to have the kind of educators who consistently dedicate themselves to professional development and advancement. Their commitment to their profession and this district makes a direct impact on our students daily and we are grateful for their efforts. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to our latest eight Nationally Board Certified teachers”.

Norma Boone, Executive Director for Teacher Induction, Title II & Compliance, works with National Board candidates and shared, “We are very happy to announce the achievements of eight teachers who obtained their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certificate. Although the process is intensive, the benefits are rewarding.”

As of December 4, 4,729 teachers have achieved or renewed National Board Certification in 2015 – the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. The total number of teachers certified by the National Board is 112,286. North Carolina has the most Nationally Board Certified teachers in the nation.

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Chatham County PTA thrift stores distribute funds to schools http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/15/chatham-county-pta-thrift-stores-distribute-funds-2/ Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:32:47 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5319 Pittsboro, NC — On Monday evening, September 28, 2015 the Chatham County PTA Thrift Store board held a full board meeting at JS Waters School. Dinner and refreshments were provided by the JS Waters PTA. Principals from across the county…

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ptathriftstorePittsboro, NC — On Monday evening, September 28, 2015 the Chatham County PTA Thrift Store board held a full board meeting at JS Waters School. Dinner and refreshments were provided by the JS Waters PTA. Principals from across the county were in attendance along with school PTA representatives. The meeting was special in that over $555,000 was to be distributed to individual schools. In addition to the disbursement of PTA funds, officers were elected. Officers for the 2015-2016 school year include: President Robin Hudson; Vice-President Kim Clark Jones; Secretary Shayne Mann; and Treasurer Wilhelmina Ritter. These ladies served in the same role last year and were so successful, they were elected again.

The PTA Thrift Shop celebrated 32 years in business in April 2015. Over that time, the organization has provided over 8 million dollars to Chatham County Schools. These funds are used by school PTAs to fund field trips, enhance technology, improve facilities, and provide teacher grants. The Thrift Shop has a small cadre of paid employees but relies on community volunteers to sort, clean, and function as “elves” for the stores. Each school has two volunteer representatives who assist in designating work groups and coordinating drop box pick-ups.

Northwood High School School Principal, Dr. Justin Bartholomew once again came away with the largest check of the evening. Volunteers for Northwood High School logged over 10,000 hours resulting in a disbursement for the school PTA of over $65,600. School disbursement amounts follow:

Bennett:                       $57,000

Bonlee:                        $31,600

Chatham Central:        $41,700

Chatham Middle:        $31,800

Perry Harrison:           $18,400

Horton:                       $27,500

Jordan-Matthews:       $38,800

JS Waters:                   $47,700

Moncure:                     $27,400

North Chatham:           $15,100

Northwood:                  $65,600

Pittsboro Elementary:  $16,500

Pollard:                        $21,000

Sage:                            $18,600

Siler City Elem:           $33,600

Silk Hope:                     $40,100

Virginia Cross:              $21,900

Total:                                over          $555,000            

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Chatham County Schools name Teachers of the Year http://chathamjournal.com/2015/06/21/chatham-county-schools-name-teachers-of-the-year/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 02:14:16 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4236 Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Schools have, once again, honored their own. Each school faculty voted on a single teacher who is representative of excellence in the classroom. To be eligible for Teacher of the Year, a teacher must hold…

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Chatham County Teachers of the YearPittsboro, NC – Chatham County Schools have, once again, honored their own. Each school faculty voted on a single teacher who is representative of excellence in the classroom. To be eligible for Teacher of the Year, a teacher must hold a Standard Professional 2 license, be employed full time, and not have served as the Teacher of the Year in the past three years, and spend at least 70% of his or her time in direct instruction of school students. Congratulations to these individuals for achieving recognition for their time, talent, and commitment to the students of Chatham County Schools.

The individual school Teachers of the Year are:

  • Bennett School – Rhonda Batten
  • Bonlee School – Leslie King
  • Chatham Central High School – Aedrin Albright
  • Chatham Middle School – Jamie Cox
  • Horton Middle School – Casey Spillman
  • J. S. Waters School – Kristen Breedlove
  • Jordan-Matthews High School – Jessica Sandel
  • Margaret B. Pollard Middle School – Mindy Liesener
  • Moncure School – Thomas Campbell
  • North Chatham Elementary School – John McLean
  • Northwood High School – Leslie Burwell
  • Perry Harrison Elementary School – Jennifer Sipe
  • Pittsboro Elementary School – Carla Karstaedt
  • SAGE Academy – Sandra Van Kretschmar
  • Siler City Elementary School – Carmen Gaby
  • Silk Hope School – Michelle Daniel
  • Virginia Cross Elementary School – Heidi Gaines

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Perry Harrison PTA announces Run for the Mariners 5K and Fun Run http://chathamjournal.com/2011/04/15/perry-harrison-pta-announces-run-for-the-mariners-5k-and-fun-run/ Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:52:28 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=1111 Pittsboro, NC – The Run for the Mariners 5K and Fun Run sponsored by the Perry Harrison PTA will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m. at Perry Harrison School. All funds raised from this event will benefit…

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Pittsboro, NC – The Run for the Mariners 5K and Fun Run sponsored by the Perry Harrison PTA will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m. at Perry Harrison School. All funds raised from this event will benefit programs supported by the Perry Harrison PTA, including the completion of a fitness and nature trail at the school.

Packet pick-up for the race will be held at the Carolina Brewery on Friday, May 13, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Visit the race website for more information and to register: http://www.phspta.org/5k

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Redo/Reuse craft fair at Perry Harrison school http://chathamjournal.com/2011/04/06/redoreuse-craft-fair-at-perry-harrison-school/ Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:39:45 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=1055 Pittsboro, NC – Come join in the fun and celebration of art and our environment at the Perry Harrison Redo Reuse Craft Fair on Thursday, April 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm. We hope you can attend and enjoy…

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Pittsboro, NC – Come join in the fun and celebration of art and our environment at the Perry Harrison Redo Reuse Craft Fair on Thursday, April 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

We hope you can attend and enjoy the following activities:

Redo Reuse crafts center.  Make and take home a fully repurposed and recycled checkerboard game set.  This center can be enjoyed by all. To support our fundraiser, there is a suggested donation of $3 for this activity.

Kids Art Fair will showcase the artwork of Perry Harrision school students.

Community artists & handycrafters will have their wares available for purchase. This is a great shopping opportunity for upcoming birthdays, holidays or something unique.  Cash or checks are accepted with some credit card availability.

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