(From left) Jenna Vaccarelli, Solea Merritt, Dakota Pesta and another art club student work on Phoenix Academy's portion of a mural in the gymnasium on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to be hung in the adjacent Lincoln Center. The Academy, the district's alternative school, prides itself on pushing students "to learn, to succeed, and to lead."

Student art brings color to the Lincoln Center year-round

Brenda Whiteman, the school district's arts coordinator, said the student work's art show this year will take place on April 20-22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. People can come during business hours to see the student work through mid-May. 


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of two public schools systems in Orange County. The system is run by the CHCCS Board of Education, which is comprised of seven elected officials who hold four-year terms. Under the board is the superintendent. The current superintendent is Tom Forcella.

The district includes 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, a middle college with Durham Technical Community College and a school for children at UNC Hospitals. These schools serve more than 12,000 students across Orange County.

Learn more about the district's Board of Education here

Browse board meeting agendas and videos here

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Students from Carrboro Elementary school are bused to Carrboro Town Hall, where parents could check out their kids, on Tuesday Nov. 20 after an active shooter false alarm at the school. The police found no substance to the active shooter call. 

Local schools see four mass violence threats in two months

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two Cedar Ridge High School students for communicating threats of mass violence in the last couple months, and are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the third person who threatened the school. The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested a student with the same charge in relation to a threat against East Chapel Hill High School. With four threats of mass violence in two local schools since September, law enforcement and school officials are stressing the importance of communication in responding to and preventing these situations.