Welcome to Chapel Hill Academy, a T.E.A. Recognized Campus!
Thank you for visiting the Chapel Hill Academy website! We are honored that you are here to learn more about our wonderful students and the things they are accomplishing. Anyone who knows me, knows they will hear a great Chapel Hill story about one or more of the 512 students on our campus. This is our 6th year and we have grown in many ways! We offer classes from Pre-K – 5th grade and just “graduated” our first 5th grade class, last spring. Our state accountability rating is “Met Standard” with a distinction in Mathematics.
We are pleased to offer an educational environment that is warm, inviting, and inspiring. Our students are individuals who are here to learn all they can to experience success. From the first day of school each year, students are exposed to the idea that “CHA students are university bound!” We find that offering enrichment opportunities help our students to grow intellectually and socially. In addition to core academic classes, we also offer Art, P.E., Computer Technology, iPad learning, and Performance Studies. Additionally, our after school clubs include: Tae Kwon Do, Dance, Mad Science, Running Club, Art Club, Show Choir, etc.
We invite you to our campus for an opportunity to become inspired by our students’ or teachers’ enthusiasm! It REALLY is contagious!
How can you help your child avoid the summer reading loss?
Summer is a time to rest after a busy school year and we all look forward to those lazy days. But summer can also be a time that reading can be fun and not school work. A time to enjoy the adventures while escaping into a book or making new friends as those character come to life. Make this summer one that you and your child will enjoy the simple pleasure of reading.
Read aloud as often as you can to your child, but also encourage them to read independently. Ask your child to read as a detective would and find the evidence from the text. Ask them questions about what they have read and to express their views. Children should read from different genraes and subject matters including more than fiction. Try reading the newspaper for daily events or when making plans for the family, even the sports pages, if that is of interest.
And finally this summer, let the kids choose what they want to read and wherever they want, inside, outside or even while camping in a tent, just as long as they are reading everyday.
I hope you will follow along with my blog this summer and share your own adventures in reading,
Bringing Literacy Home.
Have a great summer,
We’re excited! And you’re invited!
We’re kicking off the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) on Monday 11/26 at 6:30 pm at our PTA meeting.
The OBPP is the leading research-based program that has been shown to reduce bullying and make schools safer, happier places for students to learn and grow. We hope to see all of you at the event. PTA will be providing pizza for parents and students, as well as child care. Students are invited to join CHA staff in the gym during the meeting, for pizza and fun activities.
We are University Bound!
CHA students are learning about the importance of college at a young age. Staff want to ensure that there is no mistake--college can be an attainable goal and all students should be well prepared to be critical thinkers at an early age. Studies have shown that college readiness and stamina is largely based on how well students can utilize their critical thinking skills!
CHA has been so fortunate to have an abundance of Reading Friends come to share their own love of the written word. Our special guests often share a favorite childhood book of their own and some guests read books they have written themselves.
Robin Bumstead was a recent author taking time to read her book, Goodnight Cowtown to a delighted first grade class. The students enjoyed reliving their own adventures to the Fort Worth landmarks as she read her colorful pages. She encouraged the young writers with her own story of co-authoring with her good friends, Jennifer Drez and Lisa Voight.
We appreciate all of our Reading Friend volunteers!
Technology and Beyond!
Imagine going to an electronic store with numerous TVs on different channels. It is very difficult to focus your attention and gather information from one TV. This is what it used to sound like to the children while trying to learn in the computer lab! Thanks to www.donorschoose.org and some very generous donors, we now have amazing headphones for our computer lab! We have access to several educational computer programs that the students are now able to properly utilize with the help of these sturdy headphones. The use of the headphones allows the students to receive individualized enrichment in both reading and math, which are both highly important for their educational success.
We were so excited when we received the email notifying us that our project was fully funded! Thank you so much for you generous gifts!!! The headphones purchased for our school will be utilized by the entire student body.