CH-CH Alumni Artists: Daniel Hedges '02, Cinematographer and Documentarian

Posted by Ben Cowen-Whitman '14 on 11/28/18 2:51 PM

Cinematographer and documentarian Daniel Hedges '02 has moved from the CH-CH campus to the sets of TV and film projects. Hedges continues to draw on the creativity and inspiration he gained at CH-CH as he tells stories that reach across the globe.



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Topics: Alumni Entrepreneurs, Alumni Artists, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

Thank You, Teachers!

Posted by Benjamin Rogers on 11/27/18 3:19 PM

Today is #GivingTuesday, a national movement to promote the giving spirit during the holiday season. Students at CH-CH put together a video message to share their gratitude with teachers at CH-CH and beyond. 

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Topics: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Teacher Spotlight

And Now, Your Senior Presenter...

Posted by Matt Soule on 11/14/18 3:41 PM

The following article, And Now, Your Senior Presenter..., was featured in the 2017 issue of CH-CH Chronicle, the magazine of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. The Chronicle is available to read digitally here. Keep an eye out for more articles showcasing CH-CH Senior Presentations coming soon! 



It's 1:15 p.m. and the arched ceiling of the Assembly Hall echoes with the laughter of students as they continue their conversations from lunch. The crowd becomes silent as the Head of School, Dr. Lance Conrad, approaches the podium and straightens the microphone. After giving a reminder to place phones on silent, Dr. Conrad introduces one of the most significant traditions at CH-CH with steady words, "And now, your Senior Presenter..."

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Topics: Student Skill Building, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Boarding School

The Road to Back-to-Back Championships

Posted by Matt Soule on 11/7/18 11:18 AM

Last fall proved to be the season of champions at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. The Varsity Volleyball and Cross Country teams both clenched league championships for the first time in school history.

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Topics: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Athletics

Halloween Story Contest Winner: Eternal Island

Posted by CH-CH Student on 10/31/18 3:10 PM

The following short story was written by a Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall student and won the annual Halloween Story Contest.  


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Topics: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Halloween

Where Do CH-CH Graduates Find Their Creative Inspiration?

Posted by Steve Holt on 10/24/18 2:09 PM

Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall graduates have had their creative fires stoked in every class – not just the art and music classes – and they’re taking what they learned and applying it to careers, both creative and traditional. We asked five alums to explain how they’re creative, where their inspiration comes from, and the role that CH-CH played in helping them become creatives. 


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Topics: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Alumni Entrepreneurs, Building Creativity

Public Speaking: A Pep Talk for Students

Posted by Cassandra Dinkel on 10/17/18 11:15 AM

You begin to walk to the front of the classroom, feeling the eyes of your classmates watching you. You walk slowly, one step at a time, palms sweating, heart rate quickening. But then you pause. You take a look at your One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest poster with its beautiful, vibrant colors and remember that you spent at least an hour and a half practicing in preparation for this presentation. You turn to the class, feeling confident, a smile spreading across your face and feel not so nervous anymore.

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Topics: Student Skill Building, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Multiple Intelligences

Art-Making in the 21st Century

Posted by Jamie Palmer Keating on 10/11/18 11:00 AM


Art-making in the 21st century is challenging, rewarding, and maddening, all at once. To succeed as an artist in the 21st century, you must be well-versed in technology, oral and written communication, art history, politics, and of course, your medium. Whether it’s as a performer or a visual artist, being creative is multi-faceted.


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Topics: Multiple Intelligences, Student Skill Building, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Building Creativity

Beyond the Classroom: Ashley Balaconis

Posted by Ben Cowen-Whitman '14 on 10/3/18 1:34 PM

Since joining the CH-CH community in 2010, Ashley Balaconis has made a big impact on campus. From teaching Skills and Academic Support to coaching soccer and basketball, even taking on the role of Dean of Faculty. Year after year, students return to campus to discuss the life-changing influence Ashley had on their teenage years. Outside of the CH-CH campus, Ashley advocates for the safety and well-being of children in local neighborhoods.

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Topics: Teacher Spotlight

2-Column Notes vs. Visual Notes

Posted by Maura Henry on 9/26/18 11:53 AM

Did you know that studies have shown that students that hand-write their notes learn more than those that type their notes? I mention this because notes are one of the most crucial tools in keeping students organized and allowing them to develop their own understanding of new material, but when is the last time that anyone has thought about how they're taking notes?

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Topics: Student Skill Building, Student Wellness, Multiple Intelligences

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