Welcome to the Hospital School!

The mission of the UNC Hospital School is to provide educational services that meet the unique needs of children and adolescents at the University of North Carolina Hospitals The Hospital School is one of the schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district and is located within the UNC Hospitals complex. In addition to State and Hospital funding, private support for the school is also provided by the Addie Armfield Education Endowment Fund, established with the Medical Foundation of NC, Inc.

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Hospital School Blog

Happy Graduation!!! - Read Full Article

A group of teen patients at UNC Hospital showed us firsthand how different but beautiful teenagers can be after they planned a student driven graduation ceremony for a fellow patient.  The patient has hoped for weeks to be discharged in time for his 8th grade graduation.  When his fellow students heard that he would not be discharged, they asked the teachers if they could plan a graduation.  With a one day turn around, the teachers pulled together decorations, a cap, gown, and a diploma.  In a true act of kindness, his fellow students created a full graduation program which included cards, speeches, and original acoustic songs.  These inspiring original songs celebrated the upcoming transition to high school and reminded us all to stay strong and “live on” even during difficult times.  Every patient, staff, and family member who attended this  graduation was thankful for the experience and in awe of the creativity, compassion, and humanity shown by this amazing group of kids. 

NC Zoo!! - Read Full Article

Today, the Academic Troubadour program brought the North Carolina Zoo to the Hospital School.  Our students got to see many different animal artifacts and learn about animals.  The hairs in the bag are tough like wires, but actually come from an elephant’s tail.  Did you know that an elephant’s trunk has 100,000 different muscles in it? This allows them to be gentle and strong at the same time.  The bag also holds a model ostrich egg.  On the table is a model of a gorilla’s skull.  Did you know that gorillas are the largest living primate?  They weigh about 400 pounds.

Raphael Volcano - Read Full Article

Drew and his teacher Miss Anna, created a volcano out of a soda bottle, flour, salt, water, and paint and on Tuesday, "Raphael Volcano" erupted several times!

Spotlight on our Volunteers

The Hospital School faculty celebrated our 2013-2014 student tutors with pizza and M&Ms today. They are a wonderful group of young adults who showed great maturity, patience, flexibility, and teaching awesomeness with our students this year. We feel fortunate that they wanted to volunteer with us and that most of them will be back next fall. Many thanks and wishes for a wonderful summer to Meaghan, Jean Luc, Emily, Tripp, Sandy, Leah, Tyler, Jamie, Sara, Garrett, Justin, Josh, Kate, Eleanor, Megan, Brooke, Allison, Josephine, and Rachel!


Outstanding Apps and Websites

Interesting apps recently added to our iPad libraries:
Walking with Dinosaurs by BBC Earth
Jumbled Sentences
Adobe Voice

But our favorite is IXL, a website and app that does require a subscription to do more than 20 problems per day.
The students LOVE it!  IXL has math and reading sections which the students use for  practice.
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Faculty News

Keith Holland from Camcor gave a wonderful staff development session on the SMART table for our teachers on Thursday afternoon. "Keith was very engaging and knowledgeable. This training will help us utilize this new technology with our students." Some of the teachers plan to work as a group on table activities every week so they will be experts by next fall!