Elsa Gillis, WSOCTV

Elsa Gillis

WSOCTV

1, Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past:
  • WSOCTV
  • Boston 25 News
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • WOKV News
  • WDBO
  • The Palm Beach Post

Past articles by Elsa:

‘It’s a big moment’: Gaston County will hold outdoor high school graduations in May

Gaston County School officials announced high school graduation plans for 2021, saying most schools will have outdoor ceremonies at the end of May. → Read More

Proposed NC Senate bill aims to ‘save spring break’ for CMS

North Carolina state Sen. Natasha R. Marcus, D-Mecklenburg, proposed a bill that would give Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools the option to have a remote learning day instead of canceling school when there is severe weather and other emergency situation. → Read More

CMS Board to vote on bringing students back to classrooms more days, sources say

Channel 9 education reporter Elsa Gillis has confirmed with sources that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board will vote next Tuesday on a new return to learning plan. → Read More

The COVID-19 slide: A closer look at students’ struggles learning through a pandemic

Since the start of pandemic and the decision by school districts to move to remote learning, the difficulties of schooling are being referred to as the “COVID-19 slide.” → Read More

Local high school students prepare to return to their classrooms next week

Next week, middle and high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will return to their hallways for the first time in almost a year. → Read More

CMS is keeping your children safe as they head back to the classroom. Here’s how.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is preparing to welcome students back for in-person instruction next week. Students who are in Pre-K, kindergarten through 8th grade, and students with disabilities who need in-person services will return to class on Monday. → Read More

‘Listen to your body’: Woman hopes personal story encourages those afraid to go to hospital during pandemic

In the early months of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that visits to the emergency department were down 42%. → Read More

Doctors stress importance of COVID-19 measures as students head back to classrooms

Atrium Health told our education reporter Elsa Gillis that the number of child cases is higher than they originally expected, so safety measures have to be in place when kids return to the classroom. → Read More

Here’s what’s working to keep COVID-19 spread down in schools

What they found was that transmission of COVID-19 inside schools was extremely low. → Read More

Group wants Cabarrus County teachers vaccinated before returning to Plan A

The group says they want to delay the return of face-to-face instruction, which is currently scheduled to resume on Feb. 16, until “our schools can re-open safely.” → Read More

Middle school’s ‘wall of fame’ honors accomplishments of former students, staff

In his 17 years working at Piedmont Middle School, literacy facilitator David Milligan has watched former students go on to accomplish great things after graduating. → Read More

Connectivity issues create remote learning problems for Union County families

At the beginning of the school year, superintendents estimated that at least 100,000 students lacked reliable internet access at home, according to information provided by the governor’s office. → Read More

First teachers in region roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccine

Union County teachers and school staff 50 and older rolled up their sleeves Friday morning. → Read More

Security ramped up at major airports across country, including Charlotte Douglas

The growing threats surrounding inauguration week have increased security at major airports, including Charlotte Douglas Airport. → Read More

‘Wish come true’: Local family receives wheelchair van on Christmas Eve

On this rainy Christmas Eve, an actual Christmas wish was granted just in time for Rita Gibson and her granddaughter Abigail Nivens. → Read More

There is help for those struggling with alcohol addiction this holiday

For a number of reasons Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and other Events can be a tough time for people who struggle with alcohol addiction. → Read More

Local family whose father died from COVID-19 raises funds for frontline workers

A local family whose father, Ron Massingale, died from COVID-19 is bringing joy to others over the holidays. “A great dad,” said Ronnie Massingale, his son. “He was with us every step of our lives. “Loving on us. Doing his best to raise us right.” It’s been about 10 days that Ronnie Massingale and his siblings, Laura Hayne and Bryan Massingale, have been without their dad. Ron Massingale died… → Read More

CMS teacher uses TikTok to reach her students, and thousands more across the world

With so many students struggling with learning from home, Channel 9 education reporter Elsa Gillis found a unique story to share about a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher who is trying to meet her students where they are. → Read More

Sources: CMS to consider move back to full remote at Tuesday board meeting

The number of COVID-19 cases within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School district is growing and school leaders are now considering making changes. → Read More

NoDa restaurant adds outdoor igloos for COVID-19 safety

The Goodyear House in NoDa has added plastic igloos to their outdoor patio that are designed to keep customers safe from COVID-19 and the elements. → Read More