What’s Happening at Buford

What’s Happening at Buford Middle School

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    Course Registration Information for 2019-20

    Now is the time when current seventh grade students select their elective choices for their eighth grade year. All seventh graders should complete the course request survey by January 30. Eighth grade students have an option to take up to three periods of electives, depending on the other courses they take. Please select from the list of elective options for 2019-20 (see below). For additional information and scheduling help specific to Buford, watch these helpful videos produced by our school counselors. Rising 8th grade students: Rising 7th grade students:   Elective Course Descriptions Band (Full Year): This course will focus on developing musicianship by studying chromatic scale, major scales, ...

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    International Night to celebrate different cultures-Volunteers needed

    Buford’s annual International Night will be on February 21, 2019 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Buford cafeteria. International Night is a popular school tradition that features International foods, exhibits, and performances. Come enjoy a fun evening and learn about different cultures from Buford students and families that have connections with other countries. Also, please bring a dish to share. Volunteers are needed to help set up before the event, serve food samples, and clean up afterward. To sign up to help, use this link: www.tinyurl.com/2019BufordInternationalNight.

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    Two Buford students among Writer’s Eye contest winners

    The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia announced the winners of Writer’s Eye 2018, the Museum’s annual literary competition challenging writers of all ages to create original works of poetry and prose inspired by art. In the Poetry category, Buford student Ariela Milstein placed first for her original work, “A Broken Home,” and Lowell Tolton earned first place honorable mention for her poem, “Just Am.” Nearly 2000 Charlottesville City School students in grades 3-8 visited the Fralin Museum of Art last fall to participate in the program. After an interactive tour, students were asked to use the art as inspiration for ...

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    Intramural volleyball underway

    Volleyball intramurals is underway through January 31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:20 p.m. Come out to bump, set and spike with a volleyball tournament to determine who are the best volleyball players at Buford. If you are interested see Mr. Walters for more information.

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    Stay connected with Buford Middle School by following school happenings on Facebook and Twitter @BufordGreatness. Facebook.com/BufordGreatness Twitter.com/BufordGreatness      

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  • Students participate in the CHEF Kids program at PB&J.

    Buford students visit PB&J Fund for CHEF Kids program

    Students in Ms. Marcy Wisbauer’s Independent Living class participated in the CHEF Kids cooking program at the PB&J Fund, a local non-profit group that teaches culinary arts and nutrition to area students. The eighth graders made homemade chicken parmesan while learning about proper knife handling, basic slicing, dicing, and chopping skills, food prep safety, and how to choose healthy and affordable food options. See photo gallery here. “We have a couple of students in the class that may want to become chefs, so this exposes them to what it would be like to work in a professional kitchen,” said Wisbauer. CHEF Kids program ...

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    News and Highlights December 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and the Charlottesville School Board    Dear community members— Thanks to so many of you who have shared your voice and time with us during our conversations about equity at Charlottesville City Schools. At our second forum this past week, we reflected back some of the action items that have arisen so far from parents, staff, students, and community members. Participants voted on their top-priority action items. In addition, we invited participants to add any ideas that were missing from our summaries. We are still listening. We need to hear from as many voices as possible. You ...

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    Highlights and News November 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear families – As we look ahead to our second Community Forum on Equity on November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at CHS, I wanted to give you a few updates. Thanks to all of you who came to our first forum in October. With more than 400 community members, employees, and students present, along with many following along on Facebook, we were able to hear valuable feedback on issues of equity and achievement in our schools. We also gathered hundreds of responses from our online surveys and have made that data available to you at www.charlottesvilleschools.org/NYT. ...

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  • A Letter from The Principal about School Culture

    Dear Buford Families, At Buford, we are actively working to create an inclusive environment that provides for the physical and emotional safety of all of our students. Some of the immediate actions we have taken include: Increasing supervision in the hallways and during transition. Mobilizing groups for students who need skills in conflict resolution and social-emotional awareness. Having direct conversations with students about how we should treat one another including a no-tolerance policy for bullying. Beginning discussions with student on how to intervene and how to report. Instituting a homeroom in the mornings to provide students a calmer, less chaotic start to the day,. Continuing the “Peace Squad” ...

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  • Orchestra students learn from visiting singer/cellist

    Singer/cellist BJ Griffin and his pianist Jason Brown spent three days in music workshops with Walker, Buford, and CHS orchestra students. The visit culminated with a performance with the CHSO for Walker and Buford orchestra students at the CHS Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. “I can’t say enough positive things about this experience,” said Fine Arts Coordinator Aaron Eichorst. “It’s the best kind of instruction and engagement we strive to provide. What an honor to be part of it.” During the performance, students sang along and clapped to Griffin’s renditions of pop hits by artists like Michael Jackson, Lordes, and Ed ...

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