What’s Happening at Buford

What’s Happening at Buford Middle School

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    End of Year Surveys: Special Education and City Schoolyard Garden

    As we approach the end of the year, we have two brief and anonymous surveys we hope you will complete if they apply to your family. The first survey is about our Special Education program. If your student receives services while at school, please share your feedback with us. Link to survey: Special Education Family Survey 2018 The second survey is about your child’s experiences with City Schoolyard Garden, the nonprofit that works with us to use school gardens as educational classrooms. Please complete this survey before June 10, and while you are at it, you can sign up for a raffle ...

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    Buford Principal Announcements

    Dear Buford families– We have two important announcements about the future of Buford. The first is that at the end of this year, Mr. Eric Johnson will be leaving Buford to become the principal of Charlottesville City Schools’ hospital education program at U.Va. Medical Center. We are tremendously appreciative of Mr. Johnson’s service at Buford and are delighted that he will remain on the Charlottesville Schools staff in this new position. The second announcement is related. Because of the timing of Mr. Johnson’s announcement, we were in the position to move quickly to identify his successor. Starting this summer, Mrs. Stephanie ...

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    2018 Walker and Buford Spring Highlights and News

    Walker student Hazel Conklin won the stockpile division at the regional soap box derby in Culpeper! She was assisted in this STEM project by Troy Brown, Elias Garcia, and Oliver Jackson (not pictured). Congrats also to their advisor, iSTEM teacher Chris Chamberlin. Hazel has qualified to compete in the Local Masters Race this June, also in Culpeper. Students Hallie Goode and Allie Floyd have been awarded the Red Cross Youth Heroes Award for our region for their kindness and persistence in helping and befriending Walker’s functional skills students.  Way to model kindness and inclusivity, girls! This spring, Ms. Washburg and Ms. Woods’ 6th grade classes collaborated to host ...

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    Spring Performances and Events at Cville Schools

    Charlottesville City Schools has a full menu of opportunities to enjoy the fine arts for all ages this spring!   5/1 (Tuesday) Johnson Elementary PreK, 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades presents “Celebrating Friendship” Spring Performance, 6pm. 245-2417. 5/2 (Wednesday): Buford Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411. 5/3-5/5 (Thursday-Saturday) CHS Theatre presents Chicago, 7pm, Black Box Theatre at Charlottesville High School. http://bit.ly/CHSTheatreTickets. 245-2410 5/4 ( Friday) Greenbrier Elementary First Grade Spring Performance, 10:30am. 245-2415. 5/4 (Friday) Buford Band Spring Concert, 7pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411. 5/6 (Sunday) CHS Band Spring Concert, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2410 5/7 (Monday) Venable grades 1 and 2 Spring Performance, 6 ...

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  • Summer School at CHS

    CHS SUMMER SCHOOL INFO Start now to plan your summer! CHS will offer both virtual and face-to-face summer classes for current students and rising 9th-graders. Summer School Dates: June 18 – July 27 ONLINE registration for the CHS Summer School program is open NOW through June 14th. See below. Walk-in registration is April 30, 9:30-11:30am at CHS. NOTE: many of our popular courses such as Health/PE and Virtual Economics & Personal Finance do have CAPACITY limits. Registration will be accepted in the order in which it is received. Additional Questions? Please contact: Teresa Bryant, CHS Assistant Principal (434) 245-2410  bryantt1@charlottesvilleschools.org CHS Counseling Office, (434) 245-2698

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    Buford Summer Info

    The end of the year is approaching, so it’s not too early to start thinking about this summer! Charlottesville and Cville Schools sponsor several summer opportunities for Buford students: CHS Summer School (for rising 9th-graders and older) Buford Summer School (information coming soon) Buford Engineering Design Academy:  applications are due 4/16 (see Mr. Martin) Kids College at CATEC (rising 7th-10th graders) Charlottesville Summer Youth Internships (ages 14 and older) Our community offers many other camps and special opportunities. Make the most of your summer!

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    Fabulous Fine Arts @ Cville Schools

    Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening lately in the Fine Arts program at Charlottesville City Schools. The annual CHS Symphony/Chorus/Fine Arts Celebration featured all of the Charlottesville High School fine arts in one evening.  The performance combined the talents of the CHS Symphony, CHS Choir, CHS Jazz Band, CHS Visual Arts, and CHS Theatre. CHS Choir teacher Will Cooke noted that eight CHS Choir alumni were also singing among the choir. CHS orchestra teacher Laura Thomas credits the strong foundational programs in the elementary and middle schools for enabling the successes at the high school. “The Symphony Orchestra ...

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  • Walker and Buford Highlights Winter 2018

    Congratulations to our 2017 Geography Bee school champs: fifth grade Walker student Elias Garcia and Buford seventh grader Aidan Peters (repeat winner)! Our Minds in Motion Team XXL just gave a lively performance at TEDxCharlottesville at The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville. In partnership with the Richmond Ballet, Minds In Motion provides our Walker and Buford  students a weekly opportunity to learn about dance, dedication, and performance. Walker teacher Ms. Cynthia Scheiber was selected as Monticello Media’s Teacher of the Month for October. She won a Papa John’s Pizza party for all of her students and gifts from Cityspa Day Spa and Albemarle ...

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    Minds in Motion Team XXL performs at The Paramount Theatre

    The Minds in Motion Team XXL performed a dance at The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville as part of the TEDxCharlottesville event.  Team XXL is comprised of dancers from Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School who have auditioned to participate in the dance troupe.  Sponsored by the Richmond Ballet Rhythm in partnership with Charlottesville City Schools, Minds in Motion is offered in our elementary schools to all fourth graders and continues as an optional after-school program in the upper elementary and middle school.  Read more about all of our dance and theater options here. The TEDxCharlottesville event, meant to inspire the community with “ideas worth spreading,” ...

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  • Follow Buford on social media

    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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