What’s Happening at Buford

What’s Happening at Buford Middle School

  • School Supplies Lists 2019-20

    School starts August 21.  Now is a great time to get your school supplies! Below are this year’s CCS school supplies lists.  Copies of these lists are available at area stores. If you have any questions, please call your school. And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, contact your school counselor. People who registered for this year’s Back-to-School Bash can pick up their supplies at their school open house.  For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. School Supply Lists for the 2019-20 School Year: Burnley-Moran Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker School-coming soon Buford Middle School-coming ...

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    Summer Reading at Charlottesville City Schools

    Reading never takes a vacation!  Make this important and fun activity a part of your summer.  Below is information about our summer reading programs. Also, you and your family might enjoy meeting up with Books on Bikes, a group of Charlottesville City Schools teachers, librarians, staff, and even trained doggie pals as they make summertime deliveries of books and freezy-pops. Summer Reading Recommendations and Information: Preschool Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 and 6 Grades 7 and 8 CHS-For a variety of excellent choices for grades 9-12, visit the Young Adult Library Services Association  (YALSA) book lists: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2019-best-fiction-young-adults http://booklists.yalsa.net/ JMRL summer reading challenge (for all ages)  

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  • Summer School begins June 17

    CHS SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION CHS will offer both face-to-face and virtual summer classes for current students and rising 9th-graders this summer. Summer School Dates: June 17 – July 26 Closed July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day 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. To enroll: Register online: Online registration and payment for summer school classes begins April 15. Register in person: On-site registration at CHS will be held April 15 from 9:30am-11:30am. After this date, registration and payment can be ...

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    Buford students sweep Rumi Forum art contest

    Our Buford School artists swept the 2019 Peace & Dialogue Art Contest hosted by Rumi Forum Charlottesville (RFC). Congratulations Ella Brown (1st place), Ezhar Zahid (2nd place), and Amare Anderson (3rd place)! Using the theme, “E Pluribus Unum-From Many, One,” students were asked to explore their understanding of diversity and community, and how, in our country, we are many and yet, also one. These students and their families will attend the RFC awards dinner where they will be recognized for their outstanding work.

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    Civics and Econ students take field trip to local court

    Buford Middle School 8th grade Civics and Economics classes visited Charlottesville District Court where they got to see what they are learning about in the classroom in real-time action. Thanks to Judge Downer, the court clerks, members of the Sheriff’s department, and the Commonwealth’s Attorneys for giving our students this valuable educational opportunity.

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    “Watercolor Wonders” ArtQuest sessions coming soon

    When we return from Spring Break, our final ArtQuest session of the school year will begin! Art teacher Desmond Cormier will be leading students in “Watercolor Wonders” on the following dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. Additionally, the annual ArtQuest program exhibit will be held downtown at CitySpace Gallery and will begin with an opening reception on Friday, May 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. as part of the Charlottesville First Fridays tradition. We encourage you to visit multiple galleries that evening with your ArtQuest student including the regional high school student art show at the McGuffey Art Center. The ArtQuest exhibit ...

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  • Printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. shows CHS students how to make a letterpress print

    Fine arts flourish at Cville Schools

    The fine arts program at Charlottesville City Schools infuses our schools with enrichment and experiences that encourage artistic expression at all grade levels.  Here are just a few of the recent arts-related events and accomplishments we are celebrating. Congratulations to our musicians who represented Charlottesville High School in the 2019 All-Virginia Choir, Bands, and Orchestra at the Richmond Marriott and Convention Center; culminating performances were held at the Carpenter Center. Pictured left to right, top row: Adria Cafferillo, Choir; Reid Dodson, Symphonic Band, Parker Nelson, Choir, Margaret Ann Doran, Choir, and Anna Bon-Harper, Symphonic Band. Seated: Sarah Garretson, Orchestra. TheatreCHS students just ...

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    ArtConnections exhibit features student artwork and community-wide letterpress printmaking project

    Charlottesville City Schools celebrated student artistic achievement with the annual division-wide Jeff Suling Art Exhibit March 4-13 in the Charlottesville High School small gymnasium.  This year, the exhibit also included a special opportunity for City students to work with renowned letterpress artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Known as “ArtConnections,” the exhibit aims to illustrate how art relates to and connects diverse areas of school curriculum and students’ everyday lives. Selected student artwork from preschoolers through 12th graders was featured and the community was invited to three public receptions which included two evening open houses and a Saturday celebration with hands-on art ...

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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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  • Students visit the Fralin Museum of Art at The University of Virginia for the Writers Eye program. Photo Credit: coe sweet photography

    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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