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What’s Happening at Charlottesville High School

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    Yearbook pickup will be 8/6

    A message from The Chain yearbook staff: This just in! Our 2020 yearbooks have arrived and we are SO EXCITED for you to see the finished product! The yearbook adviser, Ms. Hannah Helm, will be at the front of Charlottesville High School on Thursday, August 6th, from 8 am-4 pm so that you can come and pick up your book! If you have not purchased your book but you have reserved a copy, please plan to bring the exact amount in cash or a check made out to Charlottesville High School with The Chain written in the memo. If August 6th does not work ...

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    2019-20 CHS Student Art Gallery posted online

    During these summer months, we hope you are taking time to appreciate the beauty around you. This wildflower and butterfly photograph was taken by rising 10th grader Lily Pepper. Find the full visual art and photography gallery here.

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  • graphic of CHS graduation announcement, June 4, 2020 7pm on Facebook

    Graduation 2020

    Charlottesville City Schools proudly celebrated the 285 Charlottesville High School graduates in our 2020 Charlottesville High School Virtual Graduation Ceremony video on June 4, 2020. Links to Cap and Gown Portraits from “Victory Lap” Event These beautiful portraits  may be downloaded for free thanks to CHS photography teacher Rachel Wilson! Click here to find/download free portraits 2020 CHS Graduation Excerpts Quick Links CHS Graduation – Full version Victory Lap Segment Memory Lane Segment Shoutouts and Student Life Segment Conclusion Song by Austyn Nowell Finale Segment Full Video and Details Victory Lap Event (Walk the Graduation Stage on May 14-15) Families, thanks for participating in our Victory Lap!  This drive-through event featured school-related selfie ...

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    CHS College and Counseling

    Our annual Decision Day for seniors will be held virtually this year on May 18 at 1pm. Please see important information from Ms. Liz below:   College and Counseling Newsletters To learn about counseling-sponsored events at CHS, upcoming deadlines, and local scholarships and enrichment opportunities, please refer to the CHS College and Counseling Newsletter. Students and families can subscribe to the e-newsletter by emailing college counselor Liz Wachter at wachtee1@charlottesvilleschools.org. Here are some highlights from the March edition: These updated virtual advising hours are open for students AND families to join. For individual meetings, please email wachtee1@charlottesvilleschools.org. GEAR UP SENIORS: Don’t ...

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    See the latest updates from CHS Principal Dr. Eric Irizarry-May 28

    Students and families can get important information and news from CHS Principal Dr. Eric Irizarry by tuning in to his video updates using the links below or follow him on YouTube. Recent messages: Previous messages: March 19, 2020 CHS Student Updates March 19, 2020 CHS Family Updates

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    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Summer Update

    Charlottesville City Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team are working together to reduce the energy and water footprint of all City schools. In 2019, the School Board approved an Energy and Water Performance resolution, showing a commitment to achieving and maintaining high performing school facilities.  Continuing on past efforts, the City’s maintenance and development teams are specifying high efficiency building equipment, such as high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting, and are enhancing operational control through advanced building automation systems. Charlottesville Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team continue to investigate ways to accelerate the installation of high performance ...

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    TheatreCHS to present “The Music Man” with 100+ cast and crew

    The Charlottesville High School Theater Department will present the Broadway musical hit “The Music Man” on Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at CHS in the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. A golden age musical from 1958 and recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical that year, “The Music Man” is about the transformation and power of change in a community.  The TheatreCHS production will include more than 100 students of various ages participating in roles as cast, crew, and musical pit. “‘The Music Man’ is our biggest production of the school year, and for that matter, in quite ...

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    CHS February 2020 Sports Update

    Congrats to our winter athletes, and good luck in the post-season! Our boys’ and girls’ hoops teams both captured the Jefferson District Tournament Championship! See highlights for boys (winning again with the buzzer-beater) and for girls (winning with a strong showing). The Region 3C Basketball Tournament starts on Friday, February 21. CHS will host a double-header on Friday with the girls tipping off at 6pm and the boys at 7:45pm. Come cheer on the home teams! Men’s basketball coach Mitch Minor recently earned his 400th career game (now 411!) and was featured in the Daily Progress. Congrats, Coach! CHS hosted its first regional indoor track meet ...

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  • A painted violin by Aaron Eichorst featuring a pair of luna moths on a purple background.

    Silent auction for CHSO Painted Violin Project begins February 21

    The Charlottesville High School Orchestra (CHSO) has officially launched its 2020 Painted Violin Project, a special fundraising effort to support the CHSO String Ensemble’s performance at the Lisbon International Youth Music Festival this June. 10 area artists have generously contributed their time and talent to transform real violins into objects of art. These beautiful, witty creations will be auctioned at the CHSO’s exciting online Silent Auction beginning on February 21, 2020. Bidding is open to the general public and anyone interested in bidding can visit the CHSO website chsorchestra.org between Friday, February 21 and Sunday, March 15. “The idea of artistically transforming ...

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  • CHS students in Sigma Lab with visiting UVA Link lab mentors.

    Sigma and Link Labs partner for UVA-CHS collaboration

    The CHS Sigma Lab and the UVA Engineering Link Lab share a commonality–students serving their communities by solving real problems through engineering solutions. UVA Today recently highlighted the unique partnership formed between CHS engineering teacher Dr. Matt Shields and UVA professor Dr. Jonathan Goodall. Here is the full story, reprinted with permission courtesy of UVA Today. Tale of Two Labs: UVA engineers collaborate with Charlottesville High School students January 28, 2020 By Audra Book Matthew Shields, left, gives graduate engineering students (from left) Benjamin Bowes, Natalie Lerma, Arash Tavakoli, Ruijie Zhu, Wenqiang Chen, Luis Lopez Ruiz and Sonia Baee a tour of Charlottesville High’s Sigma ...

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