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What’s Happening at Charlottesville High School

  • Winter Sports Feb 2020 colleage (basketball, wrestling, track). Call 245-2962 with questions.

    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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  • Yearbook order deadline extended to 2/14

    The Chain yearbook staff would like to remind all CHS Black Knights that the deadline to order 2019-20 yearbooks is February 14. Books must be pre-ordered; there will not be extra copies available for purchase in the spring. More information on ordering a yearbook and purchasing a senior ad can be found here. 

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  • Female students present poster to judge.

    UVA-CHS collaborate on annual student research symposium

    In its sixth year, the UVA Research Symposium at Charlottesville High School featured a variety of student team research projects from Ms. Ray’s Biology II class. Top honors went to the project “Rabies in Humans” by senior Thurston Whitlow and junior Ella Harriman. “It was very interesting learning about research while raising awareness about this disease and exploring real world and real problems,” said Whitlow. Each year, students are paired with UVA  physicians, librarians, and scientists from the UVA School of Medicine and visit the campus library. UVA School of Medicine Laboratory Specialist Brandon Kemp said, “The first thing I like to do is ...

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  • CHS boys hoops wins Holiday Classic

    The Charlottesville High School Boys Basketball team beat Albemarle High  School 61-56 to claim the Daily Progress Holiday Championship trophy! Jake Bowling and Zymir Faulkner both earned all tournament honors and Faulkner was the tournament MVP.  Isaiah Washington, Nic Motley, and Christian Stewart all had strong performances over the weekend to propel the Black Knights to the championship. Courtesy Rodney Redd, GoCville.org See media coverage of game here. For more on CHS winter sports and game schedules, visit gocville.com.

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  • Energy and Water Management Winter Quarter poster

    City and Schools promote energy and water conservation-Winter Quarter 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. On April 11th, 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 ...

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  • CHS students in Richmond to see unveiling of Kehinde Wiley statue.

    Students attend “Rumors of War” unveiling at the VMFA

    Charlottesville High School art students and teachers traveled to the Virginia Fine Arts Museum in Richmond, VA to witness the much-anticipated unveiling of the sculpture, “Rumors of War,” created by American artist Kehinde Wiley. According to a media release by the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, “Rumors of War” expands Wiley’s well-known efforts to use art to include more black and brown men and women in visual, historical, and cultural narratives. The statue, inspired by traditional portrayals of white subjects in equestrian portraiture and monuments, depicts a young African American rider in urban street clothes striking a heroic pose on a muscular ...

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  • Y Street youth volunteers at CHS

    “Rev your Bev” campaign encourages better hydration

    Y Street, the award winning volunteer group of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, recently sponsored “Rev Your Bev Day” at more than 700 schools across the state, including Charlottesville High School. About 10 CHS Y Street Youth hosted a hydration station during lunches where students could learn more about the benefits of drinking water rather than sugary soft drinks, take a survey and then taste-test waters flavored with fruit and other natural ingredients. The first choice, “Orange Crush,” was a blend of water, sliced oranges and vanilla extract, while the second option, “Lemon Rasberry,” blended lemon slices, whole rasperries, and ...

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  • CHS orchestra director elected new VBODA president

    For the first time, an orchestra director will lead the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (VBODA), and it is our very own CHS orchestra teacher, Ms. Laura Mulligan Thomas!  This will be the third time a female has been elected president of the VBODA, an organization of high school, middle school, and elementary school band and orchestra directors within the Commonwealth of Virginia, whose mission is to help promote opportunities of music education to K-12 students.  The primary arbiter for various band and orchestra events throughout the state, the VBODA organizes many competitions and provides outstanding individual student musicians opportunities to ...

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