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What’s Happening at Charlottesville High School

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    Photo and Yearbook Information

    It’s time to order your yearbook and get your photos or senior portraits made. You can order your yearbook or place a senior ad with a special message and photos here. See details below. Senior ads: Want to say something special to your senior that they will have forever? Buy an ad space to share your message and pictures on balfour.com. These can be baby photos, senior photos, and any photos in between. Go beyond words with this sweet “goodbye and good luck” message! Outside Photographers for senior pictures: If using an outside photographer, senior pictures are due November 15. Submit the original JPEG by email to ...

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    New track dedication celebrates legacy of Coach Curtis Elder

    The Charlottesville High School community held a dedication ceremony for the new Curtis Elder Track and Field Complex at CHS to honor the rich legacy of former CHS Track Coach Curtis Elder. “The power to win must come from within,” was just one of Coach Elder’s many inspiring mantras for his players, and one he took to heart.  During his 44 seasons of coaching, Coach Elder’s teams won 253 track meets, 20 district and 20 regional track championships, and 7 state track championships.  He was also nominated for national track coach of the year in 2005 and in 1999 and was ...

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    CHS Orchestra String Ensemble invited to perform in Lisbon

    The CHSO String Ensemble will be traveling to Europe to the 2020 Lisbon International Youth Music Festival which features more than 30 concerts in the best halls and open-air venues in Portugal and celebrates youth orchestras, choirs, symphonic bands and ensembles from all over the world. Led by CHS orchestra director Laura Thomas, the 53-member ensemble will present a short public performance at Central Place on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on September 25 at 12:30 p.m. to kick off their fundraising efforts. Rain date will be October 2. The Charlottesville High School Orchestra has traveled to Europe five times, performing in international ...

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    Back-to-School Nights

    After a great start to the school year, attend a Back-to-School Night to check in with teachers and get a better sense of what’s coming up! Burnley-Moran: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm (includes picnic) Clark: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Johnson: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Venable:  Thursday, September 19, 5:30-7:30pm (Welcome Back Potluck to follow) Walker: Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm Buford: Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday 9/26 and Tuesday, 10/1, 4-7pm plus Harvest Festival 10/4 at 5:30pm CHS: Monday, September 16, 5-7pm CATEC: Wednesday, September 25, 5-7pm Lugo-McGinness: Back-to-School Potluck, August 20

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    Senior Portrait Information

    Senior Portrait Day is August 8, 2019 at Charlottesville HIgh School from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the small gym.  Seniors should receive appointments in the mail from Lifetouch by late July. There will be a makeup day for senior portraits on September 6, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For questions regarding appointments or pricing, contact Lifetouch for more info at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639. Senior Portrait Day: August 8, 2019, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym Senior Portrait Make-Up Day: September 6, 2019, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym For other important CHS fall information, click here. For CHS Summer Events calendar (pdf download), click here.

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    CHS Fall 2019: Key Dates and Information

    The first day of school is Wednesday, August 21, 2019. See below for school counselor assignments, bus routes, supplies list, and other important back-to-school information. School Day Hours:  9:05am to 3:50pm (with a one-hour delayed start on the 2nd Thursday of some months) Open House Information: The CHS open house is Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 5-7pm. Virtual education orientation is August 20, 2019 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Click here for important information about requirements and session schedule. CATEC open house is  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 5-7pm. Save-the-Dates for Rising 9th-Graders: August 20, 2019 9th Grade Orientation (LINK Crew), 9am -1:30pm Link to bus routes for 9th-Grade Orientation and school (you ...

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  • Boys varsity soccer team 2019 Class 4 State Champions!

    The Charlottesville High School varsity boys soccer team won the 2019 Class 4 State Championship game with a come from behind 2-1 OT win over Chancellor. Go Black Knights! For complete coverage of the game along with video and a photo gallery, courtesy of Scrimmage Play, click here.

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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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    Sophomores earn certification for teen Mental Health First Aid pilot program

    UPDATE: In June, students David Green and Lamont Bullard traveled with Mr. Williams to Las Vegas to join other students from schools that piloted the Teen Mental Health First Aid Program. While there, the students met members of the Born This Way Foundation, including a special visit with Lady Gaga and an on-stage appearance at her concert that evening. See them on stage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXw1I-F-38 ————————————————————————————————————————- (April, 2019) This spring sophomores at CHS participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid program, a course that trains high school students how to identify and respond to developing mental health or substance abuse problems among their ...

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    Graduation is June 6

    As you make plans to attend commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 in just a few weeks, please keep in mind these important details: When: June 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Where: John Paul Jones Arena. Free parking is available at the arena. A live stream of the graduation ceremony will be available at www.facebook.com/cvilleschools. No Facebook account or password is needed to view. Or watch live on Public Channel 14! Security Information: Please read the following UVA JPJ Arena security policies carefully, especially noting the bag policy. Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12 ...

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