What’s Happening at CHS

What’s Happening at Charlottesville High School

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    CHS Curriculum Fair January 2017

    Come to CHS on January 10 from 5-7pm to learn about your options for classes next year!

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  • Golden Apple Teacher Awards | Sponsored by Better Living Building Supply

    Nominate a Teacher for the Golden Apple Awards!

    Better Living Building Supply & Cabinetry is sponsoring the 16th Annual Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems. Applications and information are available here.  Please return all forms to your principal by Thursday, February 2, 2017. About the Golden Apple Award The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of the most outstanding teachers in our community.  One winner will be selected from each school. Award recipients receive a Golden Apple, as well as gift certificates from local businesses. As a “Golden Apple” teacher, each recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant. Grants ...

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    December 2016 CHS Highlights

    The Zero Robotics programming team of the CHS BACON science club has coded their way to the top (again). At the end of round three of the competition, the team finished #2 (US) and #4 (world). For round four, they are partnered with teams from the UK and Australia. Good luck! CHS’s pilot of a “double robot” allows student Ashton Ryan to attend his math class from home. Thanks to Ashton for working with us to see if this technology would be a good solution for students in the hospital or with other situations that keep them out of school. In addition ...

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    Two Charlottesville Schools Orchestra Directors Win Awards​

    The directors of the orchestras at Charlottesville High School and Walker Upper Elementary School received awards this weekend. Dr. Polly Sibert of Walker Upper Elementary School received James Madison University’s Outstanding Music Educator Award, awarded annually to an alum who demonstrates excellence in musicianship and pedagogy. Dr. Sibert is teaching her 25th year at Walker School. Laura Mulligan Thomas, who received the same JMU music educator award in 2013, received the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association’s Philip Fuller award in recognition of her longtime service, leadership, and accomplishments. Over the course of more than three decades, she has grown the CHS orchestra ...

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    CHS: October 2016 Highlights

    The CHS Marching Knights received a prestigious invitation to perform in the London London’s New Year’s Day Parade & Festival in 2018. Schools are vetted before invitations to the largest New Year’s event in the world. It will be the band’s first international trip! The band is also enjoying a strong marching season, recently earning 1st place Percussion, 1st place Music, and 1st place class AAA at the Midlothian High School Showcase of Bands. On October 29 at 2pm, they will host their annual Cavalcade competition, a great chance to see and hear top bands from across the state. CHS earned top ...

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    Life After High School

    The Special Education Advisory Committee invites families from all our schools for a special evening to discuss “Life After High School,” considering questions about how to prepare your child to live independently after graduation.  Join us on November 18 from 5:30-7:30pm in the CHS A-Commons.

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    CHS: September 2016 Highlights

    Governor Terry McAuliffe recently hosted an event at CHS, recognizing the 15th anniversary of the state’s insurance program for qualifying students.  The governor surprised the school by arriving early and staying late, squeezing in visits to orchestra and engineering classes. CHS opened the newest student-run branch of the UVA Community Credit Union at the start of the year. Some students get a job, other students open an account, and all students have access to real-life financial literacy learning opportunities. Nearly 300 CHS students attended a showing of the documentary Freedom Riders, followed by a panel discussion with the film-maker and several of the civil ...

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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 an ad (including senior and baby ads) here. Upcoming Dates & Info: Senior Portraits Submit privately taken photos by October 1 via email to Mr. Toole. Use an outside photographer or hire a  CHS Commercial Photography III student do it for a small fee. September 27 & 28:  Non-senior pictures in the PAC Lobby during school hours. September 30: Deadline to get the $50 early bird yearbook price October 25: Non-senior picture make-ups in the PAC lobby during school hours

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    Online Back-to-School Forms with InfoSnap

    The online service for doing back-to-school forms for the 2016-17 year has been closed.  If you still need to complete your forms, please ask your school for a paper set. Thanks to all of you who completed the forms online!  

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  • CHS Screenagers Poster

    Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

    You and your device-using child are invited to attend Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an acclaimed documentary exploring the potential impact of students’ time on phones and other devices. The event is open to the whole community, including families from other schools or school divisions. WHEN: Wednesday, 9/14 at 7pm WHERE: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center TICKETS: $10 — purchase online SPONSORED BY: Charlottesville High School PTO

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