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What’s Happening at Charlottesville High School

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    Summer Awards and Special Recognitions

    School may be out for the summer, but many of our students are busy at work making presentations at conferences and receiving awards and opportunities at the state and national level. CHS student Cole Fairchild and engineering teacher Matt Shields were selected as part of the 2018 cohort of Bezos Scholars and recently attended an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Each year, the Bezos Family Foundation selects rising public high school seniors who apply with an educator partner to the year-long leadership development program.  After attending the festival, scholars return home to organize their own community change projects, known as ...

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  • Summer School at CHS

    CHS SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION Online registration for summer school classes will continue until June 14. CHS will offer both virtual and face-to-face summer classes for current students and rising 9th-graders. Summer School Dates: June 18 – July 27 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. CHS – 2018 Summer School Bus Routes Buford – 2018 Summer School Bus Routes Additional Questions? Please contact: Teresa Bryant, CHS Assistant Principal (434) 245-2410  bryantt1@charlottesvilleschools.org CHS Counseling Office, (434) 245-2698

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    Graduation

    As you make plans to attend commencement exercises for the Class of 2018 in just a few weeks, please keep in mind these important details: When: June 7, 2018, 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. 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 inches by 6 inches by 12 ...

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    Freshman Orientation-Welcome 9th Grade Students!

    Ninth-graders: Come meet new classmates, get your schedules, and tour CHS! Date: August 20, 2018 Time: Orientation begins promptly at 9am and will finish at 1:30pm. What: This is a required — but fun — program for all incoming freshmen. Students will receive their schedules, tour the school, and meet with their upperclassmen mentors, Link Crew Leaders. Lunch is provided. Transportation: School buses will be running their regular fall routes to transport students to the building. Buses will drop students off at the MLK Performing Arts Center entrance. Buses will transport students back home at the conclusion of the orientation program at 1:30pm. Students are encouraged ...

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  • 2018 Spring Highlights and News at CHS

    Junior Zyahna Bryant was selected as the winner of the 2018 Princeton Prize in Race Relations (DC Region) and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s 2018 Student Stowe Prize! PC: Matt Eich. On February 13, CHS hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate a new partnership, the CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy. The partnership supports financial education and cultivates interest and awareness of the investment profession. The  CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy will impact three programs at CHS: the Student Investment Group (see next item!), the AVID program (including a business-style renovation of the AVID seniors’ classroom, and the economics and personal finance classes required of all CHS ...

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    End-of-Year & Summer Program Info (Including Seniors’ Year-End Packet)

    We’re in the fourth quarter! Exams, spring concerts, & even graduation will be here soon. (Remember, this year, graduation will be Thursday, June 7 at 7pm at JPJ Arena.) Plus, it’s time to start planning for summer school and next year’s sports! Here’s some helpful information:  Seniors Senior End-of-Year Information–This packet includes these important details:  Senior Events Calendar May-June Cap and Gown Orders Senior Decision Day-May 21, 3-3:50pm Senior Exam Schedule- May 22-24 Senior Clearance–May 30 9am-12pm Senior Picnic-June 6, 12-2pm Graduation Rehearsal-June 6, 9:45-11am, JPJ Arena Graduation-June 7, 7pm, JPJ Arena (arrive by 5:30pm for line-up) JPJ Security Information for Graduates and Guests (NOTE- Clear Bag Policy and Non-Approved Items List) Summer ...

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    Senior Portrait Information

    Senior Portrait Day is August 9, 2018 at Charlottesville HIgh School from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the small gym.  Please use the link below to find your appointment time slot.  There will be a makeup day for senior portraits on September 12, 2018. For questions regarding pricing, packages, or setup, contact Lifetouch for more info at 540-562-3107 or 800-366-0639. Senior Portrait Day: August 9, 2018, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym – View slots at https://tinyurl.com/BlackKnights19 Senior Portrait Make-Up Day: September 12, 2018, 9am-4pm, CHS small gym – View slots at https://tinyurl.com/BlackKnights19 For other important CHS fall information, click here. For CHS Summer Events calendar (pdf download), ...

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    CHS Summer News and Opportunities

    The end of the year is approaching, so it’s not too early to start thinking about this summer! Charlottesville and Cville Schools sponsor several summer opportunities for CHS students: CHS Summer School (for rising 9th-graders and older) Charlottesville Summer Youth Internships (age 14 and older) Kids College at CATEC (rising 7th-10th graders) Our community offers many other camps and special opportunities. Learn about continuing opportunities by viewing or subscribing to the CHS College and Career Corner’s  newsletter! Make the most of your summer!

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    CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy

    On February 13, Charlottesville High School was pleased to host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate a new partnership, the CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy. The aim is to support financial education and cultivate interest and awareness of the investment profession for students at CHS. The  CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy will impact three programs at CHS: Student Investment Group In 2015, a self-started team of students called the Student Investment Group was established by student Lucas Higgins ’18. The club went on to excel in college-sponsored investment competitions hosted by both UVA and the Wharton School of Business at Penn. Furthermore, Lucas raised $25,000 to establish an ...

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    CHS BACON Club Highlights

    The CHS BACON Club (Best All-around Club of Nerds), has had a busy winter full of activity,  achievements, and awards. Most recently, the BACON Science Bowl team upset powerhouse Langley High School in the state Science Bowl tournament and finished in second place. BACON advisor Dr. Matt Shields called the victory “truly bonkers.” “Our team went undefeated through the early brackets which landed them in the semi-finals against Langley,” said Dr. Shields,  “Already the best showing that BACON had ever had, the team was happy with what was looking like a third place medal. But they put Langley on the ropes early ...

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