Ribbon-cutting! Photo courtesy CFA Institute.

Don’t-Miss News out of CHS

From fine arts to finance, there have been some amazing announcements and accomplishments at CHS this winter. Scroll down to see them all!

  • Winter Sports Postseason and Spring Try-out Information

    As we head into the post-season, congratulations to our teams and athletes for another strong season of athleticism and sportsmanship, and best wishes as regional competitions begin! See details, below, and check for Twitter updates at @CHSBlackKnights or @cville_dsa (Director of Student Activities) for future results and competition times. Basketball Congrats to the boys and girls teams for finishing up their last week of regular-season play in an impressive fashion.  The girls finished tied for 2nd in the district and regional standings and will get to host several playoff games. The boys finished the season with a bang by upsetting top-ranked Louisa County ...

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    TheatreCHS musical “Mamma Mia!” opens this week

    The Charlottesville High School Theater Department will present the Broadway musical hit “Mamma Mia!” on Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17 at CHS in the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. Based on the songs of Swedish pop band ABBA including a top hit by the same name, “Mamma Mia” is one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. It features strong female leads with an emphasis on themes of female friendships and empowerment. In 2008, a film adaptation premiered starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried. “This year‘s production of ‘Mamma Mia!’ promises to be a night or afternoon full ...

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  • Academic advising season begins

    Scheduling for next year is underway! Now is the time for students to weigh options and discuss their future course selections with their teachers, school counselors, and families. Here is the latest message from CHS Principal Dr. Eric Irizarry. https://youtu.be/m9tYTglCMXU For a complete overview of the course selection process, please view this video provided by the CHS school counseling team: More information about the process and the Program of Studies is available here. Additional information and scheduling help specific to Buford Middle School is available here. In addition, Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) has a wide variety of career and technical course offerings. Two upcoming ...

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    CHS earns triple gold in 2019 Advocacy in Action Awards

    The Charlottesville High School music program is a triple-gold winner in the 2019 Music for All Advocacy in Action Awards for its 2018 music collaboration with students from Metro Nashville Public Schools. Recognized for excellence in three categories, Community Service Project, Community Engagement, and Community Event, members of the CHS Orchestra and CHS Choir joined talents with the “Fab 5,” a student quintet from Pearl-Cohn Magnet High School in Nashville to perform Bebe Winans’ hit song, “Right Now (We Need One Another).”  The efforts were a direct response to the deadly events of August 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. Under the leadership ...

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    Fine Arts Upcoming Events

    At Charlottesville City Schools, we value the fine arts.  We invite you to come see our students’ talents this winter, whether in band, choir, dance, theater, orchestra, the visual arts or more (see calendar below). Upcoming Events January 10, Buford Middle School student art exhibit at City Hall January 18,  Walker Stage Left Theatre presents: The Trial of Goldilocks, 6:30 p.m., Walker Auditorium January 20, CHS Orchestra presents Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with special guest Jamie Bernstein, 3 p.m., The Paramount Theater. (click for more info) January 29, Walker School 5th grade band concert, 7pm, Walker Auditorium January 30, CHS Symphony/Choir Concert, 7:30pm, MLKPAC February 1, Buford Stage Left ...

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  • Follow CHS on Social Media

    Stay connected with Charlottesville High School by following school happenings on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook.com/CHSBlackKnights Twitter.com/CHSBlackKnights Twitter.com/cville_dsa

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  • CHS students holding The Hate U Give

    Cville OneBook: The Hate U Give

    Charlottesville High Schools earned a shout-out in USAToday on December 10 for its direct discussions about race in its English 9 honors-option classes. After in-class discussions and activities relating to the award-winning novel The Hate U Give (plus a field trip to see the movie), there was also an evening panel discussion featuring students and author Angie Thomas via Skype. Thanks to Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for their hospitality and leadership in hosting the panel discussion. Thomas praised Charlottesville’s direct approach to learning from the white supremacist rallies in August 2017: “It gives me hope for the rest of the country.”Since last year, ...

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    News and Highlights December 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and the Charlottesville School Board    Dear community members— Thanks to so many of you who have shared your voice and time with us during our conversations about equity at Charlottesville City Schools. At our second forum this past week, we reflected back some of the action items that have arisen so far from parents, staff, students, and community members. Participants voted on their top-priority action items. In addition, we invited participants to add any ideas that were missing from our summaries. We are still listening. We need to hear from as many voices as possible. You ...

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    CHS Mid-term exam schedule

    CHS students will take mid-term exams December 18-21, 2018. Check out the exam schedule and bus info here. Mid-Term Exam Schedule 2018 Please note: There will be no CATEC or early morning bus runs 12/18-12/21. Early morning exams will be December 17 during regularly scheduled early morning classes. Virtual class exam locations are TBD.

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  • “Concert for Charlottesville” Video Earns National Awards

     A music video collaboration by musicians from Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville public schools has earned 2018 Advocacy in Action Awards from the music education non-profit organization, Music for All. The musical remake of Bebe and CeCe Winans’ song, “Right Now (We Need One Another),” was recorded by Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville Public Schools musicians last year in response to the events of August 11-12 in Charlottesville. The music video features 50 CHS orchestra students and 30 members of the CHS choir, along with Nashville’s Fab 5, a group of student singers that attend different schools at MNPS. “It was ...

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