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!

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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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  • What a weekend for CHS!

    Pick your favorite CHS accomplishment from the  weekend (and yes, “all of the above” is an acceptable answer): AVID students earning $10,000 to support community service projects. Thanks, CFA Institute! BACON earning 2nd in Virginia in Science Bowl at Jefferson Lab. BACON was second only to the perennial champ, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. BACON (Best All-around Club of Nerds) team members were Jamie Nachbar, Stephen Newman, Clara Stelow, and Peter Manto. Read more about other recent BACON accomplishments here. Four track & wrestling boys winning Jeff District events (and boys’ track winning 2nd overall). Congratulations to our district champs: ...

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    Fabulous Fine Arts @ Cville Schools

    Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening lately in the Fine Arts program at Charlottesville City Schools. The annual CHS Symphony/Chorus/Fine Arts Celebration featured all of the Charlottesville High School fine arts in one evening.  The performance combined the talents of the CHS Symphony, CHS Choir, CHS Jazz Band, CHS Visual Arts, and CHS Theatre. CHS Choir teacher Will Cooke noted that eight CHS Choir alumni were also singing among the choir. CHS orchestra teacher Laura Thomas credits the strong foundational programs in the elementary and middle schools for enabling the successes at the high school. “The Symphony Orchestra ...

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    Black Knights on Twitter

    Tweets by CHSBlackKnights | Welcome to the Black Knights Twitter feed.  We hope you will follow us for updates and news about CHS! – Charlottesville High School (@CHSBlackKnights)

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