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!

  • Rehearsal for South Pacific production

    TheatreCHS presents “South Pacific” this week

    Charlottesville High School will present “South Pacific” February 22-25 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center (MLK PAC). Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Times are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. Click here to order tickets online.   This  award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein  musical first appeared on Broadway in 1949 and re-emerged in a 2008 Broadway revival. In an interview with C-VILLE Weekly previewing the play, CHS drama teacher and director David Becker said, “It’s probably one of the most lush, most memorable scores of musical theater written during the golden age…What I was really interested in doing ...

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    Knight Time Review student newspaper launches new website

    Extra, extra read all about it! The Knight Time Review student newspaper now has a new website. Click here to see the latest edition.

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    CCS Faculty Art Exhibit

    The CCS Faculty Art Exhibit, a long-standing tradition for Charlottesville City Schools,  is now on display in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performance Arts Center (MLK-PAC) lobby from January 22, 2018 to March 26, 2018. The show features drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, digital art and mixed-media created by faculty and staff members who work for the nine schools in our division. With more than 20 participants, the exhibit includes works from visual art teachers, school counselors, instructional assistants, administrators, and other support staff. The faculty exhibit overlaps ArtConnections 2018, the annual division-wide student art show. Together, these exhibits illustrate how the visual ...

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  • Zero Robotics Team heading to MIT for final round of international coding competition

    The CHS Zero Robotics team will travel to MIT to compete in the final round of the Zero Robotics contest sponsored by NASA and MIT on January 11, 2018. During the finals, CHS students’ code will control small robots aboard the International Space Station. Astronauts aboard the ISS will judge the final round of robot maneuvers while the teams watch via a live video feed. The team of computer programmers from the Charlottesville High School BACON Club (Best All-Around Club of Nerds) earned first place in round one of  the Zero Robotics competition earlier this year and then joined forces with two ...

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  • CHS Fall 2017 Highlights

      Fine Arts CHS hosted a group of singers from the Metro Nashville Public Schools to collaborate on a joint musical recording of entertainer BeBe Winan’s song “Right Now (We Need One Another.”  Read The Daily Progress coverage here. A response to this summer’s violence, this beautiful video was shown at the Dave Matthews Band Concert for Charlottesville. Forty CHS students stayed after school for a “paint-in” organized by art teacher Rachel McLaughlin (see photo, above) as one response to the Charlottesville events of August 11-12. The inspirational messages have been posted around the school. The CHS Theatre program will present “A Night of One Act Performances” ...

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  • Holiday Performances

    There are numerous ways to enjoy the arts this season with Charlottesville City Schools. Upcoming performances include: Calendar of Performances Dec 5 All City Band Concert 7 p.m. MLK PAC Dec 12 Greenbrier 4th grade 6 p.m., 1:30 p.m. daytime performance 3rd and 4th grade Dec 12 Johnson Winter concert 6 p.m., 1 p.m. daytime performance K, 2nd and 4th grade Dec 12 Jackson-Via Winter concerts: 2nd Grade at 6 p.m.; 3rd Grade at 6:45 p.m.; 4th Grade at 7:30 p.m. Dec 13 Walker Orchestra 7 p.m. Dec 14 CHS Holiday Pops Choir Concert 7 p.m. MLK PAC Dec 14 Burnley-Moran 6:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Dec 18 Clark ...

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  • Theatre CHS presents “A Night of One-Act Performances”

    Charlottesville High School will present two one-act plays on October 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the CHS BlackBox Theater. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and $15 for VIP seating. Click here to order tickets online.   The first play is a Virginia High school League (VHSL) one-act called “1601” that is a student-written and student-directed musical. Featuring the CHS orchestra students as players, the show raises awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention. Click here for a sneak peak of the first rehearsal!  The second play, a  Virginia Theatre Association Conference (VTA) one-act, is called “The Firebugs.” According to theater director David ...

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  • Concert for Charlottesville features CHS music video

     A music video collaboration produced by Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville Public Schools  was featured among the long line-up of musical performers at the Dave Matthew’s Band Concert for Charlottesville in September . “To see all of us up on the jumbotron at the Dave Matthews concert was truly a thrill,” said CHS Orchestra Teacher Laura Mulligan Thomas. “I get goose bumps every time I think about it.  It was our students singing and playing and trying to promote a positive message.” The music video features 50 CHS orchestra students and 30 members of the CHS choir, along with Nashville’s Fab ...

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    Fall Reminders

    Senior Portraits: Senior make up portraits will be November 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the PAC. Students should check with their English teacher for sitting times and passes. Please bring your address, contact information, and email address for the Life Touch rep to verify. Wear a white undershirt so you can easily change tops for your portraits. Upcoming dates: Fall Choir Concert, 10/23, 7 p.m. PTO Meeting, 10/24, 5:30 p.m. Theater performance, 10/25, 7 p.m. End of first quarter, 10/26 No school for students, 10/27 ACT Testing, 10/28 (pre-registration required) No school for students, 11/6 and 11/7 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 11/7, 3 – 7 p.m. Fall Sports Information: Visit gocville.org to follow CHS sports ...

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  • We Welcome Nashville Students and Staff!

    Charlottesville City Schools will host a special group of visitors from the Metro Nashville Public Schools later this week to collaborate on a joint musical recording of entertainer BeBe Winan’s song “Right Now (We Need One Another).” The Fabulous 5, an ensemble of five Nashville area high school students, recorded a touching music video in response to the recent events in Charlottesville and sent it to the CCS staff. Produced under the direction of Cedric Caldwell, the head of Pearl Cohn Magnet High School’s Relentless Entertainment group, the video features scenes from the Unite the Right march and related events in ...

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