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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    Graduation 2017

    Graduation will be Thursday, June 8, and it’ll be here before you know it! It’s time to order your cap and gown. If you haven’t done so already, you can still order your graduation cap and gown unit for only $50 by using this link directly to Josten’s.  Pricing may go up as time passes.  If you are concerned about meeting this graduation obligation, please contact your counselor. Questions? Call 1.800.JOSTENS or CHS at 245.2410 Check back here for more graduation information to come Link to Josten’s for other CHS senior gear, including graduation announcements

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  • Yearbook and Prom 2017

    The school year will be over before you know it! It’s time to buy your yearbook and get your prom tickets! Yearbooks For a limited time yearbooks and yearbook ads can be purchased online directly from Balfour. For $80, payable by check to CHS or cash, yearbooks can also be ordered by seeing the CHS bookkeeper in the main office.  All yearbook inquiries can be emailed to toolea1@charlottesvilleschools.org. Prom WHAT:  CHS Prom  “A Knight in Nature” WHEN: Saturday, April 29th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  WHERE: Carver Recreation Center, 233 4th St NW, Downtown Charlottesville  COST OF TICKETS: $10 per ticket; Photo id is required of all participants for entry.  HOW TO PURCHASE ...

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  • CHS Bus Route Changes

    The bus routes for CHS will change beginning Friday, April 14, continuing through the end of the school year.  Thank you for your patience. CHS bus route changes

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  • Girls' Basketball Team wins Regional Championship and will advance to the State Quarterfinals (2017)

    What’s Happening at CHS

    2017 has been a busy year at CHS! In case you’ve missed them, here is a sample of the what’s been going on. Black History Month Presentation | ROLE MODELS – Influential African-Americans 50 African-American leaders from the Charlottesville and Albemarle communities were welcomed by CHS students for a photo shoot and interview sesion in January.  This collaborative project between the CHS African-American History and photography classes sought to highlight and celebrate prominent community leaders for Black History Month. The project was also highlighted in the Daily Progress.   TheaterCHS presents “Into the Woods” February 16-18 Charlottesville High School students performed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods ...

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  • CHS students interviewing and photographing local African-Americans. Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Daily Progress

    Highlights and News: January 24, 2017

    January 24, 2017 Dear families, As you know, we are developing the strategic plan that will guide our Charlottesville schools through the year 2023. So far, we have gotten a great response from students, staff, and parents — and we want to hear from you, too. Three opportunities are available for staff and parents: A community-wide listening session will be held this Wednesday (1/25) at CHS at 7pm. Join us! An online survey is another way you can share your feedback and ideas. A schedule of school-based meetings is on the web site, as well. This monthly newsletter will reflect on some of the ideas we’ve heard so ...

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  • Poster for "Into the Woods" on February 16-18, 7:30 pm nightly with 1pm matinee on Saturday. Call 245-2410 for information.

    TheaterCHS presents “Into the Woods” February 16-18

    Charlottesville High School presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center from February 16-18, 2017. The Tony Award-winning musical revisits and reimagines several well-known fairy tales. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, February 16-18, at 7:30pm, with an additional Saturday matinee at 1pm. Tickets, available at http://theatrechs.org/buy-tickets-here/, are $10 for adults and $5 for students. “We’re delighted to present this popular musical here in Charlottesville. It’s a real showcase for our students, whether our actors, our tech crew, our pit orchestra, and more,” notes director David Becker. “Even the technical innovations in ...

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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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  • Cyberybullying and Reputation Workshop, March 6, 6pm at Buford Middle School. Call 245-2411 for details.

    Cyberbullying and Reputation: A Community Workshop

    Cyberbullying and Reputation: A Community Workshop Where: Buford Middle School Auditorium, 1000 Cherry Avenue When: Monday, March 6 at 6pm What: A community-wide presentation for families presentation by Susan Sutton, a nationally known authority on this important issue.

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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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