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!

  • Collage: CHS Students selected for US State Department Travel Fellowships

    Four CHS Students Selected for U.S. State Department Travel Fellowships

    Four students — Fré Halvorson-Taylor, Santiago Padrón, Matthew Robinson, and Elsa Schenck — are Charlottesville High School’s most recent recipients of U.S. State Department travel fellowships. In the past years, a number of CHS students and Charlottesville schools teachers have earned places in these selective programs designed to foster international understanding and language development in critical areas such as Arabic or Mandarin. Recent recipients: Santiago Padrón, recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) will spend the summer in China. He is presently completing his third year of Mandarin Chinese at CHS.  As suggested in the name of the program, NSLI-Y is sponsored by ...

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    CyberCamp at CHS

    Thanks to a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, Charlottesville High School is offering a brand-new, cutting-edge cybersecurity camp this summer!  Learn about this fast-developing field and see if it’s for you!  No prior programming knowledge is necessary. Runs June 13-30, 7:45am-1:15pm Free! Breakfast and lunch are provided Held in the CHS Sigma Lab, exclusively for CHS students Apply by May 9 (the application is very simple) If you sign up, you must attend every day Bus transportation is available To apply and learn more: Online application (apply by May 9) VIRGINIA CYBERCAMP 2016 Flyer Bus Routes (the same as for CHS summer school)

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    CHS Highlights: March 2016

    Congratulations to students in German 2 and 3,  who won 1st and 2nd place in the U.Va. German studies short film contest! Their films explored the local history of the Germanna Colonies and will be posted on the Germanna Foundation’s website. Two seniors recently won art awards.  “Art Nouveau,” a comb by Sydney Saunders, won honorable mention in the southeast region of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. A painting of the Paramount Theater by Serena Meintzschel won 2nd place in the Virginia School Boards Association’s central region art contest. Author, artist, & graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge offered a comics workshop to help ...

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    CHS Spring Fine Arts Performances

    Charlottesville High School excels in the fine arts. We’re a nine-time Blue Ribbon School for musical achievement, and our students also earn awards in theatre and the visual arts. Mark your calendar now for a spring performance. Upcoming Events March 14-23 (except weekends), ArtConnections Division-Wide Exhibition at CHS Small Gym March 15, 17, and 18, Virginia Festival of the Book events at CHS.  See schedule here. March 15-May 9, CCS Faculty Art Exhibition at Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center lobby March 17-20, Theater CHS presents Aida at MLKPAC (click for times and info) March 30: All-City Choral Festival, 7pm, MLKPAC (Grades 4-12 present “Lift Every Voice: Celebrating African-American Music”) April 27: CHS ...

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    CHS Highlights, February 2016

    The Scholastic Bowl team at CHS won every single game in the district competition and qualified for regionals. Team members are Anna Davis, Santiago Padron, Sam Rimm-Kaufman, Matthew Robinson, Noah Robinson, Luca Sun, and Jonah Weissman. In addition, the team qualified for nationals in the 3-2-1 online quiz competition. CHS will host a community-wide parenting forum (“Engaging the Instagram Generation”) on 3/23 at 7pm in the MLKPAC.  The (rescheduled) event will feature community experts and a student panel for discussion on issues such as  communication, substance abuse, and sexual harassment. Because of the division-wide 2-hour delay on 3/1, CHS will NOT have its monthly 1-hour ...

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    Superintendent Message January 2016

    January 12, 2016 Dear families— Welcome back to school!  I hope you had a restful break, and that the second half of your school year is smooth and rewarding. We’re looking ahead to the 2016-17 year, particularly its budget.  Our top priorities for next year’s budget include maintaining competitive salaries to retain our strong staff.  We’ll continue to support our also-strong STEM and arts programs.  Although it is grant-funded, we’re also excited about our plans for an extended learning day to support students who need assistance for improved literacy. We are meeting with the School Board regularly and will host a number of forums for ...

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  • Concert Calendar & Fine Arts Updates

    The fine arts are always celebrated in Charlottesville Schools, but this fall, our students have been recognized in many ways.  Read here to see why, and to check out our upcoming fall & winter concerts.

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  • Where to Find Your Student’s Grades Online?

    A note from the Principal: Parents, we appreciate your support as we transition to Canvas as our primary learning management system. Teachers have the option to use two different grading platforms, Canvas and PowerSchool. Regardless of whichever grading platform they use, PowerSchool grades are updated every two weeks. Please reference the below document to see which grading platform your student’s teachers prefer.   CHS Teachers’ Preferred Grading Platform Fall 2015 Link to PowerSchool login (found at the bottom of every page of this web site in the “Parents” menu) Link to information about signing up for a Canvas account (found on “quick links” menu on CCS ...

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  • Naming DeBerry-Bingler Field, a Historic Golf Season, and More

    This fall, there are a number of exciting developments in CHS athletics.  This includes:  naming the CHS athletic field for two legendary coaches, another historic golf season, and positive attention from fans and media for our football and field hockey teams. DeBerry-Bingler Field As of October 23, DeBerry-Bingler Field will be the new name of the athletic field at CHS’s Theodose Stadium. Joseph Bingler was a four-sport athlete in Charlottesville City Schools, and after a football scholarship at the University of Virginia and then serving in the Army, he returned to the area. He first taught at McGuffey Elementary and then taught and coached football at ...

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  • Information about Fall Athletics at CHS

    Last year was great, filled with post-season success for Charlottesville High School in golf, field hockey, boys & girls basketball, winter & spring track, and boys & girls soccer!  Let’s make this year even better. Don’t forget to get your physical! CHS 2015 Fall Sports Practice and Try-Out Information (pdf) Form for VHSL physicals More information at CHS athletics at:  www.blackknightathletics.org!

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