What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    School’s Out, But The Engineers Are In

    Has anyone told the Buford engineers that school’s out?! This summer, they’ve already made presentations at U.Va. Curry School of Education, American University, and ISTE ’17 in San Antonio! (That’s the the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.) To learn more about their summer activities, follow @CCS_iSTEM on Twitter.  

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    School Supplies Lists 2017-18

    School starts August 23.  Now is a great time to get your school supplies! Below are this year’s CCS school supplies lists.  Copies of these lists are available at area stores. If you have any questions, please call your school. And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, contact your school counselor or register for this year’s Community Back-to-School Bash at the Sprint Wireless Pavilion on Saturday,  August 12, from 10:30am –  12 pm. School Supply Lists for the 2017-18 School Year: Burnley-Moran Elementary Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker School  Buford Middle School CHS

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    Highlights and News | May 2017

    May 9, 2017 Dear families, Thanks to so many of you who have offered your ideas as part of our strategic planning process.  We have held more than 40 meetings in our schools and at community events with students, staff, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. Your feedback has been invaluable. We now have a draft of the plan, focusing on academic excellence, safe and supportive schools, and organizational supports. At the heart of this plan is the idea that we are all learners — not only our students, but our teachers, staff members such as our bus drivers, and our families at home. We are ...

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    Strategic Planning for 2017-2023

    Our next community meeting about the strategic plan for Charlottesville City Schools will be Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 at CHS. Join us to help refine the document that will guide our schools through 2023. Where we are now: We’ll host a community-wide update on Thursday, May 11, at 5:30pm at the CHS Sigma Lab. Join us! We’ve held more than 40 meetings of students, parents, staff,  community members, and groups focusing on specific topics. We received a strong response to our online survey. We’ve attended a number of community events to hear a variety of voices. We’ve reviewed a draft with our School Board (4/20)  and ...

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    Highlights and News | April 2017

    April 13, 2017 Dear families— Welcome to the fourth quarter! It’s spring concert season, and soon it will be graduation, with honors and awards for our talented students. Our staff and school division have won awards, too.  Our adult education director, Susan Erno, was recently honored as the runner-up for national adult education administrator of the year.  And our school division was honored for our pioneering use of technology, in which were ranked #5 nationally among mid-sized school divisions by the Center for Digital Education. We are proud of our accomplishments — and our staff and  students certainly earn plenty of honors (read on ...

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    Register for the Fall CLASS Program

    Registration for the fall CLASS program at the elementary schools and Walker will begin on Wednesday, May 31. Click here for rates and registration forms. Camp ExL Registration  is closed for Camp ExL, the summer program from CLASS.

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    Susan Erno Honored as Runner-Up for U.S. Outstanding Adult Ed Administrator

    Susan Erno, the Director of Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE), was honored as national runner-up for outstanding administrator of the year by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), an organization of 15,000+ professional adult educators. The honor was announced just days before TJACE hosts its 21st Annual Voices of Adult Learners Celebration, a reading of works written by area adult learners. Held annually as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, the reading will be Thursday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m., at Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center. It is free and open to the public, with a ...

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    Charlottesville City Schools Nationally Honored for Pioneering Use of Technology​

    Ranked #5 among Mid-Sized Divisions Charlottesville City Schools has been nationally honored for integrating technology in support of innovative curriculum and improved student learning. The Center for Digital Education (CDE) ranked Charlottesville as top-10 winner (#5 among mid-sized divisions) in its 2016-17 Digital School Districts Survey Awards. “We are proud to be recognized for our innovative work,” notes Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, Superintendent. “We know that the current and future marketplace will reward citizens who are adept in coding and other STEM skills. We are preparing our students for that future.” Charlottesville City Schools takes an innovative approach to STEM education (science, technology, ...

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    Fine Arts in March & April

    March Performances and Key Dates for Charlottesville City Schools Spring performance and exhibition season for Charlottesville City Schools begins in March. Come join us for one of these community events: Piedmont Council for the Arts Rising Stars Award Ceremony March 3, 7-9pm, The Haven (112 Market St.) CHS seniors Faith Brown (music — cello), Elliot Craft (theater), and Patrick O’Shea (visual arts) are among the honorees! Piedmont Council for the Arts will assemble the area’s most talented high school artists, writers, and performers for the 20th annual Arthur C. Greene Rising Stars Awards Ceremony. For more information, contact the PCA at 971-2787.   Painted Violins Auction to Support CHS ...

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    Statement from the School Board on our International Students

    In the midst of our national conversation about immigrants and refugees, we, the Charlottesville City School Board, would like to affirm that we continue to support and value each of our students, regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, or more. Although our teachers, staff, students, and families vary tremendously in culture, life experiences, and perspectives, we are united in our goals of nurturing personal and academic excellence for all and creating a learning atmosphere of mutual respect. Our students from around the world – whether here as immigrants, refugees, through international exchanges, or for other reasons – enrich the ...

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