What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Students pose for picture in colorful tunics at Walker International Day.

    News and Highlights December 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and the Charlottesville School Board    Dear community members— Thanks to so many of you who have shared your voice and time with us during our conversations about equity at Charlottesville City Schools. At our second forum this past week, we reflected back some of the action items that have arisen so far from parents, staff, students, and community members. Participants voted on their top-priority action items. In addition, we invited participants to add any ideas that were missing from our summaries. We are still listening. We need to hear from as many voices as possible. You ...

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  • Flyer for 2nd Community Forum on Equity November 27 at CHS at 7:30. Bus service available. See post for pdf of bus schedules and more details.

    Equity Forum

    Charlottesville City Schools hosted a second community forum to discuss equity on Tuesday, November 27, at Charlottesville High School at 7:30pm. A live stream of the evening’s presentations can be found here.  Online participants were able to participate along with those present by submitting feedback at www.publicinput.com/3575. This link is still live for those who would like to add additional feedback. It also gives a good summary of all of the ideas presented. Agenda for the Second Forum Our objective for the second forum was to reflect back what we’ve been hearing from the community so far. Our staff and School Board have been seeking community ...

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  • “Concert for Charlottesville” Video Earns National Awards

     A music video collaboration by musicians from Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville public schools has earned 2018 Advocacy in Action Awards from the music education non-profit organization, Music for All. The musical remake of Bebe and CeCe Winans’ song, “Right Now (We Need One Another),” was recorded by Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville Public Schools musicians last year in response to the events of August 11-12 in Charlottesville. The music video features 50 CHS orchestra students and 30 members of the CHS choir, along with Nashville’s Fab 5, a group of student singers that attend different schools at MNPS. “It was ...

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  • November is Family Engagement Month

    November is National Family Engagement month, and we want you to know how much we value our partnership with families. See why student-family-school partnerships are so important to a child’s success in this video interview with Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and PreK-2nd grade Family Engagement Facilitator Velvet Coleman. For more tips and resources, visit our Family Engagement web page here.

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  • Students visit Fralin Art Museum at UVA.

    Highlights and News November 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear families – As we look ahead to our second Community Forum on Equity on November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at CHS, I wanted to give you a few updates. Thanks to all of you who came to our first forum in October. With more than 400 community members, employees, and students present, along with many following along on Facebook, we were able to hear valuable feedback on issues of equity and achievement in our schools. We also gathered hundreds of responses from our online surveys and have made that data available to you at www.charlottesvilleschools.org/NYT. ...

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  • Draft calendar for 2019-20 school year. PDF is attached on this page. For details, call 245-2962.

    Draft Calendar for 2019-20

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2019-20 school year.  Thank you for your feedback on our survey. Since 83 percent of participants selected “approve as is,” only two slight modifications have been made to reflect submitted suggestions. A revised draft (along with an explanation of changes) is posted below. Draft 2019-20 calendar revised November 28 (pdf) The two revisions to this draft were (1) moving the 9/20 Professional Learning Day to Monday, 9/30 and (2) moving the end of the 1st quarter from 10/25 to 10/31. The draft calendar will be presented to the School Board for review ...

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  • Promo poster for "Heathers The Musical High School Edition."

    “Heathers The Musical” opens this Thursday at CHS

    Charlottesville High School will present “Heathers The Musical (High School Edition)” Thursday, December 6 through Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at the CHS Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Order tickets online here. The play is a new adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the 1990s cult classic movie. It follows the story of Veronica Sawyer – a brainy teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable, she falls for the wrong boy and finds herself ostracized by ...

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    November is Family Engagement Month!

    November is National Family Engagement month, and we want you to know how much we value our partnership with families. Research shows that parental involvement is very important to a child’s success. There are many ways that families can engage with our schools. In fact, coming up on November 27th at 7:30pm is our second community forum on equity at Charlottesville High School. We hope you will plan to join us as we continue discussing ways to better serve all of our children.  PreK-2nd Family Engagement Coordinator Velvet Coleman is available to support families with a variety of resources. Her latest ...

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  • School Board passes dress code resolution

    In November 2018, the Charlottesville City Schools School Board unanimously passed a resolution that bans students from wearing clothing that depicts symbols “associated with racial hatred and violence.” Citing the events of  August 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville, board members resolved that  “student dress that is disruptive of the learning environment, that contains language or images that are discriminatory, or that promotes violent conduct or contains threats includes, but not limited to, clothing that depicts Confederate imagery or the Nazi swastika or contains images and language associated with the Ku Klux Klan and other White Nationalist groups, is prohibited and will not be ...

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    CCS News and Highlights October 3, 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear families — “Every Learner. Every day. Everyone.” These words embody our mission – that at Charlottesville City Schools, we want to support all of our learners. How are we doing on that? By some measures, we’re doing great. Our graduation rate rose to 92.6%, and for black students, that rate has risen 25 points since 2006. Data shows that as students move through our schools, they show strong growth. As we’ve emphasized social-emotional learning and added supports for positive behaviors, our suspensions have dropped significantly. However, by other measures, we still have work to do. On Virginia’s ...

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