What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Highlights and News Spring 2018

    April 25, 2018 Dear community members, I’ll keep my remarks brief for this newsletter. Simply put, I want to call your attention to two updates that are important to our community. School safety: This post describes our past and current steps to promote safety. It also includes an update from the Charlottesville Police Department, which on April 30 will start staffing  a new elementary-based school resource officer to deepen the connection with our elementary communities. School facilities: This post reflects back on what we heard from the community this winter and spring as we began a conversation about our growing enrollment and its impact ...

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    CHS Choir Reunites with Nashville’s Fab 5

    Singers record “Shine” music video for Parkland victims The Charlottesville High School Choir recently reconnected with the Fab 5 of Metro Nashville Public Schools. The CHS and Fab 5 singers recorded a joint musical tribute in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The groups previously collaborated at CHS to record “Right Now (We Need One Another)” in response to the events of August 11-12 in Charlottesville. The inspiring video was featured in the Dave Matthews Band Concert for Charlottesville in the fall. This time, the musicians wanted to offer a song of healing to the Parkland, Florida community. Using ...

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    Spring Performances and Events at Cville Schools

    Charlottesville City Schools has a full menu of opportunities to enjoy the fine arts for all ages this spring! 4/18 (Wednesday): El Espectáculo, an evening of youth multi-media performances that showcase the division-wide elementary school Spanish program. 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2412 4/25 (Wednesday): CHS Choir Spring Concert, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2410 4/26 (Thursday) Walker Orchestra Spring Concert, 7pm, Walker Auditorium. 245-2412. 4/26 and 4/27 (Thursday and Friday): CHS Theatre presents The Tempest, 7pm, Black Box Theatre at Charlottesville High School. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/CHSTheatreTickets. Students $5 and Adults $10. 245-2410 5/1 (Tuesday) Johnson Elementary PreK, 1st, 3rd, ...

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    James Bryant Appointed Interim School Board Member

    On April 11, the School Board appointed James Bryant, a graduate and longtime employee of Charlottesville City Schools, as interim School Board member.  Until a special election is held on November 6, Mr. Bryant will hold the position vacated by Adam Hastings, who resigned in March as part of a move outside the City limits. Thanks to Mr. Hastings for his concluded service! Welcome and thank you to Mr. Bryant for his future service! For more information about the process and Mr. Bryant’s service to our community, please see: “Charlottesville School Board appoints former CHS counselor as interim member,” Charlottesville Tomorrow “Charlottesville School Board picks ...

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    CLASS Camp ExL Registration Opens March 12

    The CLASS program of Charlottesville City Schools in partnership with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation offers Camp ExL 2018 to provide affordable, safe, enriching, and fun activities for our students in the summer.  It is going to be summer full of fun as we follow the antics of our favorite storybook characters. Enjoy swimming, crafts, music, cooking, games, field trips, and more! Who: Students in pre-K*—3 rd grade during the 2017-2018 school year (*pre-K students must have birth date prior to Oct. 1, 2013) When: June 18th—July 27nd (closed July 4th) Where: Burnley-Moran, Jackson-Via, and Venable Elementary Schools Hours:  9am-4pm are the standard hours; extended hours can ...

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  • Adam Hastings Steps Down from Board; Process for Vacancy Announced

    At the Charlottesville School Board meeting on March 1, Adam Hastings announced that he’ll be stepping down from the Board. A planned relocation to a home outside the City limits will render him ineligible to serve. Hastings was elected to the Board in 2015. Process for Naming an Interim Board Member Charlottesville City Schools has announced the process for selecting an interim School Board member, who will serve until a special election on November 6, 2018, when voters will determine who will hold the office until Hastings’ term expires in December 2019. Nominations of qualified Charlottesville City voters are sought for the interim ...

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    An Update on School Safety

    Safety At Charlottesville City Schools: An Update (April 25, 2018) Safety is our top priority at Charlottesville City Schools. This is true every year, but recent national events have brought even  greater attention to this issue. What Have We Done Previously? First, we should reflect on the broad array of safety practices that are in place or under development at Charlottesville City Schools. These practices reflected two strategies, both those that have traditionally been associated with security (such as locking doors and implementing threat assessment teams) and other approaches that have been proven to advance schools’ safety and wellness (such as promoting a ...

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    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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    CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy

    On February 13, Charlottesville High School was pleased to host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate a new partnership, the CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy. The aim is to support financial education and cultivate interest and awareness of the investment profession for students at CHS. The  CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy will impact three programs at CHS: Student Investment Group In 2015, a self-started team of students called the Student Investment Group was established by student Lucas Higgins ’18. The club went on to excel in college-sponsored investment competitions hosted by both UVA and the Wharton School of Business at Penn. Furthermore, Lucas raised $25,000 to establish an ...

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    CHS BACON Club Highlights

    The CHS BACON Club (Best All-around Club of Nerds), has had a busy winter full of activity,  achievements, and awards. Most recently, the BACON Science Bowl team upset powerhouse Langley High School in the state Science Bowl tournament and finished in second place. BACON advisor Dr. Matt Shields called the victory “truly bonkers.” “Our team went undefeated through the early brackets which landed them in the semi-finals against Langley,” said Dr. Shields,  “Already the best showing that BACON had ever had, the team was happy with what was looking like a third place medal. But they put Langley on the ropes early ...

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