What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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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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  • 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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    Closing Announcements: Customize Your Settings

    New this year for winter closing notifications: This year, all families will receive emails and calls at all times (including early morning) unless families customize their settings via PowerSchool. You can learn how to change your settings here (hint: the service we use is called School Messenger, and there’s a tab in PowerSchool).  If you have not yet set up your PowerSchool account, call 245-2943. For general information about how we announce our school closings, click here. A flyer was also sent home with students.

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    Highlights & News, December 2016

    December 8, 2016 Dear families— On the radio this month, you can hear students from Walker School thanking community partners for the special programs they make possible. One student chose to thank City Schoolyard Garden for creating and supporting our garden classrooms, and for working with the Local Food Hub to support our “Harvest of the Month” fresh and local snack.  Another spoke about her swimming lessons at Walker, made possible by the City’s Parks and Recreation department and the Ben Hair -Just Swim for Life Foundation. Two students spoke about U.Va., the first thanking engineering students who helped Walker students learn to code ...

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    Hour of Code in All Schools, December 6-8

    From December 6-8, all nine Charlottesville City Schools will be participating in the international “Hour of Code,” an event designed to expose all students to the world of computer programming.  Want to join the fun at home? Explore some of the age-appropriate activities here: Find code.org learning activities here See media advisory, below Charlottesville City Schools Participate in International Hour of Code From December 6-8, all Charlottesville City Schools will take part in this year’s Hour of Code events. Hour of Code is a national emphasis, taking place this year during December 5-11, to expose students to computer science. From elementary through high school, ...

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  • Naia Fairchild and Francis MacCall, homecoming queen and king. Photo courtesy ScimmagePlay.

    Superintendent Message October 24, 2016

    October 24, 2016 Dear families— The first quarter of the year is almost over, and I hope that most of you have connected with your students’ teachers at back-to-school nights or conferences. We want to work with you to make sure we’re meeting the needs of all our students. We’ve seen a number of examples this month of ways that we challenge and encourage our students to do their best, from all-state jazz musicians to elementary STEM successes to the very special moment when Naia Fairchild was named the CHS homecoming queen.  In the arts, athletics, academics, in gardens, at camps, in labs, ...

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    Atkins Named One of Two Finalists for National Superintendent Award

    Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, has been named one of two finalists for the AASA Women in School Leadership Award for Superintendents. Each year, the AASA, or School Superintendents Association, joins with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer awards recognizing the country’s outstanding female teacher (or school-based employee), principal, and superintendent. “We are so proud of Dr. Atkins and her leadership in Charlottesville and beyond. We are delighted but not surprised to see her excellence recognized on a national stage,” noted School Board chair Amy Laufer. Atkins, a former Virginia Superintendent of the Year, was nominated ...

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    Life After High School

    The Special Education Advisory Committee invites families from all our schools for a special evening to discuss “Life After High School,” considering questions about how to prepare your child to live independently after graduation.  Join us on November 18 from 5:30-7:30pm in the CHS A-Commons.

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    CHS Continues to Outperform State & Nation on SAT

    17 Students Recognized for High Performance on PSAT Continuing a long tradition, students at Charlottesville High School excelled on the 2015 SAT college-readiness test, far surpassing their state and national peers (see chart, below).  In addition, based on the related PSAT test taken last fall, 17 CHS seniors have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, with five earning places as semi-finalists in the national scholarship competition. Five National Merit Semifinalists: In the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, five CHS students are semifinalists: Claire Jenkins, Graham Keeley, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Robinson, and Pascale Starosta. They are invited to apply to ...

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