What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • CHSO Strings Ensemble performs on Downtown Mall

    The Charlottesville High School Orchestra String Ensemble presented a short public performance at Central Place on the Downtown Mall on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30 p.m. to kick-off fundraising efforts for a trip to Europe next year. Led by CHSO orchestra director Laura Thomas, the CHSO String Ensemble has been invited to participate in the 2020 Lisbon International Youth Music Festival. The festival features more than 30 concerts in the best halls and open-air venues in Portugal and celebrates youth orchestras, choirs, symphonic bands and ensembles from all over the world. For more information, visit www.chsorchestra.org. Related coverage: “CHS Orchestra Performs on Downtown Mall, Hopes ...

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    Secretary Qarni visits CHS to talk mental wellness

    Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni visited Charlottesville High School for a round table discussion with students and staff to learn more about the variety of mental wellness initiatives at CHS. Recognized as a leader in using a multi-strand approach to mental wellness, social-emotional learning, and intentional community building, Charlottesville City Schools has implemented a wide range of student-led inititatives, particularly at the high school. CHS students shared some of these efforts with Secretary Qarni, including the Teen Mental Health First Aid program, the Green Dot bystander training program, the Link Crew freshman mentoring program, CHS’s calming space, and partnerships with Region Ten ...

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    Bus stop meet and greets connect schools and families

    Whether dropping in to visit schools or hosting Parent University information workshops or swinging by bus stops with breakfast and books, our family engagement team is always looking for ways to connect schools and families. Throughout the year, Family Engagement Coordinators Velvet Coleman and Bianca Johnson can be seen visiting neighborhood bus stops at their morning bus stop meet and greets. The visits have been widely-received by the community since they began in August 2018, and it is not uncommon to see principals, teachers, and administrators stop by to help greet students and their families. “Strong relationships between our families,  our schools, ...

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  • Sylvia Elder accepts dedication plaque.

    New track dedication celebrates legacy of Coach Curtis Elder

    The Charlottesville High School community held a dedication ceremony for the new Curtis Elder Track and Field Complex at CHS to honor the rich legacy of former CHS Track Coach Curtis Elder. “The power to win must come from within,” was just one of Coach Elder’s many inspiring mantras for his players, and one he took to heart.  During his 44 seasons of coaching, Coach Elder’s teams won 253 track meets, 20 district and 20 regional track championships, and 7 state track championships.  He was also nominated for national track coach of the year in 2005 and in 1999 and was ...

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    Back-to-School Nights

    After a great start to the school year, attend a Back-to-School Night to check in with teachers and get a better sense of what’s coming up! Burnley-Moran: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm (includes picnic) Clark: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Johnson: Tuesday, September 17, 6-7:30pm Venable:  Thursday, September 19, 5:30-7:30pm (Welcome Back Potluck to follow) Walker: Tuesday, September 10, 6-8pm Buford: Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday 9/26 and Tuesday, 10/1, 4-7pm plus Harvest Festival 10/4 at 5:30pm CHS: Monday, September 16, 5-7pm CATEC: Wednesday, September 25, 5-7pm Lugo-McGinness: Back-to-School Potluck, August 20

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    Superintendent appointed to Governor’s Commission on African American History Education

    Charlottesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins will serve on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s new commission to review Virginia’s history standards and instructional practices, content, and resources currently used to teach African American history in the Commonwealth. “Virginia is the birthplace of our country, and it is so fitting that our Commonwealth would lead the way in these efforts,” said Dr. Atkins. “When I look at the makeup of the Commission and the individuals the Governor has selected, I feel really honored to be able to work with such talented people who are so passionate about understanding and teaching students about America’s ...

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  • School SRO officer with child on first day of school

    2019-20 school year begins

    Cville Schools officially opened the 2019-20 school year with our staff convocation on August 14, 2019 at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center followed by a variety of activities to prepare for our students’ return.  Here is a glimpse of some of theback-to-school excitement.

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    Summer Stories @ Cville Schools

    The countdown is on to the first day of school on August 21. Here is a recap of how our students and staff have made the most of summer break.

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    Back-to-School Information

    Get ready for school by completing your back-to-school forms now! We look forward to welcoming our students back on August 21, 2019 for the first day of school. See below for important dates such as back-to-school open houses, and school supplies lists. Back-to-School Forms: Back-to-school forms have been posted to PowerSchool (click “Re-Registration” at left). Please fill them out as soon as possible. Instructions and tips for families Need help? Call your school, 245-2962, or 245-2943. Kindergarteners and other new students do not need to be re-registered. Free and Reduced Lunch Application Link to Free and Reduced Lunch Application.  Questions? Call 245-2830. Regular School Hours: Elementary: 8:00am to 2:30pm Buford and Walker: ...

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  • School Supplies Lists 2019-20

    School starts August 21.  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, plan to attend the Back to School Bash at the Sprint Pavilion on August 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. For assistance with other school supplies, any fees, or other needs, please contact your school principal or counselor. School ...

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