What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Superintendent Message September 19, 2016

    September 19, 2016 Dear families— What a start we’ve had for the school year! We’ve hosted visits from the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Governor!  Our programs and teachers have already won awards and grants. We’ve opened a student-run credit union branch at CHS, and we’ve jumped  into a season of fine arts performances by both our students and visiting professionals. We’re off to a smooth start, with more exciting events to come.  Read on for practical information and for highlights from these first weeks of school. –Dr. Rosa S. Atkins View previous editions of the Superintendent Message.

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    Buford Middle School Hosts U.S. Secretary of Education

    Stop on the National “Back-to-School Bus Tour” Honors Engineering Innovations U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and senior Department of Education officials will visit Buford Middle School on Monday afternoon, September 12, as part of the DOE’s Back-to-School Bus Tour to celebrate progress in communities and states across the country. At Buford Middle School, the focus will be on the innovative middle-school engineering curriculum developed by Albemarle and Charlottesville public schools in partnership with the University of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and the Smithsonian Institution. Fluvanna County Public Schools serves as the beta tester of the acclaimed curriculum. The ...

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    Online Back-to-School Forms with InfoSnap

    The online service for doing back-to-school forms for the 2016-17 year has been closed.  If you still need to complete your forms, please ask your school for a paper set. Thanks to all of you who completed the forms online!  

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  • Teachers and principals at the Shannon Grant Award Ceremony

    Seven Charlottesville Staff Members Win Shannon Grants for Innovative Projects

    Seven Charlottesville City Schools staff and teachers received grants from the Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. Totaling $6,214, the grants make possible six innovative educational projects, ranging from STEM fields to therapeutic games. “We are so appreciative of the Shannon Foundation for their generosity and support of public education in our area,” noted Jim Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.  “The impact of these projects is significant, and these projects are a perfect tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Shannon.” Charlottesville grant-winners are: Lisa Dreyer, Buford Middle School, $710, “Circuit Girls”.  Circuit Girls is an after-school club designed to build a bridge to STEM-related ...

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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:  Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm Clark: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 20, 6pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 20, 6pm  (PTO Meeting at 5:30pm) Johnson: Tuesday, September 20, 6pm Venable:  Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm Walker: Tuesday, September 13, 6pm Buford: Harvest Festival, Friday, September 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm CHS: Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30pm

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    Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

    You and your device-using child are invited to attend Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an acclaimed documentary exploring the potential impact of students’ time on phones and other devices. The event is open to the whole community, including families from other schools or school divisions. WHEN: Wednesday, 9/14 at 7pm WHERE: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center TICKETS: $10 — purchase online SPONSORED BY: Charlottesville High School PTO

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    Superintendent Message May 2016

    May 19, 2016 Dear families— The school year is drawing to a close! I’m so proud of our students, teachers, and staff for what they’ve accomplished this year.  Among many other highlights, in April Charlottesville City Schools earned national recognition for our environmental stewardship, our health and wellness programs for students and staff, and our sustainability education. These are all areas in which we excel and set a standard for others.   View previous editions of the Superintendent Message.

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    Schools Receive National Recognition for Environmental Programs

    On April 22, the Charlottesville City School division received a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. Just 3 organizations in Virginia and 15 districts across the country were honored. The award recognizes innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. The Charlottesville City Schools’ environmental program relies on community partnership. In addition to the schools’ internal efforts, the school division received support from a host of departments from the City of Charlottesville, along with businesses such as Black Bear Composting, Intrastate Pest Management and Republic Services, ...

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    Outdoor Classroom Dedicated to Late, Beloved Walker Teacher Leslie Diehl

    This spring, Walker Upper Elementary School dedicated a new cross-curricular outdoor classroom in memory of Leslie Diehl, a beloved science teacher at the school who passed away last year.  The classroom was developed as part of an extension of City trails behind adjacent Crow Pool. The renovations to the trail and the classroom were a collaborative project between the City of Charlottesville and the schools.  Chris Gensic, the City’s park and trail planner, was separately looking to make improvements to the trail that are an an offshoot of Greenleaf Park, while staff at Walker School  were hoping to take advantage of the ...

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    CLASS Camp ExL Registration Open

    The CLASS program of Charlottesville City Schools offers Camp ExL to provide affordable, safe, enriching, and fun activities for our students in the summer.  It is going to be an “Olympic” Summer! Enjoy swimming, crafts, music, cooking, games, field trips, and more! Who: Students in pre-K*—3 rd grade during the 2015-2016 school year (*pre-K students must have birth date prior to Oct. 1, 2011) When: June 13th—July 22nd (closed July 4th) Where: Clark, Johnson and Venable Elementary Schools Hours:  9am-4pm are the standard hours; extended hours can start as early as 7:30am or end as late as 6pm Cost: See brochure for details.  Availability: spaces are limited, ...

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