What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Winter Sports Feb 2020 colleage (basketball, wrestling, track). Call 245-2962 with questions.

    February 2020 News and Highlights

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: I write this note in the midst of Kindness Week in our schools. For instance, the superheroes at the right wore capes and masks to remind us that we all have the power to be kind. Does it get any cuter? Love and kindness are key to our schools. Kindness is always available to us, but it is also hard to carry out. Many on our staff were reminded of this truth by Dr. Luvelle Brown, a native son who is now Superintendent in Ithaca Public Schools in New York. He reminded ...

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  • Community Conversations on Equity — Still Time to Speak Up!

    In February, we held a round of community-wide meetings about our shared commitment to serve all of our students well. We will share this feedback with the School Board in March, and we will update this web page with these findings, as well. Have Ideas to Share? We want to hear from you! The slides are posted below, along with a form for online feedback (scroll down). Additional Information/Resources for these Conversations 4-page update on equity efforts at Charlottesville City Schools (Feb 2020) Slides for Community Conversations on Equity Contenido de estas diapositivas que Google puede traducir a otros idiomas… Content from these slides that can ...

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    Black History Month, February 2020

    Black History Month is well underway at Charlottesville City Schools, with morning announcements, door decorations, soul feasts, guest presenters, and more. Here are just a few examples from social media: Jackson-Via art students studied and took inspiration from the rich history of Black artists and activists:   Johnson families enjoy African-American Heritage Night, complete with a Kehinde Wiley-inspired photo booth created by students (back by popular demand!): CHS has a series of events, including lunchtime learning on Mondays:   Thanks to all of our community members that turned our @CHSBlackKnights lunch time into The Black History Month Table Talk! @CvilleSchools @cvilletomorrow @ShantellBingham pic.twitter.com/sqqhfsKuHR — Dr. Eric Irizarry 🇵🇷 ...

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  • CHS students in Sigma Lab with visiting UVA Link lab mentors.

    Sigma and Link Labs partner for UVA-CHS collaboration

    The CHS Sigma Lab and the UVA Engineering Link Lab share a commonality–students serving their communities by solving real problems through engineering solutions. UVA Today recently highlighted the unique partnership formed between CHS engineering teacher Dr. Matt Shields and UVA professor Dr. Jonathan Goodall. Here is the full story, reprinted with permission courtesy of UVA Today. Tale of Two Labs: UVA engineers collaborate with Charlottesville High School students January 28, 2020 By Audra Book Matthew Shields, left, gives graduate engineering students (from left) Benjamin Bowes, Natalie Lerma, Arash Tavakoli, Ruijie Zhu, Wenqiang Chen, Luis Lopez Ruiz and Sonia Baee a tour of Charlottesville High’s Sigma ...

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    Looking ahead to 2020-21: Walker, Buford and CHS academic counseling begins

    It’s already time to think about next year! Whether you are at CHS, Buford, or Walker Upper Elementary, school counselors are beginning to meet with students and families about course offerings for 2020-21. Want to learn more about options available next school year? Attend any of the following upcoming events to meet administrators, counselors, teachers, and ask questions: Buford Family Curriculum Night, 1/28, 6-7pm CHS Curriculum Knight, 2/3, 4:30-7pm (plus info session for Buford families at 6:30-7pm) Buford Engineering Expo 2/13, 5:30-7pm Walker Rising 5th Grade Parent Night, 4/14, 5:30-7:30pm (dinner, tours, and info session) CATEC International Night and Open House, 2/25, 5-7pm Meanwhile, counselors are checking ...

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    January 2020 News and Highlights

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: As we start 2020, I’ve been looking ahead to what the year will bring. Here are four areas you will hear more about: Facilities. In early 2019, our Board endorsed a plan to reconfigure our schools. We received $3 million from the City to help us plan and design a new Walker (for preschool) and Buford (for grades 6-8). Once the bidding process is complete, the City will then select a firm to help with this work. Find updates here, and stay tuned! Equity. The last year or so has been marked ...

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    Walker EDGE Club Spotlight: After-school cooking club is recipe for learning valuable life skills

    The Walker Upper Elementary Cooking Club is an after-school activitiy option for fifth and sixth grade students in the EDGE program who want to learn about basic food preparation and cooking skills. Led by advisor Becky Calvert, the group meets once a week in the school kitchen for an hour and prepares a variety of recipes such as egg rolls, tomato soup, mini-quiches, mac & cheese, homemade granola, fruit and yogurt parfaits, kale chips, crepes, open face roasted veggie sandwiches, mango salsa,  cranberry orange muffins and vegetable jambalaya. “The kids love cooking and are more likely to try something new if they made ...

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  • Budget Development Process underway for FY2020-21

    It’s time to develop the 2020-21 budget for Charlottesville City Schools! We’d like to hear from you. FY2020-21 Budget Development Calendar FY2020-21 Budget Development Presentation for PTOs Upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more and share your thoughts are: Thursday, December 5 at 5 pm, CHS Media Center, School Board Meeting Wednesday, January 8 at 6 pm, Walker/Buford PTO at Walker (open to entire community) Thursday, January 9 at 5 pm, CHS Media Center, School Board Meeting Monday, January 13 at  5:30 pm, CHS PTO (open to entire community) Tuesday, January 21 at 5 pm at Jackson-Via PTO (open to entire community) Thursday, February 6 at 5 pm, CHS ...

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  • CHS students in Richmond to see unveiling of Kehinde Wiley statue.

    Students attend “Rumors of War” unveiling at the VMFA

    Charlottesville High School art students and teachers traveled to the Virginia Fine Arts Museum in Richmond, VA to witness the much-anticipated unveiling of the sculpture, “Rumors of War,” created by American artist Kehinde Wiley. According to a media release by the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, “Rumors of War” expands Wiley’s well-known efforts to use art to include more black and brown men and women in visual, historical, and cultural narratives. The statue, inspired by traditional portrayals of white subjects in equestrian portraiture and monuments, depicts a young African American rider in urban street clothes striking a heroic pose on a muscular ...

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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 2020-21

    UPDATE: The Charlottesville School Board voted to approve this draft in January 2020. The Albemarle County School Board will vote on the calendar (with a possible slight change) later in January. The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2020-21 school year.  The proposed calendar is nearly identical to this year’s. Please take a minute to review the draft and share your thoughts with us. Draft 2020-21 calendar (pdf) Link to Google form to provide feedback A joint committee from Charlottesville Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools will review the feedback and then present a recommendation to the School Boards in ...

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