What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Concert for Charlottesville features CHS music video

     A music video collaboration produced by Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville Public Schools  was featured among the long line-up of musical performers at the Dave Matthew’s Band Concert for Charlottesville in September . “To see all of us up on the jumbotron at the Dave Matthews concert was truly a thrill,” said CHS Orchestra Teacher Laura Mulligan Thomas. “I get goose bumps every time I think about it.  It was our students singing and playing and trying to promote a positive message.” The music video features 50 CHS orchestra students and 30 members of the CHS choir, along with Nashville’s Fab ...

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  • Elementary kids cheer on the Black Knights.

    Friday Knight Lights 2017

    Students from all six CCS elementary schools gathered for the annual all-elementary school tailgate to cheer on the Black Knights at the CHS v. Western Albemarle football game.  The Black Knights were victorious with the final score, 35-26! The Burnley-Moran PTO organized the event which included tailgate games, food, and pre-game visits from the CHS cheerleaders, football players, and marching band.

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  • Student, parent, and teacher

    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 19, 5:30-7:30pm Clark: Tuesday, September 19, 5:30-7pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 19, 6-7pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 19, 6-7pm Johnson: Tuesday, September 19, 6-7:30pm Venable:  Thursday, September 14, 5:30-7:30pm (Welcome Back Pot Luck to follow) Walker: Tuesday, September 12, 6-8pm Buford:  Friday, September 15,  Fall Harvest Festival 5:30-7:30pm CHS: Monday, September 18, 5:30-7:30pm LMA:  Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6pm

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  • We Welcome Nashville Students and Staff!

    Charlottesville City Schools will host a special group of visitors from the Metro Nashville Public Schools later this week to collaborate on a joint musical recording of entertainer BeBe Winan’s song “Right Now (We Need One Another).” The Fabulous 5, an ensemble of five Nashville area high school students, recorded a touching music video in response to the recent events in Charlottesville and sent it to the CCS staff. Produced under the direction of Cedric Caldwell, the head of Pearl Cohn Magnet High School’s Relentless Entertainment group, the video features scenes from the Unite the Right march and related events in ...

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  • Resources for Parents and Educators Following Charlottesville Rally on August 12, 2017

    The joint superintendents and School Boards of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have created a message for our community:  A Glimpse into How Our Staff is Moving Forward This week has been hard, but as our teachers and staff have returned to school this week, we have tried to create space for processing. We want to support our teachers so that they can continue their amazing work of supporting our students. To see videos and pictures from our inspirational all-staff convocation, see @CvilleSchools on Facebook and Twitter. Resources for Parents and Educators A number of local agencies and national groups have created resources for family ...

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  • School’s Out, But The Engineers Are In

    Has anyone told the Buford engineers that school’s out?! This summer, they’ve already made presentations at U.Va. Curry School of Education, American University, and ISTE ’17 in San Antonio! (That’s the the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.) To learn more about their summer activities, follow @CCS_iSTEM on Twitter.  

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  • Highlights and News | May 2017

    May 9, 2017 Dear families, Thanks to so many of you who have offered your ideas as part of our strategic planning process.  We have held more than 40 meetings in our schools and at community events with students, staff, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. Your feedback has been invaluable. We now have a draft of the plan, focusing on academic excellence, safe and supportive schools, and organizational supports. At the heart of this plan is the idea that we are all learners — not only our students, but our teachers, staff members such as our bus drivers, and our families at home. We are ...

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  • Highlights and News | April 2017

    April 13, 2017 Dear families— Welcome to the fourth quarter! It’s spring concert season, and soon it will be graduation, with honors and awards for our talented students. Our staff and school division have won awards, too.  Our adult education director, Susan Erno, was recently honored as the runner-up for national adult education administrator of the year.  And our school division was honored for our pioneering use of technology, in which were ranked #5 nationally among mid-sized school divisions by the Center for Digital Education. We are proud of our accomplishments — and our staff and  students certainly earn plenty of honors (read on ...

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  • Register for the Fall CLASS Program

    Registration for the fall CLASS program at the elementary schools and Walker will begin on Wednesday, May 31. Click here for rates and registration forms. Camp ExL Registration  is closed for Camp ExL, the summer program from CLASS.

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    Susan Erno Honored as Runner-Up for U.S. Outstanding Adult Ed Administrator

    Susan Erno, the Director of Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE), was honored as national runner-up for outstanding administrator of the year by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), an organization of 15,000+ professional adult educators. The honor was announced just days before TJACE hosts its 21st Annual Voices of Adult Learners Celebration, a reading of works written by area adult learners. Held annually as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, the reading will be Thursday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m., at Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center. It is free and open to the public, with a ...

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