What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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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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    Annual Golden Apple Award winners announced

    10 teachers from Charlottesville City Schools are among the outstanding recipients of the 2019 Golden Apple Awards presented by Better Living Building Supply & Cabinetry. These awards are presented annually to nominated faculty members from the public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. Award recipients receive a Golden Apple, as well as gift certificates from local businesses. As a “Golden Apple” teacher, each recipient is also eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant to be used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s continued professional development. Congratulations to the following 2019 winners: Kathy Claus- Greenbrier Elementary, Melissa Combs- ...

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  • Sophomores wearing their "You Can Talk To Me" lanyards after earning their youth Mental Health First Aid certifications.

    Sophomores earn certification for teen Mental Health First Aid pilot program

    UPDATE: In June, students David Green and Lamont Bullard traveled with Mr. Williams to Las Vegas to join other students from schools that piloted the Teen Mental Health First Aid Program. While there, the students met members of the Born This Way Foundation, including a special visit with Lady Gaga and an on-stage appearance at her concert that evening. See them on stage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXw1I-F-38 ————————————————————————————————————————- (April, 2019) This spring sophomores at CHS participated in the teen Mental Health First Aid program, a course that trains high school students how to identify and respond to developing mental health or substance abuse problems among their ...

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    Graduation is June 6

    As you make plans to attend commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 in just a few weeks, please keep in mind these important details: When: June 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Where: John Paul Jones Arena. Free parking is available at the arena. A live stream of the graduation ceremony will be available at www.facebook.com/cvilleschools. No Facebook account or password is needed to view. Or watch live on Public Channel 14! Security Information: Please read the following UVA JPJ Arena security policies carefully, especially noting the bag policy. Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12 ...

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  • Register for the Fall CLASS Program

    The CLASS after-school program will open registration for the 2019-20 school year at 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the following dates: May 1 at Burnley-Moran May 2 at Clark May 7 at Greenbrier May 8 at Jackson-Via May 9 at Johnson May 10 at Venable Click here for rates and registration forms.  

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    City of Promise Executive Director T. Denise Johnson to become Supervisor of Equity and Inclusion

    Current City of Promise Executive Director T. Denise Johnson has accepted the new position of Supervisor of Equity and Inclusion at Charlottesville City Schools. “As we have begun a more public and deeper dive into addressing educational inequities, it’s become apparent that we need a dedicated position to sustain this energy and momentum,” noted Dr. Rosa Atkins. “We could not ask for a more ideal person than Denise Johnson, someone who grew up in our community, who graduated from our schools, who has worked in public education, and who has been engaged locally in building relationships, promoting equity, and addressing racism.” Ms. ...

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    Spring fine arts performances and exhibits …and reasons to celebrate!

      Upcoming spring fine arts performances include: 4/24 CHS Chorus Spring Concert, 7pm 4/29 Johnson Spring Concert, 6pm 4/30 Walker Orchestra Spring Concert, 7pm 5/1 Buford Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30pm 5/6 CHS Band Spring Concert, 7pm 5/8 Walker/Buford Chorus Spring Concert, 7pm 5/9 Buford Band Spring Concert, 7pm 5/16 Burnley-Moran Spring Concert, 6pm 5/20 Venable Spring Concert, 6pm 5/21 Clark Spring Concert and Fine Arts Night, 5:30pm 5/21 CHS Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30pm 5/22 Walker Stage Left Theatre Play, 6:30pm 5/30 Minds in Motion Performance, CHS MLK PAC, 7pm ___________________________________________ The 2019 ArtQuest program exhibit will be taking place at CitySpace gallery during the month of May. A special opening reception will be held Friday, May ...

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  • CHS musicians celebrate win with multiple trophies in Atlanta.

    CHS musicians earn top honors at Atlanta festival

    (ATLANTA, GA) Topping a long list of accolades earned at the WorldStrides 2019 Atlanta Heritage Festival, Charlottesville High School musicians won the Grand Championship Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a high school music program at the event. More than 200 CHS students and chaperones traveled to Atlanta on April 11-14 to participate in the festival. CHS band, orchestra, and choir members performed in the competition which included 18 ensembles from New York, California, Maryland, Kentucky, Alabama, and Virginia. “Taking the CHS Music Department on the road was a tremendous experience,” said CHS Orchestra Director Laura Thomas. “It was truly gratifying to ...

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    News and Highlights March 2019

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins  Dear staff and families– Thank you for the support you have shown the schools during the past week when we closed our schools for two days following a racist online threat made by a student from a different school division. Allow me to reflect on this experience, finding both causes of grief and sources of hope: I’m grieved by the fear and disruption that were inflicted on a community that is still in many ways recovering from the trauma of the white nationalist rallies in 2017. I’m saddened that this threat was made under the guise of being ...

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  • Printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. shows CHS students how to make a letterpress print

    Fine arts flourish at Cville Schools

    The fine arts program at Charlottesville City Schools infuses our schools with enrichment and experiences that encourage artistic expression at all grade levels.  Here are just a few of the recent arts-related events and accomplishments we are celebrating. Congratulations to our musicians who represented Charlottesville High School in the 2019 All-Virginia Choir, Bands, and Orchestra at the Richmond Marriott and Convention Center; culminating performances were held at the Carpenter Center. Pictured left to right, top row: Adria Cafferillo, Choir; Reid Dodson, Symphonic Band, Parker Nelson, Choir, Margaret Ann Doran, Choir, and Anna Bon-Harper, Symphonic Band. Seated: Sarah Garretson, Orchestra. TheatreCHS students just ...

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