What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Cyberybullying and Reputation Workshop, March 6, 6pm at Buford Middle School. Call 245-2411 for details.

    Cyberbullying and Reputation: A Community Workshop

    Cyberbullying and Reputation: A Community Workshop Where: Buford Middle School Auditorium, 1000 Cherry Avenue When: Monday, March 6 at 6pm What: A community-wide presentation for families presentation by Susan Sutton, a nationally known authority on this important issue.

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    Closing Announcements: Customize Your Settings

    New this year for winter closing notifications: This year, all families will receive emails and calls at all times (including early morning) unless families customize their settings via PowerSchool. You can learn how to change your settings here (hint: the service we use is called School Messenger, and there’s a tab in PowerSchool).  If you have not yet set up your PowerSchool account, call 245-2943. For general information about how we announce our school closings, click here. A flyer was also sent home with students.

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    Highlights & News, December 2016

    December 8, 2016 Dear families— On the radio this month, you can hear students from Walker School thanking community partners for the special programs they make possible. One student chose to thank City Schoolyard Garden for creating and supporting our garden classrooms, and for working with the Local Food Hub to support our “Harvest of the Month” fresh and local snack.  Another spoke about her swimming lessons at Walker, made possible by the City’s Parks and Recreation department and the Ben Hair -Just Swim for Life Foundation. Two students spoke about U.Va., the first thanking engineering students who helped Walker students learn to code ...

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    Hour of Code in All Schools, December 6-8

    From December 6-8, all nine Charlottesville City Schools will be participating in the international “Hour of Code,” an event designed to expose all students to the world of computer programming.  Want to join the fun at home? Explore some of the age-appropriate activities here: Find code.org learning activities here See media advisory, below Charlottesville City Schools Participate in International Hour of Code From December 6-8, all Charlottesville City Schools will take part in this year’s Hour of Code events. Hour of Code is a national emphasis, taking place this year during December 5-11, to expose students to computer science. From elementary through high school, ...

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  • Naia Fairchild and Francis MacCall, homecoming queen and king. Photo courtesy ScimmagePlay.

    Superintendent Message October 24, 2016

    October 24, 2016 Dear families— The first quarter of the year is almost over, and I hope that most of you have connected with your students’ teachers at back-to-school nights or conferences. We want to work with you to make sure we’re meeting the needs of all our students. We’ve seen a number of examples this month of ways that we challenge and encourage our students to do their best, from all-state jazz musicians to elementary STEM successes to the very special moment when Naia Fairchild was named the CHS homecoming queen.  In the arts, athletics, academics, in gardens, at camps, in labs, ...

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  • Atkins Named One of Two Finalists for National Superintendent Award

    Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, has been named one of two finalists for the AASA Women in School Leadership Award for Superintendents. Each year, the AASA, or School Superintendents Association, joins with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer awards recognizing the country’s outstanding female teacher (or school-based employee), principal, and superintendent. “We are so proud of Dr. Atkins and her leadership in Charlottesville and beyond. We are delighted but not surprised to see her excellence recognized on a national stage,” noted School Board chair Amy Laufer. Atkins, a former Virginia Superintendent of the Year, was nominated ...

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  • Life After High School

    The Special Education Advisory Committee invites families from all our schools for a special evening to discuss “Life After High School,” considering questions about how to prepare your child to live independently after graduation.  Join us on November 18 from 5:30-7:30pm in the CHS A-Commons.

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  • CHS Continues to Outperform State & Nation on SAT

    13 Students Recognized for High Performance on PSAT Continuing a long tradition, students at Charlottesville High School excelled on the SAT college-readiness test, far surpassing their state and national peers (see chart, right).  In addition, based on the related PSAT test taken last fall, 13 CHS seniors  were recognized as semi-finalists or received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Two National Merit Semifinalists: In the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, two CHS students are semifinalists: Steven Newman and Jonah Weissman. They are invited to apply to become finalists, eligible to receive National Merit Scholarships. Semifinalists represent less than the ...

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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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