What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Rehearsal for South Pacific production

    TheatreCHS presents “South Pacific” this week

    Charlottesville High School will present “South Pacific” February 22-25 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center (MLK PAC). Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Times are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. Click here to order tickets online.   This  award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein  musical first appeared on Broadway in 1949 and re-emerged in a 2008 Broadway revival. In an interview with C-VILLE Weekly previewing the play, CHS drama teacher and director David Becker said, “It’s probably one of the most lush, most memorable scores of musical theater written during the golden age…What I was really interested in doing ...

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    Highlights and News Winter 2018

    January 5, 2018 Dear families, As we begin 2018, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the flurry of activities and opportunities at Charlottesville City Schools. In December, our high school students wrapped up their final semester exams, seniors finalized their college applications, and our Zero Robotics Team advanced to the final round of a global coding competition.  Other students fine-tuned their instruments and voices for a host of local holiday performances in our schools and community, and the CHS Marching Band traveled to London to march in the London New Year’s Day Parade! In our middle schools, students tested invention kits ...

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    Budget Development

    It’s time to develop the 2018-19 budget for Charlottesville City Schools! We’d like to hear from you. Upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more and share your thoughts are: Monday, January 8 at 5:30 pm, Clark Wednesday, January 10 at 6 pm, Buford Thursday, January 11 at  6 pm, CHS School Board meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 5 pm in the CHS media center. The next meeting is Thursday, February 1. You can also check out the resources and information at charlottesvilleschools.org/budget.

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    Facilities planning for the future

    Facilities: An Update (April 25, 2018) This winter, Charlottesville City Schools held a series of discussions relating to our rising student enrollment. We presented a number of options and offered a preliminary survey to solicit additional input. We also briefed community leaders such as City Council and the Planning Commission. What We Heard We heard strong support for returning to centralized preschool with services that focus on the needs of our eligible three- and four-year-old students (and their families). Aside from allowing us to specialize in early childhood education, a centralized preschool would free up space in our crowded elementary schools. We heard a ...

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  • Calendar for 2018-19

    Thanks for your strong response to our request for feedback about the draft 2018-19 academic calendar!  The survey inquiring about winter break scenarios received more than 1,000 responses. By a 2-1 margin, it showed a preference for a two-week winter break that begins on a Monday and ends on a Friday. The Charlottesville School Board voted for this winter break option at its meeting on 1/4. The Albemarle County School Board approved a calendar that is almost identical except for the dates of winter break..  2018-19 calendar Comments about this year’s calendar: Winter break: Based on community feedback, we conducted a follow-up survey ...

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  • Holiday Performances

    There are numerous ways to enjoy the arts this season with Charlottesville City Schools. Upcoming performances include: Calendar of Performances Dec 5 All City Band Concert 7 p.m. MLK PAC Dec 12 Greenbrier 4th grade 6 p.m., 1:30 p.m. daytime performance 3rd and 4th grade Dec 12 Johnson Winter concert 6 p.m., 1 p.m. daytime performance K, 2nd and 4th grade Dec 12 Jackson-Via Winter concerts: 2nd Grade at 6 p.m.; 3rd Grade at 6:45 p.m.; 4th Grade at 7:30 p.m. Dec 13 Walker Orchestra 7 p.m. Dec 14 CHS Holiday Pops Choir Concert 7 p.m. MLK PAC Dec 14 Burnley-Moran 6:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Dec 18 Clark ...

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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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  • 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 white nationalist rallies in August 2017 impacted the Charlottesville community greatly. What follows are some resources and statements that were prepared for our community in the weeks following the events. Take a look back at how our schools responded during the 17-18 school year. Resources for Parents and Educators A number of local agencies and national groups have created resources for family  discussions centered on race and/or community violence. The following have been suggested by our school counselors as potential resources for your consideration. We recognize that this list is not complete, and that different families and teachers will find some links more ...

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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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