What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    “Empowering Future Ready Students” video earns top honors

    Congratulations to iSTEM teacher Teresa Amasia and Burnley-Moran Elementary, winners of the SCHOOL category in the Future Ready Schools Film Festival. This humorous video, written, produced and directed by Amasia,  illustrates how our schools are empowering (and preparing) future ready students. Watch the video to see what happens when a teacher finds himself inexplicably in the future. Or does he?  https://vimeo.com/316487647

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    ArtConnections exhibit features student artwork and community-wide letterpress printmaking project

    Charlottesville City Schools celebrated student artistic achievement with the annual division-wide Jeff Suling Art Exhibit March 4-13 in the Charlottesville High School small gymnasium.  This year, the exhibit also included a special opportunity for City students to work with renowned letterpress artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Known as “ArtConnections,” the exhibit aims to illustrate how art relates to and connects diverse areas of school curriculum and students’ everyday lives. Selected student artwork from preschoolers through 12th graders was featured and the community was invited to three public receptions which included two evening open houses and a Saturday celebration with hands-on art ...

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    Superintendent’s Message-February 2019

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins  Dear community members— As you know, equity has been a priority for many years, and it has received particular attention in the last months. I’m writing with an update on our latest work to support equity, including our FY2020 proposed budget, a school reconfiguration plan, the Quest program, and our Program of Study for next year. We continue to seek feedback from staff, from CHS and Buford students, and the community. Gatherings include meetings with Habitat families, Westhaven and Friendship Court community members, and churchgoers across the city. We have used equity as our lens for the requested 2019-20 ...

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  • Black History Month decorations at Clark Elementary

    Celebrating Black History Month (all year long!)

    Division-wide, many events and activities were planned to celebrate Black History Month ranging from classroom decorations to special morning announcements to Soul Feasts and assemblies.  At Johnson Elementary School, second grade students created a backdrop for a Kehinde Wiley-inspired photobooth for African American Heritage Night. Thanks to our talented second graders for creating the backdrop and our parent photographer John Robinson for capturing these beautiful photos. See the photo album here. At Buford Middle School, students heard from Charlottesville-area residents that participated in the summer’s Charlottesville Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Montgomery, AL.  For news coverage, click here. Special school-wide morning meetings were held at ...

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    Elementary School Highlights

    The start of 2019 has been a busy one for our creative and innovative elementary students in Charlottesville City! Keep reading for some of our recent elementary activities. And looking ahead, mark your calendars now for Parent University! All PK-Grade 4 families are welcome to attend either night for parent workshops, information booths, and a chance to connect with other families.  Jackson-Via will host the first night on 3/5 from 5:30-7:30, or join us at Greenbrier on 3/14 from 5:30-7:30. Math and STEM nights are a big hit with families as they come to school to design, build, play math games together. ...

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  • Clark classroom upgrades big hit with students

    “It’s like a home away from home,” said one fourth grader, referring to her new classroom space at Clark Elementary. Fourth grade classroom renovations at Clark Elementary School were completed this fall as the first project in a  division-wide plan to modernize facilities.  The project, completed by VMDO Architects, included upgrades to classroom furniture, lighting, and flooring, along with new cubbies,  library nooks, and shelving. “We are so grateful to the City of Charlottesville for supporting these efforts to upgrade our schools,” said assistant superintendent Kim Powell. “As we turn our attention to the next phase of design at Jackson-Via Elementary, we ...

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    School Board announces timeline for interim appointment

    On February 21, 2019, the Charlottesville City School Board will appoint an interim member of the School Board to fill the vacancy created by the January 10, 2019 resignation of Ms. Amy Laufer. The interim member will hold that office until the end of Ms. Laufer’s term on December 31, 2019. Nominations of qualified Charlottesville City voters are sought for the interim appointment. Applications (with information about the process, qualifications, and more) can be found here and are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019. On Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 5 p.m. at CHS, the School Board will hold ...

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    “Nation at Hope” report cites exemplary work of Cville Schools

    Charlottesville City Schools and its work to support the whole student is featured as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released this week by a prestigious national commission. The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development  published “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope”  which argues that our nation is at a turning point, understanding that social, emotional, and cognitive development underpins children’s academic learning. This breakthrough understanding about how people learn is fueling a growing movement to educate children as whole people, with social and emotional ...

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  • Students brainstorming with teacher during participatory budgeting exercise.

    Participatory Budgeting program concludes with $6,000 award

    To conclude a semester-long participatory budgeting project, sixth grade students at Walker Upper Elementary School  hosted a showcase Wednesday, January 16, 2019 . to present a variety of student proposals for school improvements. Visitors, along with students and school staff, voted for their favorite project, and the winning proposal was awarded a $6000 donation to help fund the project by the CFA Institute. A proposal to organize student basketball and soccer tournaments and award prizes received the most votes. See the proposal here: “CFA Institute is excited to support the Participatory Budgeting Project to help students discover how finance can transform lives and ...

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    Fine Arts Upcoming Events

    At Charlottesville City Schools, we value the fine arts.  We invite you to come see our students’ talents this winter, whether in band, choir, dance, theater, orchestra, the visual arts or more (see calendar below). Upcoming Events January 10, Buford Middle School student art exhibit at City Hall January 18,  Walker Stage Left Theatre presents: The Trial of Goldilocks, 6:30 p.m., Walker Auditorium January 20, CHS Orchestra presents Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with special guest Jamie Bernstein, 3 p.m., The Paramount Theater. (click for more info) January 29, Walker School 5th grade band concert, 7pm, Walker Auditorium January 30, CHS Symphony/Choir Concert, 7:30pm, MLKPAC February 1, Buford Stage Left ...

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