What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Teachers and principals at the Shannon Grant Award Ceremony

    Seven Charlottesville Staff Members Win Shannon Grants for Innovative Projects

    Seven Charlottesville City Schools staff and teachers received grants from the Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. Totaling $6,214, the grants make possible six innovative educational projects, ranging from STEM fields to therapeutic games. “We are so appreciative of the Shannon Foundation for their generosity and support of public education in our area,” noted Jim Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.  “The impact of these projects is significant, and these projects are a perfect tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Shannon.” Charlottesville grant-winners are: Lisa Dreyer, Buford Middle School, $710, “Circuit Girls”.  Circuit Girls is an after-school club designed to build a bridge to STEM-related ...

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  • CHS Screenagers Poster

    Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

    You and your device-using child are invited to attend Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an acclaimed documentary exploring the potential impact of students’ time on phones and other devices. The event is open to the whole community, including families from other schools or school divisions. WHEN: Wednesday, 9/14 at 7pm WHERE: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center TICKETS: $10 — purchase online SPONSORED BY: Charlottesville High School PTO

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  • Students working in a stream

    Superintendent Message May 2016

    May 19, 2016 Dear families— The school year is drawing to a close! I’m so proud of our students, teachers, and staff for what they’ve accomplished this year.  Among many other highlights, in April Charlottesville City Schools earned national recognition for our environmental stewardship, our health and wellness programs for students and staff, and our sustainability education. These are all areas in which we excel and set a standard for others.   View previous editions of the Superintendent Message.

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    Schools Receive National Recognition for Environmental Programs

    On April 22, the Charlottesville City School division received a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. Just 3 organizations in Virginia and 15 districts across the country were honored. The award recognizes innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. The Charlottesville City Schools’ environmental program relies on community partnership. In addition to the schools’ internal efforts, the school division received support from a host of departments from the City of Charlottesville, along with businesses such as Black Bear Composting, Intrastate Pest Management and Republic Services, ...

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  • the outdoor classroom at Walker Elementary school

    Outdoor Classroom Dedicated to Late, Beloved Walker Teacher Leslie Diehl

    This spring, Walker Upper Elementary School dedicated a new cross-curricular outdoor classroom in memory of Leslie Diehl, a beloved science teacher at the school who passed away last year.  The classroom was developed as part of an extension of City trails behind adjacent Crow Pool. The renovations to the trail and the classroom were a collaborative project between the City of Charlottesville and the schools.  Chris Gensic, the City’s park and trail planner, was separately looking to make improvements to the trail that are an an offshoot of Greenleaf Park, while staff at Walker School  were hoping to take advantage of the ...

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  • Students feeding a giraffe

    CLASS Camp ExL Registration Open

    The CLASS program of Charlottesville City Schools offers Camp ExL to provide affordable, safe, enriching, and fun activities for our students in the summer.  It is going to be an “Olympic” Summer! Enjoy swimming, crafts, music, cooking, games, field trips, and more! Who: Students in pre-K*—3 rd grade during the 2015-2016 school year (*pre-K students must have birth date prior to Oct. 1, 2011) When: June 13th—July 22nd (closed July 4th) Where: Clark, Johnson and Venable Elementary Schools Hours:  9am-4pm are the standard hours; extended hours can start as early as 7:30am or end as late as 6pm Cost: See brochure for details.  Availability: spaces are limited, ...

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  • CHS students at the Wharton School

    CHS Investment Club Places 4th in Global Competition Sponsored by Wharton School

    The Charlottesville High School Investment Team placed 4th on April 30 in an international competition sponsored by the Wharton Business School and Aberdeen Asset Management. In the finals, held in Philadelphia at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, CHS competed against 14 other teams from areas as far away as California and China. Although more than 500 teams from around the world entered the competition, CHS was the only Virginia team to reach the finals. The CHS Investment Team was started in September by 10th-grader Lucas Higgins. Other team members are Caroline Clark, Thomas Inigo, Maggie Randle, and William Werner. ...

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  • Collage: CHS Students selected for US State Department Travel Fellowships

    Four CHS Students Selected for U.S. State Department Travel Fellowships

    Four students — Fré Halvorson-Taylor, Santiago Padrón, Matthew Robinson, and Elsa Schenck — are Charlottesville High School’s most recent recipients of U.S. State Department travel fellowships. In the past years, a number of CHS students and Charlottesville schools teachers have earned places in these selective programs designed to foster international understanding and language development in critical areas such as Arabic or Mandarin. Recent recipients: Santiago Padrón, recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) will spend the summer in China. He is presently completing his third year of Mandarin Chinese at CHS.  As suggested in the name of the program, NSLI-Y is sponsored by ...

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    Superintendent Message March 2016

    March 23, 2016 Dear families and community members, Let’s take a moment to appreciate our teachers. Sure, you’ve liked some more than others. (Here’s a secret: They’ve liked some parents more than others, too!)  Setting aside our personal feelings at one moment or another, join me in a time of appreciation for the way our teachers go above and beyond the call of duty in their support of our children…. View previous editions of the Superintendent Message.   Other Monthly Updates:

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    Spring Fine Arts Performances

    At Charlottesville City Schools, we value the fine arts.  We invite you to come see our students perform this spring, whether in band, choir, dance, theater, orchestra, the visual arts or more. Upcoming Events March 14-23 (except weekends), ArtConnections Division-Wide Exhibition at CHS Small Gym March 15-19, Virginia Festival of the Book events at Charlottesville City Schools. See schedule here. March 15-May 9, CCS Faculty Art Exhibition at Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center lobby March 17-20, Theater CHS presents Aida at MLKPAC (click for times and info) March 19: Saturday Celebrations Family Event at ArtConnections, 10am-2pm March 23: Open House with Musical Entertainment at ArtConnections, 4-8pm March 30: All-City Choral Festival, ...

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