What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Charlottesville Schools Ranked #6 in Virginia

    Charlottesville City Schools fared very well in the 2016 Niche.com K-12 rankings.  CCS placed tops in Virginia, and percentage-wise, tops in the country. In Virginia: Charlottesville City Schools was ranked #6 overall. Nationally: Charlottesville City Schools is in the top 3 percent. CCS received an A+ in Educational Outcomes, Student Culture and Diversity, and Teachers. We received A ratings in Academics and Extra-Curriculars and Bs in all remaining categories. We’re proud of the good work of our students and teachers, and we appreciate the support of our community. While any given ranking system has its limitations, Charlottesville City Schools has done so well by so ...

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    Extended Learning Grant: Update

    Information added 11/20/15: Charlottesville City Schools earned a state grant to extend the school day for students who need extra assistance with literacy. The 2015-16 school year is a planning time. We will pilot the concept during summer school 2016, and we will launch the extended-day program in August 2016. Selected students in grades 1-6 will participate three afternoons a week. The plan for students in grade 1-4 is to have a half-hour after-school recess, followed by brief (20-minute) whole-group instruction and a longer (40-minute) small-group session, ending at 4pm. We are currently working with Walker staff to develop a plan that allows ...

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    Concert Calendar & Fine Arts Updates

    The fine arts are always celebrated in Charlottesville Schools, but this fall, our students have been recognized in many ways.  Read here to see why, and to check out our upcoming fall & winter concerts.

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    Superintendent Message November 2015

    November 20, 2015 Dear families— For my column this month, I want to invite you to give several types of feedback: We’d like to hear from you about our schedule for the 2016-17 school year. We invite you to customize how you receive weather notifications. And we’re considering the possibility of having a once-a-month, one-hour delay at Charlottesville High School. Read below to learn more about these topics so that we can hear from you. As we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I wish you peace and joy! –Dr. Rosa S. Atkins

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    Charlottesville Schools Fully Accredited for 2015-16

    The Virginia Department of Education has published its 2015-16 accreditation ratings on its website, and 100 percent of Charlottesville City Schools met the state’s accreditation standards, compared with 78 percent of schools statewide. Out of 132 divisions in Virginia, Charlottesville is one of just 37 divisions that presently have all their schools fully accredited. Accreditation is based primarily on Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. “We are so proud of our students and teachers,” said Beth Baptist, Director of Student Services and Achievement. “Despite the increased rigor and rising benchmarks of the SOL tests, in Charlottesville, our schools are meeting or surpassing ...

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    Superintendent Message October 2015

    October 15, 2015 Dear community members, I hope you’ve all gotten settled into the routines of the new school year. We continue to be pleased with our smooth start and the progress of our students.  Fall conferences have been held at some schools, but for many, they will be held on November 3.  Remember that teachers are available to answer questions and address concerns at any time of year. We want to hear from you and work with you to meet the needs of our students.  

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    Naming DeBerry-Bingler Field, a Historic Golf Season, and More

    This fall, there are a number of exciting developments in CHS athletics.  This includes:  naming the CHS athletic field for two legendary coaches, another historic golf season, and positive attention from fans and media for our football and field hockey teams. DeBerry-Bingler Field As of October 23, DeBerry-Bingler Field will be the new name of the athletic field at CHS’s Theodose Stadium. Joseph Bingler was a four-sport athlete in Charlottesville City Schools, and after a football scholarship at the University of Virginia and then serving in the Army, he returned to the area. He first taught at McGuffey Elementary and then taught and coached football at ...

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    Superintendent Message September 15, 2015

    Superintendent Message September 15, 2015

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    Charlottesville Teachers Win Shannon Grants

    The Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education:  Charlottesville/Albemarle has announced its grant award recipients for the 2015-2016 school year. Twenty-one excellent and innovative proposals from Charlottesville and Albemarle public school teachers have been selected for funding this year totaling $20,089. To learn more about the Shannon Foundation and our annual grant awards to teachers, please contact Stephanie Leech at shannonfoundation@fastmail.fm or visit our website at www.shannongrants.org 2015-2016 GRANT WINNERS $20,089 total funding for 21 grants Charlottesville City Public Schools: Kena Brandt, Greenbrier Elementary, $350, “Hop into Reading, Skip into Math” Carmella Johnson, Greenbrier Elementary, $750, “Science in Motion” Carmella Johnson, Greenbrier Elementary, $750, “You Light Up ...

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