What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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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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    Superintendent Message February 2016

    February 23, 2016 Dear families— “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is a big talking point in education today.  What does STEM look like at Charlottesville City Schools? It starts in elementary and continues for the rest of our students’ lives.  View previous editions of the Superintendent Message.

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    Student and Teacher Leadership

    Let’s give a shout-out for community leadership to CHS student Jenna Warren and Charlottesville City Schools teachers Kari Miller & Tracy Hardley! Jenna served on the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Youth Service Award committee. On March 21, that committee granted $10,000 to International Neighbors, a local nonprofit led by ESOL teachers at Jackson-Via (Kari Miller) and Burnley-Moran (Tracy Hardley). The award will help them continue to support our refugee and immigrant students outside the walls of our schools. Read more from Charlottesville Tomorrow.

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    Superintendent Message January 2016

    January 12, 2016 Dear families— Welcome back to school!  I hope you had a restful break, and that the second half of your school year is smooth and rewarding. We’re looking ahead to the 2016-17 year, particularly its budget.  Our top priorities for next year’s budget include maintaining competitive salaries to retain our strong staff.  We’ll continue to support our also-strong STEM and arts programs.  Although it is grant-funded, we’re also excited about our plans for an extended learning day to support students who need assistance for improved literacy. We are meeting with the School Board regularly and will host a number of forums for ...

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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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