What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools
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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. AtkinsMOREBufordClarkGreenbrierJackson-ViaSchool Division News
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 ...MOREAll ElementaryBufordSchool Division NewsWalker
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.MOREAll ElementaryBufordSchool Division NewsWalker
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 ...MORECHSSchool Division News
Superintendent Message September 15, 2015MOREAll ElementaryBufordSchool Division NewsWalker
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 email@example.com 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 ...MORESchool Division News