What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Surveys

    Charlottesville City Schools has a number of surveys open at this time. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to complete as many as you feel comfortable. Survey Topics Elementary School Year-End Family Survey Superintendent Search (Feedback to Guide the Search for a New Superintendent) Walker/Buford Redesign Get Started Survey Non-Binding Fall Learning Plans Survey Translate/ Traducir/ ترجمه کردن ./ يترجم/ ژباړه / Tafsiri

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  • Art Connections

    Charlottesville City Schools Reimagines Annual Student Art Show Online Exhibition Opens Monday, May 3 with Interactive Exhibition and Student-Created Coloring Book Charlottesville City Schools continues its long-standing tradition of a spring exhibition of student art — but this year, the show moves online to https://tinyurl.com/cvilleschools. The show also features a student-created coloring book exploring the theme of “Resilience,” a quality that has taken on special meaning during the pandemic. Families and community members can connect to the art show via the link or using a QR code on promotional postcards and posters. Once online, viewers are greeted by a welcome video featuring art ...

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  • School Board Hires Executive Search Firm HYA

    The School Board of Charlottesville City Schools announced today that it has hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), based in Rosemont, Illinois, to conduct the search for a superintendent for Charlottesville City Schools. After holding the role of Charlottesville’s superintendent for 15 years, Dr. Rosa S. Atkins is retiring effective May 31, 2021 and assuming a cabinet-level position with the Virginia Department of Education. “The School Board’s role is to support the schools, and the best way we can do that is to hire the right leader as superintendent,” said Charlottesville City Schools Board chair Lisa Larson-Torres. “To help us ...

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    Public Input: Safety and School Names

    In the fall of 2020, Dr. Atkins convened a number of Superintendent Committees to give recommendations on topics such as a new model for school safety and a review of facility names. Please share your perspective with us! School Safety A public Zoom meeting was held on April 27 to present the final recommendation to the superintendent. To fully understand what the Board will be voting on during their May 6 meeting, please review the slides or watch the video. In the interest of time, it is likely that a compressed version of this presentation will be made at the Board meeting, although ...

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    CCS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

    Charlottesville City Schools received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) for outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. “This recognition is a tribute to our strong music educators, but it’s also a recognition of how much our school division values and supports the arts,” noted Fine Arts Coordinator Aaron Eichorst. Among nearly 700 school districts nationwide, Charlottesville City Schools earned this distinction based on a variety of factors such as funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community programs. Charlottesville City ...

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    Notice of School Board Meeting

    Notice of School Board Meeting

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  • Summer 2022: Put Numbers to Your Actions and Calculate Your Savings at Home!

    Charlottesville City Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team are working together to reduce the energy and water footprint of all City schools. In 2019, the School Board approved an Energy and Water Performance resolution, showing a commitment to achieving and maintaining high performing school facilities. Continuing on past efforts, the City’s maintenance and development teams are specifying high efficiency building equipment, such as high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting, and are enhancing operational control through advanced building automation systems. Charlottesville Schools and the City’s Energy and Water Management Team continue to investigate ways to accelerate the installation of high performance equipment throughout ...

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    April 2021 News & Highlights

    A Message from the Superintendent Dear staff and families — Spring is here, and what a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, we were in the first stages of the COVID-shutdown. Now we are celebrating expanding access to the vaccine and the hope of restoring some of the routines and pleasures we have been denied. We have been so excited to welcome students back to school this month, and we are looking forward to bringing even more students back at Buford and CHS in April. But let’s keep in mind that we are not hoping for a return to “the ...

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    CCS offers virtual job fair on April 14 and 15

    Are you interested in a career with Charlottesville City Schools? We invite you to attend our virtual job fair on April 14  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking for talents in all positions including teachers, school psychologists, custodians, counselors, nutrition & technology staff, and more! Please register in advance here. Learn more about Charlottesville City Schools!

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    School Board Appoints Jim Henderson as Acting Superintendent

    The Charlottesville City School Board announced that they have appointed James M. Henderson as Acting Superintendent to succeed Superintendent Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, whose retirement is effective May 31. Mr. Henderson will begin work June 1. Mr. Henderson is a June 2020 retiree of Charlottesville City Schools following a career at the school division that spanned more than four decades, starting in 1975 at Clark Elementary, where he began teaching after his graduation from Virginia Tech. He also taught at Jackson-Via Elementary, and he was later instructional coordinator at both Jackson-Via and Johnson Elementary. He served as acting principal or principal ...

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