What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Woodwind section of the Walker Elementary 5th grade band perform.

    Fabulous Fine Arts @ Cville Schools

    Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening lately in the Fine Arts program at Charlottesville City Schools. The annual CHS Symphony/Chorus/Fine Arts Celebration featured all of the Charlottesville High School fine arts in one evening.  The performance combined the talents of the CHS Symphony, CHS Choir, CHS Jazz Band, CHS Visual Arts, and CHS Theatre. CHS Choir teacher Will Cooke noted that eight CHS Choir alumni were also singing among the choir. CHS orchestra teacher Laura Thomas credits the strong foundational programs in the elementary and middle schools for enabling the successes at the high school. “The Symphony Orchestra ...

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  • Rehearsal for South Pacific production

    TheatreCHS presents “South Pacific” this week

    Charlottesville High School will present “South Pacific” February 22-25 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center (MLK PAC). Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Times are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. Click here to order tickets online.   This  award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein  musical first appeared on Broadway in 1949 and re-emerged in a 2008 Broadway revival. In an interview with C-VILLE Weekly previewing the play, CHS drama teacher and director David Becker said, “It’s probably one of the most lush, most memorable scores of musical theater written during the golden age…What I was really interested in doing ...

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  • Dancing scene from the Jackson-Via Bully Knots program.

    Highlights and News Winter 2018

    January 5, 2018 Dear families, As we begin 2018, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the flurry of activities and opportunities at Charlottesville City Schools. In December, our high school students wrapped up their final semester exams, seniors finalized their college applications, and our Zero Robotics Team advanced to the final round of a global coding competition.  Other students fine-tuned their instruments and voices for a host of local holiday performances in our schools and community, and the CHS Marching Band traveled to London to march in the London New Year’s Day Parade! In our middle schools, students tested invention kits ...

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  • Sigma Lab at CHS

    Facilities planning for the future

    Facilities: An Update (February 11, 2019) As part of the budget planning process for the 2019-20 year, the Charlottesville School Board held discussions with Charlottesville City Council about school faciities, enrollment growth, and their implications for equity. The School Board endorsed a school reconfiguration plan that would create a preschool center, return 5th-graders to elementary schools, and modernize Buford Middle School for grades 6-8.  The Charlottesville City Council tentatively endorsed a $3 million allocation for design and planning work on school reconfiguration. (The funds would be outside the schools’ operating budget, as part of the CIP or Capital Improvement Project process.) The over-arching ...

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  • Holiday Performances

    There are numerous ways to enjoy the arts this season with Charlottesville City Schools. Upcoming performances include: Calendar of Performances Dec 5 All City Band Concert 7 p.m. MLK PAC Dec 12 Greenbrier 4th grade 6 p.m., 1:30 p.m. daytime performance 3rd and 4th grade Dec 12 Johnson Winter concert 6 p.m., 1 p.m. daytime performance K, 2nd and 4th grade Dec 12 Jackson-Via Winter concerts: 2nd Grade at 6 p.m.; 3rd Grade at 6:45 p.m.; 4th Grade at 7:30 p.m. Dec 13 Walker Orchestra 7 p.m. Dec 14 CHS Holiday Pops Choir Concert 7 p.m. MLK PAC Dec 14 Burnley-Moran 6:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Dec 18 Clark ...

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  • Concert for Charlottesville features CHS music video

     A music video collaboration produced by Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville Public Schools  was featured among the long line-up of musical performers at the Dave Matthew’s Band Concert for Charlottesville in September . “To see all of us up on the jumbotron at the Dave Matthews concert was truly a thrill,” said CHS Orchestra Teacher Laura Mulligan Thomas. “I get goose bumps every time I think about it.  It was our students singing and playing and trying to promote a positive message.” The music video features 50 CHS orchestra students and 30 members of the CHS choir, along with Nashville’s Fab ...

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  • We Welcome Nashville Students and Staff!

    Charlottesville City Schools will host a special group of visitors from the Metro Nashville Public Schools later this week to collaborate on a joint musical recording of entertainer BeBe Winan’s song “Right Now (We Need One Another).” The Fabulous 5, an ensemble of five Nashville area high school students, recorded a touching music video in response to the recent events in Charlottesville and sent it to the CCS staff. Produced under the direction of Cedric Caldwell, the head of Pearl Cohn Magnet High School’s Relentless Entertainment group, the video features scenes from the Unite the Right march and related events in ...

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  • Resources for Parents and Educators Following Charlottesville Rally on August 12, 2017

    The white nationalist rallies in August 2017 impacted the Charlottesville community greatly. What follows are some resources and statements that were prepared for our community in the weeks following the events. Take a look back at how our schools responded during the 17-18 school year. Resources for Parents and Educators A number of local agencies and national groups have created resources for family  discussions centered on race and/or community violence. The following have been suggested by our school counselors as potential resources for your consideration. We recognize that this list is not complete, and that different families and teachers will find some links more ...

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  • School’s Out, But The Engineers Are In

    Has anyone told the Buford engineers that school’s out?! This summer, they’ve already made presentations at U.Va. Curry School of Education, American University, and ISTE ’17 in San Antonio! (That’s the the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.) To learn more about their summer activities, follow @CCS_iSTEM on Twitter.  

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  • Highlights and News | May 2017

    May 9, 2017 Dear families, Thanks to so many of you who have offered your ideas as part of our strategic planning process.  We have held more than 40 meetings in our schools and at community events with students, staff, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. Your feedback has been invaluable. We now have a draft of the plan, focusing on academic excellence, safe and supportive schools, and organizational supports. At the heart of this plan is the idea that we are all learners — not only our students, but our teachers, staff members such as our bus drivers, and our families at home. We are ...

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