What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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  • Photo of a group of graduates before the ceremony

    Congratulations, Class of 2018!

    Members of the Charlottesville High School Class of 2018 received their diplomas at graduation exercises on June 7, 2018 in John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.  A recording of the live event can be seen at http://bit.ly/2018CHSGraduation. Congratulations, Class of 2018 CHS Black Knights!

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    Summer Awards and Special Recognitions

    School may be out for the summer, but many of our students are busy at work making presentations at conferences and receiving awards and opportunities at the state and national level. CHS student Cole Fairchild and engineering teacher Matt Shields were selected as part of the 2018 cohort of Bezos Scholars and recently attended an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Each year, the Bezos Family Foundation selects rising public high school seniors who apply with an educator partner to the year-long leadership development program.  After attending the festival, scholars return home to organize their own community change projects, known as ...

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    An Apple for Teacher

    10 Charlottesville City Schools teachers were among area teachers recognized for their excellence in education at the 17th annual Golden Apple Awards ceremony on May 16, 2018. Each year, one educator is selected from each public and private school in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our winners this year are:  Latoya Brown (Buford Middle), Mary Johnston (Burnley-Moran Elementary), Nicole Armstrong (Charlottesville High, Black Knights), Jessica Taylor (Clark Elementary School), Briana Barns (Jackson-Via Elementary School), Laura Schaaf (Johnson Elementary), Harry Hill (Lugo-McGinness Academy), Leslie S. Hunter (Venable Elementary School), Sarah Lloyd (Walker Upper Elementary School), and Patrick Beale (Greenbrier Elementary School). Ms. Schaaf and ...

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    Highlights and News Spring 2018

    April 25, 2018 Dear community members, I’ll keep my remarks brief for this newsletter. Simply put, I want to call your attention to two updates that are important to our community. School safety: This post describes our past and current steps to promote safety. It also includes an update from the Charlottesville Police Department, which on April 30 will start staffing  a new elementary-based school resource officer to deepen the connection with our elementary communities. School facilities: This post reflects back on what we heard from the community this winter and spring as we began a conversation about our growing enrollment and its impact ...

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    Spring Performances and Events at Cville Schools

    Charlottesville City Schools has a full menu of opportunities to enjoy the fine arts for all ages this spring!   5/1 (Tuesday) Johnson Elementary PreK, 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades presents “Celebrating Friendship” Spring Performance, 6pm. 245-2417. 5/2 (Wednesday): Buford Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411. 5/3-5/5 (Thursday-Saturday) CHS Theatre presents Chicago, 7pm, Black Box Theatre at Charlottesville High School. http://bit.ly/CHSTheatreTickets. 245-2410 5/4 ( Friday) Greenbrier Elementary First Grade Spring Performance, 10:30am. 245-2415. 5/4 (Friday) Buford Band Spring Concert, 7pm, Buford Auditorium. 245-2411. 5/6 (Sunday) CHS Band Spring Concert, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. 245-2410 5/7 (Monday) Venable grades 1 and 2 Spring Performance, 6 ...

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    James Bryant Appointed Interim School Board Member

    On April 11, the School Board appointed James Bryant, a graduate and longtime employee of Charlottesville City Schools, as interim School Board member.  Until a special election is held on November 6, Mr. Bryant will hold the position vacated by Adam Hastings, who resigned in March as part of a move outside the City limits. Thanks to Mr. Hastings for his concluded service! Welcome and thank you to Mr. Bryant for his future service! For more information about the process and Mr. Bryant’s service to our community, please see: “Charlottesville School Board appoints former CHS counselor as interim member,” Charlottesville Tomorrow “Charlottesville School Board picks ...

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  • Close up of CHS choir and Fab 5 students rehearsing.

    CHS Choir Reunites with Nashville’s Fab 5

    Singers record “Shine” music video for Parkland victims The Charlottesville High School Choir recently reconnected with the Fab 5 of Metro Nashville Public Schools. The CHS and Fab 5 singers recorded a joint musical tribute in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The groups previously collaborated at CHS to record “Right Now (We Need One Another)” in response to the events of August 11-12 in Charlottesville. The inspiring video was featured in the Dave Matthews Band Concert for Charlottesville in the fall. This time, the musicians wanted to offer a song of healing to the Parkland, Florida community. Using ...

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  • Adam Hastings Steps Down from Board; Process for Vacancy Announced

    At the Charlottesville School Board meeting on March 1, Adam Hastings announced that he’ll be stepping down from the Board. A planned relocation to a home outside the City limits will render him ineligible to serve. Hastings was elected to the Board in 2015. Process for Naming an Interim Board Member Charlottesville City Schools has announced the process for selecting an interim School Board member, who will serve until a special election on November 6, 2018, when voters will determine who will hold the office until Hastings’ term expires in December 2019. Nominations of qualified Charlottesville City voters are sought for the interim ...

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    An Update on School Safety

    Safety At Charlottesville City Schools: An Update (April 25, 2018) Safety is our top priority at Charlottesville City Schools. This is true every year, but recent national events have brought even  greater attention to this issue. What Have We Done Previously? First, we should reflect on the broad array of safety practices that are in place or under development at Charlottesville City Schools. These practices reflected two strategies, both those that have traditionally been associated with security (such as locking doors and implementing threat assessment teams) and other approaches that have been proven to advance schools’ safety and wellness (such as promoting a ...

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    Don’t-Miss News out of CHS

    From fine arts to finance, there have been some amazing announcements and accomplishments at CHS this winter. Scroll down to see them all!

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