What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

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    Strategic Planning for 2017-2023

    From now through June 2017, we will be casting a vision for Charlottesville City Schools that will guide us through 2023.  We will be listening, evaluating, dreaming, and planning. We’ll be seeking broad community input: Students, parents, staff, administrators, and community members are invited to participate! We’ll have school-based and interest-based small groups for discussion throughout January (see schedule, below). If you’re interested in participating, email goodnews@charlottesvilleschools.org. Want a glimpse of what changes might be coming here and across the nation? See the video links, below! We’re hosting community-wide listening session on CHS on Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm — anyone can come! Schedule of Listening Sessions ...

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    Nominate a Teacher for the Golden Apple Awards!

    Better Living Building Supply & Cabinetry is sponsoring the 16th Annual Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems. Applications and information are available here.  Please return all forms to your principal by Thursday, February 2, 2017. About the Golden Apple Award The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of the most outstanding teachers in our community.  One winner will be selected from each school. Award recipients receive a Golden Apple, as well as gift certificates from local businesses. As a “Golden Apple” teacher, each recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant. Grants ...

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    Closing Announcements: Customize Your Settings

    New this year for winter closing notifications: This year, all families will receive emails and calls at all times (including early morning) unless families customize their settings via PowerSchool. You can learn how to change your settings here (hint: the service we use is called School Messenger, and there’s a tab in PowerSchool).  If you have not yet set up your PowerSchool account, call 245-2943. For general information about how we announce our school closings, click here. A flyer was also sent home with students.

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    Highlights & News, December 2016

    December 8, 2016 Dear families— On the radio this month, you can hear students from Walker School thanking community partners for the special programs they make possible. One student chose to thank City Schoolyard Garden for creating and supporting our garden classrooms, and for working with the Local Food Hub to support our “Harvest of the Month” fresh and local snack.  Another spoke about her swimming lessons at Walker, made possible by the City’s Parks and Recreation department and the Ben Hair -Just Swim for Life Foundation. Two students spoke about U.Va., the first thanking engineering students who helped Walker students learn to code ...

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    Hour of Code in All Schools, December 6-8

    From December 6-8, all nine Charlottesville City Schools will be participating in the international “Hour of Code,” an event designed to expose all students to the world of computer programming.  Want to join the fun at home? Explore some of the age-appropriate activities here: Find code.org learning activities here See media advisory, below Charlottesville City Schools Participate in International Hour of Code From December 6-8, all Charlottesville City Schools will take part in this year’s Hour of Code events. Hour of Code is a national emphasis, taking place this year during December 5-11, to expose students to computer science. From elementary through high school, ...

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    Superintendent Message October 24, 2016

    October 24, 2016 Dear families— The first quarter of the year is almost over, and I hope that most of you have connected with your students’ teachers at back-to-school nights or conferences. We want to work with you to make sure we’re meeting the needs of all our students. We’ve seen a number of examples this month of ways that we challenge and encourage our students to do their best, from all-state jazz musicians to elementary STEM successes to the very special moment when Naia Fairchild was named the CHS homecoming queen.  In the arts, athletics, academics, in gardens, at camps, in labs, ...

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    Draft Calendar for 2017-18

    The revised draft calendar of the 2017-18 school year for Charlottesville City Schools is below. Thanks to all who completed the survey. For over a decade, the Charlottesville and Albemarle County school divisions have worked together for a common calendar. A joint committee creates a draft calendar, and then we ask for input from students, teachers, administration, and parents. If necessary, the committee makes revisions to the draft before submitting a recommended calendar to the two school boards for approval. 2017-18 calendar 2nd draft Since the majority of survey respondents supported the proposed draft, the only changes from the original draft are to convert the half-day scheduled for ...

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    Atkins Named One of Two Finalists for National Superintendent Award

    Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, has been named one of two finalists for the AASA Women in School Leadership Award for Superintendents. Each year, the AASA, or School Superintendents Association, joins with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer awards recognizing the country’s outstanding female teacher (or school-based employee), principal, and superintendent. “We are so proud of Dr. Atkins and her leadership in Charlottesville and beyond. We are delighted but not surprised to see her excellence recognized on a national stage,” noted School Board chair Amy Laufer. Atkins, a former Virginia Superintendent of the Year, was nominated ...

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    Life After High School

    The Special Education Advisory Committee invites families from all our schools for a special evening to discuss “Life After High School,” considering questions about how to prepare your child to live independently after graduation.  Join us on November 18 from 5:30-7:30pm in the CHS A-Commons.

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    CHS Continues to Outperform State & Nation on SAT

    17 Students Recognized for High Performance on PSAT Continuing a long tradition, students at Charlottesville High School excelled on the 2015 SAT college-readiness test, far surpassing their state and national peers (see chart, below).  In addition, based on the related PSAT test taken last fall, 17 CHS seniors have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, with five earning places as semi-finalists in the national scholarship competition. Five National Merit Semifinalists: In the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, five CHS students are semifinalists: Claire Jenkins, Graham Keeley, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Robinson, and Pascale Starosta. They are invited to apply to ...

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