What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

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    “Nation at Hope” report cites exemplary work of Cville Schools

    Charlottesville City Schools and its work to support the whole student is featured as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released this week by a prestigious national commission. The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development  published “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope”  which argues that our nation is at a turning point, understanding that social, emotional, and cognitive development underpins children’s academic learning. This breakthrough understanding about how people learn is fueling a growing movement to educate children as whole people, with social and emotional ...

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    Participatory Budgeting Showcase and Voting on Wednesday at Walker

    To conclude a semester-long participatory budgeting project, sixth grade students at Walker Upper Elementary School will host a showcase Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6-7 p.m. to present a variety of student proposals for school improvements. Visitors, along with students and school staff, will vote for their favorite project, and the winning proposal will be awarded a $6000 donation to help fund the project by the CFA Institute. “CFA Institute is excited to support the Participatory Budgeting Project to help students discover how finance can transform lives and communities” said Kelli E. Palmer, director of corporate citizenship for CFA Institute. Participatory budgeting, a ...

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    Fine Arts Upcoming Events

    t Charlottesville City Schools, we value the fine arts.  We invite you to come see our students’ talents this winter, whether in band, choir, dance, theater, orchestra, the visual arts or more (see calendar below). Upcoming Events January 10, Buford Middle School student art exhibit at City Hall January 18,  Walker Stage Left Theatre presents: The Trial of Goldilocks, 6:30 p.m., Walker Auditorium January 20, CHS Orchestra presents Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with special guest Jamie Bernstein, 3 p.m., The Paramount Theater. (click for more info) January 29, Walker School 5th grade band concert, 7pm, Walker Auditorium January 30, CHS Symphony/Choir Concert, 7:30pm, MLKPAC February 1, Buford Stage Left ...

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    Budget Development

    It’s time to develop the 2019-20 budget for Charlottesville City Schools! We’d like to hear from you. FY2019-20 Budget Development Calendar Upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more and share your thoughts are: Thursday, January 10 at 5 pm, CHS, School Board Meeting Tuesday, January 15 at 6 pm, Jackson-Via PTO (open to entire community) Thursday, January 17 at  6 pm, CHS PTO (open to entire community) Thursday, February 7 at 5 pm, CHS, School Board Meeting School Board meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 5 pm in the CHS media center. The next meeting is Thursday, January 10 (the second Thursday of the month due ...

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    News and Highlights December 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and the Charlottesville School Board    Dear community members— Thanks to so many of you who have shared your voice and time with us during our conversations about equity at Charlottesville City Schools. At our second forum this past week, we reflected back some of the action items that have arisen so far from parents, staff, students, and community members. Participants voted on their top-priority action items. In addition, we invited participants to add any ideas that were missing from our summaries. We are still listening. We need to hear from as many voices as possible. You ...

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  • Flyer for 2nd Community Forum on Equity November 27 at CHS at 7:30. Bus service available. See post for pdf of bus schedules and more details.

    Equity Forum

    Charlottesville City Schools hosted a second community forum to discuss equity on Tuesday, November 27, at Charlottesville High School at 7:30pm. A live stream of the evening’s presentations can be found here.  Want to share your voice? Visit www.publicinput.com/3575 to give your feedback. It also provides a summary of all of the ideas presented. Agenda for the Second Forum Our objective for the second forum was to reflect back what we’ve been hearing from the community so far. Our staff and School Board have been seeking community input through events, online tools, emails, and face-to-face conversations. We asked forum participants to respond to a list of ...

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  • “Concert for Charlottesville” Video Earns National Awards

     A music video collaboration by musicians from Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville public schools has earned 2018 Advocacy in Action Awards from the music education non-profit organization, Music for All. The musical remake of Bebe and CeCe Winans’ song, “Right Now (We Need One Another),” was recorded by Charlottesville High School and Metro Nashville Public Schools musicians last year in response to the events of August 11-12 in Charlottesville. The music video features 50 CHS orchestra students and 30 members of the CHS choir, along with Nashville’s Fab 5, a group of student singers that attend different schools at MNPS. “It was ...

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  • November is Family Engagement Month

    November is National Family Engagement month, and we want you to know how much we value our partnership with families. See why student-family-school partnerships are so important to a child’s success in this video interview with Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and PreK-2nd grade Family Engagement Facilitator Velvet Coleman. For more tips and resources, visit our Family Engagement web page here.

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    Highlights and News November 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear families – As we look ahead to our second Community Forum on Equity on November 27 at 7:30 p.m. at CHS, I wanted to give you a few updates. Thanks to all of you who came to our first forum in October. With more than 400 community members, employees, and students present, along with many following along on Facebook, we were able to hear valuable feedback on issues of equity and achievement in our schools. We also gathered hundreds of responses from our online surveys and have made that data available to you at www.charlottesvilleschools.org/NYT. ...

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    Draft Calendar for 2019-20

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle School Calendar Committee has created a draft calendar for the 2019-20 school year.  Thank you for your feedback on our survey. Since 83 percent of participants selected “approve as is,” only two slight modifications have been made to reflect submitted suggestions. A revised draft (along with an explanation of changes) is posted below. Draft 2019-20 calendar revised November 28 (pdf) The two revisions to this draft were (1) moving the 9/20 Professional Learning Day to Monday, 9/30 and (2) moving the end of the 1st quarter from 10/25 to 10/31. The draft calendar will be presented to the School Board for review ...

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