What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

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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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    Back-to-School Information

    We look forward to welcoming our students back on August 22, 2018 for the first day of school. Find important dates such as back-to-school open houses, school supplies lists, and other key information below. For Open House Schedules, click here. For School Supply Lists, click here. For Summer Reading Lists, click here. For Free Vaccination Clinics, click here. For CHS fall dates (including senior portrait information), click here. For Buford Middle School fall information (including Chromebook distribution schedule), click here.   Regular School Hours: Elementary: 8:00am to 2:30pm Buford and Walker: 8:30am to 3:15pm CHS: 9:05am to 3:50pm (with a one-hour delayed start on the 2nd Thursday of some months)

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    Open House Schedules

    Come meet your teachers and see your classrooms! Open houses this year will be on Monday, August 20, 2018. School starts on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Wednesday, August 15 CATEC Open House is Wednesday, August 15, from 5-7pm Monday, August 20 CHS Virtual Orientation for online classes: 1pm. See here for more information. Elementary Schools: 1–3pm Walker Upper Elementary: 3-5pm Buford Middle School: 4-6pm CHS 5-7pm Wednesday, August 22 First day of school. See school hours below. Elementary: 8:00am to 2:30pm Buford and Walker: 8:30am to 3:15pm CHS: 9:05am to 3:50pm (with a one-hour delayed start on the 2nd Thursday of some months)

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  • School Supplies Lists 2018-19

    School starts August 22.  Now is a great time to get your school supplies! Below are this year’s CCS school supplies lists.  Copies of these lists are available at area stores. If you have any questions, please call your school. And if you need assistance getting school supplies for this year, contact your school counselor. People who registered for this year’s Back-to-School Bash can pick up their supplies at their school open house on Monday, August 20.  For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. School Supply Lists for the 2018-19 School Year: Burnley-Moran Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker ...

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    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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    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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    Graduation

    As you make plans to attend commencement exercises for the Class of 2018 in just a few weeks, please keep in mind these important details: When: June 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Where: John Paul Jones Arena. Free parking is available at the arena. A live stream of the graduation ceremony will be available at www.facebook.com/cvilleschools. No Facebook account or password is needed to view. Security Information: Please read the following UVA JPJ Arena security policies carefully, especially noting the bag policy. Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 ...

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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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