What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

What’s Happening in the CCS School Division

  • 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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  • Ribbon-cutting! Photo courtesy CFA Institute.

    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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  • Ribbon-cutting! Photo courtesy CFA Institute.

    CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy

    On February 13, Charlottesville High School was pleased to host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate a new partnership, the CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy. The aim is to support financial education and cultivate interest and awareness of the investment profession for students at CHS. The  CHS/CFA Institute Finance Academy will impact three programs at CHS: Student Investment Group In 2015, a self-started team of students called the Student Investment Group was established by student Lucas Higgins ’18. The club went on to excel in college-sponsored investment competitions hosted by both UVA and the Wharton School of Business at Penn. Furthermore, Lucas raised $25,000 to establish an ...

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  • Science Bowl Team 2018

    CHS BACON Club Highlights

    The CHS BACON Club (Best All-around Club of Nerds), has had a busy winter full of activity,  achievements, and awards. Most recently, the BACON Science Bowl team upset powerhouse Langley High School in the state Science Bowl tournament and finished in second place. BACON advisor Dr. Matt Shields called the victory “truly bonkers.” “Our team went undefeated through the early brackets which landed them in the semi-finals against Langley,” said Dr. Shields,  “Already the best showing that BACON had ever had, the team was happy with what was looking like a third place medal. But they put Langley on the ropes early ...

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  • What a weekend for CHS!

    Pick your favorite CHS accomplishment from the  weekend (and yes, “all of the above” is an acceptable answer): AVID students earning $10,000 to support community service projects. Thanks, CFA Institute! BACON earning 2nd in Virginia in Science Bowl at Jefferson Lab. BACON was second only to the perennial champ, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. BACON (Best All-around Club of Nerds) team members were Jamie Nachbar, Stephen Newman, Clara Stelow, and Peter Manto. Read more about other recent BACON accomplishments here. Four track & wrestling boys winning Jeff District events (and boys’ track winning 2nd overall). Congratulations to our district champs: ...

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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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    Budget Development

    It’s time to develop the 2018-19 budget for Charlottesville City Schools! We’d like to hear from you. Upcoming opportunities for the community to learn more and share your thoughts are: Monday, January 8 at 5:30 pm, Clark Wednesday, January 10 at 6 pm, Buford Thursday, January 11 at  6 pm, CHS School Board meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 5 pm in the CHS media center. The next meeting is Thursday, February 1. You can also check out the resources and information at charlottesvilleschools.org/budget.

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