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Tours for Potential Venable Students

Ven-Bldg_edVenable will be offering tours to parents on the dates listed below.  All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 minutes. We limit the number of participants on each tour to ensure that everyone can hear and ask questions.  Please call Ms. Lawson in the Venable office to register – 434-245-2418.

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 18
  • December 2
  • January 13
  • February 3
  • March 10
  • April 14

Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes.  Please allot time for parking as there are typically few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood streets do not permit non-resident parking during the day.

Unfortunately, requests for tours at other dates and times cannot be honored due to the disruption to classes.

If you are an out-of-division family who would like to apply for a space at Venable next year, we begin accepting applications in April.  Click here for information about the application process. 

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Tours for Potential Greenbrier Students

Greenbrier_edGreenbrier will be offering tours to parents throughout the school year.  Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes and include time to meet with an administrator. Please call Mrs. Carter in the Greenbrier office at 434-245-2415.

Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes.

If you are an out-of-division family who would like to apply for a space at Greenbrier next year, we begin accepting applications in April.  Click here for information about the application process. 

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Tours for Potential Jackson-Via Students

Front of Jackson-Via Elementary SchoolJackson-Via will be offering tours to parents on the dates listed below.  All tours take place at 9:15 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 minutes. We limit the number of participants on each tour to ensure that everyone can hear and ask questions.  Please call Ms. Harlow in the Jackson-Via office to register – 434-245-2416.

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 18
  • December 2
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14

Parents should plan to arrive in the front office a few minutes early to sign in and receive visitors’ passes.  Please allot time for parking as there are typically few spots available on site and many of the neighborhood streets do not permit non-resident parking during the day.

Unfortunately, requests for tours at other dates and times cannot be honored due to the disruption to classes.

If you are an out-of-division family who would like to apply for a space in Charlottesville City Schools next year, we begin accepting applications in April.  Click here for information about the application process. 

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Susan Erno Honored as Runner-Up for U.S. Outstanding Adult Ed Administrator

Susan ErnoSusan Erno, the Director of Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE), was honored as national runner-up for outstanding administrator of the year by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), an organization of 15,000+ professional adult educators.

The honor was announced just days before TJACE hosts its 21st Annual Voices of Adult Learners Celebration, a reading of works written by area adult learners. Held annually as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, the reading will be Thursday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m., at Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center. It is free and open to the public, with a light reception at 5:30.

“We are so proud of Susan and her regional leadership and advocacy for our inspirational adult learners,” commented Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins. “Susan’s leadership not only benefits the City of Charlottesville, but also five surrounding counties. Our whole region should be appreciative of her leadership and inspired by the adult learners she serves.”

Press Release from COABE. Call 245-2962 for informationSince 1998, Erno has coordinated the adult education programs for Charlottesville City Schools, which in 2012 became the center of a regional network that also covers Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. In addition, she has served as the president for the Virginia Association for Adult and Career Education. For more information about her career and accomplishments, please see the release from COABE.

“I’m humbled to receive this award,” notes Erno. “It’s inspiring to work with so many talented adult educators in our area and across the nation. But quite honestly, the ones who deserve honor are our adult learners who model perseverance, who have overcome challenges, and who continue to learn and to strive for a better future. I invite the community to come on Thursday to celebrate them!”

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Register for Summer Camp ExL

Informational Flyer for Camp ExL 2017

Registration will begin Monday, March 20 for Camp ExL, the summer program from CLASS.  Spaces are limited and will fill up fast! Forms will not be accepted before March 20.

Program dates run from June 19th—July 28th between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with additional wraparound hours available for extra cost.  This fun summer opportunity  is open to students in pre-k—3rd grade during the 2016-2017 school year.

Click here for more information and registration forms.

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UPCOMING at Buford: International Night & BOLT dinner

March 23

International Night Party

Bring your family and come to Buford’s International Night Party!

WHEN:  Thursday, March 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  The Buford cafeteria and patio

WHY:  To celebrate our many cultures and one community at our school

Please bring your family, food to share, and your dancing shoes!  We will celebrate with delicious food, dances from different countries, and African drumming by “Chihamba.”


BOLT community dinner for middle schoolers April 24. Call 245-2411 for details.NEW DATE April 24

BOLT: Being Outstanding Leaders Together Against Drugs and Alcohol

Join us for BOLT: Being Outstanding Leaders Together Against Drugs and Alcohol!

Parents will hear from UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.  Students will hear from David Flood, a national motivational speaker.  This will be a fun, family event promoting healthy lifestyles and leadership through drug and alcohol education!

WHEN:  April 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Monticello High School | 1400 Independence Way | Charlottesville, VA 22902

A free Bojangles’ dinner will be served from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED | Register at: www.youchoosecville.com

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What’s Happening at CHS

UPCOMING EVENTS | March & April 2017 Fine Arts Schedule!

2017 has already been a busy year at CHS! In case you’ve missed them, here is a sample of the things that have been happening so far.

Black History Month Presentation | ROLE MODELS – Influential African-Americans

50 African-American leaders from the Charlottesville and Albemarle communities were welcomed by CHS students for a photo shoot and interview sesion in January.  This collaborative project between the CHS African-American History and photography classes sought to highlight and celebrate prominent community leaders for Black History Month.

The project was also highlighted in the Daily Progress.

 

TheaterCHS presents “Into the Woods” February 16-18

Charlottesville High School students performed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center from February 16-18. The Tony Award-winning musical revisits and reimagines several well-known fairy tales.

Girls’ Basketball Regional Victory

Girls' Basketball Team wins Regional Championship and will advance to the State Quarterfinals (2017)
Girls’ Basketball Team wins Regional Championship and will advance to the State Quarterfinals (2017)

The CHS Girls’ Basketball team enjoyed a well-fought victory in February when they defeated Jefferson Forest 40 – 31 to win the Conference 23 title!  Congratulations, Lady Knights!

CHS Students Earn All-State Choir Honor

Charlottesville High School students Parker Sullivan, Brianna Ramirez, & Leah Patek have earned All-VA Choir honors!
Charlottesville High School students Parker Sullivan, Brianna Ramirez, & Leah Patek have earned All-VA Choir honors!

Charlottesville High School students Parker Sullivan, Brianna Ramirez, & Leah Patek have been awarded  All-VA Choir honors!

AVID | Mentoring & College Visits

CHS AVID Students Visit Colleges and Mentor CCS Local Elementary School Students
CHS AVID Students Visit Colleges and Mentor CCS Local Elementary School Students

In February, CHS AVID students  visited Radford and Virginia Tech.  They also spent time at Jackson-Via mentoring students with classrooms activities.

 

 

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Fine Arts in March & April

March Performances and Key Dates for Charlottesville City Schools

Spring performance and exhibition season for Charlottesville City Schools begins in March. Come join us for one of these community events:

Artwork by Charlottesville High School 12th grade student, Patrick O'Shea
Art courtesy Patrick O’Shea ’17

Piedmont Council for the Arts Rising Stars Award Ceremony

March 3, 7-9pm, The Haven (112 Market St.)

  • CHS seniors Faith Brown (music — cello), Elliot Craft (theater), and Patrick O’Shea (visual arts) are among the honorees!
  • Piedmont Council for the Arts will assemble the area’s most talented high school artists, writers, and performers for the 20th annual Arthur C. Greene Rising Stars Awards Ceremony. For more information, contact the PCA at 971-2787.

 

violin-collagePainted Violins Auction to Support CHS Orchestra Trip to Ireland

March 3-17 on view at Studio IX (and online)

  • Support our world-acclaimed musicians as they represent us this summer in Ireland!
  • Fourteen area artists have donated hand-painted violins to support the students
  • From March 3-17, the works can be viewed at Studio IX in the IX Building (969 2nd St. SE; gallery hours M-F 8am-5pm / Sat 9am-3pm)
  • To see photos online or bid, check out chsorchestra.org or https://chsorchestra.betterworldcollective.com/

Flyer for Art Connections exhibition, Mary 20-29. For details, call 245-2671.Art Connections 2017

March 20-29, CHS Small Gym

  • Art Connections is the annual exhibition of K-12 artwork by students at all Charlottesville City Schools.
  • Open weekdays from 9am-3:30pm in the CHS Small Gym
  • “Saturday Celebration” on March 25 from 10am-2pm with hands-on activities and the award-winning Walker Jazz Band!
  • “Open House” on Wednesday, March 29, from 4-6:30pm, just prior to “All-City Choir Festival” (see below)
  • For more information, contact Aaron Eichorst, 245-2671

 


Flyer for All-City Choral Festival 3/29 at 7pm. For details, call 245-2671.All-City Choral Festival

March 29, 7pm, Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center

  • Choirs from all schools will join for this special performance
  • For more information, contact Aaron Eichorst, 245-2671

 


Teacher Workday & Spring Break, March 31- April 7

 


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Theatre CHS, April 13-14, 7pm, Black Box Theatre at CHS

  • Tickets $10 adult/$5 student (available at theatrechs.org)
  • More info: David Becker at 245-2410

 


CHS Choir Spring Concert

April 26, MLKPAC, 7pm

Walker Orchestra Spring Concert

April 27, Walker Auditorium, 7pm

  • Come hear Dr. Sibert’s farewell concert to thank her for her many award-winning years of service!

CHS combined choir and Walker orchestra students

Kindergarten students at Charlottesville City Schools

Kindergarten Open House Coming April 20

Smiling Kindergarten students at Charlottesville City Schools
Welcome to kindergarten!

Charlottesville City’s elementary schools will hold kindergarten open houses on Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 – 6:00 PM. Students should visit the open house for the school they will attend. (Not sure which elementary school your child will attend?  Find out here.)

Please check back on this page on or after April 11 for online forms. Remember that even if you choose to fill out forms online, you must visit your child’s school during the open house to show proof of residency and other documents (see list here). For more registration questions (including non-resident applications, see our registration page.)

We’re excited to meet our new kindergarten students and their families!

More Information:

 

 

Nepalese students at Walker taking a Virtual Reality tour of their home country.

Recently at Walker

2017 is proving to be a great year at Walker Upper Elementary!  Students involved with Stage Left Theatre gave a fabulous final production of the play Beauty and the Beast on January 24, while numerous STEM activities – including experiments with water filtration, simulated boat travel up the James River, and projects using coordinate planes and virtual reality demonstrations – have all been happening throughout the months of January and February.  Meanwhile, in the classrooms, students recreated the setting of the 1998 novel ‘Among the Hidden’ by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Enjoy the photo gallery!