What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

  • Golden Apple Teacher Awards | Sponsored by Better Living Building Supply

    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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    December 2016 Buford/Walker Highlights

    Eighth-grader Marco Lopez won the middle-school category of the Charlottesville Public Works’ “Imagine a Day without Water” art contest. Congratulations! Seventh-graders were able to enjoy a performance “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” at the Paramount Theatre, telling the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. The waiting list is long for Buford students who want to spend their lunch going to neighboring Johnson Elementary to help young friends read. The weekly program is so popular that a once-per-quarter limit has been implemented for Buford students. Buford students explored a wide variety of futures on career day, with visits from more than 20 professionals ranging from video game programmer, radio ...

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    Walker Band Winter Concert Information

    The Walker School bands will perform on Wednesday, December 14. The beginning bands will perform at Walker Auditorium at 6:30pm.  The intermediate and jazz bands will perform at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center at nearby CHS at 7:30pm, sharing the stage with the Buford and CHS bands.  Details for parents follows.

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    Two Charlottesville Schools Orchestra Directors Win Awards​

    The directors of the orchestras at Charlottesville High School and Walker Upper Elementary School received awards this weekend. Dr. Polly Sibert of Walker Upper Elementary School received James Madison University’s Outstanding Music Educator Award, awarded annually to an alum who demonstrates excellence in musicianship and pedagogy. Dr. Sibert is teaching her 25th year at Walker School. Laura Mulligan Thomas, who received the same JMU music educator award in 2013, received the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association’s Philip Fuller award in recognition of her longtime service, leadership, and accomplishments. Over the course of more than three decades, she has grown the CHS orchestra ...

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    Buford/Walker: October 2016 Highlights

    Buford Middle School enjoyed another successful Harvest Festival, celebrating the school’s amazing garden and community. Thanks to City Schoolyard Garden for their leadership! Buford students and their U.Va. mentors collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank through their involvement with the Young Women Leaders Program. Buford engineering students recently made a presentation at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum to teach national leaders from education, technology, science, history, & math about the school’s innovative engineering partnership with U.Va, the Smithsonian, and other partners. CHS and Buford students explored how businesses use technology in Charlottesville’s annual CBIC Tech ...

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  • Kori Ross demonstrates a generator during Sec. King's visit to Buford. Photo courtesy Daily Progress/Andrew Shurtleff

    Buford/Walker Highlights for September 2016

    U.S. Secretary of Education John King visited Buford Middle School as one of the first stops on his Back-to-School Bus Tour, crossing the country to highlight school success stories. Past and current Buford engineering students led the visitors in engineering activities. The Buford engineering program has received international attention; it is a partnership with other area public schools, U.Va., PVCC, and the Smithsonian Institute.  Earlier in the summer, Buford staff and students presented at the International Society of Technology Education in Denver, and still other students and staff participated in a two-week engineering academy at U.Va. to continue developing the ...

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    Online Back-to-School Forms with InfoSnap

    The online service for doing back-to-school forms for the 2016-17 year has been closed.  If you still need to complete your forms, please ask your school for a paper set. Thanks to all of you who completed the forms online!  

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  • Student, parent, and teacher

    Back-to-School Nights

    After a great start to the school year, attend a Back-to-School Night to check in with teachers and get a better sense of what’s coming up! Burnley-Moran:  Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm Clark: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 20, 6pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 20, 6pm  (PTO Meeting at 5:30pm) Johnson: Tuesday, September 20, 6pm Venable:  Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm Walker: Tuesday, September 13, 6pm Buford: Harvest Festival, Friday, September 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm CHS: Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30pm

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  • CHS Screenagers Poster

    Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

    You and your device-using child are invited to attend Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an acclaimed documentary exploring the potential impact of students’ time on phones and other devices. The event is open to the whole community, including families from other schools or school divisions. WHEN: Wednesday, 9/14 at 7pm WHERE: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center TICKETS: $10 — purchase online SPONSORED BY: Charlottesville High School PTO

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  • Summer-Reading

    Summer Reading at Charlottesville City Schools

    Reading never takes a vacation!  Make this important and fun activity a part of your summer.  Below is information about our summer reading programs. Also, you and your family might enjoy meeting up with Books on Bikes, a group of Charlottesville City Schools teachers, librarians, staff, and even trained doggie pals as they make summertime deliveries of books and popsicles. Summer Reading Information: Preschool Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Buford Middle School

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