What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

  • School Supplies Lists 2019-20

    School starts August 21.  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.  For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. School Supply Lists for the 2019-20 School Year: Burnley-Moran Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker School-coming soon Buford Middle School-coming ...

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    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 freezy-pops. Summer Reading Recommendations and Information: Preschool Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 and 6 Grades 7 and 8 CHS-For a variety of excellent choices for grades 9-12, visit the Young Adult Library Services Association  (YALSA) book lists: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2019-best-fiction-young-adults http://booklists.yalsa.net/ JMRL summer reading challenge (for all ages)  

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  • Surveys

    Elementary Families: As we wrap up this school year, we would appreciate your feedback on our end-of-year survey. Please complete the survey below by June 14. Elementary Families, K-4th Grade: http://bit.ly/2018-19CCSParentSurvey Thank you for your input and best wishes for the end of the school year!

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    Walker Stage Left Theatre presents spring play

    Walker Stage Left Theatre students presented their final play of the year, Pirates! Theodore Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Walker School auditorium. Beginning in fifth grade, students at Walker and Buford can perform with the after-school club Stage Left Theater, which offers two free, family-friendly performances each year to packed crowds.  Recent plays include The Trial of Goldilocks, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, and more. Under the direction of Rod and Kristina Durrer, the Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School programs were combined in 2014 to bring the fine ...

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  • Register for the Fall CLASS Program

    The CLASS after-school program will open registration for the 2019-20 school year at 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the following dates: May 1 at Burnley-Moran May 2 at Clark May 7 at Greenbrier May 8 at Jackson-Via May 9 at Johnson May 10 at Venable Click here for rates and registration forms.  

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    More elective options for Walker students in 2019-20

    After gathering feedback from student interest surveys, parent requests, and focus group input from previous years, Walker School is expanding its master schedule for 2019-20 to accommodate two elective choices for students in the 2019-20 school year. While the current schedule limits students to one elective, this change allows them to choose two elective options; one of the electives must be a fine arts course option which includes band, orchestra, general music, or art. The second elective choice can be an additional fine arts course, Spanish, or a proposed Pre-Engineering class (level I for 5th graders and level II for 6th ...

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    Walker students form new student government

    A new student government which includes two representatives from each homeroom and an elected executive council is underway at Walker School. “We’re so proud of them,” said Instructional Coach Erika Pierce. “After delivering campaign speeches, they have hit the ground running with so many ideas to make Walker School a great place to be.” The executive council is meeting weekly to brainstorm ideas, which include school-wide celebrations, improved recycling efforts, and talent shows.

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    UVAToday features Walker School efforts to test computer science program

    Walker Upper Elementary School students participated in a pilot program with UVA Curry School of Education & Human Development that combines computer science and engineering to study how water runoff affects playgrounds. During the 2017-18 school year, fifth and sixth grade students tested a series of 18 lessons created by a collaborative team of UVA faculty, researchers and Walker teachers.  Students had to use a variety of computer models and experiments to solve water runoff problems for pretend playgrounds they designed, as well as Walker School’s real playground. According to a March 29, 2019 article posted online by UVAToday, UVA is working ...

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  • Printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. shows CHS students how to make a letterpress print

    Fine arts flourish at Cville Schools

    The fine arts program at Charlottesville City Schools infuses our schools with enrichment and experiences that encourage artistic expression at all grade levels.  Here are just a few of the recent arts-related events and accomplishments we are celebrating. Congratulations to our musicians who represented Charlottesville High School in the 2019 All-Virginia Choir, Bands, and Orchestra at the Richmond Marriott and Convention Center; culminating performances were held at the Carpenter Center. Pictured left to right, top row: Adria Cafferillo, Choir; Reid Dodson, Symphonic Band, Parker Nelson, Choir, Margaret Ann Doran, Choir, and Anna Bon-Harper, Symphonic Band. Seated: Sarah Garretson, Orchestra. TheatreCHS students just ...

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    Walker Stage Left Theatre presents “The Trial of Goldilocks”

    Walker Stage Left Theatre students presented their latest play, “The Trial of Goldilocks,” on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Walker School auditorium. Beginning in fifth grade, students at Walker and Buford can perform with the after-school club Stage Left Theater, which offers two free, family-friendly performances each year to packed crowds.  Recent plays include Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, and more. Under the direction of Rod and Kristina Durrer, the Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School programs were combined in 2014 to bring the fine art of theatre to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the Charlottesville City Schools.

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