What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

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    School Supplies Lists 2017-18

    School starts August 23.  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 or register for this year’s Community Back-to-School Bash at the Sprint Wireless Pavilion on Saturday,  August 12, from 10:30am –  12 pm. School Supply Lists for the 2017-18 School Year: Burnley-Moran Elementary Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker School  Buford Middle School CHS

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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 Grade 6 2017 Middle School Reading Recommendations CHS Reading Recommendations Academic Summer Reading Challenge AP Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Honors Option Summer Reading Challenge 2017

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    Kids College @ CATEC

    STEM & Hands-on Fun for Rising 7-10th Graders, June 19-30 New this summer! Rising 7-10th graders can enjoy a wide range of hands-on, skill-based STEM and technical academies at CATEC. From culinary arts to IT/engineering to firefighting, these academies give a glimpse of CATEC’s offerings and are organized as part of PVCC’s Kids College summer program.  Who?  Rising 7th-10th graders  Dates:  June 19-23 (session 1)  June 26-30 (session 2)  Times:  AM academies: 9am – 12:15pm  PM academies: 1:15pm – 4:30pm  Where:  CATEC, 1000 E. Rio Road  Cost:  $135 (scholarships available)  More info:  Click here  Registration link:  Click here (pick “Kids College”) Offerings Culinary Cooking Breakfast For Mom (or Dad!) Make and Decorate Amazing Cupcakes 101 Ways to Cook Eggs How to Make Delicious Cookies ...

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    Register for the Fall CLASS Program

    Registration for the fall CLASS program at the elementary schools and Walker will begin on Wednesday, May 31. Click here for rates and registration forms. Camp ExL Registration  is closed for Camp ExL, the summer program from CLASS.

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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: 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.   Painted Violins Auction to Support CHS ...

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    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!

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    Highlights and News: January 24, 2017

    January 24, 2017 Dear families, As you know, we are developing the strategic plan that will guide our Charlottesville schools through the year 2023. So far, we have gotten a great response from students, staff, and parents — and we want to hear from you, too. Three opportunities are available for staff and parents: A community-wide listening session will be held this Wednesday (1/25) at CHS at 7pm. Join us! An online survey is another way you can share your feedback and ideas. A schedule of school-based meetings is on the web site, as well. This monthly newsletter will reflect on some of the ideas we’ve heard so ...

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    STEM Nights at Charlottesville Elementary Schools

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) STEM education is one of the most talked about elements of K–12 education today.  Charlottesville City Schools provides a wide variety of STEM-related opportunities for students beginning in pre-Kindergarten and continuing through high school.  These opportunities help CCS students discover and develop their interest in these disciplines. Throughout the school year, a variety of STEM-related programs enhances the learning possibilities of all students. These include in-school activities like robotics and coding workshops, as well as family nights which enable students and their families to have fun with math and science. STEM & Math Night at Jackson-Via Jackson-Via recently held its ...

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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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    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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