What’s Happening at Walker

What’s Happening at Walker Upper Elementary School

  • Orchestra students learn from visiting singer/cellist

    Singer/cellist BJ Griffin and his pianist Jason Brown spent three days in music workshops with Walker, Buford, and CHS orchestra students. The visit culminated with a performance with the CHSO for Walker and Buford orchestra students at the CHS Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. “I can’t say enough positive things about this experience,” said Fine Arts Coordinator Aaron Eichorst. “It’s the best kind of instruction and engagement we strive to provide. What an honor to be part of it.” During the performance, students sang along and clapped to Griffin’s renditions of pop hits by artists like Michael Jackson, Lordes, and Ed ...

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    CCS News and Highlights October 3, 2018

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear families — “Every Learner. Every day. Everyone.” These words embody our mission – that at Charlottesville City Schools, we want to support all of our learners. How are we doing on that? By some measures, we’re doing great. Our graduation rate rose to 92.6%, and for black students, that rate has risen 25 points since 2006. Data shows that as students move through our schools, they show strong growth. As we’ve emphasized social-emotional learning and added supports for positive behaviors, our suspensions have dropped significantly. However, by other measures, we still have work to do. On Virginia’s ...

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  • Secretary Qarni receives tshirt from two Venable students

    VA Sec. of Ed visits as division celebrates VA Farm to School, Healthy Schools Week, and Buford Fall Harvest Festival

    Charlottesville City Schools, in partnership with City Schoolyard Garden, celebrated a week of garden activities, visits from farm animals, and made-from-scratch lunches made with local ingredients provided by area farmers through Local Food Hub. During Charlottesville Healthy Schools Week and VA Farm to School Week students sampled a variety of healthy foods including farmer’s market salsa and vegetable soup while also taste-testing local goat cheese, pears, and apples. On Thursday, Charlottesville City Schools hosted special guest Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni at Venable School. Secretary Qarni and members  of his staff joined students for lunch, visited the garden to see goats ...

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  • Starting line at Buzz by Belmont Race 2017

    Buzz-by-Belmont: Clark 5K Family Fun Run/Walk Registration Open

    Charlottesville-area residents can now register to participate in the 13th Annual Clark Elementary School “Buzz by Belmont” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 6. “The race is a celebration of fitness, student achievement, and family fun that starts and finishes at Clark Elementary School and has become a tradition in the neighborhood and Charlottesville fitness community,” said Clark Elementary PTO President Mike Poncy. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and takes participants along a rolling course through the diverse neighborhoods that comprise the Clark Elementary School district. There will also be a free Kids Dash for elementary students (Pre-K to 4th grade) which ...

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    Charlottesville Schools Ranked #6 in Virginia

    The 2019 Niche.com K-12 rankings are out, and Charlottesville City Schools earned an A+ , placing #6 overall among Virginia school districts and landing in the top 3% in the nation. Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. Additional recognition for CCS from a variety of Niche categories include: #2 of 133 – Most Diverse School Divisions #3 of 132 – Best Places to Teach in Virginia #6 of 132 – Districts with the Best Teachers in Virginia.  A+ ranking in College Prep and Diversity categories and A in Academics and Teachers. We’re proud of the good ...

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    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! As Yom Kippur approaches, we note that we accidentally scheduled some back-to-school nights on 9/18. We apologize & will develop better systems to prevent a recurrence. If you can’t attend but want to meet with your teacher or get school updates, please contact your school. Burnley-Moran:  Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7pm Clark: Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7pm Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm Johnson: Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm Venable:  Thursday, September 20, 5:30-7:30pm (Welcome Back Pot Luck to follow) Walker: Tuesday, September 11, 6-8pm CHS: Monday, ...

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    Help Nights for Back-to-School Forms

    Having trouble creating your PowerSchool account? Need to add a child to the account? Want a hand finishing up your back-to-school forms? Working on your free/reduced lunch application? Call or stop by during our Help Nights on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4-5.  All Charlottesville families are welcome to attend either event. iSe habla español! On Tuesday, 9/4, from 5-7pm, we’ll be at Clark School (1000 Belmont Avenue). On Wednesday, 9/5, from 5-7pm, we’ll be at CHS (1400 Melbourne Rd). Just need a student ID or a password reset? For student IDs, you can call your school. For password resets or other questions, call either 245-2943 ...

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    Walker Community Newsletter now available online

    The first edition of the new Walker Community Newsletter is now available online. Access the current newsletter along with an archive of past editions using the “Quick Links” on the Walker Upper Elementary School home page, or click below: Read about upcoming events, reminders, and notes from Dr. Hastings!

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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 2018 Middle School Reading Recommendations-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/2018-best-fiction-young-adults http://booklists.yalsa.net/  

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  • School Supplies Lists 2018-19

    School starts August 22.  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 on Monday, August 20.  For more information about the Back to School Bash, including a link to register, visit www.cvillebacktoschoolbash.com/. School Supply Lists for the 2018-19 School Year: Burnley-Moran Clark Elementary Greenbrier Elementary Jackson-Via Johnson Elementary Venable Elementary Walker ...

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