What’s Happening in Charlottesville Schools

What’s Happening in the Charlottesville Schools

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    Statement in Response to the Death of George Floyd from the Charlottesville School Board and Superintendent

    May 31, 2020 Dear staff, families, and students — As a School Board and Superintendent, we write today in the midst of national strife as we feel outrage and grief over the senseless loss of George Floyd, the latest Black man to have his life taken by a police officer. Let it be clear, racism and the abuse of power diminish our entire nation and threaten the potential of every Black boy or girl, man and woman. More than reactively condemning these repeated tragedies, we must work to prevent the next one. We are unafraid and prepared to do unprecedented work to push ...

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    May 2020 News & Highlights

      A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins  Dear staff, family, and community: It’s official — Charlottesville High School’s “Victory Lap” was triumphant! The drive-through graduation event featured several CHS-related selfie stations (including a mural painted by CHS teacher Nathan Alexander) and a Black Knights spirit station. And it concluded with the graduates walking across the stage with their name read aloud as families watched from the car and nearby teachers and staff cheered. Cars were decorated. Balloons were filled. Cowbells were rung. And, yes, tears were shed. You can find lovely pictures on our social media channels. You can also see it for yourself when our graduation ...

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    Golden Apple Awards nominations open until April 30

    This year, it’s more important than ever to show our teachers appreciation. Help us honor our teachers by submitting them for a 2020-21 Golden Apple Award! Sponsored by Better Living Building Supplies and Cabinetry, each recipient of a Golden Apple Award will receive a $500 grant to use in the classroom. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, April 30, 2021. Here is the link to the Better Living page with a link to the nomination form and more information about the awards. Previous Golden Apple Award Recipients from Cville Schools 11 teachers from Charlottesville City Schools are among the outstanding recipients of the 2020 Golden ...

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    A Message from the Superintendent

    A Message from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins to Charlottesville Schools Families, May 12, 2020 Dear families: Recently, we had to make some significant adjustments to our budget for 2020-21. Cuts are always challenging and disappointing. You can learn more about the details of these changes by viewing our May 7, 2020 School Board meeting amended budget presentation here. As of today, all 17 staff members affected by these budget cuts have accepted new positions within our school division. We appreciate them and are so glad that they will continue to work with us in new roles. Below is a letter I shared with our ...

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  • April 2020 News and Highlights

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: When I first thought about a column for this month’s “News and Highlights,” I thought that it would be all news and no highlights. During this pandemic, we are focused on finding solutions and passing the information along to you. So, yes, there is a lot of news in this email. However, I also realized that even in this challenging time, we have a lot of highlights, too! Can we give a virtual round of applause to the custodial staff who kept our students and staff safe prior to the closure? ...

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    Continuity of Learning Resources

    Beginning April 13, we moved into the third phase of our learning plan, which means teaching new material until June 5.  Our goals are to help students get prepared for the fall — whether the fall will bring first grade or the first year of college. Let’s stay safe. Stay connected. And let’s keep learning. Want grade-level information about how your child can keep learning? See below. Want other resources, ranging from mental wellness to information about special education? Keep scrolling. Have questions about grading or our learning plan? Check out this Frequently Asked Questions page. Need a computer or access to the internet? ...

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    February 2020 News and Highlights

    A Word from Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins Dear staff, family, and community: I write this note in the midst of Kindness Week in our schools. For instance, the superheroes at the right wore capes and masks to remind us that we all have the power to be kind. Does it get any cuter? Love and kindness are key to our schools. Kindness is always available to us, but it is also hard to carry out. Many on our staff were reminded of this truth by Dr. Luvelle Brown, a native son who is now Superintendent in Ithaca Public Schools in New York. He reminded ...

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  • Community Conversations on Equity — Still Time to Speak Up!

    In February, we held a round of community-wide meetings about our shared commitment to serve all of our students well. We will share this feedback with the School Board in March, and we will update this web page with these findings, as well. Have Ideas to Share? We want to hear from you! The slides are posted below, along with a form for online feedback (scroll down). Additional Information/Resources for these Conversations 4-page update on equity efforts at Charlottesville City Schools (Feb 2020) Slides for Community Conversations on Equity Contenido de estas diapositivas que Google puede traducir a otros idiomas… Content from these slides that can ...

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    Black History Month, February 2020

    Black History Month is well underway at Charlottesville City Schools, with morning announcements, door decorations, soul feasts, guest presenters, and more. Here are just a few examples from social media: Jackson-Via art students studied and took inspiration from the rich history of Black artists and activists:   Johnson families enjoy African-American Heritage Night, complete with a Kehinde Wiley-inspired photo booth created by students (back by popular demand!): CHS has a series of events, including lunchtime learning on Mondays:   Thanks to all of our community members that turned our @CHSBlackKnights lunch time into The Black History Month Table Talk! @CvilleSchools @cvilletomorrow @ShantellBingham pic.twitter.com/sqqhfsKuHR — Dr. Eric Irizarry 🇵🇷 ...

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  • CHS students in Sigma Lab with visiting UVA Link lab mentors.

    Sigma and Link Labs partner for UVA-CHS collaboration

    The CHS Sigma Lab and the UVA Engineering Link Lab share a commonality–students serving their communities by solving real problems through engineering solutions. UVA Today recently highlighted the unique partnership formed between CHS engineering teacher Dr. Matt Shields and UVA professor Dr. Jonathan Goodall. Here is the full story, reprinted with permission courtesy of UVA Today. Tale of Two Labs: UVA engineers collaborate with Charlottesville High School students January 28, 2020 By Audra Book Matthew Shields, left, gives graduate engineering students (from left) Benjamin Bowes, Natalie Lerma, Arash Tavakoli, Ruijie Zhu, Wenqiang Chen, Luis Lopez Ruiz and Sonia Baee a tour of Charlottesville High’s Sigma ...

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