It’s time to order your yearbook and get your photos or senior portraits made! For more information, visit the yearbook’s new website: www.chainyearbook.com . Upcoming Dates:
Clark Elementary School was recently awarded a
21st Century Learning Center Grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The $187,000 grant will be used over the next three years to provide tutoring and enrichment opportunities for Clark students with a focus on after-school programs.
Principal Daphne Keiser discusses the grant in a August 19th Newsplex video:
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: Tuesday, September 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Clark: Tuesday, September 15, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Greenbrier: Tuesday, September 15, 6:30pm – 8pm
Jackson-Via: Tuesday, September 15. PTO Meeting at 5; BTS Night & Family Dinner from 5:30-6:30pm
Johnson: Tuesday, September 15 , 6:pm – 7:30pm
Venable: Thursday, September 17, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Walker: Thursday, September 10, 6pm – 8pm
Buford: Harvest Festival/Back-to-School Event, Friday, September 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm
CHS: Tuesday, September 22, 5:30-7:30pm
CATEC: Wednesday, September 16, 5pm – 7pm
Lugo-McGinness: Thursday, September 17, 6pm – 7pm
Teachers, principals, and School Board members from Charlottesville City Schools at the Shannon Grant award ceremony.
Edgar and Eleanor le has announced its Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education: Charlottesville/Albemar grant award recipients for the 2015-2016 school year.
Twenty-one excellent and innovative proposals from Charlottesville and Albemarle public school teachers have been selected for funding this year totaling $20,089.
To learn more about the Shannon Foundation and our annual grant awards to teachers, please contact Stephanie Leech at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.shannongrants.org
2015-2016 GRANT WINNERS
$20,089 total funding for 21 grants
Charlottesville City Public Schools:
Kena Brandt, Greenbrier Elementary, $350, “Hop into Reading, Skip into Math”
Carmella Johnson, Greenbrier Elementary, $750, “Science in Motion”
Carmella Johnson, Greenbrier Elementary, $750, “You Light Up My Life”
Mary Elizabeth J. Via, Greenbrier Elementary, $287, “The Ties That Bind Us”
Karl Helmstetter, Lugo-McGinniss Academy, $750, “Student Garden”
Stephanie Tatel, Venable Elementary, $646, “Audio Books for Struggling Readers”
Melissa Combs, Venable Elementary and Burnley Moran Elementary, $310, “Wet Felting”
Kathleen Gragg, Venable Elementary, $5,000, “Number Ninjas”
Samantha Pagni, Walker Upper Elementary School, $2,277, “Take Your Best Shot”
Albemarle County Public Schools:
Lee Owen, Baker-Butler Elementary, $169, “Let’s Get Crackin’”
Lisa Baker, Baker-Butler Elementary, $532, “Grow Fresh, Grow Local”
Lisa Baker, Baker-Butler Elementary, $391, “Walk Like an Egyptian”
Lisa Harman, Baker-Butler Elementary, $486, ”What’s the Matter”
Tony Zentgraf, Burley Middle School, $500, “Garden Project”
Rob Dent, Jouett Middle School, $620, “Bring in the Birds”
Beth Kavounas, Red Hill Elementary, $625, “Full STEAM Ahead”
Angie Foreman, Stone-Robinson Elementary, $563, “Student Designed Maker Space”
Caroline Bertrand, Western Albemarle High School, $636, “Hummingbird Kits”
Leslie Wills-Taylor, Woodbrook Elementary, $740, “Weather Station Creation”
Lee Owen, Baker-Butler Elementary, $858, “What’s Cookin’?”
Lisa Boyce, Henley Middle School, $2,849, “Field Guide to the Schoolyard”
Last year was great, filled with post-season success for Charlottesville High School in golf, field hockey, boys & girls basketball, winter & spring track, and boys & girls soccer! Let’s make this year even better. Don’t forget to get your physical!
School starts August 19. It’s 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, 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 nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, August 15, from 1-3pm.
School Supply Lists:
On August 6, CHS held a summer graduation ceremony for eight young people who worked through the summer to complete their degree. Congratulations to the graduates and their families! Photos courtesy Rachel McLaughlin.
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: