Yearbook and Photo Information

senior-portraitsIt’s time to order your yearbook and get your photos or senior portraits made!  For more information, visit the yearbook’s new website:

Upcoming Dates:


Back-to-School Nights

edIMG_3447After 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

Charlottesville Teachers Win Shannon Grants

Teachers, principals, and School Board members from Charlottesville City Schools at the Shannon Grant award ceremony.

The Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education:  Charlottesville/Albemarle has announced its 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 or visit our website at


$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”

Information about Fall Athletics at CHS

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 Supplies Lists

School-Supply-Lists2School 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:


Summer Reading at CCS

Summer-ReadingReading 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: