6 Early Release
6 Parent Academy
18 SB Meeting 6:30
21-31 Winter Break
1-2 Winter Break
3 Students Return
15 SB Meeting 6:30
21 MLK Holiday
23-25 Early Release HS Exams
23-25 ES Parent Conferences
25 Q2 Ends
31 Report Cards Issued
18 Student Holiday
19 SB Meeting 6:30
28 Interims Issued
Charles City County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
Charles City High School participated in “The Hour of Code”, a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
CCES students celebrated Computer Science Week by participating in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Dr. Gaston even showed off his coding skills by participating with students.
CCES has some exciting news to share!! Teams of our 5th and 6th grade students recently entered the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundations STEM challenge and we are happy to announce that our 5th grade group placed in the top 3 and our 6th graders placed in the top ten. Our fifth graders will get the opportunity to travel to the American Revolutionary Museum in December They will receive a free tour of the museum and compete in the finals competition.
The contest asked students to build a trebuchet of their own design from a list of materials. They were then required to create a video firing the trebuchet and explaining their process, materials, and demonstrating the trebuchet for distance and accuracy. Way to go CCES!!
In their November 13, 2018 Regular School Board Meeting, the CCPS School Board reinstated December 20, 2018 as a full instructional day for students. December 19, 2018 will also be a full instructional day prior to the Winter Break. Please note this on your calendars and plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing your students in school on these days!
We wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday, which will begin at our dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Please enjoy the five-day holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, November 26, 2018.
During Mr. Brown’s Civics classes students had the opportunity not only to be introduced to replica primary document of the Declaration of Independence but also had the opportunity to explore the Bill of Rights in depth with partners. Students were given the opportunity to modernize these documents by putting them in their own words.
It is official! The Virginia Department of Education has released final results and they show that for a second consecutive year both CCES and CCHS are fully accredited by the state. Way to go CCPS students and staff!
This morning, the Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, visited CCES with officials from the Governor’s and Educational Offices, to deliver school supplies for our teachers and students. The Secretary was treated to a tour of CCES and was able to see everything, from our newly-installed playground equipment for greater student equity, to our teacher classrooms. He took time to talk to our teachers and wish them well for the coming school year. Additionally, we had a great opportunity to speak with the Secretary regarding the challenges we continue to work with here in Charles City, as well as some of the possible legislative items that his office and the Governor can support in the upcoming General Assembly Session to assist us in better assisting our students.
Our Central Office has moved! Our new location is at 10035 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030.
Well….we did it! For the second year in a row, Charles City High School made the top state and national rankings of high schools, maintaining its consistent Bronze Medal Ranking in the nation (within the top 20% of high schools in the country) and moving up to what appears to be 71 in the rankings of top 118 high schools in their statewide rankings in Virginia. The link below should take everyone to the report and overview for the 2018 data:
While this is one ranking and set of indicator criteria, as I shared last year, the national nature and name-recognition that goes with this publication and their annual rankings of high schools, colleges and universities is significant.
Congratulations to our faculty and staff for their continued success. We are pleased to be able to count our high school among the best in the state and the nation!
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