Thank you to those who attended our presentation at VSCA today! We were so disappointed with the technical difficulties we encountered, but we are very appreciative of your patience! Thanks for sticking with us! Here is our presentation for you to view (please view when your internet is working for the full effect!)- please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have! Thank you again!
September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and suicide occur too frequently but should not be considered common and can indicate more serious issues. In many cases the individuals, friends and families affected by suicide are left in dark, feeling shame or stigma that prevents talking openly about issues dealing with suicide.
Follow these links to find more important information
See more at: http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Awareness-Month#sthash.2ObuJCRO.dpuf
Welcome new students and families! If you are a family that is new to Charlottesville City Schools, we invite you to participate in our New Student Orientation that will be held Monday, August 22nd at 10 am. At this time we will have your student's schedule (provided we have received records from previous school and all necessary documentation is completed), give an overview of what you can expect at Buford Middle School, and complete a tour of our school. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Hello students and families! The counselors are back in the office and ready to assist you.
Unfortunately, our phone system was updated over the summer so if you called and left a message before August 1st, we didn't get a chance to receive it. Please call again or email us if you need assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you are an 8th grader interested in taking PE over the summer (virtual or face to face), please follow these links to complete the registration process. This information needs to be turned in to CHS.
VIRTUAL COURSE REGISTRATION FORM for Summer PE
FACE TO FACE REGISTRATION FORM for Summer PE
Online Registration Directions
YOU MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY FACE TO FACE ORIENTATION:
Students must attend an orientation session before beginning a virtual course. Student must bring their own computing device for orientation.
For current Buford 8th grade students: Thursday, May 26 from 3:15-4:30 @ Buford Middle School OR: Monday, June 13 from 9am-1pm @ CHS
At this time there are no summer PE options for rising 7th or 8th grade Buford students.
We are eager to inform you that Buford Middle School will be able to offer a section of Early Morning Physical Education for 7th grader students for the 2016-2017 school year. Early morning PE is designed to allow students to have extra time in their schedule for electives. All PE and Health SOLs are still covered in class and students are required to dress and participate at this earlier class time.
Early morning PE meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30-8:15 am in the Buford Gymnasium. Unfortunately, at this time, families must provide their own transportation. If you would like for your student to enroll in the Early morning PE course, please contact Mrs. Heath via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what additional elective (listed below) your child would like to take.
Possible elective options include:
Introduction to Brass
Introduction to Woodwinds
AVID (must have applied and been accepted)
As we continue to work on the student schedules for next year, we are asking that all elective request changes are submitted by May 15th. This helps us ensure that we are offering enough sections of electives to fulfill all of the student requests. Elective change requests may not be able to be honored after this date. Please contact us with any questions!
As some of you may have heard from your student, 7th graders have been working on developing their 6 year academic/career plans. This is something that is required by the state for 7th graders to complete- but it is just a plan!! It is not a binding document- it's just an exercise to help them understand the course offerings that will be available to them as they finish Buford and enter the high school. For those of you who want more information, feel free to watch this video (the same video that the students have viewed) and take a look at the 6 year plan document.
To our surprise, we have had so many rising 8th graders request Early Morning PE for next school year that we are unable to enroll rising 7th graders in this course. As you receive your course requests in the mail, we know you may be disappointed to not see Early Morning PE listed, but this is not an error. We apologize for this situation, but your child can look forward to enrolling in Early Morning PE to take an additional elective during the day as an 8th grade student. Thank you for your patience!
Please note, Inventions & Innovations is not a prerequisite for Engineering I. Students will be able to enroll in Engineering without having completed Inventions & Innovations.
We'd like to extend a welcome to our rising 7th graders! We are so excited you will be joining us at Buford soon! It's that time of year where we begin to ask students and families to select the courses they would like to take. Check out our videos about the registration process, as well a quick video about the electives we offer. You can also click here to see our course registration worksheet (see page 3 for the worksheet for rising 7th graders!)