This week, all 7th graders had the chance to begin establishing a 6 year Academic and Career Plan (ACP). This state of Virginia requires that all 7th grade students have an ACP, but it is not a binding document. A copy of this plan is kept in a student's academic record, and we will also send a copy home at the end of the school year with the final report card. View the presentation below and a blank copy of the 6 year plan below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
If you missed the parent presentation by Susan Sutton about Cyberbullying and Reputation: the lasting effects of one text, tweet and post, please contact us for a link where you can view the presentation.
Are you aware of all of the dangers of online communication?
We have noticed an escalation in cyberbullying and other problems on social media with our students. In an attempt to address these problems, please join us for a parent presentation by Susan Sutton, a national presenter on cyberbullying in schools. During this presentation, parents will be given a first class education on what their children are doing online, along with helpful advice on how to monitor the situation.
Where: Buford Middle School Auditorium
When: Monday, March 6th at 6:00 PM
We hope to see you there!
We can't believe it's already time for us to begin registering our students for courses for next year! The first step in understanding course options is attending our Parent University, which will be Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm at Buford. The rising 9th grade students and their parents will meet in the auditorium with counselors and staff from CHS. Rising 7th and 8th grade students and parents will meet in the Media Center for a Buford orientation. The Curriculum Fair will be held in classrooms adjacent to the Media Center. CATEC will conduct demonstrations in the Alpha Lab (Engineering).
Rising 9th grade students (current 8th graders) heard a presentation from the CHS counselors on Tuesday, January 24th. The counselors will return on February 16th and 17th to meet individually with students to select their courses. Students should complete their course registration worksheet (to be distributed on February 6th) and bring it with them to their meeting with the counselor. The registration worksheet is attached below, along with the link for the CCS Program of Study that includes descriptions of all course offerings. Families may want to review the requirements for standard diplomas and advanced study diplomas to become familiar with what will be required for graduation.
Rising 8th grade students were provided our registration information on Tuesday, January 24th to help them choose their electives. Students can complete this online form at home to select their elective choices. Teachers will make recommendations for their academic courses. See the Course Request worksheet below.
Rising 7th grade students received a registration worksheet during classroom guidance with their school counselor, Mr. K. Students will complete their elective requests online in February. See the worksheet below for rising 7th grade options.
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: email@example.com 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)