CHS’ Pop Quiz/Scholastic Bowl team recently finished first nationwide in a field of 300 teams for the 3-2-1 Knowledge Competition. The accomplishment qualifies the team for this summer’s National Academic Championship. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: CHS to extend school hours for struggling students

Some Charlottesville High School students are attending class at night, thanks to the extension of a supplemental learning program prompted in part by concerns over dropout and attendance rates. The Work Achieves Lasting Knowledge Program (WALK), which began in 2007, and which helped 82 CHS students earn diplomas in the 2012-13 school year, is an alternative learning initiative […]

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and UVA’s University Singers

Concertgoers naughty and nice can catch the holiday spirit when the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and UVA’s University Singers team up to make the yuletide bright for their ninth annual family holiday concert. Michael Slon conducts a program of familiar festive favorites, including “Silent Night,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and more. Music department chair Richard Will’s bluegrass […]