Every Kid in a Park: Free Passes for 4th Graders!

Every Kid in a ParkAttention 4th-Grade Educators: Every Kid in a Park was created so fourth graders and their families could discover U.S. wildlife, resources, and history for free. As a fourth-grade educator, you can download an activity and print paper passes for each of your fourth-grade students. That pass gives them free access to all national parks, lands, and waters through August 31, 2018. Get started »

ReinventED Community Convening – April 25

ReinventEDTuesday, April 25, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m. | i.Lab at UVA

Calling all students, educators, and innovators! The ReinventED Community Convening aims to bring everyone together to connect, catalyze and create change. Anyone interested in improving education is welcome to attend—students (kindergarten through college), entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, innovators, and more. Participants will learn from one another, pitch ideas for projects, and collaboratively design the future of education. Register now »

Pre-Law Institute for High School Students: June 26-30

Young Lawyers ConferenceNamed for legendary civil rights attorneys Oliver Hill and Samuel Tucker, the Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute reaches future lawyers at an early age to provide them with exposure and opportunity to explore the legal profession, at no cost to the participants. The Young Lawyers Conference invites current high school students to apply for this year’s Institute, which will be held June 26-30, 2017, at the University of Richmond. To be considered for admission, completed applications must be received by May 5, 2017. Continue reading

VA High School Student Voter Registration Week: April 23-29

Terry McAuliffeGovernor McAuliffe has issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 23-29, 2017, as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers, and administrators across the Commonwealth are encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools. As part of the Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration, schools that succeed in registering at least 65 percent of their voting-age population will receive a congratulatory certificate. Read more in the Governor’s news release »

BOLT: Being Outstanding Leaders Together Against Drugs and Alcohol – April 24

BOLTMonday, April 24, 2017 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Monticello High School

On April 24, all Charlottesville/Albemarle middle school students and parents are invited to attend BOLT—a fun family event promoting healthy lifestyles and leadership through drug and alcohol education. Parents will hear from UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, while students will hear from David Flood, a national motivational speaker. A free Bojangles’ dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30. Registration is required. Please visit www.youchoosecville.com to register, or click here.

Questions? Please contact Kate Modica at katherine.modica@regionten.org.

UVA Engineering Open House – Mar. 18

UVA EngineeringSaturday, March 18, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Thornton Hall @ UVA

On Saturday, March 18, the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) will offer its annual Engineering Open House—an opportunity for visitors to meet faculty and staff, interact with current students, take tours of state-of-the-art facilities, and attend interesting exhibits, presentations and demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public, and high school students are encouraged to register. Bring friends, family members and others who have always wanted to know the answer to the question: “What do engineers do?” Continue reading

Digital Promise filmMAKER Challenge – Entries Due Mar. 24

Digital PromiseThe Digital Promise filmMAKER™ Challenge invites middle and high school students to reinvent an everyday product to make it more sustainable, accessible or beautiful and create a documentary video that tells the story of the process.

Students are invited to submit their videos to Digital Promise by March 24, 2017, to be considered for an invitation to present their film and designs at the Bay Area Maker Faire in May 2017 or the World Maker Faire in New York in October 2017. Learn more »

Spread the Word: CATEC Open House on December 14

CATECWednesday, December 14, 2016 | 5 to 7 p.m. | CATEC, 1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville

Please help spread the word: The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) invites interested students and their families to their Open House on Wednesday, December 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees will receive a facility tour, meet the instructors, learn about the various program offerings, and observe student demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided.

ReinventED Community Convening – October 20

ReinventEDThursday, October 20 | 6 to 9 p.m. | Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

The ReinventED Community Convening aims to bring everyone together to connect, catalyze and create change. Anyone interested in improving education is welcome to attend—students (kindergarten through college), entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, innovators, and more. Participants will learn from one another, pitch ideas for projects, and collaboratively design the future of education. Register now for this FREE event!

Get Involved: Albemarle County Food Drive, Oct. 17 – Nov. 10

Food DriveAgain, this year, Albemarle County is hosting Albemarle Against Hunger, a food drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Each year, school participation is a vital factor in the success of our food drive! If you would like your school to participate, please communicate with your principal. Your school administrator needs only to contact Jennifer Butler (jabutler@k12albemarle.org) in the Office of Strategic Communications to get started. The event kicks off Monday, October 17! Continue reading