Fluvanna Middle School
Principal: Meagan Tenia
3717 Central Plains Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: 434-510-1000 FAX: 434-510-1019
Attendance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructional Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Student Drop-off Starting at 7:25 a.m.
Student Pick-up Starting at 2:45 p.m.
ReadTheory.org is a great resource to use both at home and at school. It is an online reading comprehension assessment tool for students. It allows students to read narrative, informative, or informational literary passages and answer corresponding comprehension questions while tracking student performance and reporting progress to teachers and parents. It is free for all users.
Students should use Google to create a log-in if they haven’t created one yet. The first time students use the site, they will be prompted to take a pretest and complete one lesson. Parents and teachers can be added by clicking on the people icon on the upper left side of the page.
ReadTheory assesses a student’s reading level and presents them with reading content based off of this performance. Be sure to click on the bar graph icon at the top of the page to access student performance data. If you click on the blue link for a completed quiz at the bottom of the data page, it will show your answers and a correct answer with explanations for any incorrect responses.
Pictured Left to Right: Claire Bomberger- 5th grade, Division Finalist; Chris Mazella – FMS Assistant Principal; Brennan Pezalla – 6th grade, Division Finalist
PRESS RELEASE – January 27, 2020
On January 16, 2020, the Fluvanna Middle School library hosted the annual division level spelling bee. Thirteen students, grades 3-7, participated in the division spelling bee this year. Fifth grade student, Claire Bomberger, and sixth grade student, Brennan Pezalla, are this year’s division finalists. These students will go on to represent Fluvanna County in the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Daily Progress and The News Virginian, to be held at Albemarle High School on March 7, 2020. The winner of the Regional Bee will be invited to represent our community in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
Virginia Department of Education Releases School Accreditation Ratings All Fluvanna County Public Schools are Fully Accredited
PRESS RELEASE – October 2, 2019
The Virginia Department of Education announced that 92 percent of Virginia’s public schools are rated as Fully Accredited for 2019-20.
Fluvanna is one of only 19 school divisions to have all schools fully accredited for the past six years. There are a total of 132 school divisions in the State of Virginia. Schools can meet the accreditation by scoring above the benchmark or by using a three-year average.
Because they do not administer SOL tests, accreditation for Central Elementary and West Central Primary Accreditation is based on the performance at Carysbrook Elementary School.
“I am proud of our school division for achieving this benchmark for the sixth consecutive year. We are fortunate to have a community that supports education and a group of dedicated educators who work together to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful,” stated Mr. Chuck Winkler, Superintendent.
(3 Year Average)
|Carysbrook Elementary, Central Elementary, and West Central Primary||English||75||77 (81)||Level 1||Fully Accredited|
|Math||70||90 (88)||Level 1|
|Chronic Absenteeism||10||8.52 (10.26)||Level 1|
|Fluvanna Middle||English||75||80 (83)||Level 1||Fully Accredited|
|Math||70||88 (84)||Level 1|
|Science||70||88 (85)||Level 1|
|Chronic Absenteeism||15||15.95* (15.79)||Level 1|
|Fluvanna County High School||English||75||82 (83)||Level 1||Fully Accredited|
|Math||70||86 (86)||Level 1|
|Science||70||85 (86)||Level 1|
|Chronic Absenteeism||15||21.71* (26.16)||Level 1|
|Dropout Rate||6||1.82||Level 1|
*Reached benchmark by improving from previous year.
To review a copy of the school report cards go to the links listed below:
West Central Primary
Fluvanna Middle School
Fluvanna County High School
Fluvanna County Public Schools
To review a copy of the Virginia Department of Education’s Press Release go to:
For additional information about SOLs and student assessment, contact:
- Ms. Brenda Gilliam, Executive Director for Instruction and Finance- email@example.com
- Dr. Jamie Mathieson, Director of Testing and Accountability- firstname.lastname@example.org
They can also be reached at 434-589-8208.
PRESS RELEASE – September 25, 2019
Destination Imagination, Inc. (DI) is a non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem-solving. All registration forms must be completed by Friday, October 18.
- Teams may have up to seven members.
- Each team works over several months using creative problem solving to find solutions to challenges provided by DI.
- Teams meet from October – February (usually one day a week).
- Teams present the solution to their challenge at the Regional Tournament March 7, 2020
- Weekly meetings occur outside of the school day in a place of the team’s choice.
- All teams are coached by a volunteer team manager (usually a parent of a team member). All team managers will complete a volunteer application form with a criminal background check.
- Team managers are also required to participate in training on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Taylor Education Administration Complex. Orange , Virginia. (free of charge)
- All team family members are expected to support the teams in many ways.
- There are 2 levels of competition: Non-competitive Rising Stars (K-2) or Competitive (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).
- Fluvanna is interested in forming teams at all grade levels.
- Space may be limited. If necessary, preference will be given to students whose parents are team managers. All other students will be selected by lottery.
- More teams may be formed if there is sufficient interest and team managers are available.
If you are interested in your child participating or you would like to serve as a team manager, please go to DI Registration Form.
FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPOINTS CHRIS MAZELLA AS FLUVANNA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
PRESS RELEASE – August 2, 2019
At the regularly scheduled Fluvanna County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, July 11th, 2019, Fluvanna County School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Chris Mazella as the new Fluvanna Middle School (FMS) Assistant Principal. The division and FMS organized a school-based panel of team leaders which received 16 applications and conducted 16 interviews before selecting Mr. Mazella.
“I am truly excited about Mr. Mazella’s transition as the Fluvanna Middle School Assistant Principal. Chris brings a solid foundation of both academic and leadership experiences to this position. He will be a wonderful asset to both Fluvanna Middle School, our division, and the community as a whole. I know that Mr. Mazella will continue to help us grow and move forward together for all of our students,” stated Dr. Tenia, FMS Principal.
Mr. Mazella comes to Fluvanna from Richmond City Public Schools with seven years in education; most recently, as a history teacher and special education teacher at Albert Hill Middle School. Prior to working at Albert Hill, he served as a history teacher and special education teacher at Thompson Middle School in the City of Richmond. He grew up near Buffalo, NY, and attended Keuka College for both his undergraduate (2011) and masters (2012) degrees. He completed his graduate certificate in Educational Leadership at the University of Richmond in 2018.
Mr. Mazella has been married to Emily Bowles, for two years. They have a nine month old golden-doodle puppy named Turner. Mr. Mazella is an avid fan of both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.
“I am truly honored to serve as the new Assistant Principal at Fluvanna Middle School. I look forward to working with staff, students, and the community to reach every student’s potential and create lasting relationships with them,” stated Mr. Mazella.