Fluvanna Middle School

ReadTheory.org

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. 

https://readtheory.org/

ReadTheory.org

 

FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ ANNUAL DIVISION SPELLING BEE

Spelling Bee Finalists

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.

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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.

School Subject Benchmark Percentage Percentage
(3 Year Average)
Status Rating
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
Graduation/Completion 88 95 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

http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/west-central-primary-school

Central Elementary

http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/central-elementary-2

Carysbrook Elementary

http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/carysbrook-elementary

Fluvanna Middle School

http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/fluvanna-middle

Fluvanna County High School

http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/fluvanna-county-high

Fluvanna County Public Schools

http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/divisions/fluvanna-county-public-schools

To review a copy of the Virginia Department of Education’s Press Release go to:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/news/news_releases/2019/09-30-19-accreditation.docx

For additional information about SOLs and student assessment, contact:

They can also be reached at 434-589-8208.

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Fluvanna County Public Schools Now Forming Destination Imagination (DI) Teams

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.

For more information or questions about DI go to http://www.destinationimagination.org/or contact Pam Loving ploving@apps.fluco.org or Amy Hartwell ahartwell@apps.fluco.org

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State Mandated Vision and Hearing Screening August 19, 2019

State mandated vision and hearing screenings for all seventh  graders will be conducted at FMS the week of August 19, 2019. If you do not want your child’s hearing or vision tested, please send a note to the main office with your child’s name by the morning of  August 19th.

FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPOINTS CHRIS MAZELLA AS FLUVANNA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Christopher Mazella

Christopher Mazella

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.

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