Fluvanna Middle School

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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FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPOINTS DR. MEAGAN TENIA AS FLUVANNA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Dr. Meagan Tenia

Dr. Meagan Tenia

PRESS RELEASE – July 25, 2019

At a regularly scheduled Fluvanna County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, Fluvanna County School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Meagan Tenia as the new Fluvanna Middle School Principal (FMS). The division organized a school-based panel of team leaders, receiving eight applications and conducted eight interviews before selecting Dr. Tenia.

“I am truly excited about Dr. Tenia taking over the helm as the Fluvanna Middle School Principal. Meagan brings a solid foundation of both academic and leadership experiences to this position. She will be a wonderful asset to both Fluvanna Middle School, our division, and the community as a whole. I know that she will continue to help us grow and move forward together for our children,” stated Chuck Winkler, Superintendent.

Dr. Tenia comes to Fluvanna from Henrico County Public Schools with 13 years in education; most recently, as Associate Principal at Short Pump Middle School. Prior to working in Henrico, Meagan worked in Chesterfield County as a middle school Dean and Science teacher.  She has also taught in Charlottesville City Schools and Suffolk County Public Schools.

Dr. Tenia has been married to Mark Tenia, for 14 years. They have two children, Gabrielle, who is a 7th grader, and Marley, a 3rd grader.

“I am truly honored to serve as the new Principal at Fluvanna Middle School. I look forward to working with staff, students, and the community to reach every student’s potential,” stated Dr. Tenia.

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Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications

MySchoolApps

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Fluvanna County Public Schools is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

Safe & Secure
We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your
information is always safe and guarded.

Private & Available
Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The online service is
available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!

Fast
Your data is transmitted to the Food Service Office the same day you apply,
allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster.

Go Green
No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office! Applying
online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

• Visit www.MySchoolApps.com
• Select your State (VA) and then choose your School District (Fluvanna County Public Schools)
• Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information
• Click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!

It’s That Easy!
For additional information contact Food Services at 434-589-4344 or
gjones@apps.fluco.org

The First Day of School is August 8th!
Online Application Entry is now available.

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