Fluvanna Middle School

Fluvanna County Public Schools Now FormingDestination Imagination (DI) Teams

PRESS RELEASE – October 10, 2018

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 19.

  • 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 2, 2019
  • 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 a Saturday, November 10, 2018, from

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Western Albemarle High School.

  • 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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Virginia Department of Education Releases School Accreditation Ratings All Fluvanna County Public Schools are Fully Accredited

PRESS RELEASE – October 1, 2018

The Virginia Department of Education announced that 92 percent of Virginia’s public schools are rated as Fully Accredited for 2018-19. This compares with 86 percent for the 2017-18 school year.

Fluvanna is one of only 20 school divisions to have all schools fully accredited for the past five 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 fifth consecutive year. We are fortunate to have a community that supports education and 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 86 Level 1 Fully Accredited
Math 70 90 Level 1
Chronic Absenteeism 15 10.78 Level 1
Fluvanna Middle English 75 85 Level 1 Fully Accredited
Math 70 83 Level 1
Science 70 87 Level 1
Chronic Absenteeism 15 18.6 (14.6) Level 1
Fluvanna County High School English 75 83 Level 1 Fully Accredited
Math 70 86 Level 1
Science 70 86 Level 1
Chronic Absenteeism 15 25.9 (23.5) Level 2
Dropout Rate 6 2.05 Level 1
Graduation/Completion 88 96.1 Level 1

To review a copy of the school report cards go to the links listed below:

West Central Primary

Central Elementary

Carysbrook Elementary

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:

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

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Darryl Buggs Named as Fluvanna County Public School’s Support Staff Member of the Year 2018

PRESS RELEASE – May 14, 2018

Fluvanna County Public Schools is pleased to announce Mr. Darryl Buggs has been named 2017-18 Division Support Staff Member of the Year. He was chosen for this honor by a committee of administrators and staff who considered nominees from each school site.

Mr. Buggs was recognized by the School Board at its May 9 meeting. This is the fourth year that Fluvanna County Public Schools has recognized “Support Staff Members of the Year.”

Mr. Buggs has been with Fluvanna County Public Schools since 2011. He serves as a custodian at Fluvanna Middle School.

He is described as giving 110 percent. He shows pride in his work and is very friendly to staff and students. He works quickly and efficiently and is always helpful to others. He sets the bar high for other custodians.

The School Board also recognized the four other school-level nominees for 2017-18 Support Staff of the Year:
West Central Primary – Lisa Agee, Instructional Assistant
Central Elementary School-Patrice Rush, Instructional Assistant
Carysbrook Elementary School-Chuck Taylor, Instructional Assistant
Fluvanna County High School-Robin Trainum-Grubbs, Instructional Assistant

The past recipients of the Support Staff Member of the Year honor were:
2017-Wanda Morris, Central Elementary School
2016-Diane Fornarotto, Fluvanna County High School
2015-Ms. Ruby Smith, Central Elementary School

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Fluvanna County School Board Approves 2018-19 School Calendar

PRESS RELEASE – March 15, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, the Fluvanna County School Board adopted a school calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The school calendar was developed with input from parents and school staff.
The key elements of the 2018-19 calendar are:

  • August 9, 2018 is the first day for students.
  • First Semester ends prior to Winter Break.
  • Spring Break is April 1 through 5, 2019.
  • May 22, 2018 is the last day of school.
  • Graduation is May 25, 2019.
  • Six early release days for staff to participate in professional development or other related activities.

A copy of the calendar is attached to this press release. The calendars are also on the school division’s website:  School Calendars

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Fluvanna Holds Annual Scripps Spelling Bee

Claire Bomberger and Jamie Roth

Claire Bomberger 3rd-Grade 1st Place Jamie Roth 7th-Grade Runner-Up

PRESS RELEASE – January 26, 2018

On January 25, 2018, the Fluvanna Middle School media center was buzzing with students spelling words such as clandestine and pestiferous. The events leading up to last night’s winning word started last fall when each grade held spelling competitions and advanced the top students in their grade to the Fluvanna County, Scripps Spelling Bee. The top two winners will move on to represent Fluvanna County in the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Daily Progress, to be held at Albemarle High School on March 3, 2018. The winner of the Spelling Bee at Albemarle High School will be invited to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

This year, for the first time, 3rd and 4th-grade students participated in the District Bee. To our delight, we are pleased to report that Ms. Claire Bomberger, a 3rd-grade student from Carysbrook Elementary won the honors of being named the 2018 Fluvanna County Spelling Bee Champion. Equally impressive with her word knowledge is our runner-up Ms. Jamie Roth from Fluvanna Middle school. We wish them the best of luck as they move on to represent Fluvanna County.

“The competition amongst the students was exciting and intense to watch as students went through rounds to determine first and second place. Our school division is blessed to have the support from our community, teachers, and volunteers that helped to make this tournament a success,” stated Jill Dahl, Director of Elementary Instruction for Fluvanna County, who worked to organize the District Bee.

This year’s participants were as follows:

Name Grade Name Grade
Claire Bomberger 3rd Cody Peck 5th
Anna Broxon 5th Alexis Perry 6th
Caden Harris 5th Kessler Potter 6th
Ciara Henson 6th Ethan Ritchey 5th
Conner Jefferies 6th Jamie Roth 7th
Maya Knisley 7th Bela Varga 5th
Christian Lambert 6th Emma Ward 7th
Amelia Moore 4th


Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith, Assistant Principal at Fluvanna Middle School


PRESS RELEASE – September 5, 2017

Rebecca Smith has been named Assistant Principal of Fluvanna Middle School. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Eastern Mennonite University. Mrs. Smith has held diverse roles as an educator in both public and private arenas.

During her tenure in Fluvanna, she has held various positions including teacher, department chair, mentor for new and pre-service teachers, athletic coach, administrative intern, grant writer, bilingual workshop trainer, and interpreter.

Mrs. Smith has seventeen years of experience in education. She began teaching in 1998 in Madison County Public Schools. She has been with Fluvanna County Public Schools for a combined period of twelve years serving as a High School Spanish teacher and a middle school foreign language exploratory teacher. She is married to Mr. Tre’ Smith (AKA Coach Smith) who is also an educator. The couple resides in Fluvanna County and they have two sons both of whom are enrolled in the Fluvanna County Public Schools.

“I am excited for Mrs. Smith to have this opportunity and I am equally excited about her joining our administrative team and look forward to the energy, enthusiasm and ideas she will bring to FMS,” stated Mr. Brad Stang, Principal of Fluvanna Middle School.

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