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Fluvanna County School Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

PRESS RELEASE – March 18, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Fluvanna County School Board adopted a school calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The school calendar was developed with input from parents and school staff.

The key elements of the 2019-20 calendar are:

  • August 8, 2019 is the first day for students.
  • First Semester ends prior to Winter Break.
  • Spring Break is April 6 – 10, 2020.
  • May 21, 2020 is the last day of school.
  • Five 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 calendar is available on the school division’s website.

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PRESS RELEASE – March 14, 2019

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the Fluvanna County School Board will consider adoption of the textbook committee’s recommendation for textbooks for social studies.

The recommended textbooks and instructional materials will be on public display at the School Board Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 14, 2019 through April 9, 2019.  Questions about the evaluation and adoption process should be directed to Brenda Gilliam at bgilliam@mail.fluco.org or (434) 589-8208.

The public is invited to make public comment to the School Board about the adoption at its April 10 meeting.

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PRESS RELEASE – February 22, 2019

The month of January, our students were buzzing with excitement with the annual National Geographic Bee competition.

The National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 31st year, was held in grades fourth through eighth to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society, to determine eligibility to participate in the State Geographic Bee. The following students were named school champions for Fluvanna County Public Schools: Carysbrook 1st Place – 4th grade student Zander Childers, Fluvanna Middle School 1st Place – 5th grade student Andrew Jamison, and Fluvanna County High School 1st place – Autumn Moore.

Carysbrook Winners






Carysbrook – L to R: Zander Childers,  Christian Johnson, Maddy Jamison

FMS Winners






FMS – L to R:  Andrew Jamison, Riley Graziano, Hunter Cooper  

FCHS Winners






FCHS – L to R:  Jackson Kinsala,  Autumn Moore, Walker Lam

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Claire Bomberger and Zachary Butler

Claire Bomberger 4th-Grade, 1st Place and Zachary Butler 7th-Grade, Runner-Up

PRESS RELEASE – February 22, 2019

The month of January, our students were buzzing with excitement with the annual Scripps Spelling Bee competition.

On January 17, 2019, the Fluvanna Middle School library hosted the annual division level spelling bee. Fifteen students, grades 3-8, participated in the division spelling bee this year. Fourth grade student, Claire Bomberger, took first place for a second year in a row, followed by Zachary Butler, grade 7, as runner up. These students will go 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 9, 2019. The winner of the Spelling Bee at Albemarle High School will be invited to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

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KidsCollege at Fluvanna 2019 Summer STEM & Arts Academies Online Registration is now open.

kidscollege@Fluvanna Summer Academies 2019 June 3-14, 2019 For Rising 1st-9th Graders

• Morning and/or Afternoon Academies
• STEM & Arts Academies
• Located at Fluvanna County High School
• Partial Scholarships available based on financial need

Please visit https://www.pvcc.edu/academics/instructional-divisions/workforce-services/kidscollege-fluvanna to register.  The flyer with more information and the course catalog can be viewed at https://www.pvcc.edu/files/fluvanna_kidscollege_2019_summer_catolog_web.pdf.


Gemma Soares

Gemma Soares,
Coordinator of Federal and Instructional Programs

PRESS RELEASE – December 11, 2018

At a scheduled Fluvanna County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Fluvanna County School Board voted to approve the position of Coordinator of Federal and Instructional Programs and the appointment of Ms. Gemma Soares to this role. The School Board restructured the administrative staff at the School Board Office, eliminating a director’s position and adding this coordinator role.

“I’m excited to have Ms. Soares join our district level team. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help us continue our efforts towards success for all of our children,” stated Chuck Winkler, Superintendent.
Ms. Soares has been with Fluvanna County Public Schools since 2005, teaching at Fluvanna Middle, Central Elementary, and Carysbrook Elementary schools. Since 2014, Ms. Soares has served as Assistant Principal of Fluvanna Middle School. Ms. Soares is a native of Fluvanna County and graduate of Fluvanna County Public Schools. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, earning her undergraduate degree in Curricular Studies and Elementary Education, and went on to complete her Master’s in Education Administration with Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.

Ms. Soares is very excited to continue to grow her own professional knowledge and share her passion for learning in this new role. Ms. Soares stated, “I have an unwavering commitment to education and promoting lifelong learners, and will continue to work hard to be a positive and supportive influence for students, colleagues and the greater community of Fluvanna County Public Schools.”

At a scheduled Fluvanna County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Fluvanna County School Board voted to approve appointments to two positions.

Lara Dugolinsky

Lara Dugolinsky,
Fluvanna Middle School Assistant Principal

Ms. Lara Dugolinsky has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Fluvanna Middle School. Ms. Dugolinsky began her teaching career in 2006 with Henrico County Schools. She was an elementary special education teacher for five years at Johnson Elementary, transferred in 2011 to Brookland Middle School as an administrative aide and department chair for special education, then transferred in 2013 to Oak Knoll Middle School as the administrator for special education.

Ms. Dugolinsky received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health at William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ. She went on to receive both her Masters of Education in Special Education in 2009 and Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision in 2012 at University of Phoenix.

Ms. Dugolinsky is a dedicated and experienced education professional with expertise in special education, classroom instruction, professional development and administration. Ms. Dugolinsky is filling the role vacated by Ms. Soares’ reassignment. Ms. Dugolinsky will begin her new role in January.

Angie Spitzer

Angie Spitzer,
Administrative Assistant for Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Angie Spitzer has been appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant for the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Mrs. Spitzer is a native of Fluvanna County and graduate of Fluvanna County Public Schools.

Mrs. Spitzer joins us with 29 years of administrative experience, providing quality customer service with a high level of professionalism. She is excited for this opportunity in her new role.

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