Fluvanna Middle School

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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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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