Tag: City Schools

  • Scratch is AWESOME! Jackson-Via Computer Club is off to a running start.

    Scratch is AWESOME!  Jackson-Via Computer Club is off to a running start.

    We had  such a fun and enthusiastic first meeting of our after-school JV Computer Club yesterday! In this meeting we began by reviewing the Scratch community guidelines, and then our eleven members chose their Scratch names: jvtoucan, jvkingrex, jvcool-j, jvpackers, jvsoccer, jvlighteningstrike, jvbre, jvstar, jvbaseball, jvmonkey, and jvkittie. We explored the Scratch interface. We learned how to put […]

  • Jackson-Via after-school Computer Club starts TODAY! Getting ready to start Scratching

    Jackson-Via after-school Computer Club starts TODAY!  Getting ready to start Scratching

    This is just the beginning.  We will soar to new heights as we enjoy the fun of computer coding!  Click the MsSuperK sprite to visit our Jackson-Via Computer Club Scratch Studio.

  • Gov. McAuliffe Declares October as TechTober – Calling all techies – C’mon get involved!

    We have so many techies in Cville! Hope many will  get involved in helping students learn about these rewarding careers! Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe Press Release … The Governor also announced the launch of “Mentors for Momentum,” a new program designed to connect businesses, organizations, educators and other professionals with students interested in studying and […]

  • Come FISH with Us!

    Come FISH with Us!

    Come FISH with Us! We are casting our lines for new FISH mentors for our Friends in Schools Helping program. New volunteers may attend any training regardless of their county of residence. The next training date is October 10th in Charlottesville. More dates and locations may be added if needed. Come FISH with us! FISH@jabacares.org […]

  • Planning an after-school Scratch Club – What fun!

    I am having a lot of fun learning how to code using Scratch! More information about our club coming soon… About Scratch With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, […]

  • Have some time to help refugee ESL students? Become a FISH volunteer

    Have some time to help refugee ESL students? Become a FISH volunteer

    If you have just one hour a week to have lunch with one of our refugee students, we need you! I am looking forward to my 8th year of volunteering twice a week as a FISH tutor/mentor for ESL students at Jackson-Via Elementary School.  These students (about 60, most of whom are refugees) are very eager, enthusiastic learners who […]