City View Events & Traditions
Every year at roughly the same time, City View holds events that honor student learning and/or our school community. As a community-based school, we design these to highlight student work and build a stronger school culture and community.
Examples include (click on find more information, videos and highlights from the event):
HOWLs: City View Habits Of Work and Learning are Compassion, Collaboration, Perseverance, Integrity and Empathy
Wolf Walk: We hold a walk-a-thon on our playground every year. Students collect pledges for distances walked/run, and funds to a specific need that year. Parents help with snack tables and tracking laps; a fun gathering for many in our community.
Goal-setting Conferences: twice per year (November and May) students and families meet with teachers and talk about student goals, accomplishments, and/or specific issues/topics. These are important connection times between students and their parents/guardians and the teacher.
EL Night: In February to March we have an open house style evening highlighting student work. Crews spend extensive time preparing for these, whether getting ready for performances or gathering work to show. Individual students lead their families and friends through an array of their learning, explaining the processes and strategies required, and highlighting the work and projects of which they feel most proud.
Science Fair: Near Spring students exhibit their science projects in a community-wide event. City View invites scientists and community members to come and review the student projects and give them positive and constructive feedback.
City View Auction: This adult-only event happens in mid-Spring. Parents, Staff, and Community members come together to in a fun-filled evening to support our students.
Passages: In May the 5th, 7th & 8th grade students present exemplars of their work. These presentations occur in small groups to an audience of community members, parents/family members, and staff.
Better World Day: A national day of service being promoted by EL Education across the network. Our entire school works together to improve the community we live in.
8th Grade March: At the end of the school year the 8th grade as a crew marches through the halls giving the whole school a chance to celebrate in their accomplishment.
Stepping Up Ceremony: This is where we end our year. It is an evening set aside to acknowledge the accomplishments of the students and staff throughout the year. Classes give short presentations about their learning before they "Step Up" to the next grade. Our Kindergarten and 8th Grade Crews are recognized individually.
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB): A statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, in teams read and learn in depth about the books assigned and they engage in a friendly competition. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
All School Crew: A multiage crew that gathers together monthly for a common lesson to build and strength the culture of community at CVCS. Together, students build connections through team building activities and also build healthy relationships. All School Crew allows students to build positive connections with students of different ages and with their crew leader (teacher or other staff members).
Community Meetings: Once a month, normally following the All School Crew meeting, classes rotate hosting the all school community meeting. This is a chance to discuss the HOWLs that were learned about during All School Crew, celebrate the learning the crews have done over the month and update the crews on upcoming events.
Talent Show: In May students get a chance to showcase their special talents in a school-wide talent show.