Welcome To A New Year

I’m very excited that a new school year is right around the corner.  While I realize many families are still enjoying their summer break, I want to begin welcoming you into a new school year.  Periodically, as we get closer to the start of school, I will provide update to my principal’s message.

We want to welcome Mrs. Teresa Tyler and Mr. William Schaffer to our school as new assistant principals.  Mrs. Tyler will be working with the 10th graders and Mr. Schaffer will be working with the 9th grade team.  In addition, Ms. Patricia Demitry joins the admin squad as an administrative intern for part of this school year.

9th grade orientation will take place on August 3 or August 9 for freshmen.  Below are the details.

Dates: August 3rd OR  August 9th

Time:   9am to 12:30pm (lunch will be provided)

Location: Western Albemarle High School

Transportation: Limited bus runs will be made; Please request transportation by Tuesday July 24th.

If your child is able to participate please click on the link below ( Highlight link, right click on link, select “open hyperlink”) and complete the form to RSVP or call Western Albemarle  at 823-8700 by Tuesday July 24th


We are very excited to work with your son or daughter to provide a great kickoff to the new school year. We hope that you can make it.

We are right “in the thick” of significant renovations in our science wing and CTE/Physics labs.  In addition, we have relocated the sound and video studios to a new spot outside the cafeteria for easy student access.  I’ve provided pictures below and will keep you updated with images as we get closer to the completion of the work by the start of school.

See you soon………

D.Bonham, Principal

New Media Lab (video and audio studio)

New addition beginning


Installation of new lab sinks in ESA


New physics and CAD open design space


Pano of new science tri-lab

Science tri-lab

Science tri-lab