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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.

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.
Wolf Walk
City View holds a walk-a-thon on our playground every year.  Students collect pledges for distances walked/run, and funds for a specific need that year.  Parents help with snack tables and tracking laps; a fun gathering for many in our community.
In 2022-2023 City View students walked to raise over $9500 to increase the technology in their classrooms.
EL Night
In February 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.

EL Night is a long-standing City View tradition of celebrating learning. Each crew showcases their high-quality final product or performance as well as their process and educational journey. It is our biggest event of the year and we are very proud to celebrate our learning. EL Night gives parents and other visitors a better understanding of our school community and our program. It allows students to feel a great sense of pride while sharing their learning process and their high-quality work with their guests.
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.
The Science Fari is for all crews.  The younger students work as a  crew or in small groups to build their project while the older students' projects are done as an individual.  Each year several of our students go on to compete at the district Science Fair.
Better World Day
A national day of service is promoted by EL Education across the network. Our entire school works together to improve the community we live in. On Friday, May 4th, 2023 City View joined other EL Education crews across the country in community service projects that contribute to a better world. City View crews helped spread mulch, pull weeds, and wash the park amenities at Shute Park. 
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 their accomplishment.
The 8th Grade march is the final farewell to City View for these students.  The whole school comes out to cheer them on as they walk the halls for the last time.
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.
Stepping up has long been a tradition at City View.  We end the year with a celebration of the students and the crews.  
All School Crew
A multiage crew that gathers together monthly for a common lesson to build and strengthen 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). 
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. 
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.
Community Meetings
Once a month, normally preceding 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.
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, to promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
 Talent Show
In May students get a chance to showcase their special talents in a school-wide talent show.