From Crayons to Computers, a free store for Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers and staff members, is re-opening for the school year 2:30-7 p.m. Aug. 31. Many teachers are expected to visit and fill boxes with free items – filing cabinets, chairs, pens, pencils, paper, etc. – for their classrooms.
Everything at From Crayons to [...]
On Sunday, Aug. 29, Chesterfield schools will benefit from the efforts of about 400 volunteers from Journey Christian Church.
The volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. Aug. 29 at Journey Christian Church, 3505 Old Hundred Road South. They’ll put on colorful “Church at Work” T-shirts, then will head out about 9:30 a.m. to work at [...]
The Chesterfield County School Board will meet in closed session at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road, to discuss employee disciplinary matters pursuant to Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia and to discuss student disciplinary matters pursuant to Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia.
Advisory committees set meetings for coming year
Advisory committees for Chesterfield County Public Schools focus on specific topics in education and hold meetings that are open to the public. Here are their schedules for the 2010-2011 school year:
The School Health Advisory Board will meet 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 13, Nov. 8, Jan. 10, March [...]
On Saturday, Aug. 21, starting at 9 a.m., several Chesterfield schools will benefit from the efforts of hundreds of volunteers from Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
Here are the Chesterfield schools and the projects the volunteers are undertaking:
Matoaca High, 1770 Longhouse Lane LANDSCAPING 2 COURTYARDS WEEDING MULCH BEDS REVAMPING BEDS AND PAINTING ALL [...]
Chesterfield wins $1.4 million American history grant
Chesterfield County Public Schools has won a $1.4 million grant to improve student achievement and understanding of American history.
The Teaching American History grant program aims to enhance teachers’ understanding of American history through intensive professional development, including study trips to historic sites and mentoring with professional historians [...]
CITE focuses on instruction, technologies and health
More than 800 school system employees will learn about technologies, teaching strategies and personal wellness during CITE, Chesterfield’s Informational Technology Expo. The annual conference will take place 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway.
More than 100 concurrent sessions will [...]
New students should register before school starts
Students new to Chesterfield County Public Schools are encouraged to register as soon as possible to attend school this fall. New students and incoming kindergarten students who missed April registration can enroll at their home school.
For school attendance zone information, call 748-1666 or go online to chesterfield.k12.va.us, [...]
Six out of 10 Virginia Schools Exceed NCLB Objectives Higher AYP Benchmarks for Graduation & Students with Disabilities
Six out of 10 Virginia schools exceeded or met all No Child Left Behind (NCLB) objectives during 2009-2010 despite new accountability provisions related to high school graduation and the testing of students with disabilities.
Ahoskie, N.C., Native to Give Keynote Speech in Hometown
On August 18, 2010, Dr. Marcus Newsome will return to his hometown in Ahoskie, North Carolina, to give a keynote address to Herford County Public Schools employees in the auditorium of Herford County High School auditorium. A 1971 graduate of Ahoskie High School, Newsome currently serves [...]
Chesterfield schools exceed NCLB objectives nearly 97% of the time
Chesterfield County Public Schools’ overall pass rates of 91 percent in English and 90 percent in mathematics continue to surpass state averages on Standards of Learning tests, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education.
Chesterfield’s overall pass rates on the state-mandated math [...]
Chesterfield is the largest school division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited three years in a row
All Chesterfield County schools are fully accredited for the 2010-11 school year, making Chesterfield the largest division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited three years in a row, according to preliminary data from the [...]
2009-2010 Achievement data released
Chesterfield County students made impressive gains in state mathematics testing, according to 2009-10 student achievement data released today by the Virginia Department of Education.
Chesterfield’s overall pass rates on Virginia Standards of Learning math tests increased to 90 percent from 88 percent. No Child Left Behind subgroups also saw solid gains [...]
How to apply for free or reduced-price school meals
Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches in every school. Based on household size and income, students in elementary schools, middle schools and Chesterfield Community High School may qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
The Liaison Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, will meet at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 12 in Room 502 of the Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.
The Chesterfield County School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road, for a work session on these topics:
policy review annual report from Gifted Education Advisory Committee 21st-Century Academy future impact of supplemental retirement program and Virginia Retirement System
The Chesterfield [...]
Research in genetics lab (two photos accompany this release)
A teacher and two students from the Health Science Specialty Center at Cosby High School are spending five weeks this summer working as research assistants in the genetics lab at Randolph-Macon College. Cosby High biology teacher Terri Hale, NBCT, and students April Peterson and Andrew Simmons [...]