Super Gram 12-16-11

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Warmest wishes this holiday season

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“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” — Clarence in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

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Four more teachers attain National Board certification

Four more teachers attain National Board certification, and two teachers renew certification

Four additional Chesterfield teachers have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and two National Board Certified Teachers have renewed their certification. They will be honored during a regional pinning ceremony at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 at [...]

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Meeting notices 12-2-11

Meeting notices

The Chesterfield County School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. During the meeting, the board is scheduled to vote on the capital improvement program for FY 2013-2017. At 5 p.m. Dec. 13, the board will have dinner in the boardroom of the [...]

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Meeting Notices 11-16-11

At 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a public hearing on the capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2013-2017. Details about the proposal are available at mychesterfieldschools.com. To sign up to speak during the public hearing, call 748-1497. Comments may be [...]

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Super Gram 11-22-11

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The right actors take center stage:

Chesterfield County schools feature champions, drama and options

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Bellwood Elementary School wins national Title I honor

Bellwood Elementary Principal Jennifer Rudd and School Board representative Marshall Trammell join in the National Title I Distringuished School recognition.

Bellwood Elementary School has been selected as a National Title I Distinguished School for sustained achievement. Academic success at Bellwood Elementary, which is fully accredited and achieved AYP, is demonstrated through the school’s pass rates [...]

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Super Gram 11-14-11

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Join us as an ambassador in The Great Conversation

The Virginia School Boards Association holds its annual meeting this week. Jamie Vollmer is the event’s keynote speaker. I’m excited to hear him again; his passion for helping the public understand the importance of education is contagious.

Many of you have heard Vollmer’s Blueberry Story, [...]

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CCPS Libraries go mobile

We’ve got an app for that – and it’s free! Using LS2Mobile, Chesterfield County students and teachers can now access school library catalogs using Androids, iPhones or iPod Touches. Go to www2.youseemore.com/chesterfieldps/default.asp and click the link to LS2Mobile for instructions on how to download the app.

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Meeting Notice 11-15-11

Meeting notices

At 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in art room 5 at Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane, the Chesterfield County School Board will meet in closed session under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline. (This meeting for student discipline was previously planned for Nov. 14, then moved [...]

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Meeting Notice 11-1-11

Meeting Notice

The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Topics will include the special education annual plan and reorganizing the instructional department. At 6 p.m., the board will have dinner.

Also on Nov. 1, the School [...]

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Relative Connections

Support for older adults raising school-age children

Relative Connections is open to older adults who are raising school-age children in Chesterfield County. Grandparents and other older adults raising school-age children are invited to attend gatherings to make connections and learn helpful information. Meetings are free. Register by calling the Senior Advocate at 768-7878.

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Role models

About 75 high school students participated in Model County Government this year, spending time shadowing Chesterfield school and county government representatives.

Model County Government kicked off last night, when the students gathered with the School Board for dinner and discussion. During our discussion of social media and dress codes, students worked cooperatively, offered insightful [...]

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Super Gram 10-24-11

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One-time, 2 percent payment to be distributed Nov. 22

Serving students with a high-quality, knowledgeable workforce remains a guiding principle for us. Widely recognized for its innovation and excellence, our school division is a leader in public education in large part because of talented employees.

As a result, I recommended and the School Board [...]

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Meeting Notice 10-25-11

About 75 students from Chesterfield’s 11 high schools will participate in Model County Government this year, spending time shadowing school and county government representatives Oct. 25-26. On Oct. 25 in the Chesterfield Room of the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road, the Chesterfield County School Board will meet with Model County Government students: There will be [...]

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Super Gram 10-10-11

Can you believe that it has been more than a month since Labor Day? The challenges we faced before the start of the school year — restoring Robious Middle after an arson; an earthquake that gave us a new appreciation for solid footing; and a hurricane that left some schools without power as close as 72 hours before students returned — seem like a distant memory to me.

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Meeting Notices 10-4-11

At 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Holiday Inn Koger South Conference Center, located off Midlothian Turnpike at 1021 Koger Center Blvd., the Chesterfield County School Board will meet in closed session under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss an employee performance matter and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia [...]

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Chesterfield to honor 63 Teachers of the Year

Chesterfield County Public Schools will honor Teachers of the Year from 63 schools 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Holiday Inn Koger South Conference Center. The annual celebration is sponsored by the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation.

Each spring, every Chesterfield County school selects a Teacher of the Year for the next school year. Chesterfield County [...]

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All Chesterfield County schools remain accredited

All Chesterfield County schools are accredited for the 2011-12 school year. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation status each year based on student achievement on SOL tests taken during the previous school year.

Chesterfield students continue to show strong performance on Standards of Learning tests, surpassing state averages. The division’s pass rates for all [...]

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Fairs and open houses focus on high school options

Chesterfield offers several high school options. Students may apply to attend specialty centers or governor’s schools that target specific interests. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more are invited to attend information fairs and open houses.

Information fairs offer general information about high school options: Students and parents visit booths, ask questions [...]

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Panel with visiting author

Panel with visiting author

At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Monacan High School, Dr. Rutger van Santen will participate in a panel discussion of his book “2030: Technology That Will Change the World.” The book provides a speculative look at challenges the world may face and the technologies needed to overcome those challenges. The panel [...]

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