Recent successes in Chesterfield schools

Michael Benos wins Chesterfield spelling bee

Michael Benos, an eighth-grader at Robious Middle, won the countywide spelling bee on Jan. 24 by correctly spelling “garland.” The son of Pam and Bill Benos, Michael will represent Chesterfield County Public Schools in the regional spelling bee at 1 p.m. March 10 at the Library of Virginia. The [...]

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Now is the time to apply for prekindergarten

Chesterfield County offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots in these 12 elementary schools to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Davis, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hopkins, Providence and Reams Road.

Children who will be 4 by Sept. 30, who show an educational need and [...]

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Meeting Notices 1-27-12

The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session on the proposed FY 2013 budget at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road.

Before the budget work session, the Chesterfield County School Board will meet in closed session at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 7 in the superintendent’s [...]

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Now is the time to complete your GED®

If you didn’t graduate from high school and are at least 18, now is the time to earn your GED. A GED certificate is equivalent to a high school diploma.

Ready to help you achieve your GED are 20 teachers, access to computer labs and day or night classes at eight sites throughout Chesterfield County: [...]

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Meeting Notices 1-19-12

The Chesterfield County School Board will conduct a business meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. During the business meeting, Superintendent Marcus Newsome will present his proposed financial plan for FY 2013. Also on Jan. 24, the School Board will meet for a work session on the [...]

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January Mentor Month

Highlights from the January Mentor Month news conference

Read the media release from the Greater Richmond Chamber. (PDF)

Communities In Schools

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Many children face challenges both inside [...]

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School Board elects Carpenter as chair for 2012

Last night during its first meeting of 2012, the Chesterfield County School Board elected a chair and vice chair and scheduled meetings for the rest of the year.

Patricia Carpenter, who represents the Midlothian District, will serve as chair.  David Wyman, who represents the Dale District, will serve as vice chair.  The other School Board [...]

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Sign up to receive free newsletter by email

Chesterfield County Public Schools is launching a community newsletter to share information about the county’s 62 schools. The first newsletter will be emailed tomorrow to families, school partners and community members. To make sure you receive the newsletter, register your email address at by clicking “Join our mailing list.”

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VIP awards go to 17 schools in Chesterfield County

Virginia today honored 17 Chesterfield schools with Virginia Index of Performance awards, with three of those schools winning the highest honor, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Chesterfield schools earning the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence are Grange Hall Elementary, Robious Elementary and Bettie Weaver Elementary. Statewide, 86 schools won this award. To qualify for [...]

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Managing Student Health Concerns

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Student and staff safety is a top priority

Earlier this week, a first-grade student at Hopkins Elementary School died. Chesterfield County Public Schools is deeply saddened by the loss of this child and has reached out to her family. The school division is providing ongoing support for the students and [...]

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Meeting Notices 1-3-12

The Chesterfield County School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. This is an organizational meeting for the new School Board. A chair and vice chair will be elected, committee appointments will be made, and meetings will be set for 2012. Earlier on Jan. 10, [...]

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Registration opens Jan. 9 for workforce training and other Adult Continuing Education opportunities

Jan. 9 is the start of registration for workforce training and other classes offered for residents 18 and older by Adult Continuing Education. Details are included in the winter/spring program guide, which is available online at and in county libraries.

Workforce classes can help residents prepare for jobs as heating, air conditioning and refrigeration [...]

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