Harrowgate Elementary staff member wins award

Taffy Jones-Hayes, who works as Title I parent liaison at Harrowgate Elementary, received the Patricia M. Cullen Keeping Our Promise by Keeping Our Children Safe Award yesterday. Presented during a conference sponsored by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Positive Parenting Coalition, the annual award recognizes someone who serves children and families with exceptional excellence.

Jones-Hayes has worked [...]

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Meeting notices 3-27-12

At 4 p.m. April 2 in the superintendent’s conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road, 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.

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend an awards dinner sponsored by the [...]

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April 28 sessions will provide college info for parents

April 28 sessions will provide college info for parents and reveal to students how to get higher SAT scores

Two free sessions on April 28 will deliver college information for parents and students:

National speaker John Swann will share information with students about how to get higher scores on the SAT reasoning test. Swann provides [...]

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Changes are made in proposed 2012-2013 calendar

Comments from teachers, parents and others led to changes in the calendar proposed for the 2012-13 school year:

Thanksgiving break will be extended one day to include the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Nov. 21 was previously proposed to be a three-hour early release day for students and school-based personnel. Winter break will be reduced by two [...]

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Chesterfield students win big at The Diamond

Art by 15 students will be displayed at The Diamond during baseball season, and six of those students attend Chesterfield County schools. Drawings by these Chesterfield students won the “My favorite thing about a Flying Squirrels game is …” contest:

Megan Jordan of Clover Hill Elementary Maddie Allen-Dueweke of Davis Elementary Scott Langston and Marina [...]

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Harvard connects with Chesterfield classrooms

What is believed to be the largest 2012 public education research project in the country is under way right now in Chesterfield County. TESLA, a mutually beneficial relationship with Harvard University, will encompass 18,000 students in grades 5-8.

TESLA stands for Transforming Engagement of Students in Learning Algebra, and this brief video describes the project: [...]

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Meeting Notices 3-5-12

The Budget and Audit Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, will meet in Room 502 of the Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road, at 1 p.m. March 7, at 1 p.m. March 12, at 11:30 a.m. March 22 and at [...]

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April 19 is kindergarten registration day

Throughout central Virginia, April 19 is the date to register children to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register children between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 19, and parents should take their children to the elementary school they are zoned to attend. To determine their attendance zone, parents should call 594-1726 or [...]

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