Yearly Archives: 2014

2015-16 calendar is set for Chesterfield schools

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The Chesterfield County School Board on Dec. 9 approved the calendar for the 2015-16 school year. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available online at mychesterfieldschools.com/about/calendars. Here are highlights:  Classes begin Sept. 8, the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Classes end June 17 for students. There are 180 student days. Schools and …Read More


Chesterfield has 116 National Board Certified Teachers

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Nine more Chesterfield educators have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and eight of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers have renewed their certification. New and renewing NBCTs will be honored during a regional pinning ceremony at 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Singleton Center …Read More


Meeting notices 12-3-2014

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Dec. 9 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The board will have dinner after the work session. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the public meeting room, 10001 …Read More


Successes in Chesterfield County Public Schools 11-17-2014

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High school marching bands earn honors Marching bands from Chesterfield County recently earned high ratings from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association: Seven bands achieved a superior rating, which is the highest rating: Clover Hill High’s Marching Cavaliers directed by Steve Conley Cosby High’s Titan Band directed by Earl Shaffer Jr. Manchester High’s Marching …Read More


Chesterfield teachers win 8 of 15 R.E.B. awards

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Chesterfield County teachers won more than half of this year’s R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence. The annual awards program, which is a partnership between the Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation, recognizes excellence in public education by awarding cash grants to outstanding public school teachers from Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Hanover County and the …Read More


Meeting notices 11-11-2014

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Change in meeting location: Following up on the Oct. 28 public engagement session on sleep, wellness and school starting times, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Nov. 17 in rooms D108 and 109 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. (This is a change …Read More


Meeting notices 11-7-14

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence ceremony at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard in Richmond. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause …Read More


Wellness, Sleep and School Starting Times

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The Chesterfield County School Board continues to review options for changing school starting times. This email will allow staff members the opportunity to learn more about the conversation that will continue throughout 2015 and provide clarity regarding opportunities to provide input during this ongoing process. BACKGROUND As part of the school division’s efforts to provide …Read More


Oct. 27-Nov. 3 is College and Career Readiness Week

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The 63 schools of Chesterfield County Public Schools will help the district’s 58,000+ students envision and plan for their futures after high school during College and Career Readiness Week, which will take place Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. School and classroom activities will include information about choosing a college, career and technical education opportunities, career …Read More


College and Career Readiness Week

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      List of colleges attending the fairs College Admissions – Khan Academy High School Week


Chesterfield County Public Schools wins budget award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools won a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International for its FY 2015 budget document. “This award reflects your district’s commitment to sound fiscal management practices and represents a significant achievement,” wrote Executive Director John Musso. Meritorious Budget Awards promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation …Read More


Meeting notices 10-22-2014

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss the performance of an employee, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. The Chesterfield County School Board invites parents, students, employees and community members to …Read More


Thank a principal

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R.E.B. Awards Distinguished Educational Leadership The Community Foundation, in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation, invites nominations for the 2014-2015 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Started in 2004, this initiative seeks to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership …Read More


What do Teachers of the Year say about their jobs?

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Chesterfield County will celebrate outstanding educators on Oct. 9 Chesterfield County Public Schools asked its Teachers of the Year, “What do you enjoy most about your job?” Here are a few of their responses: Sherry Nyquist, who teaches kindergarten at Wells Elementary: I love seeing life through a child’s eyes. Children still believe in magic, …Read More


Winterpock is named a National Blue Ribbon School

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The U.S. Department of Education yesterday named Winterpock Elementary a National Blue Ribbon School. Only 337 schools were honored nationwide. The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in closing achievement gaps. Winterpock Elementary achieved National Blue Ribbon status as …Read More


You can see 10 halftime shows at once on Oct. 6!

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Experience the drums, horns, dance teams and precision moves of every high school marching band in Chesterfield County at the annual marching band exhibition, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. Admission is free. The event will start with the Matoaca Middle and Salem Church …Read More


Ribbon-cutting to be Oct. 5 at county’s newest school

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At 3 p.m. Oct. 5, the community is invited to a ribbon-cutting for the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. After the ribbon-cutting, there will be tours and refreshments. Parking is available at the rear of the building. Chesterfield County’s newest school and second technical center, the Career and Technical Center …Read More


Chesterfield continues to expand options for high school

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This year, Chesterfield County Public Schools expanded high school options by opening a second career and technical center. Next year, the school system will open its 13th specialty center: the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship. To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, the school system will hold two …Read More


Chesterfield’s on-time graduation rate keeps rising

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The percentage of students graduating in four years from Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to increase and outpace the state average, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education. The on-time graduation rate of Chesterfield County Public Schools was 91.4 percent in 2014. That is an increase from 90.2 percent in 2013 …Read More


Parents and teen drivers are invited to informative program

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Parents and teen drivers are invited to the Come Home Alive safe driving program. With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home Alive complements the driver education course …Read More


Technical centers collaborate on annual car show

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SkillsUSA students from both technical centers in Chesterfield County Public Schools are working together to organize a car show. While this is the 17th annual car show, it is the first to involve both the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse (formerly known as the Chesterfield Technical Center) and the Career and Technical Center @ …Read More


Meeting notices 9-18-2014

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a Mega Mentors awards dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive in Petersburg. This is a change from the previously announced date of Oct. 4. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss employee discipline and under Section …Read More


Tutorials offered so parents can learn how to help children using DreamBox interactive math tool

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Chesterfield County parents interested in learning more about DreamBox and how to support their children as they use this interactive math tool are invited to attend one of the tutorials being offered Sept. 23-24. In collaboration with the Chesterfield County Public Library, the school division’s Mathematics Department will host several sessions to provide information to …Read More


Chesterfield teacher is named top educator in region

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Tara Brunyansky thought the assembly she and her students were attending was to celebrate James River High School’s academic achievements on Standards of Learning tests. That was only partly true. The main reason for today’s assembly at James River High was to surprise Brunyansky with the news that she has been chosen as the top …Read More


Winterpock celebrates reading success

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Over the summer, Chesterfield County elementary students read 5 million minutes in the Redskins Read Across Richmond program. Winterpock Elementary had the highest total minutes — 429,053 — and won a Redskins reading rally. Washington Redskins Chris Baker and Akeem Davis visited Winterpock Elementary on Sept. 16 to congratulate students and staff members and to …Read More