Monthly Archives: September 2014

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


Every Chesterfield County school is accredited

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Every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited for the 2014-15 school year, according to information released by the Virginia Department of Education. The school division is one of the largest in Virginia with no schools denied accreditation. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation each year based on student achievement on Standards of …Read More


Meeting notices 9-12-14

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The Liaison Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, will meet 12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 16 in Room 502 of the Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may participate in a visit by Dorothy McAuliffe, first lady …Read More


Meeting Notices 9-5-2014

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline and requests for exemption from mandatory attendance for religious purposes, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 9 in the superintendent’s conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Chesterfield County School Board …Read More