Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cosby High is named a National Blue Ribbon School

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Principal Brenda Mayo (center of front row), School Board Vice Chair Dianne Smith (to Dr. Mayo’s left) and Superintendent Marcus Newsome celebrated Cosby High’s recognition with staff members who undertook the Blue Ribbon application process. The U.S. Department of Education today named Cosby High School a National Blue Ribbon School; only 335 schools out of …Read More


91 percent of Chesterfield students graduate in four years

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Innovative classroom lessons with real-life applications are keeping Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged, in school and successfully achieving more rigorous graduation standards, according to data released today by the Virginia Department of Education. 91 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who entered ninth grade in 2011 graduated in four years, according to the …Read More


Lifetime Goal

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Learning is a lifetime goal, and parents can demonstrate their own appreciation of learning. “What is one thing you learned today?” is a nice question for everyone to answer at the dinner table. Ask your children daily about their school day. You don’t need to know every detail, and often kids are reluctant to share …Read More


Reading is FUNdamental, as the old saying goes

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Students at Bettie Weaver Elementary School were reminded of that Tuesday morning, when former Washington Redskins linebacker and Chesterfield County native Dion Foxx said that the ability to read can affect student success in every class they ever take. The 600 or so Bettie Weaver Elementary students were reminded of the fun part of fundamental …Read More


PTRC

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The Parent-Teacher Resource Center of Chesterfield County Public Schools serves as a liaison between home and school, helping parents participate fully and effectively in their children’s educational development and helping teachers gain knowledge about diverse learners and other topics. The center’s website offers 24/7 access to resources: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/ptrc/.#TableTalk


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


Absences easily add up

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Excused and unexcused absences easily add up to too much time lost in the classroom. Students are at risk academically if they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days. Once too many absences have occurred, they can affect learning, regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused. Before you know it, …Read More


Crazy mornings

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Mornings can be crazy, but @CommonwealthParenting and @CompletelyKidsRichmond have advice on stopping the madness: http://www.completelykidsrichmond.com/2015/08/back-to-school-morning-mania-how-to-stop-the-madness/ #TableTalk


Chesterfield teacher is named top educator in region

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History teacher Chris Averill thought today’s assembly at Cosby High was to encourage members of the Class of 2016 to work hard throughout the school year. That was not true. The real reason for the assembly was to surprise Averill with the news that he has been chosen as the top educator from approximately 12,000 …Read More


Attendance Matters

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Attendance matters: #TableTalk


Apparently, we have apps

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Chesterfield County Public Schools has two free apps to help students, parents and the community easily access information about career and technical education and about breakfasts and lunches in school cafeterias. Career and technical education A new app is available for career and technical education in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The app enables parents, students, …Read More


You can see 10 halftime shows at once on Oct. 5!

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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. 5 at James River High School, 3700 James River Road. Admission is free. The event will open with Midlothian Middle and Robious Middle band …Read More


Meeting notices Sept. 10, 2015

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss employee discipline and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Members …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools re-introduces federal food program to high schools

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High school cafeterias in Chesterfield County Public Schools are changing. For the first time in 20 years, they are returning to the federal breakfast and lunch program. What does this mean for families? The biggest change is that families with high school students will now be able to apply for free or reduced-price meals, just …Read More


Join the PTA

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Join the PTA or another school organization such as band boosters. This shows your children that you value school and education and connects you with a parent network. Read more here: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/09/back_to_school_10_tips_for_par.html. #TableTalk


Expect the best!

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Kindergarten families, these tips are especially for you: Expect the best! Expect that your child’s teacher will work productively with you. Expect that your child will make friends and will love coming to school. Your expectations are contagious! Make sure your child’s teacher knows how your child will get home this year. Send a note …Read More


Promote your child’s success

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Parents often ask, “How can we help our children succeed in school?” Good news! There is a lot you can do to promote your child’s success in school. Check out Page 5 of this year’s student health handbook for details:http://mychesterfieldschools.com/wp-content/uploads/parents_files/CCPShealth2015.pdf #‎TableTalk


Most students in Chesterfield County ride the bus

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Obey Virginia’s motor vehicle laws to keep children safe Chesterfield County Public School students return to class a week from today, and 75 percent will arrive on a school bus. On Sept. 8, about 45,000 students will wait at 12,000 bus stops to ride more than 500 buses to 38 elementary schools, 12 middle schools …Read More


After-School Activities

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Encourage children to start thinking about which after-school activities they might be interested in trying this year. Help your child connect with other kids in his or her class by scheduling play dates for younger children and encouraging older kids to text or call classmates. This can take some of the social pressure off the …Read More