Monthly Archives: October 2015

Your child’s behavior

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These tips come from richmondfamilymagazine.com: If your child’s behavior frequently makes you feel bothered and annoyed, leading you to constantly remind, nag, or scold them, then your child may be looking for attention — negative attention but attention nonetheless. What should you do? Step back from giving negative attention. Instead of reminding her, allow your …Read More


Every Chesterfield County school is accredited

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Every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited once again, according to 2015-16 school year information released by the Virginia Department of Education. The school division is one of the largest in the state with no schools denied accreditation. Of the 61 comprehensive schools within the Chesterfield County school division, 52 are fully accredited …Read More


Communities In Schools of Chesterfield Receives Grants to Support Three Initiatives

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October 22, 2015 Chesterfield, Va. – Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield announced today that they have been awarded three new grants to support their integrative student support services within Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS). CIS of Chesterfield was awarded a Community Impact grant of $62,500 from the United Way of Greater Richmond to support …Read More


What do Teachers of the Year say about their jobs?

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Chesterfield County will celebrate outstanding educators on Oct. 29 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: Melanie Brown of Hening Elementary I believe I am doing what I was born to do, and I am making a …Read More


The Great Listen

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Get ready now to participate with StoryCorp in #TheGreatListen during Thanksgiving. While families gather for the holiday, StoryCorps is encouraging people to use its free app to interview grandparents or other elders and help capture an entire generation of American lives and experiences. This is a project for some history classes but if your child’s class …Read More


School system budget wins national awards

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For the second year in a row, the budget document of Chesterfield County Public Schools has achieved two national awards. The award-winning FY 2016 budget is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Meritorious Budget Award Chesterfield County Public Schools won a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. This is the second consecutive …Read More


Meeting notices 10-14-2015

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a meeting with faith leaders 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Capital Construction Goals and Accountability Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, will meet at …Read More


A Message From the Superintendent

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Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced today that he will retire effective July 1, 2016. Here is his letter to the School Board and employees of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Dear Members of the Chesterfield County School Board and Employees: This letter is presented to inform you of my intention to retire as Superintendent of Chesterfield County …Read More


Make numbers fun and part of everyday life

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Make numbers fun and part of everyday life. While grocery shopping, allow your child to weigh the produce. Collect coins and count/roll them every week. Play counting games with Legos or Cheerios. Watch a baseball game and discuss batting averages. Quiz your children on math facts while driving together. Sort buttons or poker chips into …Read More


Fairs and open houses offer specialty center information

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To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold two information fairs plus open houses at every specialty center and governor’s school. Students who choose to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school do so in eighth grade, so middle school students and …Read More


Marching band event postponed for one week

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Because of field conditions, the marching band exhibition scheduled for tonight has been postponed for a week. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at James River High, 3700 James River Road, you can experience the drums, horns, dance teams and precision moves of every high school marching band in Chesterfield County. Admission is free. The …Read More