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
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
Here are back-to-school ideas: Let your children pick out a new outfit or two because feeling confident about what they are wearing can help them focus on schoolwork instead of appearance. Shop for school supplies together. Getting kids involved in the planning stages can smooth the transition to school. Talk through organizational systems and consider …Read More
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 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9 …Read More
Here’s a back-to-school suggestion: Write a letter of introduction to your child’s teacher that includes your child’s strengths, challenges and strategies that have worked in the past. Casually talk with your children about the school year ahead and encourage them to express their hopes and concerns. The student profile forms from our Parent-Teacher Resource Center …Read More
We’re positive that Chesterfield County, Virginia offers resources for families! Check out this Positive Parenting page:http://www.chesterfield.gov/parenting/. #TableTalk
Falling Creek and Harrowgate elementaries are the latest Chesterfield County schools to receive 21st-Century Community Learning Center grants Grants for 21st-Century Community Learning Centers are making a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County Public Schools students living in the county’s poorest areas. Since 2004, the school system has received $7.9 million to provide targeted …Read More
Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of providing “an …Read More
The Family Dinner Project offers fun ideas for family meals, including interesting conversation starters like these.#TableTalk http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/
The Class of 2028 starts kindergarten this fall. SchoolFamily.com offers this advice to help your kindergartner get ready. http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/816-get-ready-for-kindergarten #TableTalk
Online access makes it easier than ever to register for Adult Continuing Education classes through Chesterfield County Public Schools. Chesterfield County residents can develop workforce skills, explore an interest, earn a GED or enroll in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. Registration is open now for fall classes. To find out what opportunities are …Read More
Chesterfield County’s student performance on state-mandated Standards of Learning reading and mathematics tests showed expected growth during the 2014-15 school year, increasing by 5 percentage points each and continuing to exceed state averages. Data released today by the Virginia Department of Education also show Chesterfield County Public Schools student pass rates increased in science, history …Read More
School starts Sept. 8. PBS Parents offers advice on transitioning from summer to school: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/back-to-school/transition/ #TableTalk
From Crayons to Computers, a free store for Chesterfield County teachers and school staff members, is re-opening for the new school year. To help new teachers and new school administrators start off on the right foot, the store will open especially for them 1-5:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Starting Sept. 1, the store will be open …Read More
Virginia’s sales tax-free holiday weekend is Aug. 7-9. Click here for your child’s school supply needs: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/…/preparing-…/supply-lists/.
Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a graduation ceremony for students who completed high school during summer session. The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 in the auditorium of Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. The Chesterfield County Joint County-Schools Employee Benefits Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield …Read More
Midlothian High again wins Wells Fargo Cup for Group 4A For the second year in a row, Midlothian High School won the top spot in Group 4A competition of the Virginia High School League. Each year, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that achieves the best overall record in …Read More
Chesterfield County Public Schools won five awards in the publications and electronic media competition of the National School Public Relations Association, which had almost 1,000 entries: The 2014-15 parent handbook won an Award of Excellence in the handbook category. Only three of these top awards were presented nationwide in this category. Here’s a link to …Read More
Schools open Sept. 8 — that’s 50 days from now. Is your child registered? Help your child have the best possible start to the new school year by registering now with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Registering sooner rather than later helps middle and high school students get into the classes they want. Registering now helps …Read More
The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a special called meeting at 3:30 p.m. July 20 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road, to hear an update on the construction action plan presented May 12.
Two teachers with ties to Chesterfield County Public Schools are Virginia’s representatives among 108 educators named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Regarded as the nation’s top honor for mathematics and science teachers, the award recognizes teachers who develop and implement high-quality instructional programs …Read More
The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a special called meeting at 8:00 a.m. July 7 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The School Board will receive the same presentation made on June 29 at the Joint Benefits Committee meeting.
In the 2014-15 school year, high school music programs within Chesterfield County Public Schools were recognized as outstanding: Honor bands Seven high schools achieved honor band status after earning superior ratings at the marching band assessment in the fall and at the symphonic band assessment in the spring. The Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association …Read More
Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the graduation ceremony of Chesterfield Community High at 7 p.m. June 8 in VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. in Richmond. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) to discuss employee discipline, the Chesterfield County School …Read More