Yearly Archives: 2015

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


Back-to-School Ideas

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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


Meeting notices 8-27-2015

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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


Back-to-School Suggestion

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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


Positive Parenting

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We’re positive that Chesterfield County, Virginia offers resources for families! Check out this Positive Parenting page:http://www.chesterfield.gov/parenting/. ‪#‎TableTalk‬


Federal grants helping Chesterfield County students

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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


School Board advisory committees seek members

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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

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The Family Dinner Project offers fun ideas for family meals, including interesting conversation starters like these.‪#‎TableTalk http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/


The Class of 2028

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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 sign up for Adult Continuing Education classes

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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


Standards of Learning scores keep rising in Chesterfield

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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


Advice on transitioning

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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


New teachers to kick off their Chesterfield County Public Schools careers with free shopping

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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


Tax-free holiday weekend is Aug. 7-9

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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/.


Meeting notices 7-29-15

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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


Top honors from Virginia High School League

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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 publications win national recognition

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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


Don’t wait! Now is the time enroll in Chesterfield schools

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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


Meeting notice 7-14-2015

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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 with ties to Chesterfield County Public Schools win Presidential Award for Excellence in teaching

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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


Special called meeting notice

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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.


Chesterfield County music programs win awards

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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


Graduation 2015

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Here are some images from Chesterfield County Public Schools 2015 graduation ceremonies.


Meeting notices 6-16-2015

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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