The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2017-18, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Comments may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 4. The …Read More
CCPS MEMORANDUM #112 (2016) December 13, 2016 TO: School Board FROM: Dr. James F. Lane Superintendent SUBJECT: First Review of the 2017-18 School Calendar PERTINENT INFORMATION: Chesterfield County Public Schools proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year includes 180 student days, beginning September 5, 2017, the first Tuesday after Labor …Read More
Attended an informative session on suicide prevention last night at James River High. Student support specialists, county mental health providers and suicide prevention specialists shared warning signs and strategies for response. The key: open communication with your children. Talk saves lives!
This is the last week of school for 2016. I can’t believe how quickly the first several months have flown by. As I’ve visited schools, I’ve been deeply impressed with what I’ve seen. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings.
Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia for discussion of the evaluation of performance of a specific employee and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) for the discussion or consideration of admission or disciplinary matters or any other matters that would involve the disclosure of information contained in a scholastic record concerning any student of any Virginia …Read More
Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane recently received the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) 2016 Impact Award in recognition of his work on CodeRVA, a collaborative effort made up of 13 school systems to design a high school of the future focused on coding and computer science. “Chesterfield County Public …Read More
Chesterfield County Public Schools is promoting creativity, technology awareness and career-readiness skills through its first-ever Innovation Day focused on the Hour of Code. Schools across the county have planned computer science-related learning opportunities for students throughout the week. “Our classrooms are designed to by fun, engaging learning environments. Innovation Days like the Hour of Code …Read More
This week, Chesterfield County schools will be participating in the Hour of Code movement. This global initiative will reach tens of millions of students in 180-plus countries. There are more than 500,000 computing jobs nationwide. Computer science graduates enjoy the second-highest starting salary and the highest full-time employment rate (76 percent) within six months of …Read More
Teens who can’t read well often find ways to hide the problem. Watch for these signs: Your teen doesn’t read spontaneously, either for pleasure or information; he gets upset when he has reading assignments; he has trouble reading signs or following instructions on a package; or he frequently reads words out of order or incorrectly. …Read More
Before your child turns in a writing assignment, help her review it. Here are some questions to keep in mind: Can you understand what she’s trying to say? Does each paragraph focus on one specific idea? Does each sentence have a subject and a verb, and express a complete thought? Has your child used words …Read More
There’s no recipe for creating a successful student. But the parents of many successful students have some things in common. They encourage and support their children. They read to them. They make sure that their kids get enough sleep and exercise, and that they eat breakfast before coming to school. And these parents expect their …Read More
With college applications ahead, some high school students get anxious about every quiz and test. Your teen still needs to study, but sharing these test-taking strategies with him may ease his mind: Read all the test questions carefully. Answer the easy questions first. Mark the tough ones, so you can return to them easily. For …Read More
Helicopter parents who rescue their children at the first sign of trouble are sending them a message: “You can’t do it without me.” Their children never learn how to handle situations themselves. They may not even believe they can. As long as your child is safe, let him try to solve a problem on his …Read More
Approximately 4,500 Chesterfield County students are expected to receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 2017. This year’s graduation ceremonies will be spread out over two weeks and will be hosted on two different university campuses. Tickets will be required to attend graduation; however, plans are underway to stream graduations live …Read More
One of the best ways to learn something is to try to explain it to someone else. Instead of just looking over your teen’s science homework, have her teach it to you. To do it, she’ll need to consider questions such as: What is the main idea? What makes it useful? Do I agree with …Read More
Take time today to evaluate your child’s use of screen media. How many hours a day does she spend watching TV, playing video games, surfing the internet or texting? Are screens distracting her from her schoolwork? Find out what your child is looking at or playing online. Then, make a plan. Set a screen-time schedule …Read More
So honored to have been part of the recent announcement that Bensley Elementary is a National Title I Distinguished School! Did you know that Bensley is one of just six schools in Virginia to have earned this prestigious academic honor more than once? Chesterfield County has six National Title I Distinguished Schools in total!
If your teen has trouble getting up in the morning, help him make changes to other parts of his day. Have him study in the afternoon, for example, so he won’t have to stay up late. Make sure he gets plenty of exercise so he’ll sleep well at night. Encourage him to organize things each …Read More
Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a community meeting about the replacement Enon Elementary School at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Enon Elementary, 2001 East Hundred Road. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may visit Ecoff Elementary at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Ecoff Elementary, 5200 Ecoff Avenue. Members of the Chesterfield County …Read More
Clover Hill High’s Marching Band, the Marching Cavaliers, will be performing on Dec. 7 as part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group has been invited to perform on the pier of the U.S.S. Battleship Missouri as part of the 75th Pearl Harbor Mass Band, which consists …Read More
Experts say that reviewing your child’s homework is important no matter what grade he’s in. Set aside time each day to look at your child’s homework, even if you aren’t there when he does it. Ask him to tell you about it. Was it easy? Challenging? What can he tell you about the subject? Compliment …Read More
Had the opportunity to lead a book discussion yesterday at Providence Middle School. The Young Men on a Mission program at Providence Middle is making a difference in the lives of eighth-grade students. Young Men on a Mission goals include: personal pride, academic success, awareness of higher education and career opportunities and forging positive relationships. …Read More
Classwork and participation are key to your teen’s success in school. Regular attendance matters! Your teen must be in school unless she is sick or has an emergency. So avoid scheduling medical appointments during school hours. Don’t ask your teen to babysit younger children when she should be in school. And if she skips school …Read More
Children are full of questions, and they will seek answers where they can. Being an “askable” parent is the best way to ensure that you will be your child’s primary source of information and values. Tell your child you want to answer her questions. Never punish, tease or judge your child for asking a question. …Read More
Check out this article about CodeRVA published by VASCD at http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/751683-fall-2016. Well done to our team!