Monthly Archives: January 2016

Feb. 15 is now a full day of school in Chesterfield

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Schools in Chesterfield County were closed four days (Jan. 22 and Jan. 25-27) and opened two hours late two days (Jan. 28-29) because of snow and ice. While meeting the minimum state requirement of 990 hours, the Chesterfield County Public Schools calendar is designed to provide the time necessary for teachers to deliver and students …Read More


Proposed school budget includes salary increase, more school nurses and strategic academic support

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The fiscal year 2017 budget that Superintendent Marcus Newsome proposed last night to the School Board continues to strategically reinvest in and reinvent public education in Chesterfield County. The proposal provides funding for the 2016-17 school year totaling $600 million and marks the first time that investment in public education has reached prerecession levels. In …Read More


Updated meeting notices 1-25-2016

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a retreat 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to interview candidates for employment, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 28 in the …Read More


Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving

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Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving. Children and parents are happier and healthier when gratitude becomes a part of everyday life, research finds. Why not nurture it? www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/gratitude-activities-beyond-holidays/. #TableTalk


Meeting notices 1-20-2016

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a retreat 7:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 22 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. This is a change from the previously announced location. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to interview candidates for employment, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed …Read More


News Tips Jan. 19, 2016

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Community forums The Chesterfield County School Board wants to hear from community members as the search begins for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. (Dr. Marcus Newsome announced in the fall that he will retire as superintendent at the end of this school year.) Here are opportunities for community members to share their …Read More


Don’t miss this chance on Feb. 6 to explore high school career and technical education opportunities

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Students, parents and members of the public are invited to explore 36 career and technical education opportunities during open houses on Feb. 6. Teachers, students, business partners, industry representatives and school administrators will answer questions and provide demonstrations as visitors take self-guided tours. Open house at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse …Read More


Free event offers exceptional education resources

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Chesterfield County Public Schools invites parents and teachers of students with disabilities and students with disabilities to an exceptional education resource fair for grades K-12. The free event will take place 4-6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Registration is required by calling 639-8749 or by …Read More


March 1 is now a student holiday; Jan. 27 and Feb. 24 are now full days instead of early-release days

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Anticipating an unusually high turnout for the presidential primaries, the Chesterfield Electoral Board asked in October that Chesterfield County Public Schools be closed to students on March 1. School leaders agreed that the teaching-and-learning process could be disrupted at the nearly 50 schools used as polling precincts. With polls open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. March 1 …Read More


Chesterfield has 119 National Board Certified Teachers

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Superintendent Marcus Newsome congratulates (left to right) new National Board Certified Teachers Crystal Barker and Deanna Castelvecchi and renewing NBCT Ginny Heintzelman. Two more Chesterfield County educators have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and one of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers has renewed her certification. A total …Read More


School Board elects leaders and sets 2016 meetings

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Last night during its first meeting of the year, the Chesterfield County School Board elected a chair and vice chair and scheduled meetings for the rest of 2016. Dianne Smith, who represents the Clover Hill District, will serve as chair. Carrie Coyner, who represents the Bermuda District, will serve as vice chair. The other School …Read More


Meeting notice 1-12-2016

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The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee helps evaluate and allocate resources in alignment with the Design for Excellence 2020 strategic plan to ensure a high quality, effective and efficient school division. Members are appointed by the Chesterfield County School Board. During its meeting earlier today, the Citizen Budget Advisory Committee decided to re-convene at 6 p.m. …Read More


News Tips – Jan. 11, 2016

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Game night Crenshaw Elementary’s PTA will host Family Game Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. For details, call 739-6250. Dancing With New Dimensions Modeled on “Dancing With the Stars,” this event at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 pairs members of Clover Hill High’s award-winning show choir, New Dimensions, with Chesterfield County celebrities. This dancing event is open …Read More


21,000 words a day

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Some children hear about 21,000 words a day, others hear 6,000 or fewer. By age 3, that difference becomes a substantial word gap that predicts future success. Bridge the word gap by speaking 21,000 words to your preschooler daily. Here’s the information you need: www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/word-gap-speak-more-words-to-your-preschooler-daily/. #TableTalk


Learning styles and organization

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Here’s information about learning styles and organization: #TableTalk


Meeting notices 1-6-2016

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The Chesterfield County School Board wants to hear from community members as the search begins for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. (Dr. Marcus Newsome announced in the fall that he will retire as superintendent at the end of this school year.) Here are opportunities for community members to share their ideas: Community …Read More


Meeting notices 1-5-2016

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss employee discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 in the superintendent’s conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Jan. 12 in …Read More


News Tips – Jan. 4, 2016

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Dancing With New Dimensions Modeled on “Dancing With the Stars,” this event at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 pairs members of Clover Hill High’s award-winning show choir, New Dimensions, with Chesterfield County celebrities. This dancing event is open to the public; tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the school auditorium or …Read More