Monthly Archives: June 2016

Learning is great when it’s part of having fun

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Your child worked hard all year, and you want her to retain what she’s learned. But you also want summer to be relaxing. To combine learning and fun:   Have a family spelling bee. Give your child words that match her skills. Older players should have words that are right for them. Read together and …Read More


Meeting notices 6-28-2016

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a retirement celebration for County Administrator Jay Stegmaier at 5:30 p.m. July 14 at Meadowbrook Country Club, 3700 Cogbill Road. The Budget and Audit Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, will meet at 1 p.m. …Read More


New superintendent to be sworn in June 23

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Dr. James F. Lane will take his oath of office as superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools at noon June 23 in the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Lane’s appointment was announced in March by the Chesterfield County School Board. Lane will take over July 1 from Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, who served 10 …Read More


Meeting notices 6-20-2016

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Time of previously announced meeting has changed: Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss the performance of a specific employee, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 9 a.m. June 23 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Second topic has …Read More


Culinary arts teacher wins national award

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Pam Sloan, a career and technical education teacher who teaches culinary arts at Manchester High School, was one of two teachers in the nation to win James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Awards this spring. The awards recognize exceptional educators who use the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program to teach students about cooking, …Read More


It’s not too late to apply for prekindergarten

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Photo: Chesterfield County Public Schools offers prekindergarten in 20 schools, including Davis Elementary where these students participated in Career Day in 2015. There is still space in Chesterfield County Public Schools for 4-year-olds eligible for prekindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots in 20 schools …Read More


Two educators are named the best in Virginia

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This spring, two Chesterfield County Public Schools educators were named the best in their fields in Virginia and are now in the running to be named best in the nation; winners of the national titles will be announced in the fall of 2016. Jackie Slemaker, NBCT, of Jacobs Road Elementary School Jackie Slemaker, school counselor …Read More


Meeting notices 6-7-2016

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss the performance of a specific employee, under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) to discuss student discipline and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(3) to discuss acquiring real property for a public purpose, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 2:30 p.m. June 16 in the School Board …Read More


Beginning Teacher Awards honor new educators

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Photo: The 2016 Beginning Teacher Award winners for Chesterfield County Public Schools are (left to right) Michael Miller, Allison Page and Jennifer Walters. Chesterfield County Public Schools recently recognized outstanding first-year teachers with Beginning Teacher Awards. Here are the 2016 winners and finalists: Michael Miller, who teaches fifth grade at Swift Creek Elementary, is the …Read More


More Successes in Chesterfield County schools

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National History Bee Chesterfield County Public Schools had 17 students qualify to compete in the National History Bee, which will take place June 9-12 in Chicago. The National History Bee, a social studies competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics, has three stages: Stage 1: …Read More


More than 4,300 students to graduate June 9-13 from Chesterfield County Public Schools

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More than 4,300 Chesterfield students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 9-13 at VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. Graduates and their families are invited to share their best graduation photos via Facebook and Twitter with Chesterfield County Public Schools: Just use the hashtag #ccps16 when you post or tweet …Read More