Monthly Archives: September 2016

Meeting notices 9-30-2016

Posted on

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a community meeting about construction plans for the new Midlothian-area elementary school at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 5 at Midlothian Middle School (auditorium), 13501 Midlothian Turnpike. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a reception hosted by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Richmond …Read More


91 percent of Chesterfield students graduate in four years

Posted on

Teachers providing innovative and relevant classroom work are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged, in school and successfully achieving more rigorous graduation standards, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). 91 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who entered ninth grade in 2012 graduated in four …Read More


Encourage a daily act of kindness

Posted on

We all want our children to grow up to be kind and caring people. Here’s a simple way you can help: With your child, make a list of all the children in the class. Each morning, ask your child to choose a different name from the list. Talk about a specific way she could show …Read More


Good homework habits follow when you set the stage

Posted on

To help your child develop good homework habits, establish a regular time for homework. Turn off the TV and provide a quiet place for your child to study. Stay nearby to be sure he understands the work. Have your child estimate how long an assignment will take. Then when he’s finished, he can see how …Read More


Meeting notices 9-28-2016

Posted on

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the Showcase of Bands at 4:00 p.m. Oct. 1 at Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the 2016 Marching Band Exhibition at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway.


Chesterfield students to participate in Walk to School Day

Posted on

Nine Chesterfield County schools are scheduled to participate in the upcoming International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5. International Walk to School Day raises awareness about the benefits of walking and biking, as well as the need for safe routes to schools. The celebration began in 1997 and has become the signature fall …Read More


See 10 halftime shows at once on Oct. 10!

Posted on

Experience the drums, horns, dance teams and precision moves of every high school marching band in Chesterfield County at the annual marching band exhibition, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. Admission is free. The event will open with Swift Creek Middle and Tomahawk Creek Middle band …Read More


Chores, chance, choice and a chart develop responsibility

Posted on

To boost responsibility with chores and get your kids to pitch in, write each chore on a slip of paper. If a job has to be done every day, write it six times. Put the slips in a jar. Then make a chart with each child’s name down the side and the days of the …Read More


Family time is when you make it

Posted on

How can you help your family find more time for togetherness in our fast-paced world? Call a family “time out.” Stop and talk about what you’d like to do as a family and how to achieve it. Set specific goals, such as eating four family dinners together a week. Post them where you will all …Read More


Saving words in a ‘bank’ can improve writing

Posted on

Young writers often have trouble thinking of words to write. Making a word bank helps your child think of words in advance. To help, ask your child to list, for example, words that mean “said” (asked, whined, shouted, whispered, yelled, etc.). Have her write them in a notebook under the heading “said.” She might also …Read More


Meeting notices update 9-21-16

Posted on

Details have changed for the previously announced Sept. 27 and Sept. 30 meetings, including the addition of a closed session on Sept. 27 and a change in the time of the Sept. 30 closed session. Here is the current Sept. 27 and Sept. 30 schedule: Sept. 27: On Sept. 27, the Chesterfield County School Board …Read More


2016 Marching Band Exhibition

Posted on


Positive Interventions Helping Improve Student Behavior

Posted on

Student behavior is improving in Chesterfield County Public Schools, according to data from the Virginia Discipline Crime and Violence Report provided at the Sept. 13 School Board meeting. The number of incidents involving students has decreased from 25,215 during the 2013-14 school year to 7,174 during the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the number of …Read More


Meeting notices 9-14-2016

Posted on

Chesterfield County School Board members may attend community meetings to discuss the new school building for Enon Elementary: The Enon Elementary meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. Sept. 19 (2001 E. Hundred Road).  At the last community meeting, participants were shown renderings of what the school could look like and asked to vote on which …Read More


93 percent of Chesterfield County schools are fully accredited

Posted on

Student achievement in Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to increase, as do the number of schools identified as fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. According to 2016-17 school year data, 93 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools’ 61 comprehensive schools are fully accredited. That is an 8 percent increase from the number of …Read More


You ARE qualified to help your child learn math

Posted on

You can help your child learn math even if you don’t remember any of the math you took in school. Here are some tips: Ask your child questions about his math homework, such as “How did you arrive at that answer?” or “Look at the page of problems. Do you see a pattern?” Involve your …Read More


Successful learners do more than just listen

Posted on

To learn well, your child needs to do more than just listen in class. She needs to arrive at school well-rested and prepared, with completed homework and supplies. In class, she should ask questions, offer opinions and participate in discussions. At home, help her create a system she can use to organize her schoolwork. Encourage …Read More


Revive your child’s interest in reading

Posted on

By the ages of seven and eight, many children are starting to read longer “chapter” books. Some kids, however, are losing interest in reading. To keep your child reading, find books on his interests. Or share books you loved as a child. Get a craft book and make a project together, or try interactive books …Read More


A look back at our first day of school

Posted on


Support your child’s homework efforts

Posted on

What can you do to help your child with homework this year? First, make sure she has a quiet, well-lit place to work, a regular homework time each day, and basic supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens and a ruler. Then, ask questions, such as: What’s your assignment today? Is it clear? When is it …Read More


Meeting notices 9-7-2016

Posted on

On Sept. 13, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session at 4 p.m. and a business meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Both the work session and the business meeting will take place in the public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The Budget and Audit Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County Board of …Read More


Celebrate your child’s very own library card

Posted on

What do you do to celebrate special days in your child’s life? Did you take pictures on the first day of school? Did you save a lock of hair from his first haircut? Getting a library card is another big “first.” It opens a world of learning to your child. If he doesn’t have a …Read More


Help make the school a safe and happy place for learning

Posted on

You want your child to behave at school and be safe here, too. So, be sure to discuss behavior and safety issues. Review the school rules and discipline policies together. Let your child know you expect her to follow them. Get involved with school efforts to prevent problems, such as violence among students, too. Meet …Read More


Build time to dream into your child’s schedule

Posted on

It may sound surprising, but daydreaming can be a useful activity as kids start thinking in more abstract terms. Daydreaming helps children reduce stress. It allows them to be creative, develop empathy and spend time on self-reflection. Give your child some free time and a place where he won’t be disturbed. Build some downtime into …Read More