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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Great School Board meeting last night. Visit http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/chesterfield/Board.nsf/Public to see more information on the various agenda items.
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
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
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
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
The Superintendent’s Transition Team meets again on Monday. The committee consists of elected officials, educators, business leaders, civic leaders and the faith community. This high-powered group is helping identify opportunities that will take the school division from good to great.
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
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
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
Good progress on the school accreditation front. Read more here: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/blog/93-percent-of-chesterfield-county-schools-are-fully-accredited/.
School Board report shows positive developments when it comes to affecting student behaviors. Read more here.
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
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
Team Chesterfield, I wanted to offer heartfelt thanks for an A.W.E.S.O.M.E. first week for our amazing school division! I visited eight schools on Tuesday, and the great work that all of our employees put into preparing for the arrival of nearly 60,000 students was clear immediately. The buildings were clean, and the classrooms looked spectacular. …Read More
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
Looking forward to speaking to the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce today! We’ll be talking about the future of education and our work to create Advance College Academies while increasing career and technical education opportunities. Our partners form a solid foundation of support for the school division. Our graduates must be ready to meet the …Read More