Monthly Archives: October 2016

Curtis Elementary Teacher Rhonda Bailey-Clarke recognized as the Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted

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Rhonda Bailey-Clarke, a fifth grade teacher from Curtis Elementary, has received the Virginia Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award. This award highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of talented educators providing gifted services to students. The Virginia Association for the Gifted received many applications from extremely qualified candidates. Bailey-Clarke’s credentials, experience and recommendations earned …Read More


Falling Creek Middle’s Young Gentlemen of the Creek necktie ceremony to be held on Nov. 15

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The Falling Creek Middle boys mentoring program, Young Gentlemen of the Creek, will be holding their annual necktie ceremony at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Falling Creek Middle School. The ceremony will include a motivational speaker, shopping for donated neckties and engaging with men in the community during the necktie tying tutorials. In previous years, …Read More


Meeting notices 10-25-2016

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a community meeting about school start times at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Matoaca High School (auditorium), 17700 Longhouse Lane. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a community meeting about the replacement Beulah Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Beulah Elementary School, 4216 Beulah Road. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students developing apps through Capital One after-school program

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Providence Middle School students are expanding their knowledge with the help of a new program from Capital One. Members of the Capital One (C1) Coders Club meet with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from the school once a week to teach them how to write code for software development. Through the hands-on program, students are …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board asking for public input on school start times

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking public engagement about changes to the school starting times that would align with medically suggested best practices and provide students with optimal learning experiences. The School Board will hold four community meetings to discuss the proposed changes, and they are inviting the community to participate in an online …Read More


Manchester High Teacher Dawn Slagle receives $4,168 grant for Success program

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Dawn Slagle from Manchester High received a grant for $4,168 for a ropes course experience and classroom materials for students participating in the Success program at Manchester High. The ropes challenge course and materials are focused on connecting the student and making them more successful in the classroom. Slagle applied for a Making a Creative …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board votes to build replacement Manchester Middle School

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The Chesterfield County School Board voted last night to construct a replacement Manchester Middle School. The original plan had been to renovate the existing middle school. With construction bids higher than originally projected, the revised budget for the renovation of Manchester Middle was $41.6 million. The construction management firm overseeing the school division’s bond referendum-related …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students selected for the Virginia STEAM Academy summer program

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Six Chesterfield County Public Schools students from five different schools were selected out of more than 600 statewide applicants to participate in the Virginia Science and Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy’s summer program, Summer STEAM. The award-winning program is an intensive, immersive, residential academy intended to inspire and expose middle school students from …Read More


Falling Creek Middle, Ettrick Elementary receiving additional student supports; school division expects schools will be denied accreditation

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With new leadership at the school division level, the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent have refocused attention on academic performance at Falling Creek Middle School and Ettrick Elementary School this school year. In an effort to sustain and improve on current three-year trends that show student achievement growth, both schools have been provided with …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board to hold four community meetings about school start times

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold four community meetings to engage residents on proposals about changes to school starting times that would align with medically suggested best practices and provide students with optimal learning experiences. All of the following meetings will start at 7 p.m. in the respective school’s auditorium: Oct. 24 at Swift …Read More


Cosby High Teacher Anne Canipe named as 2016 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

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The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Anne Canipe of Cosby High School a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Canipe is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first-year program. Canipe teaches Advanced Placement (AP) human geography and world history I honors, as well as medical law and …Read More


Meadowbrook High School students to participate in Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge this weekend

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Meadowbrook High School’s Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship will be sending two teams of five sophomores to compete in the Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge on Oct. 15-16 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Business Snead Hall, 301 West Main Street. The challenge will be a weekend-long entrepreneurship boot camp for high school juniors and seniors. Throughout …Read More


Meeting notice 10-11-2016

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia for 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 public institution of higher education or any state school system, and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(3) for discussion …Read More


Chesterfield Career and Technical Center annual car show to take place on Oct. 22

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The Chesterfield Career and Technical Center 19th annual car show will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Tractor Supply Co., 6801 Lake Harbor Drive off Hull Street Road. The car show will feature displays from clubs and individuals from across Virginia of all types of vehicles, including classic cars, street rods, muscle …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools to host events for College and Career Readiness Month

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Chesterfield County Public Schools designated November as College and Career Readiness Month in order to purposefully help students make connections and understand how skills and knowledge learned in grades K-12 relate to their potential careers, and several events are scheduled to help students envision and plan for their futures. College fairs will be held on …Read More


Meeting update

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This event has been rescheduled from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10: Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the 2016 Marching Band Exhibition at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway.


Make room in busy schedules for family time

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Parents are their children’s first teachers. And your child is still learning from you! That’s why it’s so important to make time together a priority. To find more time, write down everything you do in a week. Is there anything you can pass off to someone else so you can spend the time with your …Read More


Prepare for a great parent-teacher conference

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Attending a parent-teacher conference is one of the important ways you can work with the teacher to help your child learn. Preparation is the key to a successful conference. Make a list of things to tell the teacher about your child (interests, strengths, challenges, etc.). Make another list of things to ask about (grades, behavior, …Read More