Yearly Archives: 2017

Chesterfield County students among top winners of essay, art contest honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Students from Chesterfield County Public Schools received top honors for their entries in a regional essay and art contest, “Eradicate Fear, Embrace Perspectives and Energize Legacy,” sponsored by the DuPont Spruance Plant to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Manchester Middle student Kayleigh Couch won first place in the essay contest for middle school students. …Read More


New Partnership

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Excited to announce a new partnership between Ettrick Elementary and Virginia State University. Students from VSU’s College of Education will be working in Ettrick classrooms to provide small-group instruction as part of their training and required field work. Ettrick students will benefit from the role models, and teachers will have an extra set of hands …Read More


Annual Report for 2015-16

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Have you checked out the school division’s Annual Report for 2015-16? There are more than a dozen pages of student, staff and school successes. Chesterfield County Public Schools is a great place with great people doing great things!


Chesterfield County middle school students set to compete in Battle of the Books on Feb. 23

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More than 100 students from seven Chesterfield County middle schools will compete in the Middle School Battle of the Books competition at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. In order to qualify for the competition, students had to read from a list of 12 books selected …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools sets 2017-18 school year calendar

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The Chesterfield County School Board approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at the Jan. 10 business meeting. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available at mychesterfieldschools.com. Here are the highlights: Classes begin Sept. 5, the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Classes end June 15 for students. There are 180 student …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers achieve National Board Certification

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A Midlothian High School teacher recently achieved National Board certification, one of the most widely recognized awards in the teaching profession. In addition, four of the school division’s current National Board Certified Teachers renewed their certification. Offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification is a voluntary professional development opportunity that recognizes accomplished …Read More


Our community’s faith leaders

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Great meeting today with our community’s faith leaders. We talked about our transition plan and how we will fund operations moving forward. Our faith community is a wonderful partner — providing support for teachers, volunteers in schools and even weekend backpack programs to support families. Thank you!!


Proposed FY 2018 operating budget

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Excited to announce a proposed FY 2018 operating budget that includes raises and coverage for local and state retirement programs, funding to continue to reduce class size and innovative ideas for enhancing classroom instruction. Click here to learn more!


Virginia Principals Appreciation Week

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It’s Virginia Principals Appreciation Week! Our school-based leaders are fantastic and are helping create bright futures for our students. Principals, thank you for everything that you do to support students, staff and your community!


Chesterfield County Public Schools recognized nationally for Fiscal Year 2017 budget document

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For the third consecutive year, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget document was recognized with two national awards: the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. “Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget continues to strategically reinvest in public education in the …Read More


Take a tour and find out more at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center Open House on Feb. 4

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Discover 37 career-education options available to Chesterfield County high school students during the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) Open House on Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road, and from 2-4 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students raise more than $8,000 to provide clean water for hurricane-stricken Haiti

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Bettie Weaver Elementary’s third-grade classes cumulatively raised more than $8,000 for families in Haiti to filter clean water. The money raised by the students will provide bio-sand filters at the cost of $100 per family. Each family receives a filter, instructions on how to use it and the ability to filter enough water for their …Read More


School Board sets 2017 meeting schedule

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The Chesterfield County School Board approved its 2017 meeting schedule during its first business meeting of the new year. A new format will allow board members to concentrate on policy making and decision making on separate nights, and will allow the board to engage residents in two different community settings to expand outreach opportunities. The …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board elects new leadership for 2017

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The Chesterfield County School Board selected a new chair and vice chair Tuesday, Jan. 10, during its first meeting of the year. Midlothian District representative Dr. Javaid Siddiqi was chosen by his colleagues to serve as chair. Dale District representative John Erbach was selected vice chair. “As a lifelong educator serving many roles at many …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers receive W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award

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Thirty Chesterfield County Public Schools Personal Finance and Economics teachers received the W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award. To be considered for the Gold Star Teacher Award, a teacher must achieve a 93 percent pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. …Read More


Update: Chesterfield County School Board meetings schedule for January 10

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The Chesterfield County School Board has changed meeting times on Jan. 10 due to inclement weather conditions that persist throughout the community. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a business meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in the public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. This meeting was originally scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students paint the plows with Virginia Department of Transportation

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With the winter weather in store for this weekend, be sure to lookout for the painted snow plows courtesy of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the school division collaborated on a pilot program called “Paint the Plows” to promote community building, school pride, local talent and awareness for snow …Read More


Meeting Notices Jan. 4, 2017

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the Chamber RVA Legislative Reception at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Chamber RVA, 919 East Main Street in Richmond. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia for discussion of the evaluation of performance of a specific employee, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a …Read More


Chesterfield County Adult Continuing Education registration for spring classes opens Jan. 9

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Adult Continuing Education opens registration at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9 for the spring semester. Through the Adult Continuing Education Office, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers many opportunities in workforce training, GED preparation, enrichment and English for Speakers of Other Languages. New this year, various classes will be available to all ages …Read More