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Chesterfield County Public Schools to hold Kindergarten Resource Fair on May 2

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Children across Chesterfield County registered for kindergarten last Thursday as part of the regional Kindergarten Registration Day. To help rising kindergartners and their parents get ready for the transition into school, Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Council on Family Engagement are hosting a Kindergarten Resource Fair on May 2 from 5:45-8 p.m. at Bird …Read More


Bailey Bridge Middle student wins Pocahontas commemorative flag design contest

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan. Pocahontas lived in what is now Chesterfield County with her husband, John Rolfe, before moving back to England and dying in a small town named Gravesend. In recognition of this special commemoration, students from schools in Chesterfield County and Gravesend, …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools to recognize Students of the Year

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Generous. Kind. A joy to have in class.  Cheerful. Trustworthy. Enthusiastic. A student that makes the school a better place. Always gives 100 percent. Friendly. Always reaches out to help others. Gets the job done. These are the descriptions of the 2017 Chesterfield County Public Schools Students of the Year. Each year, Chesterfield County Public …Read More


Three Chesterfield County middle schools named national Schools to Watch

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Three more high-performing Chesterfield County middle schools were recognized today as national Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Bailey Bridge, Robious and Swift Creek middle schools were recognized during staff meetings by School Board members, school division leaders and representatives from the National Forum. The three schools recognized this year …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools recognizes Partners of the Year

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More than 300 business and community partners filled the Fulghum Conference Center today for the Chesterfield County Public Schools annual Business and Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon. Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, Capital One and Chesterfield County Public Library were named the 2017 Partners of the Year for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Sponsored by Virginia Credit Union, the …Read More


Four high schools raise more than $10,000 to Strike Out Cancer

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More than 320 Chesterfield County high school students and staff members, as well as the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent Dr. James Lane, collectively raised more than $10,000 through the annual bowling tournament, Strike Out Cancer. Forty teams from Clover Hill, James River, Manchester and Midlothian high schools and School Board members competed to …Read More


Bellwood Elementary Principal Jennifer Rudd is Chesterfield’s 2017 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Leadership

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Bellwood Elementary Principal Jennifer Rudd was recognized last night as the Chesterfield County Public Schools recipient of the 2017 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.  The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognize central Virginia principals who go beyond day-to-day demands to create an exceptional educational environment for students and staff members. “Mrs. Rudd is …Read More


Bailey Bridge Middle recognized nationally for school counseling program

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In recognition of its exemplary commitment to a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, Bailey Bridge Middle recently was named a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association. Bailey Bridge Middle is one of 650 schools recognized nationally with this honor since the program’s inception in 2004. It is the first school …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board approves FY 2018 budget

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The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously adopted its Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget of $621 million during its Feb. 28 meeting. The budget, which funds operations for the 2017-18 school year, focuses on academic support, classroom innovation, safe schools and rewarding outstanding staff members. The approved financial plan provides for additional classroom teachers, funding for …Read More


Kindergarten registration day is April 20

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Kindergarten registration for all school divisions in Central Virginia is April 20. Kindergarten is a full-day program offered in every Chesterfield County elementary school. A child must be 5  years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017, to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on April …Read More


Apply now for Chesterfield County Public Schools prekindergarten

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Prekindergarten applications are being accepted now for the 2017-18 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 20 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board approves new school starting times for 2018-19 school year

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The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously approved Tuesday night changes to school operating times, beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The new schedule will be: 7:35 a.m.-2:05 p.m.: Middle schools (with the exception of Tomahawk Creek because of extremely long bus rides) 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Bensley, Bon Air, Crenshaw, Clover Hill, Jacobs Road and Wells …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools hosting recruitment event for teachers in critical need areas

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion for preparing students for success. For the 2017-18 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools anticipates several openings in critical needs areas. Highly qualified candidates seeking employment as teachers of secondary mathematics, secondary science, world languages, career and technical education, …Read More


School starting times proposal released

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The Chesterfield County School Board will consider a proposal that would change middle and high school starting times for the 2018-19 school year and spread elementary school starting times across all three existing tiers with slightly modified starting times at each level. As part of the proposal, school division leaders will begin a discussion with …Read More


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


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


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


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


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


Chesterfield County School Board seeks public input on 2017-18 calendar

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2017-18, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Comments may be emailed to calendar@ccpsnet.net or mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 4. The …Read More


First Review of the 2017-18 School Calendar

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CCPS MEMORANDUM #112 (2016)               December 13, 2016 TO:   School Board FROM:  Dr. James F. Lane Superintendent SUBJECT: First Review of the 2017-18 School  Calendar PERTINENT INFORMATION: Chesterfield County Public Schools proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year includes 180 student days, beginning September 5, 2017, the first Tuesday after Labor …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools participating in Hour of Code as part of first-ever Innovation Days

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is promoting creativity, technology awareness and career-readiness skills through its first-ever Innovation Day focused on the Hour of Code. Schools across the county have planned computer science-related learning opportunities for students throughout the week. “Our classrooms are designed to by fun, engaging learning environments. Innovation Days like the Hour of Code …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools Graduation Schedule Announced

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Approximately 4,500 Chesterfield County students are expected to receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 2017. This year’s graduation ceremonies will be spread out over two weeks and will be hosted on two different university campuses. Tickets will be required to attend graduation; however, plans are underway to stream graduations live …Read More