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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 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


Clover Hill High Marching Band to perform in the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band

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Clover Hill High’s Marching Band, the Marching Cavaliers, will be performing on Dec. 7 as part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group has been invited to perform on the pier of the U.S.S. Battleship Missouri as part of the 75th Pearl Harbor Mass Band, which consists …Read More


Bensley Elementary named National Title I Distinguished School

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Bensley Elementary has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Bensley is the sixth school in Virginia to be honored with this recognition twice. Chesterfield County Public Schools has seen five other schools receive this recoginition previously, with Bensley Elementary being the first in 2002. The National Title I Association has been selecting examples …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


Swift Creek Middle receives $1,700 Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grant

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Swift Creek Middle received a grant for $1,700 from the Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership for the Home Energy Conservation Project. Dominion’s K-12 Educational Partnership grants are designed to encourage and enhance the study of energy and/or the environment. The grant will be used to purchase equipment that students can use to measure quantitative data and …Read More


Communities in Schools of Chesterfield hosts Painting Social Fundraiser

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Communities in Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield is hosting a Painting Social Fundraiser at 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15 at South Beach Bar and Grille, 13923 Hull Street Road. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $25 and include paint supplies and a paint instructor. A portion of the ticket sales and food and …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students win art awards at the Virginia State Fair

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Chesterfield County Public Schools students from the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Courthouse won numerous awards in the Virginia State Fair Youth Arts and Crafts contest. Nineteen students from Chesterfield County Public Schools entered artwork into the competition. Four students won or tied for first place in their respective categories in the electronic media …Read More


Nine Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers receive 2016 R.E.B Awards for Teaching Excellence

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The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized nine Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers at the 2016 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence. The Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers will receive more than $56,800 cumulatively in professional development grants and were part of more than 30 outstanding public school teachers from across the region that were …Read More


Tomahawk Creek Middle Principal Dr. David Ellena honored as the 2016 Virginia Master in the Middle Educator of the Year

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Dr. David Ellena, principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle, was named the 2016 Virginia Middle School Association (VMSA) Master in the Middle Educator of the Year. The Master in the Middle Educator of the Year Award recognizes educators who serve in roles other than classroom teachers, who have demonstrated a devotion to working with young adolescents, …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrate in “Fruit and Veggie Week”

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Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrated “Fruit and Veggie Week” on Oct. 10-13 at 18 elementary schools. New fruits and vegetables were highlighted each day, and samplings were offered to more than 12,000 students during lunch. Participating schools included those that have 30 percent or higher free or reduced lunches. The program highlighted the importance of …Read More


Brig. Gen. Allan Day to speak to Chesterfield County Public Schools students tomorrow

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Brig. Gen. Allan Day will be speaking to staff and students at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Brig. Gen. Day is the commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency. This visit is a partnership between the Chesterfield …Read More


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


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 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