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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


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


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.


Chesterfield students to participate in Walk to School Day

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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


Students may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals

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Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches in every school. Based on household size and income, students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The online application for free or reduced-price school meals is available here: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/food-and-nutrition-services/. Printed copies of the application are …Read More


Bolling to Lead CodeRVA; Brings Wealth of Knowledge to Regional High School

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** This news release is being sent out by Chesterfield County Public Schools on behalf of CodeRVA, a regional high school with 13 partnering school divisions. ** RICHMOND – Michael F. Bolling, a veteran educator with regional and state leadership experience, has been named the executive director of CodeRVA. Bolling is currently the director of …Read More


New Enon Elementary School to be built on the site of the current school building

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During its Aug. 8 meeting, the Chesterfield County School Board approved a substantial accord determination application for the new Enon Elementary School to be built on the site of the current school building. The application is being submitted to the county Planning Department for consideration by the Chesterfield County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. …Read More


Providence Middle renovation moves forward

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During its Aug. 8 meeting, the Chesterfield County School Board voted to move forward with the renovation of Providence Middle School by authorizing the superintendent to enter into a construction agreement with Branch Construction. The upcoming renovation includes improvements to the entire school facility including HVAC upgrades, electrical upgrades, roof replacement, kitchen renovation, site improvements …Read More


Federal grants are helping Chesterfield County students

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Grants for 21st-Century Community Learning Centers are making a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County Public Schools students living in the county’s poorest areas. Since 2004, the school system has received more than $8 million to provide targeted remediation and enrichment at 11 schools. The Virginia Department of Education announced this year’s 21st-Century Community …Read More


August meetings set for Enon and Beulah elementaries

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The communities of Enon Elementary and Beulah Elementary are gathering to help decide how their new school buildings will look. Community members will see the school design, review options for how the exterior of their school might look and vote on the façade they prefer during these meetings: The Enon Elementary meeting will take place …Read More


Update on Providence Middle renovation

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July 26 was the deadline for the second round of construction bids for the renovation of Providence Middle School. The latest bid came in $2.07 million higher than anticipated, significantly less than the first bid which came in $5.6 million higher than anticipated. The renovation of Providence Middle, which was built in 1968 and last …Read More


Don’t wait! Now is the time to enroll in Chesterfield schools

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Schools open Sept. 6 — that’s just over a month from now. Is your child registered? Help your child have the best possible start to the new school year by registering now with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Registering now helps kindergartners and other elementary students by making sure the correct number of teachers are in …Read More