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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


Three School Board advisory committees have openings

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Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of providing “an …Read More


Adult education changes lives

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Chesterfield registration for fall classes opens at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8 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. Details are available at ace.mychesterfieldschools.com and in printed catalogs available for pickup in Chesterfield County libraries. Registration opens …Read More


Get paid for sharing your knowledge

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Instructors sought for adult education classes in Chesterfield County Share your knowledge and earn $22.29 per hour by becoming an adult education instructor for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Most classes are scheduled during evenings or on weekends, and many adult education instructors also work full-time jobs. Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers are eligible to work …Read More


Board chooses prototype design for elementary schools

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The Chesterfield County School Board on July 12 adopted a prototype design for the four elementary schools that will be built in the next 32 months. Using the same design for multiple schools will save money and time as Chesterfield County Public Schools moves forward to build a new elementary school (Creekside) in the Midlothian …Read More


New superintendent to be sworn in June 23

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Dr. James F. Lane will take his oath of office as superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools at noon June 23 in the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Lane’s appointment was announced in March by the Chesterfield County School Board. Lane will take over July 1 from Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, who served 10 …Read More


It’s not too late to apply for prekindergarten

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Photo: Chesterfield County Public Schools offers prekindergarten in 20 schools, including Davis Elementary where these students participated in Career Day in 2015. There is still space in Chesterfield County Public Schools for 4-year-olds eligible for prekindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots in 20 schools …Read More


Two educators are named the best in Virginia

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This spring, two Chesterfield County Public Schools educators were named the best in their fields in Virginia and are now in the running to be named best in the nation; winners of the national titles will be announced in the fall of 2016. Jackie Slemaker, NBCT, of Jacobs Road Elementary School Jackie Slemaker, school counselor …Read More


More Successes in Chesterfield County schools

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National History Bee Chesterfield County Public Schools had 17 students qualify to compete in the National History Bee, which will take place June 9-12 in Chicago. The National History Bee, a social studies competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics, has three stages: Stage 1: …Read More


More than 4,300 students to graduate June 9-13 from Chesterfield County Public Schools

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More than 4,300 Chesterfield students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 9-13 at VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. Graduates and their families are invited to share their best graduation photos via Facebook and Twitter with Chesterfield County Public Schools: Just use the hashtag #ccps16 when you post or tweet …Read More


Successes in Chesterfield County schools

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Poster contest winner at Clover Hill Elementary Photo: Jessy Samy’s award-winning artwork reminds drivers to stop on red. Clover Hill Elementary fourth-grader Jessy Samy won a top award in the annual poster contest sponsored by the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation. Jessy will receive her first-place award in the grades 3-5 division during a 12:30 …Read More


Clover Hill Elementary teacher is named Virginia’s Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

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Cindy Jones, who teaches physical education at Clover Hill Elementary, won the 2015-16 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award from the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, which is a professional association of educators. Her teaching career began 29 years ago; she has been with Chesterfield County Public Schools for …Read More


Chesterfield County schools win Virginia Index of Performance awards

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education today honored 11 Chesterfield County schools with 2016 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. Midlothian Middle was one of just eight schools across the state and the only school in central Virginia to earn the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence. To earn …Read More


Special Olympics Virginia honors Gates Elementary

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Each year, Special Olympics Virginia recognizes one school or school district in the state that has embraced the philosophy of a unified community and the Special Olympics mission and that has demonstrated a superior commitment to inclusion, acceptance, respect and dignity for all. This year’s honoree is Gates Elementary School. Here is how Val Reinford, …Read More


School system honors 300+ retiring employees

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More than 300 employees are retiring from Chesterfield County Public Schools this school year. To honor their service, the school system hosted a May 19 retirement celebration at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull. The event was catered by Career and Technical Center students studying culinary arts and baking and was sponsored in part …Read More