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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


Congratulations, Teachers of the Year!

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Bearing balloons, flowers, cakes and the element of surprise during national Teacher Appreciation Week, Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders swooped into three schools today to name the school system’s top Teachers of the Year. Rachel Burgett is Chesterfield’s Teacher of the Year, as well as Chesterfield’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She teaches art …Read More


School division reacts to audits and continues reorganization of operational departments

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Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders continue to react to a series of internal audits that resulted in findings about operational performance and best practices, announcing yesterday further reorganization of the school division’s operational departments. As part of a response to an internal construction audit last year, the superintendent directed that a construction management plan be …Read More


Providence Middle meeting set for 6:30 p.m. April 28

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A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Providence Middle School, 900 Starlight Lane, to provide updates about revitalization planned as part of the 2013 bond referendum. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board will attend. Here is information to be discussed in the meeting: Chesterfield County Public Schools …Read More


Meet Chesterfield County’s Students of the Year

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An amazing kid with a positive attitude. Creative thinker. Goes above and beyond in everything. A smile that brightens everyone’s day. Great team player. Hard working. Outstanding citizen, tremendous student-athlete, highly involved in school community. Great leadership qualities. Those are descriptions of students selected as 2016 Students of the Year. Each year, Chesterfield County Public …Read More


Student creativity takes center stage at Fine Arts Festival

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Chesterfield County community is welcome at free event April 16-17 The Fine Arts Festival of Chesterfield County Public Schools will take place 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 16 and noon-4:30 p.m. April 17 at Thomas Dale High, 3626 W. Hundred Road, home of the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center. The Fine Arts Festival is free …Read More


Chesterfield County parents can get bus info via Twitter

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Chesterfield County parents can now get information via Twitter if school buses are delayed. The school system’s five area offices for transportation started tweeting today, the first day after spring break. Each area transportation office plans to tweet as soon as possible if a bus is running late by 15 minutes or more either picking …Read More


Public hearing on the district’s compliance measures

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Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold a public hearing on the district’s compliance measures in relation to the Children’s Internet Protection Act on April 26, 2016 in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Ironbridge Road at 6:30 p.m.


Don’t miss it! Food Fair registration starts at 7 p.m. April 4. Tickets for this free event always disappear quickly.

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All tickets were claimed within the first two hours of being available. Sometimes people return their tickets, so if you want one, please check here to see if any have become available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-fair-2016-for-chesterfield-county-public-schools-tickets-23062040183. Online registration for the wildly popular Food Fair of Chesterfield County Public Schools opens at 7 p.m. April 4. Tickets have been …Read More


Chesterfield selects Dr. James F. Lane as superintendent

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The Chesterfield County School Board announced today its unanimous selection of Goochland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James F. Lane, a former Chesterfield County school administrator, as the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Lane’s appointment, which is scheduled to be voted on tonight by the School Board, is effective July 1. Superintendent in …Read More


Middle and high school students blast into STEAM

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Middle and high school students from Chesterfield County Public Schools will demonstrate enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork during the annual STEAM Expo 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. The event is free and open to the public. STEAM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, art …Read More


Schools to Watch honors two schools

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Midlothian Middle and Tomahawk Creek Middle recently learned that they are the first Chesterfield County schools to be named national Schools to Watch. The goal of the Schools to Watch program is to identify and recognize outstanding middle schools. The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, which oversees the program, says that Schools to Watch …Read More