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Chesterfield County Public Schools wins budget award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools won a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International for its FY 2015 budget document. “This award reflects your district’s commitment to sound fiscal management practices and represents a significant achievement,” wrote Executive Director John Musso. Meritorious Budget Awards promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation …Read More


Thank a principal

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R.E.B. Awards Distinguished Educational Leadership The Community Foundation, in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation, invites nominations for the 2014-2015 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Started in 2004, this initiative seeks to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership …Read More


What do Teachers of the Year say about their jobs?

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Chesterfield County will celebrate outstanding educators on Oct. 9 Chesterfield County Public Schools asked its Teachers of the Year, “What do you enjoy most about your job?” Here are a few of their responses: Sherry Nyquist, who teaches kindergarten at Wells Elementary: I love seeing life through a child’s eyes. Children still believe in magic, …Read More


Winterpock is named a National Blue Ribbon School

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The U.S. Department of Education yesterday named Winterpock Elementary a National Blue Ribbon School. Only 337 schools were honored nationwide. The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in closing achievement gaps. Winterpock Elementary achieved National Blue Ribbon status as …Read More


You can see 10 halftime shows at once on Oct. 6!

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Experience the drums, horns, dance teams and precision moves of every high school marching band in Chesterfield County at the annual marching band exhibition, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. Admission is free. The event will start with the Matoaca Middle and Salem Church …Read More


Ribbon-cutting to be Oct. 5 at county’s newest school

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At 3 p.m. Oct. 5, the community is invited to a ribbon-cutting for the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. After the ribbon-cutting, there will be tours and refreshments. Parking is available at the rear of the building. Chesterfield County’s newest school and second technical center, the Career and Technical Center …Read More


Chesterfield’s on-time graduation rate keeps rising

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The percentage of students graduating in four years from Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to increase and outpace the state average, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education. The on-time graduation rate of Chesterfield County Public Schools was 91.4 percent in 2014. That is an increase from 90.2 percent in 2013 …Read More


Parents and teen drivers are invited to informative program

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Parents and teen drivers are invited to the Come Home Alive safe driving program. With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home Alive complements the driver education course …Read More


Technical centers collaborate on annual car show

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SkillsUSA students from both technical centers in Chesterfield County Public Schools are working together to organize a car show. While this is the 17th annual car show, it is the first to involve both the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse (formerly known as the Chesterfield Technical Center) and the Career and Technical Center @ …Read More


Tutorials offered so parents can learn how to help children using DreamBox interactive math tool

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Chesterfield County parents interested in learning more about DreamBox and how to support their children as they use this interactive math tool are invited to attend one of the tutorials being offered Sept. 23-24. In collaboration with the Chesterfield County Public Library, the school division’s Mathematics Department will host several sessions to provide information to …Read More


Chesterfield teacher is named top educator in region

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Tara Brunyansky thought the assembly she and her students were attending was to celebrate James River High School’s academic achievements on Standards of Learning tests. That was only partly true. The main reason for today’s assembly at James River High was to surprise Brunyansky with the news that she has been chosen as the top …Read More


Winterpock celebrates reading success

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Over the summer, Chesterfield County elementary students read 5 million minutes in the Redskins Read Across Richmond program. Winterpock Elementary had the highest total minutes — 429,053 — and won a Redskins reading rally. Washington Redskins Chris Baker and Akeem Davis visited Winterpock Elementary on Sept. 16 to congratulate students and staff members and to …Read More


Every Chesterfield County school is accredited

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Every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited for the 2014-15 school year, according to information released by the Virginia Department of Education. The school division is one of the largest in Virginia with no schools denied accreditation. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation each year based on student achievement on Standards of …Read More


Mobile app puts school menus at your fingertips

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A mobile app makes it easy to find out what is on the menu in the cafeterias of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The free app — School Lunch by Nutrislice — can be downloaded for iPhones from Apple’s App Store and for Android phones from Google’s Play store. Also, the school system’s website provides a …Read More


Adults are going back to class, too

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Children are not the only ones getting ready for the first day of class. Adults are also prepping for classes that begin soon. Through the Adult Continuing Education Office, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers many opportunities for lifelong learning: Workforce training helps prepare residents for jobs. These classes fill quickly, but a few spaces remain …Read More


Advisory committees set meetings for coming year

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Advisory committees for Chesterfield County Public Schools focus on specific topics and hold meetings that are open to the public. Here are the areas they focus on and their schedules for the 2014-15 school year: The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee helps evaluate and allocate resources in alignment with the Design for Excellence 2020 to ensure …Read More


Images from Graduation 2014

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Here are some images from Chesterfield County Public Schools 2014 graduation ceremonies.


Beginning Teacher Awards honor new educators

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Chesterfield County Public Schools recently recognized outstanding first-year teachers with Beginning Teacher Awards. Here are the 2014 winners and finalists: Kelly Bedard, who teaches fifth grade at Providence Elementary, is the Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year. Finalists for the award were Paul Mallory of Chalkley Elementary and Charlotte Spriggs of Hening Elementary. Alyssa …Read More


Washington Redskins reading program added to summer learning opportunities in Chesterfield

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A new reading partnership with the Washington Redskins is adding excitement to summer learning for elementary students in Chesterfield County Public Schools.


Who are Chesterfield’s Students of the Year?

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An inquisitive learner. Hard working, creative, positive and helpful. An exceptional role model. A friend to all. A superstar. Those are descriptions from teachers and principals of students selected as 2014 Students of the Year. Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core …Read More


Thank a teacher

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Here’s your chance to say thank you to a teacher who made a difference in your life.


Schools thank business and community partners

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Chesterfield County Public Schools will celebrate more than 200 business and community partners.