News Tips

News tips from Chesterfield County Public Schools / 804-748-1405
On most Mondays, Chesterfield County Public Schools will email information about interesting activities and events that members of the media are invited to cover. If something included here intrigues you, then you are welcome to cover it. When you arrive at the school, please go to the office, identify yourself as a reporter and use your driver’s license to sign in through the visitor ID system.

News Tips – May 23, 2016

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Performance Salem Church Middle will present a performing arts showcase 6-8:30 p.m. June 2 in the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park. More than 250 students will perform selections showcasing the school’s “Journey of Hope” project-based learning units and other spring pieces. The performance by drama, chorus, orchestra, guitar and band students is free to …Read More


News Tips – May 16, 2016

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Faith leaders Members of the Chesterfield County School Board will gather with faith leaders at 8 a.m. May 18 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building. Topics will include student attendance and a farewell to Superintendent Marcus Newsome. For more information, call 748-1405.   Water balloons At Grange Hall Elementary, students will celebrate raising …Read More


News Tips – May, 9 2016

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Elementary school tennis Crestwood Elementary students have been participating in Tennis Is Academic after school. Their final session is 4-5 p.m. May 9. For more information, email PE teacher Henry_Castelvecchi@ccpsnet.net or call 560-2710.   Play Midlothian High will present “Chicago” at 7:30 p.m. May 12-14. Tickets cost $10. For more information, call 378-2440.   Matoaca …Read More


News Tips – May 2, 2016

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Mother’s Day tea Mothers of Spring Run Elementary kindergartners are invited to tea throughout the day on May 6 to celebrate Mother’s Day. For more information, call 639-6352.   Plant sale The Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Center school will hold its annual plant sale 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6 at 6819 Mimms Loop, which is next …Read More


Meeting notices 4-29-2016

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss employee discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4 p.m. May 3 in the superintendent’s conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Members of …Read More


News Tips – April 18, 2016

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Solar panel donation and installation During the morning of April 19, Off Grid by Design is donating and installing a 1 kilowatt solar panel system at Falling Creek Middle. The solar panel will be installed along the bus loop, just behind the school’s garden. It will offer hands-on learning about the green power industry. The …Read More


News Tips – April 11, 2016

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Creativity at Work Day Ecoff Elementary will hold Creativity at Work Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11. Art teacher Katie Ford has scheduled local artists to speak about their creative careers and give demonstrations. Students will hear from a photographer, jewelry designer, weaver, ceramicist, sculptor, graphic design artist and a gallery owner/collage maker. For more …Read More


News Tips – March 14, 2016

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Computers for families At the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse 5:30-7 p.m. March 16, about 40 preselected families will be given computers that have been refurbished by students participating in the Virginia STAR program. Six Chesterfield County schools are part of this statewide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware, then donates …Read More


News Tips – Feb. 29, 2016

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Preschoolers at Midlothian High Midlothian High service learning students will host preschoolers and their parents for Read Across America Day. The March 2 event, which starts at 10:45 a.m. and lasts until noon in the school library, will include storytelling, crafts and refreshments. For more information, email Jennifer_Berardo@ccpsnet.net.   Project-based learning Third-graders at Bettie Weaver …Read More


News Tips – Feb. 22, 2016

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100th day of school For the 100th day of school on Feb. 24, Spring Run Elementary kindergartners will read 100-day books and perform related hands-on activities in math. Students will bring in a baggie of 100 items from home, which they will count, weigh and sort. For more information, call 639-6352. Preschoolers at Midlothian High …Read More


News Tips – Feb. 16, 2016

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International Night Cosby High is holding an International Night 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 18. Open to the public, the event starts with dinner in the commons area at 5:30 p.m.; several local restaurants will offer inexpensive meals. There will be multiple performances and exhibits, including an Avenues of Countries area featuring culture, language, religion and ethnicity …Read More


News Tips – Feb. 8, 2016

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Motorcycle will rev up reading event Curtis Elementary students, parents, teachers and staff members will read “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. During three assemblies to kick off this Reading Month activity, Denise Cordova will ride up on a motorcycle, talk with students about her motorcycle, then give a copy of the book …Read More


News Tips Jan. 19, 2016

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Community forums The Chesterfield County School Board wants to hear from community members as the search begins for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. (Dr. Marcus Newsome announced in the fall that he will retire as superintendent at the end of this school year.) Here are opportunities for community members to share their …Read More


News Tips – Jan. 11, 2016

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Game night Crenshaw Elementary’s PTA will host Family Game Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. For details, call 739-6250. Dancing With New Dimensions Modeled on “Dancing With the Stars,” this event at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 pairs members of Clover Hill High’s award-winning show choir, New Dimensions, with Chesterfield County celebrities. This dancing event is open …Read More


News Tips – Jan. 4, 2016

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Dancing With New Dimensions Modeled on “Dancing With the Stars,” this event at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 pairs members of Clover Hill High’s award-winning show choir, New Dimensions, with Chesterfield County celebrities. This dancing event is open to the public; tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the school auditorium or …Read More


News Tips – Dec. 7, 2015

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Read 2 Rover Each month, Ecoff Elementary students participate in Read 2 Rover. Students from every grade are chosen to read in small groups with a therapy dog. There can be as many as six dogs involved. This month’s Read 2 Rover will take place 3-3:45 p.m. Dec. 7. For more information, call 768–6185. Gingerbread …Read More


News Tips – Nov. 23, 2015

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News tips from Chesterfield County Public Schools / 804-748-1405 Whack-a-Watt prize patrol Chesterfield County middle schools competed to reduce energy use throughout November, and a prize patrol will soon sweep in to notify the winning schools. Assemblies are scheduled at 9:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the schools projected to win the Whack-a-Watt …Read More


News Tips – Nov. 16, 2015

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Native American presentation Ecoff Elementary will host Native American guests on Nov. 17. All students have been immersed in Native American studies for the past few weeks: In music, they learned about Native American music and instruments. In PE, they learned dance steps. They used technology to create decorations for the event. During library visits, …Read More


News Tips – Nov. 9, 2015

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News tips from Chesterfield County Public Schools / 804-748-1405 On most Mondays, Chesterfield County Public Schools will email information about interesting activities and events that members of the media are invited to cover. If something included here intrigues you, then you are welcome to cover it. When you arrive at the school, please go to …Read More