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CTC@Hull environmental biotechnology teacher recognized with VDOE State CTE Award

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Collaboration is key to solving problems, and Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull teacher Christine Hutto teaches her students the importance of that mindset. Hutto, a biotechnology teacher at CTC@Hull, recently won the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Secondary CTE Award for Region I for her environmental biotechnology class. The class offers students the …Read More


CCPS kicks off Engage Chesterfield series on Sept. 28 with Ready to Learn: Transitioning Into the School Year

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Looking for resources to help you navigate through the world of parenting school-aged kids? Check out Engage Chesterfield, an exciting new series of programming designed to connect families to the many resources available through our school division and community. The series kicks off with Ready to Learn: Transitioning Into the School Year. Partnering with the …Read More


98.4 percent of Chesterfield schools fully accredited

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Ettrick achieves full accreditation for first time since 2012-13 Ettrick Elementary, Carver Middle and Salem Church Middle regained full accreditation status and were among the 98.4 percent of Chesterfield County schools to be fully accredited today by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). These 60 schools were fully accredited for the 2017-18 school year: Elementary …Read More


Proposed construction plan creates consolidated Matoaca Middle, site for replacement Matoaca Elementary

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Parents of Matoaca Elementary and Matoaca Middle students got their first look this week at a new construction plan that would unite the currently split Matoaca Middle campuses and provide a construction site for a replacement Matoaca Elementary. “I’m excited to share with the community this new plan, which is efficient in that it not …Read More


Chesterfield County student Sam Raymond wins 2017 National STEM Video Game Challenge

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Explore an alien world and solve the mystery of your missing crewmates in The Trappist Incident. Sounds like a sci-fi novel, but it’s actually a national award-winning video game developed by James River High freshman Sam Raymond. A Robious Middle student when the video game was designed, Sam is one of only 23 middle and …Read More


Innovative programs proposed by Chesterfield County teachers receive more than $25,000 in MCD grants

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Programs focused on enhancing recycling efforts, inspiring students with special needs and creating a new video game league that promotes teamwork were several of the innovative programs chosen to receive funding through the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s Making a Creative Difference (MCD) awards. In all, seven Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers received a total of $25,000 …Read More


Chesterfield County 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:  www.mychesterfieldschools.heartlandapps.com. Paper application forms are being distributed …Read More


Three Team Chesterfield members finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

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Three Chesterfield County Public Schools educators recently were named state-level finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The Presidential recognition is the highest honor a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher can receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Virginia sent four finalists’ names forward for consideration …Read More


Salem Middle student represented Virginia in National Spanish Spelling Bee

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Salem Church Middle eighth-grader Jayln Jimenez Garcia represented Virginia in the National Spanish Spelling Bee on July 13-16 in San Antonio, Texas, where she beat out more than 15 competitors in the spelling bee. Jayln’s ride to the national competition began when she won the Chesterfield County Spanish Spelling Bee on March 16. From there, …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools student pass rates exceed state averages in all SOL content areas

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Chesterfield County Public Schools student pass rates on state-mandated Standards of Learning tests continue to exceed state averages, according to the latest data released by the Virginia Department of Education. Chesterfield County students outperformed their counterparts across the state by 4 percentage points in mathematics, 3 percentage points in reading, 2 percentage points in science …Read More


Nutrislice mobile app serves up Chesterfield County school menus

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Looking for today’s breakfast or lunch school menu? There is an app for that. School Lunch by Nutrislice makes it easy to find out what is being served in Chesterfield County Public Schools’ cafeterias. The free app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Also, the school division’s website provides a link …Read More


Eighteen Chesterfield County schools receive Virginia Index of Performance awards

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education today honored 18 Chesterfield County schools with 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. The state awards recognize schools that exceed minimum state accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and state board. “We pride ourselves on innovative, engaging …Read More


As national ambassador, Chesterfield County Public Schools plays host to #GoOpen Regional Summit

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More than 300 public educators from up and down the East Coast descended on the Fulghum Conference Center at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull for the #GoOpen Regional Summit conference today. The national conference focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) in a digital learning environment and is part of the school division’s …Read More


School registration ongoing for 2017-18 school year

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Are you new to the county and need to register a student? New students attending Chesterfield County Public Schools this upcoming school year should register as soon as possible at the school they are zoned to attend. Early registration assists the school division in preparing and planning for staffing needs at all schools. Students must …Read More


Chesterfield County Adult Continuing Education opens registration for fall classes on Aug. 7

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It is never too late to continue your education. Through its Adult Continuing Education Office, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers many opportunities in workforce training, GED preparation, enrichment and English for Speakers of Other Languages. The school division’s Adult  Continuing Education will open registration for the fall semester at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, and …Read More


46 Chesterfield County schools granted automatic full accreditation through at least 2018-19 school year

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Three out of every four Chesterfield County schools are being designated as fully accredited for at least the next three school years based on sustained levels of high academic achievement, the Virginia Department of Education announced recently. In all, 46 Chesterfield County schools will benefit from state legislation passed in 2016 that says public schools …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board seeks applicants for advisory committee openings

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Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members can connect with the school division. 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 …Read More


Food and Nutrition Services offering two locations for free meals through the Summer Food Services Program

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Chesterfield County Public Schools recognized with national 2017 Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools was awarded the 2017 Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award for its Anytime, Anywhere Learning initiative at the the fifth-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) in San Antonio. The Center for Digital Education (CDE), in partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), recognized K-12 schools that …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools awarded $50,000 Virginia high school innovation grant

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Chesterfield County Public Schools recently was awarded a $50,000 high school innovation grant to develop a program at Monacan and Thomas Dale high schools that will result in students who are better prepared for post-secondary and college success through an innovative program of personalized learning, project-based learning and service learning. “We are thrilled to be …Read More


Manchester Middle’s Barbara Mottas recognized as the Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted

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Manchester Middle math teacher Barbara Mottas has been named the 2017 Virginia Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted. This award highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of talented educators providing gifted services to students. “Teachers like Mrs. Mottas create a thirst for learning through innovative, engaging and relevant techniques that capture students’ interests,” said School …Read More


Chesterfield Career and Technical students refurbish car for Social Services client through Recycled Rides™ program

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Students at the Chesterfield Career and Technical @ Courthouse and automotive partners from across the region recently presented Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services client Tywanda Auld with a refurbished Pontiac G6 through the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides™ program. Recycled Rides™ is a NABC nationwide community service program in which the collision-repair …Read More


Four Chesterfield County Public Schools recognized as 2017 National Beta School of Merit

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In recognition of dedication to academic excellence, leadership development and commitment to celebrating student achievements, Carver College and Career Academy, Clover Hill High, Cosby High and Monacan High all earned the prestigious honor and recognition as a 2017 National Beta School of Merit. “We want our students to become strong leaders who will make a …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools seniors set to graduate June 7-12

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More than 4,000 Chesterfield County Public Schools students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 7-12 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad Street in Richmond, and Virginia State University’s (VSU) Multi-purpose Center, 20809 Second Avenue. Tickets are required to attend graduation. Graduations at VCU and VSU will be …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools honors 300-plus retirees

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Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrated and honored more than 300 Team Chesterfield members retiring at the end of this school year. To honor their service, the school system hosted a retirement reception and ceremony.   “On behalf of the Chesterfield County School Board, I want to thank all of our retirees for their service to …Read More