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

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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


Chesterfield County School Board seeks applicants for openings on advisory committees

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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


Chesterfield County Public Schools to break ground on new replacement Beulah Elementary

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The Chesterfield County School Board will join with members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, as well as school and county government officials, to break ground on a replacement Beulah Elementary School on Wednesday, May 31. The replacement Beulah Elementary was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 …Read More


Clover Hill High’s Sydney Dudley wins Library of Virginia’s Virginia Women in History Student Writing Contest

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Clover Hill High freshman Sydney Dudley was chosen as one of two high school winners for the Virginia Women in History 2017 student writing contest.  Four middle and high school students were honored as statewide winners in the Encyclopedia Virginia and the Library of Virginia’s annual contest. Participants studied social reformer Nora Houston, an advocate …Read More


Clover Hill High and Midlothian High filmmakers to be honored with screening at VHSL Film Festival

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Lights. Camera. Action! Chesterfield County Public Schools will have five films featured at the 2017 Virginia High School League Film Festival on June 2-3 at Virginia Commonwealth University. Films from Clover Hill and Midlothian high schools were five of the nearly 100 films submitted to the VHSL’s annual Film Festival. Fewer than 40 films will …Read More


Three Chesterfield County Public Schools programs recognized in 2017 VSBA Showcases for Success directory

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The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has released its 21st annual Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. This year’s directory of programs highlights successful projects related to innovative programs, school initiatives and partnerships from 56 school divisions across the commonwealth. Three Chesterfield County Public Schools programs are featured: CCPS …Read More


Midlothian High French program recognized with exemplary honor

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Programme exemplaire avec is how the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) recently recognized Midlothian High’s French elective program. The school’s program was named an AATF Exemplary Program with Honors, a prestigious award recognizing the outstanding quality of the French program. Midlothian High is only one of 11 schools and universities in the nation …Read More


Active RVA certification for 43 Chesterfield County schools; division features most schools honored in Richmond region

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Sports Backers, a Richmond-based nonprofit focused on inspiring an active lifestyle, recently awarded 43 Chesterfield County schools with Active RVA certifications this year. The 40-plus Chesterfield County schools recognized represent the most of any school division in the Richmond-metro area and are five more than were recognized during last school year. These 43 schools were …Read More


Registration open for Chesterfield County Public Schools Adult Continuing Education Nurse Aide class this summer

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There is still time to register for the Nurse Aide class offered this summer through Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Adult  Continuing Education Office. Nurse Aide classes will meet 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays from June 19-Aug. 10 at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse. Designed for anyone seeking employment as a …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools announces its 2018 Teachers of the Year

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Balloons, banners and flowers filled the classrooms of three teachers at Chesterfield County schools today as School Board members and school division leaders announced the 2018 Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle and high and the countywide Teacher of the Year at surprise celebrations during national Teacher Appreciation Week. Kyle King is Chesterfield County …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools hosting three School Bus Driver Job Fairs

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Are you interested in a 10-month work schedule with summers off? Do you want to have a schedule that mirrors the schedule of Chesterfield County Public Schools students? Check out the Chesterfield County Public Schools Bus Driver Job Fair on May 16, June 19 and July 20. Starting hourly rate for a Chesterfield County school …Read More


Two additional Chesterfield County Public Schools recognized nationally for school counseling program

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In recognition of their exemplary commitment to a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, Chalkley and Jacobs Road elementary schools recently were named Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association. These two Chesterfield County schools, in addition to previously announced winner Bailey Bridge Middle, join approximately 700 other schools recognized nationally with …Read More


Superintendent James Lane receives 2017 UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane received this week the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Excellence in Educational Leadership Award during a presentation in Charlottesville. UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. The Excellence …Read More


Hopkins Elementary teacher recognized for work with special needs students

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Hopkins Elementary special education teacher Vickie Van Nest was Chesterfield County Public Schools’ winner of the Outstanding Educator Award at the annual “From PossAbilities to Practical Applications” education conference in Richmond. The award is a partnership between the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Counseling and Special Education and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools to hold Kindergarten Resource Fair on May 2

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Children across Chesterfield County registered for kindergarten last Thursday as part of the regional Kindergarten Registration Day. To help rising kindergartners and their parents get ready for the transition into school, Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Council on Family Engagement are hosting a Kindergarten Resource Fair on May 2 from 5:45-8 p.m. at Bird …Read More


Bailey Bridge Middle student wins Pocahontas commemorative flag design contest

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan. Pocahontas lived in what is now Chesterfield County with her husband, John Rolfe, before moving back to England and dying in a small town named Gravesend. In recognition of this special commemoration, students from schools in Chesterfield County and Gravesend, …Read More


Winterpock Elementary teacher to be honored with first-ever VASCD Teacher-in-Action grant

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Winterpock Elementary second-grade teacher Stephanie Peterson was selected today as the first winner of the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Teacher-in-Action grant. Peterson will receive a $1,000 award for materials and technology to accelerate the implementation of project-based learning units in her second grade classroom. “Chesterfield County Public Schools is proud to …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools Fine Arts Festival to showcase student talent this Saturday and Sunday

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Student creativity – from handmade art to vocal performances to on-stage performances – will take center stage at Chesterfield County Public Schools’ annual Fine Arts Festival from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, and noon-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. The Fine Arts Festival is free …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools to recognize Students of the Year

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Generous. Kind. A joy to have in class.  Cheerful. Trustworthy. Enthusiastic. A student that makes the school a better place. Always gives 100 percent. Friendly. Always reaches out to help others. Gets the job done. These are the descriptions of the 2017 Chesterfield County Public Schools Students of the Year. Each year, Chesterfield County Public …Read More