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Digital Learning Days taking place across Chesterfield County Public Schools on Feb. 23

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Chesterfield County Public Schools students will participate in Digital Learning Day on Feb. 23, as part of the school division’s efforts to create and highlight innovative instructional and learning practices. Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively integrates 21st century technology tools to enhance and strengthen a student’s learning experience. Chesterfield County Public Schools moved toward a blended learning model (combining the best of face-to-face instruction …Read More


Apply now for Chesterfield County Public Schools prekindergarten

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Prekindergarten applications are being accepted now for the 2017-18 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 20 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, …Read More


Robious Middle eighth grader wins county spelling bee

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Semolina: The purified middlings of hard wheat, according to Merriam-Webster. Sem•o•li•na: The noun that won the 2017 Chesterfield County Public Schools spelling bee. This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is Mary Grace Walsh, an eighth-grade student at Robious Middle. She won the countywide spelling bee on Feb. 8, topping a field of …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board approves new school starting times for 2018-19 school year

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The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously approved Tuesday night changes to school operating times, beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The new schedule will be: 7:35 a.m.-2:05 p.m.: Middle schools (with the exception of Tomahawk Creek because of extremely long bus rides) 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Bensley, Bon Air, Crenshaw, Clover Hill, Jacobs Road and Wells …Read More


Blue Star School award given to eight Chesterfield County schools

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Seven Chesterfield County high schools and the school division’s online education program were recognized as W!SE Blue Star Schools for work completed during the 2015-16 school year. To be considered a Blue Star School, a school or program testing more than 10 students must achieve an 80 percent passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy …Read More


Chesterfield County middle school students set to compete in Battle of the Books on Feb. 23

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More than 100 students from seven Chesterfield County middle schools will compete in the Middle School Battle of the Books competition at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. In order to qualify for the competition, students had to read from a list of 12 books selected …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools hosting recruitment event for teachers in critical need areas

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion for preparing students for success. For the 2017-18 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools anticipates several openings in critical needs areas. Highly qualified candidates seeking employment as teachers of secondary mathematics, secondary science, world languages, career and technical education, …Read More


School starting times proposal released

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The Chesterfield County School Board will consider a proposal that would change middle and high school starting times for the 2018-19 school year and spread elementary school starting times across all three existing tiers with slightly modified starting times at each level. As part of the proposal, school division leaders will begin a discussion with …Read More


Clover Hill High Teacher Maria Klein receives 2016 Franklin D. Kizer Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher Award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Teacher Maria Klein is the recipient of the 2016 Franklin D. Kizer Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher Award. Klein teaches chemistry and AP chemistry at Clover Hill High. Since 1948, the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has presented an award to an outstanding high school chemistry teacher deserving …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools and Virginia State University announce partnership to assist Ettrick Elementary

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Chesterfield County Public Schools and Virginia State University (VSU) today announced the first of a two-part partnership effort designed to support Ettrick Elementary’s return to full accreditation. Beginning in February, Virginia State will provide 25-40 students from VSU’s College of Education and other student-led support organizations to help with targeted interventions related to math at …Read More


Chesterfield County students among top winners of essay, art contest honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Students from Chesterfield County Public Schools received top honors for their entries in a regional essay and art contest, “Eradicate Fear, Embrace Perspectives and Energize Legacy,” sponsored by the DuPont Spruance Plant to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Manchester Middle student Kayleigh Couch won first place in the essay contest for middle school students. …Read More


Chesterfield County middle school students set to compete in Battle of the Books on Feb. 23

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More than 100 students from seven Chesterfield County middle schools will compete in the Middle School Battle of the Books competition at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. In order to qualify for the competition, students had to read from a list of 12 books selected …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools sets 2017-18 school year calendar

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The Chesterfield County School Board approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year at the Jan. 10 business meeting. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available at mychesterfieldschools.com. Here are the highlights: Classes begin Sept. 5, the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Classes end June 15 for students. There are 180 student …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers achieve National Board Certification

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A Midlothian High School teacher recently achieved National Board certification, one of the most widely recognized awards in the teaching profession. In addition, four of the school division’s current National Board Certified Teachers renewed their certification. Offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification is a voluntary professional development opportunity that recognizes accomplished …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools recognized nationally for Fiscal Year 2017 budget document

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For the third consecutive year, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget document was recognized with two national awards: the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. “Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget continues to strategically reinvest in public education in the …Read More


Take a tour and find out more at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center Open House on Feb. 4

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Discover 37 career-education options available to Chesterfield County high school students during the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) Open House on Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road, and from 2-4 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students raise more than $8,000 to provide clean water for hurricane-stricken Haiti

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Bettie Weaver Elementary’s third-grade classes cumulatively raised more than $8,000 for families in Haiti to filter clean water. The money raised by the students will provide bio-sand filters at the cost of $100 per family. Each family receives a filter, instructions on how to use it and the ability to filter enough water for their …Read More


School Board sets 2017 meeting schedule

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The Chesterfield County School Board approved its 2017 meeting schedule during its first business meeting of the new year. A new format will allow board members to concentrate on policy making and decision making on separate nights, and will allow the board to engage residents in two different community settings to expand outreach opportunities. The …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board elects new leadership for 2017

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The Chesterfield County School Board selected a new chair and vice chair Tuesday, Jan. 10, during its first meeting of the year. Midlothian District representative Dr. Javaid Siddiqi was chosen by his colleagues to serve as chair. Dale District representative John Erbach was selected vice chair. “As a lifelong educator serving many roles at many …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers receive W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award

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Thirty Chesterfield County Public Schools Personal Finance and Economics teachers received the W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award. To be considered for the Gold Star Teacher Award, a teacher must achieve a 93 percent pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students paint the plows with Virginia Department of Transportation

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With the winter weather in store for this weekend, be sure to lookout for the painted snow plows courtesy of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the school division collaborated on a pilot program called “Paint the Plows” to promote community building, school pride, local talent and awareness for snow …Read More


Chesterfield County Adult Continuing Education registration for spring classes opens Jan. 9

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Adult Continuing Education opens registration at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9 for the spring semester. 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. New this year, various classes will be available to all ages …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board seeks public input on 2017-18 calendar

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2017-18, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Comments may be emailed to calendar@ccpsnet.net or mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 4. The …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane receives 2016 Impact Award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane recently received the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) 2016 Impact Award in recognition of his work on CodeRVA, a collaborative effort made up of 13 school systems to design a high school of the future focused on coding and computer science. “Chesterfield County Public …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools participating in Hour of Code as part of first-ever Innovation Days

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is promoting creativity, technology awareness and career-readiness skills through its first-ever Innovation Day focused on the Hour of Code. Schools across the county have planned computer science-related learning opportunities for students throughout the week. “Our classrooms are designed to by fun, engaging learning environments. Innovation Days like the Hour of Code …Read More