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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


Grant will allow Evergreen teacher to grow lab concept

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Courtney Carpenter, a fifth-grade accelerated math teacher at Evergreen Elementary, will purchase new critical-thinking games to support her Inventive Thinking Lab, thanks to a grant received from the Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GRCTM). Through Inventive Thinking Labs, students are exposed to educational games designed to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving strategies. The goal …Read More


Clover Hill High student wins 2017 Virginia School Board Association Southside Regional Art Contest

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School Board members from across the region were treated to an impressive display of artistic talent while judging the 2017 Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Southside Regional Art Contest. That led to some tough decisions about whose artwork was the best of the best among students who entered the regional art competition. Artwork by Clover …Read More


Three Chesterfield County middle schools named national Schools to Watch

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Three more high-performing Chesterfield County middle schools were recognized today as national Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Bailey Bridge, Robious and Swift Creek middle schools were recognized during staff meetings by School Board members, school division leaders and representatives from the National Forum. The three schools recognized this year …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools recognizes Partners of the Year

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More than 300 business and community partners filled the Fulghum Conference Center today for the Chesterfield County Public Schools annual Business and Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon. Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, Capital One and Chesterfield County Public Library were named the 2017 Partners of the Year for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Sponsored by Virginia Credit Union, the …Read More


Four high schools raise more than $10,000 to Strike Out Cancer

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More than 320 Chesterfield County high school students and staff members, as well as the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent Dr. James Lane, collectively raised more than $10,000 through the annual bowling tournament, Strike Out Cancer. Forty teams from Clover Hill, James River, Manchester and Midlothian high schools and School Board members competed to …Read More


Bellwood Elementary Principal Jennifer Rudd is Chesterfield’s 2017 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Leadership

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Bellwood Elementary Principal Jennifer Rudd was recognized last night as the Chesterfield County Public Schools recipient of the 2017 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.  The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognize central Virginia principals who go beyond day-to-day demands to create an exceptional educational environment for students and staff members. “Mrs. Rudd is …Read More


Meadowbrook High’s Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship receives $4,500 Capital One grant

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Meadowbrook High has been awarded a Capital One grant for $4,500 for the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship (MADE). The grant will fund field experiences for students in the MADE program, as well as provide seed money for worthy student startups. “This grant will provide experience and funding to our students to help take their …Read More


Bailey Bridge Middle recognized nationally for school counseling program

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In recognition of its exemplary commitment to a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, Bailey Bridge Middle recently was named a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association. Bailey Bridge Middle is one of 650 schools recognized nationally with this honor since the program’s inception in 2004. It is the first school …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board approves FY 2018 budget

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The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously adopted its Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget of $621 million during its Feb. 28 meeting. The budget, which funds operations for the 2017-18 school year, focuses on academic support, classroom innovation, safe schools and rewarding outstanding staff members. The approved financial plan provides for additional classroom teachers, funding for …Read More


Kindergarten registration day is April 20

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Kindergarten registration for all school divisions in Central Virginia is April 20. Kindergarten is a full-day program offered in every Chesterfield County elementary school. A child must be 5  years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017, to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on April …Read More


Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board to hold joint community budget meetings

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The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board will hold joint community budget meetings to discuss the proposed county budget, including the School Board’s approved budget. Here is the listing of the community budget meetings: March 16 at 7 p.m.: Midlothian District at Midlothian Middle, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike March 20 at 1 p.m.: Bermuda …Read More


James River High goes undefeated as the state High School Ethics Bowl champion

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James River High beat seven high school teams from across Virginia to capture the third annual High School Ethics Bowl held last month at the Collegiate School in Henrico County. The Rapids were undefeated (3-0) in tournament play and earned the second seed in the playoffs. James River advanced to the final on a tiebreaker …Read More


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