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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


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