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CCPS ranked first in Central Virginia, second in state for funds raised to support American Heart Association

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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States yet is 80 percent preventable? To support the prevention of heart disease, 29 Chesterfield County schools participated in heart-healthy wellness events that helped raise more than $129,000 for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association recently recognized Chesterfield …Read More


Carver College and Career Academy recognized as the VTEEA’s 2017 Program of the Year

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The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association recently announced Carver College and Career Academy received its 2017 Program of the Year Award for having the state’s best high school technology education program. Carver Academy’s program also is receiving recognition from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for having Virginia’s top high school technology …Read More


School division’s budget team recognized nationally for Fiscal Year 2018 budget document

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For the fourth consecutive year, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget document was recognized with the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). “Chesterfield County Public Schools is committed to providing a transparent budget document that showcases how we are investing taxpayer funds in public education,” School Board Chair Dr. Javaid …Read More


Chesterfield Career and Technical Center annual car show to take place on Oct. 21

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The Chesterfield Career and Technical Centers’ 20th annual car show will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Tractor Supply Co., 6801 Lake Harbor Drive off Hull Street Road. The car show will feature displays from clubs and individuals from across Virginia of all types of vehicles, including classic cars, street rods, muscle …Read More


58 percent of Chesterfield seniors earn more rigorous diploma

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More Chesterfield County Public Schools seniors are graduating with an advanced studies diploma than at any point in a decade, according to information released by the Virginia Department of Education. Nearly 58 percent of Chesterfield County’s Class of 2017 graduated with a more rigorous advanced studies diploma. Graduates must earn at least 26 credits to …Read More


Specialty Center fairs, open houses offer information about high school choices

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To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold two information fairs, as well as open houses at every specialty center and governor’s school. Students decide in eighth grade whether to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school, so middle school students and …Read More


2018 graduation schedule announced

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Nearly 4,500 Chesterfield County students will walk across the stages of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Virginia State University (VSU) to receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 2018. The 11 high school graduations will take place the week of June 4 and will be hosted at the two university campuses. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools breaks ground on new replacement Enon Elementary

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The Chesterfield County School Board today joined with members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, as well as school and county government officials and Enon residents, to break ground on the new replacement Enon Elementary School. The replacement Enon Elementary was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 …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


Virginia Child and Adult Care Food Program non-pricing child and adult day care centers

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Chesterfield County Public School Prekindergarten announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each CACFP facility without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any …Read More


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