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Chesterfield continues to expand options for high school

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This year, Chesterfield County Public Schools expanded high school options by opening a second career and technical center. Next year, the school system will open its 13th specialty center: the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship. To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, the school system will hold two …Read More


Chesterfield’s on-time graduation rate keeps rising

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The percentage of students graduating in four years from Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to increase and outpace the state average, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education. The on-time graduation rate of Chesterfield County Public Schools was 91.4 percent in 2014. That is an increase from 90.2 percent in 2013 …Read More


Parents and teen drivers are invited to informative program

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Parents and teen drivers are invited to the Come Home Alive safe driving program. With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home Alive complements the driver education course …Read More


Technical centers collaborate on annual car show

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SkillsUSA students from both technical centers in Chesterfield County Public Schools are working together to organize a car show. While this is the 17th annual car show, it is the first to involve both the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse (formerly known as the Chesterfield Technical Center) and the Career and Technical Center @ …Read More


Tutorials offered so parents can learn how to help children using DreamBox interactive math tool

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Chesterfield County parents interested in learning more about DreamBox and how to support their children as they use this interactive math tool are invited to attend one of the tutorials being offered Sept. 23-24. In collaboration with the Chesterfield County Public Library, the school division’s Mathematics Department will host several sessions to provide information to …Read More


Chesterfield teacher is named top educator in region

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Tara Brunyansky thought the assembly she and her students were attending was to celebrate James River High School’s academic achievements on Standards of Learning tests. That was only partly true. The main reason for today’s assembly at James River High was to surprise Brunyansky with the news that she has been chosen as the top …Read More


Winterpock celebrates reading success

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Over the summer, Chesterfield County elementary students read 5 million minutes in the Redskins Read Across Richmond program. Winterpock Elementary had the highest total minutes — 429,053 — and won a Redskins reading rally. Washington Redskins Chris Baker and Akeem Davis visited Winterpock Elementary on Sept. 16 to congratulate students and staff members and to …Read More


Every Chesterfield County school is accredited

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Every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited for the 2014-15 school year, according to information released by the Virginia Department of Education. The school division is one of the largest in Virginia with no schools denied accreditation. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation each year based on student achievement on Standards of …Read More


2013-14 SOL update

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Chesterfield County Public Schools’ pass rates on mandated Standards of Learning tests continue to exceed or meet state averages in the “all students” category, according to 2013-14 school year testing results released by the Virginia Department of Education. Highlights from the state report also showed that Chesterfield County Public Schools demonstrated increases on mathematics tests. …Read More


Mobile app puts school menus at your fingertips

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A mobile app makes it easy to find out what is on the menu in the cafeterias of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The free app — School Lunch by Nutrislice — can be downloaded for iPhones from Apple’s App Store and for Android phones from Google’s Play store. Also, the school system’s website provides a …Read More


Adults are going back to class, too

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Children are not the only ones getting ready for the first day of class. Adults are also prepping for classes that begin soon. Through the Adult Continuing Education Office, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers many opportunities for lifelong learning: Workforce training helps prepare residents for jobs. These classes fill quickly, but a few spaces remain …Read More


Advisory committees set meetings for coming year

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Advisory committees for Chesterfield County Public Schools focus on specific topics and hold meetings that are open to the public. Here are the areas they focus on and their schedules for the 2014-15 school year: The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee helps evaluate and allocate resources in alignment with the Design for Excellence 2020 to ensure …Read More


Advisory committees are seeking new members

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Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with schools. 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 of providing “an …Read More


How to apply for free or reduced-price school meals

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Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches in every school. Based on household size and income, students in elementary schools, middle schools and Chesterfield Community High School may qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Elementary and middle schools will distribute applications for free …Read More


A new school year starts Sept. 2

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A new school year will start in just over a month. Here are important dates in the 2014-15 calendar for Chesterfield County Public Schools: Classes begin Sept. 2, the first Tuesday after Labor Day, and end June 12. Nov. 4 is a parent-teacher conference day. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 26-28. Winter break is Dec. 22-Jan. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools to use 10-point grading scale beginning with 2014-15 school year

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Starting with the 2014-15 school year, students in Chesterfield County Public Schools will be evaluated on a 10-point grading scale. The School Board revised its uniform grading standards (Policy 3040-R) on June 24. Here are the new grading scales:     The new grading scale is not retroactive; grades that students have earned in previous …Read More


Images from Graduation 2014

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Here are some images from Chesterfield County Public Schools 2014 graduation ceremonies.


Beginning Teacher Awards honor new educators

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Chesterfield County Public Schools recently recognized outstanding first-year teachers with Beginning Teacher Awards. Here are the 2014 winners and finalists: Kelly Bedard, who teaches fifth grade at Providence Elementary, is the Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year. Finalists for the award were Paul Mallory of Chalkley Elementary and Charlotte Spriggs of Hening Elementary. Alyssa …Read More


Transportation Department is a double winner

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Here are recent successes from the Transportation Department of Chesterfield County Public Schools: Statewide award Chesterfield County Public Schools’ reorganized training program for bus drivers won the Pupil Transportation Safety category of the 2014 Governor’s Transportation Safety Awards. School system representatives will receive the award during a 1:15 p.m. ceremony on June 12 in the …Read More


Tara Brunyansky of James River High School is named 2015 Teacher of the Year for Chesterfield County Public Schools

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Surprise and excitement were among the emotions running through Chesterfield County schools today when three teachers learned they are the school division’s top Teachers of the Year. School and county leaders brought flowers, banners, cakes and balloons as they announced the awards: ●    Tara Brunyansky is Chesterfield’s Teacher of the Year, as well as Chesterfield’s …Read More


Washington Redskins reading program added to summer learning opportunities in Chesterfield

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A new reading partnership with the Washington Redskins is adding excitement to summer learning for elementary students in Chesterfield County Public Schools.


Ten students qualify for National History Bee

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Ten students from Chesterfield County Public Schools qualified to compete in the National History Bee: Davis Elementary fifth-graders Jayden Hickman and Allison Zermeno Manchester Middle eighth-graders Zachary Adee, Yash Korde and Tyler Stromberg Robious Middle eighth-graders Jenny Glazier, Kenna Jenkins and Mark Weeden Tomahawk Creek Middle eighth-graders Jack Clabough and Philip Vieira Their path to …Read More


Who are Chesterfield’s Students of the Year?

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An inquisitive learner. Hard working, creative, positive and helpful. An exceptional role model. A friend to all. A superstar. Those are descriptions from teachers and principals of students selected as 2014 Students of the Year. Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core …Read More


Seven Chesterfield County high schools rank in top 10 percent nationally

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Seven Chesterfield County schools rank in the top 10 percent of U.S. high schools, according to the 2014 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Only 2,093 of the country’s 22,000 public high schools earned this recognition. More than half of the 13 Richmond-area schools on the list are part of Chesterfield County Public Schools. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools gets STEAMed

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Enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork will be on display during the third annual STEAM Fair of Chesterfield County Public Schools May 2-3 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. in Richmond. Middle and high school students will participate 5-8 p.m. May 2, and elementary students will participate 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 3. The …Read More