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Brig. Gen. Allan Day to speak to Chesterfield County Public Schools students tomorrow

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Brig. Gen. Allan Day will be speaking to staff and students at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Brig. Gen. Day is the commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency. This visit is a partnership between the Chesterfield …Read More


James River High Teacher Tara Brunyansky named James Madison University’s 2016 High School Teacher of the Year

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James Madison University (JMU) has named Tara Brunyansky the 2016 High School Teacher of the Year. Brunyansky teaches chemistry at James River High. A committee from the university chooses a high school chemistry teacher based on information gathered from students that have come to JMU’s chemistry department throughout the years. To be considered for the …Read More


Curtis Elementary Teacher Rhonda Bailey-Clarke recognized as the Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted

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Rhonda Bailey-Clarke, a fifth grade teacher from Curtis Elementary, has received the Virginia Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award. This award highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of talented educators providing gifted services to students. The Virginia Association for the Gifted received many applications from extremely qualified candidates. Bailey-Clarke’s credentials, experience and recommendations earned …Read More


Falling Creek Middle’s Young Gentlemen of the Creek necktie ceremony to be held on Nov. 15

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The Falling Creek Middle boys mentoring program, Young Gentlemen of the Creek, will be holding their annual necktie ceremony at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Falling Creek Middle School. The ceremony will include a motivational speaker, shopping for donated neckties and engaging with men in the community during the necktie tying tutorials. In previous years, …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students developing apps through Capital One after-school program

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Providence Middle School students are expanding their knowledge with the help of a new program from Capital One. Members of the Capital One (C1) Coders Club meet with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from the school once a week to teach them how to write code for software development. Through the hands-on program, students are …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board asking for public input on school start times

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking public engagement about changes to the school starting times that would align with medically suggested best practices and provide students with optimal learning experiences. The School Board will hold four community meetings to discuss the proposed changes, and they are inviting the community to participate in an online …Read More


Manchester High Teacher Dawn Slagle receives $4,168 grant for Success program

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Dawn Slagle from Manchester High received a grant for $4,168 for a ropes course experience and classroom materials for students participating in the Success program at Manchester High. The ropes challenge course and materials are focused on connecting the student and making them more successful in the classroom. Slagle applied for a Making a Creative …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board votes to build replacement Manchester Middle School

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The Chesterfield County School Board voted last night to construct a replacement Manchester Middle School. The original plan had been to renovate the existing middle school. With construction bids higher than originally projected, the revised budget for the renovation of Manchester Middle was $41.6 million. The construction management firm overseeing the school division’s bond referendum-related …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students selected for the Virginia STEAM Academy summer program

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Six Chesterfield County Public Schools students from five different schools were selected out of more than 600 statewide applicants to participate in the Virginia Science and Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy’s summer program, Summer STEAM. The award-winning program is an intensive, immersive, residential academy intended to inspire and expose middle school students from …Read More


Falling Creek Middle, Ettrick Elementary receiving additional student supports; school division expects schools will be denied accreditation

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With new leadership at the school division level, the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent have refocused attention on academic performance at Falling Creek Middle School and Ettrick Elementary School this school year. In an effort to sustain and improve on current three-year trends that show student achievement growth, both schools have been provided with …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board to hold four community meetings about school start times

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The Chesterfield County School Board will hold four community meetings to engage residents on proposals about changes to school starting times that would align with medically suggested best practices and provide students with optimal learning experiences. All of the following meetings will start at 7 p.m. in the respective school’s auditorium: Oct. 24 at Swift …Read More


Cosby High Teacher Anne Canipe named as 2016 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

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The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Anne Canipe of Cosby High School a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Canipe is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first-year program. Canipe teaches Advanced Placement (AP) human geography and world history I honors, as well as medical law and …Read More


Meadowbrook High School students to participate in Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge this weekend

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Meadowbrook High School’s Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship will be sending two teams of five sophomores to compete in the Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge on Oct. 15-16 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Business Snead Hall, 301 West Main Street. The challenge will be a weekend-long entrepreneurship boot camp for high school juniors and seniors. Throughout …Read More


Chesterfield Career and Technical Center annual car show to take place on Oct. 22

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The Chesterfield Career and Technical Center 19th annual car show will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 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


Chesterfield County Public Schools to host events for College and Career Readiness Month

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Chesterfield County Public Schools designated November as College and Career Readiness Month in order to purposefully help students make connections and understand how skills and knowledge learned in grades K-12 relate to their potential careers, and several events are scheduled to help students envision and plan for their futures. College fairs will be held on …Read More


91 percent of Chesterfield students graduate in four years

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Teachers providing innovative and relevant classroom work are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged, in school and successfully achieving more rigorous graduation standards, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). 91 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who entered ninth grade in 2012 graduated in four …Read More


Chesterfield students to participate in Walk to School Day

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Nine Chesterfield County schools are scheduled to participate in the upcoming International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5. International Walk to School Day raises awareness about the benefits of walking and biking, as well as the need for safe routes to schools. The celebration began in 1997 and has become the signature fall …Read More


See 10 halftime shows at once on Oct. 10!

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Experience the drums, horns, dance teams and precision moves of every high school marching band in Chesterfield County at the annual marching band exhibition, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway. Admission is free. The event will open with Swift Creek Middle and Tomahawk Creek Middle band …Read More


Positive Interventions Helping Improve Student Behavior

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Student behavior is improving in Chesterfield County Public Schools, according to data from the Virginia Discipline Crime and Violence Report provided at the Sept. 13 School Board meeting. The number of incidents involving students has decreased from 25,215 during the 2013-14 school year to 7,174 during the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the number of …Read More


93 percent of Chesterfield County schools are fully accredited

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Student achievement in Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to increase, as do the number of schools identified as fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. According to 2016-17 school year data, 93 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools’ 61 comprehensive schools are fully accredited. That is an 8 percent increase from the number of …Read More


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: http://mychesterfieldschools.com/food-and-nutrition-services/. Printed copies of the application are …Read More


Bolling to Lead CodeRVA; Brings Wealth of Knowledge to Regional High School

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** This news release is being sent out by Chesterfield County Public Schools on behalf of CodeRVA, a regional high school with 13 partnering school divisions. ** RICHMOND – Michael F. Bolling, a veteran educator with regional and state leadership experience, has been named the executive director of CodeRVA. Bolling is currently the director of …Read More


Chesterfield’s reading SOL pass rates keep rising

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Reading pass rates on state-mandated Standards of Learning tests continue to increase across Chesterfield County Public Schools, according to 2015-16 school year data released by the Virginia Department of Education. Student pass rates on all reading SOL tests increased another 2 percentage points from the 2014-15 school year and have increased by 7 percentage points …Read More


New Enon Elementary School to be built on the site of the current school building

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During its Aug. 8 meeting, the Chesterfield County School Board approved a substantial accord determination application for the new Enon Elementary School to be built on the site of the current school building. The application is being submitted to the county Planning Department for consideration by the Chesterfield County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. …Read More


Providence Middle renovation moves forward

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During its Aug. 8 meeting, the Chesterfield County School Board voted to move forward with the renovation of Providence Middle School by authorizing the superintendent to enter into a construction agreement with Branch Construction. The upcoming renovation includes improvements to the entire school facility including HVAC upgrades, electrical upgrades, roof replacement, kitchen renovation, site improvements …Read More