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Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers achieve National Board Certification

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A Midlothian High School teacher recently achieved National Board certification, one of the most widely recognized awards in the teaching profession. In addition, four of the school division’s current National Board Certified Teachers renewed their certification. Offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification is a voluntary professional development opportunity that recognizes accomplished …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools recognized nationally for Fiscal Year 2017 budget document

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For the third consecutive year, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget document was recognized with two national awards: the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. “Chesterfield County Public Schools’ budget continues to strategically reinvest in public education in the …Read More


Take a tour and find out more at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center Open House on Feb. 4

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Discover 37 career-education options available to Chesterfield County high school students during the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) Open House on Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road, and from 2-4 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students raise more than $8,000 to provide clean water for hurricane-stricken Haiti

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Bettie Weaver Elementary’s third-grade classes cumulatively raised more than $8,000 for families in Haiti to filter clean water. The money raised by the students will provide bio-sand filters at the cost of $100 per family. Each family receives a filter, instructions on how to use it and the ability to filter enough water for their …Read More


School Board sets 2017 meeting schedule

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The Chesterfield County School Board approved its 2017 meeting schedule during its first business meeting of the new year. A new format will allow board members to concentrate on policy making and decision making on separate nights, and will allow the board to engage residents in two different community settings to expand outreach opportunities. The …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board elects new leadership for 2017

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The Chesterfield County School Board selected a new chair and vice chair Tuesday, Jan. 10, during its first meeting of the year. Midlothian District representative Dr. Javaid Siddiqi was chosen by his colleagues to serve as chair. Dale District representative John Erbach was selected vice chair. “As a lifelong educator serving many roles at many …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers receive W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award

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Thirty Chesterfield County Public Schools Personal Finance and Economics teachers received the W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award. To be considered for the Gold Star Teacher Award, a teacher must achieve a 93 percent pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students paint the plows with Virginia Department of Transportation

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With the winter weather in store for this weekend, be sure to lookout for the painted snow plows courtesy of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the school division collaborated on a pilot program called “Paint the Plows” to promote community building, school pride, local talent and awareness for snow …Read More


Chesterfield County Adult Continuing Education registration for spring classes opens Jan. 9

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Adult Continuing Education opens registration at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9 for the spring semester. Through the Adult Continuing Education Office, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers many opportunities in workforce training, GED preparation, enrichment and English for Speakers of Other Languages. New this year, various classes will be available to all ages …Read More


Chesterfield County School Board seeks public input on 2017-18 calendar

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The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2017-18, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Comments may be emailed to calendar@ccpsnet.net or mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 4. The …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane receives 2016 Impact Award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane recently received the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) 2016 Impact Award in recognition of his work on CodeRVA, a collaborative effort made up of 13 school systems to design a high school of the future focused on coding and computer science. “Chesterfield County Public …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools participating in Hour of Code as part of first-ever Innovation Days

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is promoting creativity, technology awareness and career-readiness skills through its first-ever Innovation Day focused on the Hour of Code. Schools across the county have planned computer science-related learning opportunities for students throughout the week. “Our classrooms are designed to by fun, engaging learning environments. Innovation Days like the Hour of Code …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools Graduation Schedule Announced

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Approximately 4,500 Chesterfield County students are expected to receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 2017. This year’s graduation ceremonies will be spread out over two weeks and will be hosted on two different university campuses. Tickets will be required to attend graduation; however, plans are underway to stream graduations live …Read More


Clover Hill High Marching Band to perform in the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band

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Clover Hill High’s Marching Band, the Marching Cavaliers, will be performing on Dec. 7 as part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group has been invited to perform on the pier of the U.S.S. Battleship Missouri as part of the 75th Pearl Harbor Mass Band, which consists …Read More


Two Chesterfield County Public Schools students win Virginia War Memorial 2016 Veterans Day Essay Contest

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Two Chesterfield County Public Schools students won the Virginia War Memorial 2016 Veterans Day Essay Contest, and the students both read their winning essays at the Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Virginia War Memorial. The winner for the middle school category is Jordan Bowe, an eighth-grade student at Matoaca Middle, who wrote …Read More


Bensley Elementary named National Title I Distinguished School

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Bensley Elementary has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Bensley is the sixth school in Virginia to be honored with this recognition twice. Chesterfield County Public Schools has seen five other schools receive this recoginition previously, with Bensley Elementary being the first in 2002. The National Title I Association has been selecting examples …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers receive W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award

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Thirty Chesterfield County Public Schools Personal Finance and Economics teachers received the W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award. To be considered for the Gold Star Teacher Award, a teacher must achieve a 93 percent pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. …Read More


Swift Creek Middle receives $1,700 Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grant

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Swift Creek Middle received a grant for $1,700 from the Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership for the Home Energy Conservation Project. Dominion’s K-12 Educational Partnership grants are designed to encourage and enhance the study of energy and/or the environment. The grant will be used to purchase equipment that students can use to measure quantitative data and …Read More


Communities in Schools of Chesterfield hosts Painting Social Fundraiser

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Communities in Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield is hosting a Painting Social Fundraiser at 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15 at South Beach Bar and Grille, 13923 Hull Street Road. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $25 and include paint supplies and a paint instructor. A portion of the ticket sales and food and …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools students win art awards at the Virginia State Fair

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Chesterfield County Public Schools students from the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Courthouse won numerous awards in the Virginia State Fair Youth Arts and Crafts contest. Nineteen students from Chesterfield County Public Schools entered artwork into the competition. Four students won or tied for first place in their respective categories in the electronic media …Read More


Nine Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers receive 2016 R.E.B Awards for Teaching Excellence

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The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized nine Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers at the 2016 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence. The Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers will receive more than $56,800 cumulatively in professional development grants and were part of more than 30 outstanding public school teachers from across the region that were …Read More


Tomahawk Creek Middle Principal Dr. David Ellena honored as the 2016 Virginia Master in the Middle Educator of the Year

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Dr. David Ellena, principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle, was named the 2016 Virginia Middle School Association (VMSA) Master in the Middle Educator of the Year. The Master in the Middle Educator of the Year Award recognizes educators who serve in roles other than classroom teachers, who have demonstrated a devotion to working with young adolescents, …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrate in “Fruit and Veggie Week”

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Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrated “Fruit and Veggie Week” on Oct. 10-13 at 18 elementary schools. New fruits and vegetables were highlighted each day, and samplings were offered to more than 12,000 students during lunch. Participating schools included those that have 30 percent or higher free or reduced lunches. The program highlighted the importance of …Read More


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