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STEAM explodes across Chesterfield schools

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Community is welcome to attend free events showcasing student skills STEAM has exploded across Chesterfield County Public Schools, causing the annual STEAM fair to split into two events: a March 21 STEAM Expo for middle and high schools and a May 9 STEAMmania for elementary schools. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, …Read More


Event focuses on resources for students with disabilities

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Middle and high school students with disabilities — and their parents and teachers — can gather information, ask questions and make connections during a Transition Resource Fair organized by Chesterfield County Public Schools. The free event is scheduled 4:30-7 p.m. April 1 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Here …Read More


Kindergarten registration day is April 16

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Throughout central Virginia, April 16 is the date to register children for kindergarten. Kindergarten is a full-day program offered in every Chesterfield County elementary school. A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 16, so …Read More


Chesterfield County schools closed for students; make-up schedule announced

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Due to continued issues with road conditions through the county and in response to historic, record low temperatures forecast during the time students would be waiting for buses in the morning, Chesterfield County Public Schools will remain closed for students on Friday, Feb. 20. Chesterfield County Public Schools will have a teacher workday and a …Read More


Students honored for creations in art and writing

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Each year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the creative abilities of middle and high school students throughout the country. This year in regional competition, Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 96 Gold Keys, 81 Silver Keys and 135 honorable mentions. Gold Key winners go on to national competition; national winners will be …Read More


There is still time to register for adult ed classes

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There is still time for adults to register for classes offered by Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Adult Continuing Education Office provides many opportunities for lifelong learning, including these workforce training classes that still have space available: Medical administrative assistant class will meet 6-8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 9 to May 18 …Read More


Bailey Bridge Middle eighth-grader wins countywide spelling bee

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This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is Christina, an eighth-grader at Bailey Bridge Middle. She won the countywide spelling bee on Jan. 29. The spelling bee runner-up is Russell, an eighth-grader at Midlothian Middle. The spelling bee lasted 20 rounds, with only Christina and Russell left standing when round 13 began. Russell …Read More


FY 2016 Budget Proposal

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View the full FY 2016 Budget Proposal FY16 Proposal Presentation FY16 Expenditures Detail   Adopted FY 2015 Budget Capital Improvement Program FY 2014 – FY 2020 The superintendent’s proposed FY 2016 operating budget contains reasons for optimism. The proposal for the 2015-16 school year includes a 2 percent salary increase for all employees, the continued …Read More


Check out Career and Technical Center on Feb. 8

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Explore career and technical education opportunities Feb. 8 during open houses at both campuses of the Career and Technical Center of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Students, parents and community members are invited to tour the buildings, see demonstrations and get information about career and technical education courses: The Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse will …Read More


School Board elects chair and vice chair and establishes meeting dates for 2015

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On Jan. 13 during its first meeting of the year, the Chesterfield County School Board elected a chair and vice chair and scheduled meetings for the rest of 2015. Carrie Coyner, who represents the Bermuda District, will serve as chair. Dianne Smith, who represents the Clover Hill District, will serve as vice chair. The other …Read More


Free event on Jan. 29 offers resources for parents and teachers of students who have disabilities

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Parents and teachers of students who have disabilities can gather information and ask questions during a free resource fair later this month. About two dozen organizations will be represented during the Parent-Teacher Resource Center’s resource fair 4-6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road: Chesterfield County Public …Read More


2015-16 calendar is set for Chesterfield schools

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The Chesterfield County School Board on Dec. 9 approved the calendar for the 2015-16 school year. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available online at mychesterfieldschools.com/about/calendars. Here are highlights:  Classes begin Sept. 8, the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Classes end June 17 for students. There are 180 student days. Schools and …Read More


Chesterfield has 116 National Board Certified Teachers

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Nine more Chesterfield educators have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and eight of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers have renewed their certification. New and renewing NBCTs will be honored during a regional pinning ceremony at 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Singleton Center …Read More


Successes in Chesterfield County Public Schools 11-17-2014

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High school marching bands earn honors Marching bands from Chesterfield County recently earned high ratings from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association: Seven bands achieved a superior rating, which is the highest rating: Clover Hill High’s Marching Cavaliers directed by Steve Conley Cosby High’s Titan Band directed by Earl Shaffer Jr. Manchester High’s Marching …Read More


Chesterfield teachers win 8 of 15 R.E.B. awards

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Chesterfield County teachers won more than half of this year’s R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence. The annual awards program, which is a partnership between the Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation, recognizes excellence in public education by awarding cash grants to outstanding public school teachers from Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Hanover County and the …Read More


Oct. 27-Nov. 3 is College and Career Readiness Week

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The 63 schools of Chesterfield County Public Schools will help the district’s 58,000+ students envision and plan for their futures after high school during College and Career Readiness Week, which will take place Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. School and classroom activities will include information about choosing a college, career and technical education opportunities, career …Read More


Chesterfield County Public Schools wins budget award

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Chesterfield County Public Schools won a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International for its FY 2015 budget document. “This award reflects your district’s commitment to sound fiscal management practices and represents a significant achievement,” wrote Executive Director John Musso. Meritorious Budget Awards promote and recognize excellence in school budget presentation …Read More


Thank a principal

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R.E.B. Awards Distinguished Educational Leadership The Community Foundation, in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation, invites nominations for the 2014-2015 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Started in 2004, this initiative seeks to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership …Read More


What do Teachers of the Year say about their jobs?

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Chesterfield County will celebrate outstanding educators on Oct. 9 Chesterfield County Public Schools asked its Teachers of the Year, “What do you enjoy most about your job?” Here are a few of their responses: Sherry Nyquist, who teaches kindergarten at Wells Elementary: I love seeing life through a child’s eyes. Children still believe in magic, …Read More


Winterpock is named a National Blue Ribbon School

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The U.S. Department of Education yesterday named Winterpock Elementary a National Blue Ribbon School. Only 337 schools were honored nationwide. The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in closing achievement gaps. Winterpock Elementary achieved National Blue Ribbon status as …Read More


You can see 10 halftime shows at once on Oct. 6!

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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. 6 at Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. Admission is free. The event will start with the Matoaca Middle and Salem Church …Read More


Ribbon-cutting to be Oct. 5 at county’s newest school

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At 3 p.m. Oct. 5, the community is invited to a ribbon-cutting for the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. After the ribbon-cutting, there will be tours and refreshments. Parking is available at the rear of the building. Chesterfield County’s newest school and second technical center, the Career and Technical Center …Read More


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