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Whack-a-Watt prize patrol
Chesterfield County middle schools competed to reduce energy use throughout November, and a prize patrol will soon sweep in to notify the winning schools. Assemblies are scheduled at 9:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the schools projected to win the Whack-a-Watt competition. Also, the prize patrol will visit several other middle schools to award prizes to winners in the student essay contest. For details, contact Seth_Austin@ccpsnet.net for more information or go to buildingdashboard.net/chesterfield.
Native American dioramas
Hopkins Elementary second-graders will display diorama projects at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23, creating a Native American Museum. Students will also offer their rendition of a Native American powwow, with drums and dancing. For more information, call 743-3665.
Grandparents are invited
First-grade classes at Woolridge Elementary will host a breakfast for grandparents at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23 in the cafeteria. For more information, call 739-6330.
Latin students from Chesterfield County middle and high schools will attend the Virginia Junior Classical League Convention, also known as Latin Con, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22-23 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Nearly 2,000 Latin students from throughout the state will gather for competitions and camaraderie. Students will compete in multiple academic, graphic arts and creative arts events. Schools will compete to show the most Latin spirit. Students will also participate in workshops, a toga banquet and state office elections. For more information, contact Amy_Petersen@ccpsnet.net.
College and Career Readiness Month in November will help every Chesterfield County student answer this question: “What will I be when I grow up?” The idea is to have fun while helping students define and achieve successful futures beyond high school.
This is the fifth year that Chesterfield County Public Schools has designated a time to purposefully help students envision and plan for their futures while making connections and understanding how skills and knowledge learned in grades K-12 relate to their potential careers. These college-and-career events are open to the media:
Curtis Elementary students will walk to Thomas Dale High to see the Drama Club perform “Shrek the Musical” 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 24. For more information, contact Brenda_Bush@ccpsnet.net.
Monacan High is collecting books for the Christmas Mother 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on school days through Dec. 4. Organized by the Student Government Association, students are donating new or gently used children’s books. The pickup will occur Dec. 9, time TBA. For more information, contact Sarah_Ehret@ccpsnet.net.
Cosby High’s orchestra and guitar ensemble will present a concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 that will include seasonal music. Also participating will be students from Tomahawk Creek, Bailey Bridge and Midlothian middle schools. Admission is $7. For more information, contact Pamela_Barton@ccpsnet.net.