News Tips – Jan. 11, 2016

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Game night

Crenshaw Elementary’s PTA will host Family Game Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. For details, call 739-6250.

Dancing With New Dimensions

Modeled on “Dancing With the Stars,” this event at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 pairs members of Clover Hill High’s award-winning show choir, New Dimensions, with Chesterfield County celebrities. This dancing event is open to the public; tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the school auditorium or from any of the performers. Participants include School Board member Dianne Smith, Superintendent Marcus Newsome and Community Relations Director Tim Bullis. For more information, call 216-2518.

STEAM Night

Grange Hall Elementary families will gather for STEAM Night 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14. For details about this event promoting science, technology, art, engineering and math, email Jessica_Drahms@ccpsnet.net.

Concert

At Thomas Dale High, the jazz band and the dance company of the Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts will present a collaborative concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the auditorium of the main campus. For more information, call 768-6245.

Ribbon-cutting at student-run credit union branch

Chesterfield Federal Credit Union and Chesterfield County Public Schools have formed a partnership to promote financial literacy and prepare students for the work force through a student-operated branch of the credit union opening at James River High School. A ribbon-cutting and tour will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 15. For more information, contact Chris Miller at 387-3026 or cmiller@chesterfieldfcu.net.

Community forums

The Chesterfield County School Board wants to hear from community members as the search begins for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. (Dr. Marcus Newsome announced in the fall that he will retire as superintendent at the end of this school year.) Here are opportunities for community members to share their ideas:

  • Community forums are scheduled on these dates:
    • 7 p.m. 19 at Manchester High for the Matoaca District
    • 7 p.m. 19 at Clover Hill High for the Clover Hill and Midlothian districts
    • 7 p.m. 20 at Carver Middle for the Bermuda District
    • 7 p.m. 20 at Meadowbrook High for the Dale District
  • An online survey is available until 12 at mychesterfieldschools.com.

Information from the survey and forums will become part of a leadership profile for the school system that will help recruit the best candidates. For more information, go to http://mychesterfieldschools.com/school-board/superintendent-search/.

Adult Continuing Education

Through Adult Continuing Education, Chesterfield County residents who are 18 or older can develop workforce skills, explore an interest, earn a GED or enroll in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. Registration for spring classes begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 11, and online access (ace.mychesterfieldschools.com) makes it easier than ever to register. The catalog of spring classes is online at mychesterfieldschools.com and printed copies are available in county libraries.

Talent show

Providence Middle’s talent show will start at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 22. For more information, call Synthia Atkinson at 674-1355.

Resource fair

Chesterfield County Public Schools invites parents and teachers of students with disabilities and students with disabilities to an exceptional education resource fair for grades K-12. The free event will take place 4-6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Representatives from many organizations will offer information, and guest speakers will provide overviews of available services. Registration is required by calling 639-8749 or by using this online form: https://docs.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/forms/d/1McdhTReeXO_8GfkfPcD-DzDf-zVEhjHpuzYcodVQOkI/viewform.