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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… Full Article


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… Full Article


The Chesterfield County School Board continues to review options for changing school starting times. This email will allow staff members the opportunity to learn more about the conversation that will continue throughout 2015 and provide clarity regarding opportunities to provide input during this ongoing process. BACKGROUND As part of the school division’s efforts to provide… Full Article


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… Full Article


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… Full Article


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,… Full Article


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… Full Article


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… Full Article


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… Full Article


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… Full Article