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The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized five Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers with 2017 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony Monday night. Seven other Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as finalists for the award. Together, these 12 Chesterfield County teachers will receive approximately $38,650 in professional development grants. The educators… Full Article


Tracey Zaval, a Midlothian Middle teacher and a former Region I Teacher of the Year, recently was named the 2017 Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS) Teacher of the Year. This award is presented annually at the state conference to a Virginia social studies teacher who exemplifies mastery teaching and demonstrates a commitment to… Full Article


What do the state superintendent of public education, a poet and author, a national television news correspondent, a naval oceanographer and a multimedia producer and editor all have in common? All are former Chesterfield County students making a mark in their profession, leading them to be chosen as recipients of the 2017 BRAVO! Awards. The… Full Article


Six Chesterfield County high schools and the school division’s online education program were recognized as W!SE Blue Star Schools for work completed during the 2016-17 school year. To be considered a Blue Star School, a school or program testing more than 10 students must achieve an 80 percent passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy… Full Article


The Spring Run Elementary and Clover Hill Elementary PTAs were recently recognized as National PTA Schools of Excellence. This national recognition program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. “PTAs play a critical role in our efforts to create safe, supportive and nurturing… Full Article


School division reaches 100 percent accreditation mark The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced today that Falling Creek Middle gained partial accreditation status, making Chesterfield County Public Schools 100 percent accredited for the 2017-18 school year. “We saw impressive student achievement gains at Falling Creek Middle last year,” said School Board Member John Erbach, who… Full Article


Do you know a principal who goes above and beyond in their school to provide a positive learning setting for students and staff? Nominate an outstanding principal for the R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create… Full Article


Goodwill, the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs and Chesterfield County Public Schools partnered last month to host the ninth annual Denim Drive competition. Schools from across Chesterfield County collected gently used denim, which will be cleaned by Goodwill and repurposed for use by Central Virginia residents. “Community service is an important component of educating the… Full Article


Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States yet is 80 percent preventable? To support the prevention of heart disease, 29 Chesterfield County schools participated in heart-healthy wellness events that helped raise more than $129,000 for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association recently recognized Chesterfield… Full Article


The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association recently announced Carver College and Career Academy received its 2017 Program of the Year Award for having the state’s best high school technology education program. Carver Academy’s program also is receiving recognition from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for having Virginia’s top high school technology… Full Article