Healthy kids learn better. That is according to a growing body of research that links physical activity and whole well-being to the immediate and long-term benefits on a student’s academic performance. As part of the Engage Chesterfield series, Chesterfield County Public Schools will host Spring Into Wellness: A Mind, Body and Well-being fair on March… Full Article

Are you interested in a 10-month work schedule with summers off? Do you want to have a schedule that mirrors the schedule of Chesterfield County Public Schools students? Check out the Chesterfield County Public Schools Bus Driver Job Fair on March 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Starting… Full Article

Alacrity. Tapirs. Vociferous. Generalissimo. Uncoquettish. Mitochondria. Cabochon. These were just a few of the words participants in the Chesterfield County Public Schools spelling bee were challenged to spell to be crowned the champion of the countywide spelling bee and advance to the regional spelling bee. This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is… Full Article

~Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and former Virginia Secretary of Education Laura Fornash to serve as co-chairs~ The Chesterfield County School Board is creating a School Safety Task Force to evaluate current protocols and best practices that ensure the school division is providing a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment… Full Article

Digital learning: Any instructional practice that effectively integrates 21st-century technology tools to enhance and strengthen a student’s learning experience. Chesterfield County students will participate in Digital Learning Day on Feb. 22 as part of the school division’s efforts to create and highlight innovative instructional practices through its Imagine Tomorrow Spotlight Days. Chesterfield County Public Schools moved toward a blended learning model as part… Full Article

The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget as well as a capital improvements plan during its Feb. 12 business meeting. The School Board’s approved operating budget totals $654.7 million and includes 7,218.5 full-time positions. The approved FY 2019 operating budget represents a 5.3 percent increase from FY 2018. (Approximately… Full Article

Chesterfield County Public Schools is searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion for preparing students for success. For the 2018-19 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools anticipates openings in several critical needs areas. Highly qualified candidates seeking employment as teachers of special education, English as a Second Language, secondary mathematics, secondary… Full Article

The Matoaca Middle community is invited to a construction update meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Matoaca Middle East, 6001 Hickory Road. Residents will receive an update on school design, review options for what the exterior of the school might look like and begin voting on the façade they prefer. Online voting will continue… Full Article

The Chesterfield County School Board approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year at last night’s business meeting. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available at Highlights include: There are 180 student days. Classes begin Sept. 4, the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Classes end June 14 for students. Winter break… Full Article

Prekindergarten applications are being accepted now for the 2018-19 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 22 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Bon Air, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, Curtis, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick,… Full Article