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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


This year, Chesterfield County Public Schools expanded high school options by opening a second career and technical center. Next year, the school system will open its 13th specialty center: the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship. To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, the school system will hold two… 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


Parents and teen drivers are invited to the Come Home Alive safe driving program. With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home Alive complements the driver education course… Full Article


SkillsUSA students from both technical centers in Chesterfield County Public Schools are working together to organize a car show. While this is the 17th annual car show, it is the first to involve both the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse (formerly known as the Chesterfield Technical Center) and the Career and Technical Center @… Full Article


Chesterfield County parents interested in learning more about DreamBox and how to support their children as they use this interactive math tool are invited to attend one of the tutorials being offered Sept. 23-24. In collaboration with the Chesterfield County Public Library, the school division’s Mathematics Department will host several sessions to provide information to… Full Article


Tara Brunyansky thought the assembly she and her students were attending was to celebrate James River High School’s academic achievements on Standards of Learning tests. That was only partly true. The main reason for today’s assembly at James River High was to surprise Brunyansky with the news that she has been chosen as the top… Full Article


Over the summer, Chesterfield County elementary students read 5 million minutes in the Redskins Read Across Richmond program. Winterpock Elementary had the highest total minutes — 429,053 — and won a Redskins reading rally. Washington Redskins Chris Baker and Akeem Davis visited Winterpock Elementary on Sept. 16 to congratulate students and staff members and to… Full Article