News Tips – Feb. 16, 2016

International Night

Cosby High is holding an International Night 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 18. Open to the public, the event starts with dinner in the commons area at 5:30 p.m.; several local restaurants will offer inexpensive meals. There will be multiple performances and exhibits, including an Avenues of Countries area featuring culture, language, religion and ethnicity projects. For more information, call 639-8340.


Theater performance

Cosby High will present its fourth annual Midwinter Showcase at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Students will perform “The Sequence,” “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” and “Psych,” written by a Cosby High student. For more information, email


Multicultural Night

Spring Run Elementary will gather for Multicultural Night 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18. A world map, flags, posters and Black History Month information will be on display, and the Hands and Pans steel drum ensemble will perform. At 6 p.m., third-graders will present a “Stand Up and Care” musical about preventing bullying. For more information, call 639-6352.


Art exhibit

About 40 pieces of art created by Thomas Dale High students are on display at the Chester Library. For more information, contact


Chinese New Year

Watkins Elementary will celebrate Chinese New Year during assemblies scheduled 9:35-10:15 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 12:45-1:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Chinese acrobats on an international tour will perform. For more information, email


Father-daughter dances

Woolridge Elementary fathers and daughters will dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. For more information, call Woolridge at 739-6330. Spring Run Elementary fathers and daughters will also dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. For more information, call Spring Run at 639-6352.


Talent show

Midlothian Middle students will perform in a talent show 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18. For more information, contact


Hand to Heart greeting cards

At Midlothian High, students in the autism suite are learning new skills by operating a greeting card business. They are using embossing and die-cut machines to craft holiday cards, thank you notes and other cards. For more information, call 378-2440.



The Spring Run Elementary PTA will offer after-school enrichment classes Feb. 8-March 25. For more information, call 639-6352.


Rain Forest Island

Crenshaw Elementary students will explore Rain Forest Island 3:50-4:50 p.m. on Fridays through March 11. Focusing on social studies, ecosystems, and life sciences, this program offers challenges for adventurous tribes. For more information, call Jackie Maclin at 748-1123.


All about Egypt

Woolridge Elementary second-grade classes will present information about Egypt 7-8 p.m. Feb. 23 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 739-6330.


Dr. Seuss parade

Woolridge Elementary first-graders will hold a Dr. Seuss parade at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 throughout the school hallways. For more information, call 739-6330.


Reading event

Hopkins Elementary will hold Reading Counts Night 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Students will hear guest readers, take Reading Counts quizzes and shop the book fair. For details, call 743-3665.


Ready. Set. Hire.

Students will practice their interviewing skills during Ready. Set. Hire., organized by the Chesterfield Business Council at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse 8-10 a.m. Feb. 26. Businesses and organizations will conduct mock interviews with students in information technology programs (advanced computer-aided design, Cisco, computer systems technology, Oracle and digital arts and design). For more information, call 768-6160.


Dr. Seuss Week

Swift Creek Elementary welcomes guest readers during Dr. Seuss Week 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29-March 4. For more information, call 739-6305.


Cardinal Craze

To celebrate Youth Art Month, the halls at Crenshaw Elementary feature cardinals (the school mascot). On Feb. 19, students will take home large posters to decorate. Students can use any type of material, mimic a famous artist, pattern their cardinal on a book character or another animal, give it colorful designs or try any other original idea. Starting March 7 and continuing throughout March, the colorful creations will hang throughout the school. For more information, email