News Tips – Jan. 4, 2016

Dancing With New Dimensions

Modeled on “Dancing With the Stars,” this event at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 pairs members of Clover Hill High’s award-winning show choir, New Dimensions, with Chesterfield County celebrities. This dancing event is open to the public; tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the school auditorium or from any of the performers. Participants include School Board member Dianne Smith, Superintendent Marcus Newsome and Community Relations Director Tim Bullis. For more information, call 216-2518.

Field trip

Curtis Elementary students will visit the MathScience Innovation Center 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 5-8 and Jan. 11. One third- or fourth-grade will visit the center each day. Third-graders will learn about simple machines and build models with motors and sensors. Fourth-graders will participate in “Kicking It With Newton” and learn why it is easier to push a Mini Cooper than a bus. For more information, call Brenda Bush at 768-6175.


At Thomas Dale High, the jazz band and the dance company of the Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts will present a collaborative concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the auditorium of the main campus. For more information, call 768-6245.

Community forums

The Chesterfield County School Board has hired BWP & Associates to conduct a national search for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The School Board is seeking a successor to Dr. Marcus Newsome, who announced in the fall that he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year. These community forums, which are open to all county residents, have been scheduled:

  • 7 p.m. 19 at Manchester High for the Matoaca District
  • 7 p.m. 19 at Clover Hill High for the Clover Hill and Midlothian districts
  • 7 p.m. 20 at Carver Middle for the Bermuda District
  • 7 p.m. 20 at Meadowbrook High for the Dale District

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Talent show

Providence Middle’s talent show will start at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 22. For more information, call Synthia Atkinson at 674-1355.

Adult Continuing Education

Through Adult Continuing Education, Chesterfield County residents who are 18 or older can develop workforce skills, explore an interest, earn a GED or enroll in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. Registration for spring classes begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 11, and online access ( makes it easier than ever to register. The catalog of spring classes is online at and printed copies are available in county libraries.