During its work session Monday afternoon, the Chesterfield County School Board arrived at a consensus that it will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion came as two calendar options were presented, one for a pre-Labor Day start and one for a post-Labor Day start. The school division anticipates… Full Article

In addition to the innovative, engaging, and relevant instruction our students receive in every comprehensive school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to attend specialty centers and governor’s schools that target their specific academic interests. Students decide in eighth grade whether to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school, so middle school students and parents interested in learning more about these high school opportunities are invited to attend these open houses.

As we approach the fall 2020 opening of a new, replacement Matoaca Elementary School, redistricting is necessary in order to optimize classroom space and address student enrollment at other schools.

The new Matoaca Elementary, under construction on the site of the soon-to-be-former Matoaca Middle west campus, is designed to accommodate 750 students. Currently, there are fewer than 400 students attending Matoaca Elementary.

A preliminary redistricting proposal under consideration by the School Board would shift approximately 110 students from Ettrick Elementary to Matoaca Elementary and approximately 95 students from Gates Elementary to Matoaca Elementary.

Chesterfield County Public Schools, with support from the Chesterfield Education Foundation and local business and non-profit organizations, announced a new partnership today with the College Board that will help break down barriers for high school juniors who want to take the SAT.

For the second straight year, all Chesterfield County schools have met required state benchmarks and are fully accredited for the 2019-20 school year by the Virginia Department of Education. The current school ratings are based on state-mandated assessments given during the 2018-19 school year.

The U.S. Department of Education today named Midlothian High School a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 362 schools out of approximately 135,000 public and private schools to be honored with this recognition nationwide.

What’s better than sitting outside on a brisk fall evening watching your favorite marching band perform their halftime show with perfection? Watching 10 marching bands perform their halftime shows, of course! Come experience the excitement and precision moves of the drumlines, brass, and woodwinds firsthand! Enjoy watching the vibrant flags and beautifully choreographed routines of… Full Article

It might only be the third week of school in Chesterfield County, but Bon Air Elementary is already rocking out some transformational teaching! Students and teachers participated Thursday in the second annual Rock Your School event, along with hundreds of other classrooms around the world. The movement was started last year by the creators of the Get Your Teach On conference. Teachers were encouraged to create meaningful and highly engaging lessons and activities to bring excitement into the classroom.

Parents of teen drivers and their children are invited to attend the Come Home Alive safe driving program.

The program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members to focus on reducing the number of teen driving tickets, crashes, and fatalities in our community.

Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home Alive complements the driver education course taught in Chesterfield County high schools. The program includes information about distracted driving, coaching tips for parents, traffic laws governing teen drivers, insurance reminders, safety reminders and an overview of the driver education curriculum. Parents of 10th-grade students are the main focus, but parents with students in other grades are also welcome.

Seeking to create and sustain additional partnerships that support students and staff members while fostering a deeper understanding of 21st century public education, Chesterfield County Public Schools will host a Principal for a Morning event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Members of the local business community, community and civic leaders, and faith community leaders are invited… Full Article

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