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

Do you know how to spot signs of risky behavior in your teen? Did you know that everyday items could camouflage substance abuse? Interested in learning more? Join us Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. as Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Office of Family and Community Engagement, in partnership with Chesterfield County Mental Health Prevention Services and… Full Article

Chesterfield County Public Schools is implementing an innovative approach to helping students adjust to difficult transition years with a 2019-20 school calendar that provides a staggered start for kindergarten, sixth-grade and ninth-grade students.

The first week of school is rapidly approaching. If your child isn’t registered yet, now is the time. Doing so today will help your child have the best possible start to the new school year and ensure your child’s schedule is in place.

Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members can connect with their local schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision… Full Article

All Chesterfield County schools are expected to be accredited without any conditions during the 2019-20 school year, school division officials announced Monday night. The projection is based on student pass rates released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education. Official school accreditation status will be announced by the state in September.

Chesterfield County Public Schools is working with three independent contractors to accelerate a schedule to clean and provide preventative maintenance to water cooling towers found outside on school grounds, in light of Legionella bacteria recently found in cooling towers at Falling Creek Middle, Midlothian Middle and Greenfield Elementary.  The accelerated plan is out of an… Full Article

Midlothian District School Board member Dr. Javaid Siddiqi will hold a community meeting to discuss the potential impact of local housing construction on schools in the Midlothian District. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Midlothian High School. Several large scale apartment/townhome projects are in the works for the… Full Article

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