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We would like to welcome you to Thelma Crenshaw Elementary School, home of the Cardinals. Our staff is committed to providing your child with the skills necessary for success in the future and for providing the best instructional program possible. We hope you will enjoy your visit to our web site and will find the pages informative and helpful.

Our enthusiastic teaching team takes pride in being actively involved in staff development, which allows them to meet the diverse needs of students enrolled at each grade level. Our instructional program encompasses classes in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and serves approximately 700 terrific kids.

Our teachers work diligently to develop creative lessons which are designed to challenge students and broaden their knowledge in all academic areas. Integrating technology across curriculum areas has been one of the many successful methods that Crenshaw teachers use consistently to reach the wide range of student needs.

Teamwork is the foundation of an exemplary school. Our school flourishes due to the active involvement of our team members: students, parents, community, and staff.

In our efforts to make the school’s program effective, we understand and support the importance of a working partnership between home and school. This cooperative attitude will enhance your child’s educational experience. Please read and discuss the information contained in our handbook. You will find it to be an excellent resource throughout the school year. Together we can make this a memorable year for our students at Crenshaw Elementary!

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Did you know that you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional/mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack? This event is for teens & adults to learn facts about suicide, identifying someone in crisis, & connecting them with help.

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Nov. is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and with vaping in the news, physicians from Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals invite you to an informational seminar on lung cancer that includes the dangers of vaping on Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m.
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November 14th, 2019

Six Chesterfield educators receive 2019 R.E.B Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized six Chesterfield County teachers with 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony earlier this week. Five additional Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as award finalists.

These 11 Chesterfield County teachers will receive almost $70,000 in professional development grants. Nearly 30 outstanding public school teachers from across the region were selected as honorees.

November 13th, 2019

School Board celebrates community support, names partners of the year

More than 200 business, faith, and civic community partners were celebrated earlier this week for their support of public education in Chesterfield County. During a partnership recognition breakfast sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union, Chesterfield County Public Schools saluted those in attendance who have provided millions of dollars of financial support, in-kind donations and volunteer hours.

“We are fortunate to have a number of partners willing to invest in our efforts to create a better tomorrow,” School Board Chair Rob Thompson said. “Our partners are vital to helping us ignite passion in all of our students through authentic and captivating experiences.”

November 7th, 2019

James River High School seniors bridge digital divide

For their senior Capstone Project, Sophie Azula and Kate Morris, two students in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High School, are implementing a plan to help better students’ education within their own school  community. They have been researching and formulating a plan to combat the digital divide that goes largely unaddressed within public education systems. 

A digital divide is defined as the gap between those who have access to or the use of both computers and the Internet and those who do not. In their efforts to bridge the digital divide in their school, they reached out to  Brian Jones, the school division’s executive director of technology, for a little help putting their plan into action.