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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday Update – May 13, 2022

New this week #

Class of 2022 to graduate May 23-27 #

Graduations 2022 graphic

About 4,500 Chesterfield County students will receive high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies May 23-27. Starting now, class of 2022 students and families are invited to share their best graduation images (big smiles, happy signs, hat tosses and more) here: bit.ly/CCPSgrads. If you post on social media, please include #CCPS22.

While in-person attendance at graduations is by invitation only, every ceremony will be livestreamed and will be shown two weeks later on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Channel 26. Here is the schedule:

  • Clover Hill High will livestream at youtu.be/FoFsyjlKT_s at 10 a.m. May 23 from Virginia Commonwealth University and will be on TV at 10 a.m. June 6.
  • Monacan High will livestream at youtu.be/sqhpXeSemr4 at 2:30 p.m. May 23 from VCU and will be on TV at 2:30 p.m. June 6.
  • Midlothian High will livestream at youtu.be/GtlJOi1bUbw at 7 p.m. May 23 from VCU and will be on TV at 7 p.m. June 6.
  • James River High will livestream at youtu.be/msgsb7pRFOo at 10 a.m. May 24 from VCU and will be on TV at 10 a.m. June 7.
  • Manchester High will livestream at youtu.be/JI3puB3xI_M at 2:30 p.m. May 24 from VCU and will be on TV at 2:30 p.m. June 7.
  • Cosby High will livestream at youtu.be/fARJ5j5yx4E at 7 p.m. May 24 from VCU and will be on TV at 7 p.m. June 7.
  • Meadowbrook High will livestream at youtu.be/mKBsPb1_P9A at 10 a.m. May 25 from VCU and will be on TV at 10 a.m. June 8.
  • Bird High will livestream at youtu.be/ehfO0o5YKo8 at 2:30 p.m. May 25 from VCU and will be on TV at 2:30 p.m. June 8.
  • Thomas Dale High will livestream at youtu.be/8L4TBdLWk2Y at 7 p.m. May 25 from VCU and will be on TV at 7 p.m. June 8.
  • Matoaca High will livestream at youtu.be/R0gDSltdvVI at 9 a.m. May 27 from Virginia State University and will be on TV at 9 a.m. June 10.
  • Carver College and Career Academy will livestream at youtu.be/TwRkJWtbxh0 at 1:30 p.m. May 27 from VSU and will be on TV at 1:30 p.m. June 10.

June 1 is summer school registration deadline #

Fill in learning gaps. Strengthen skills. Get ahead. Whatever your motivation, summer school can help make summer count! Summer school registration is open with opportunities for prekindergarten through high school. Details and registration links are available at bit.ly/CCPSsummer. Most summer opportunities are free. Make your move today: June 1 is the deadline to register for most PK-8 summer opportunities and for non-graded courses through CCPSOnline.

Bus driver job fair #

Here’s your chance to make a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County children as a school bus driver while earning $20.21 per hour to start. A bus driver job fair is scheduled 3-6 p.m. May 31 at Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street Road. Get job fair details here. Advance registration at bit.ly/schoolbusdriverjobfair is suggested but not required.

Bus drivers in Chesterfield County Public Schools can earn hundreds of dollars in bonuses. Job benefits include health insurance, summers off and a retirement plan. We provide training so you can earn your commercial driver’s license, and we pay you while you train. If you want to help children succeed and stay safe, then put on your superhero cape and apply today to be a Chesterfield County school bus driver! If you have questions, email [email protected].

Chesterfield County Public Schools has open positions for teachers, facilities workers, office workers, administrators, drivers, custodians and other jobs listed here: bit.ly/CCPSjobs.

TRACK connects students, teachers, schools and reading #

Ezomo and his friends from the village of Sesa spent the entire month of April with 3,600 Chesterfield County Public Schools students. Watch this video to see how a beautiful friendship developed among students, teachers, schools and the author who wrote Ezomo and friends into existence, Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev.

A brand-new initiative — Teachers Reading Aloud & Connecting Kids, also called TRACK — brought “The Leopard Behind the Moon” to classrooms in almost every Chesterfield County elementary school. Grades 3-5 read the book aloud, then students dove deep into discussion questions and activities.

In partnership with bbgb bookstore, Old Hundred Elementary librarian Lara Ivey and reading specialist Lauren Lineweaver and Salem Church Elementary librarian Melissa Urban created TRACK to connect students with an author as a way to encourage reading. A big part of TRACK was students offering insights and asking questions via videos they created and shared with each other and the author online. The program began and ended with the author meeting virtually with all participating Chesterfield County classrooms.

Parenting During the Middle Ages #

Keep Them Busy

Welcome to the Middle Ages, a resource for middle school parents and caregivers. This free webinar series is a guide through the middle school years, which can be exciting and challenging. The 6:30 p.m. May 18 session is “Parenting During the Middle Ages: Keep Them Busy” and covers connecting with clubs, teams, theater groups, arts and faith-based resources to help your tween stay balanced and focused. Get details about this webinar and register for all of the Middle Ages sessions that interest you at https://bit.ly/3ud81qz.

Coffee + Conversation #

Parents and caregivers are invited for Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions 1-2 p.m. offering helpful information. Understanding your child’s personality is the May 18 topic. Register here: bit.ly/3f4C7V7. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by Chesterfield County Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.

High school physicals #

VCU Health Sports Medicine will offer sports physicals for Chesterfield County Public Schools high school students May 17, May 24 and May 25. Click here for details about times and sites. The cost is $20, and only cash will be accepted. All money collected will be donated to Chesterfield County Public Schools high school sports medicine budgets.

Appreciation from School Nurse Day #

Here are two videos we created for School Nurse Day (May 11) to show nurses in Chesterfield County Public Schools how much they are appreciated:

Happiness from Teacher Appreciation Week #

Summer library fun + free baseball #

Register by May 26 for the Chesterfield County Public Library’s summer learning program to be entered to win free tickets to the June 1 Tri-City Chili Peppers game. Batman (aka John Buckland of Heroes 4 Higher) will be at the game to share his anti-bullying message and take pictures. This flyer has details (in English and in Spanish). Click here to register for the library’s summer program.

Artsy family fun #

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers fun for families:

  • A Closer Look is a new exhibit in the Interactive Gallery in the Art Education Center.
  • Family Day will celebrate African and African American art 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11.
  • Open Studio Sundays are 1-4 p.m. June 6, July 4 and Aug 1.
Updated on May 13, 2022
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