Upcoming college and career opportunities #
- College Fair (6-8 p.m. Nov. 3): More than 80 college representatives will greet Chesterfield County high school juniors and seniors and their parents. The districtwide college fair will take place at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Families will learn about college applications, scholarships and more. Registration is encouraged but not required.
- Work-Based Learning Fair (6-8 p.m. Nov. 9): Job shadowing, internships and mentorships are among the work-based learning opportunities in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Students in grades 6-12and their parents will hear directly from work-based learning students and business partners during a Work-Based Learning Fair at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Families are asked to register in advance.
Bond referendum #
Chesterfield residents will vote this fall on the Community Facilities Bond Plan, which would authorize the issuance of $540 million in general obligation bonds. If approved, the Community Facilities Bond Plan will, over the next eight to 10 years, fund 26 capital improvement projects split among four categories: schools, public safety, libraries and parks.
Some $375 million of the bonds would be allocated to Chesterfield County Public Schools for seven projects that include replacing three elementary schools and building another while also building a new high school in western Route 360, expanding Thomas Dale High School and replacing Midlothian Middle School. Meanwhile, the $165 million that would be allocated for county government projects includes $81.1 million for public safety, $45.7 million for libraries and $38.2 million for parks and recreation. Read more in English or in Spanish or visit chesterfield.gov/bond.
Act by Nov. 3 to nominate outstanding principals for R.E.B. Award #
The Community Foundation, in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation, invites nominations for the 2022-23 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. This initiative recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
The awards will recognize one principal each from Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond. Each winner will receive a $30,000 grant: a $10,000 unrestricted cash grant to the principal and $20,000 to be used for school-based initiatives of the recipient’s choosing. Nominations are solicited from the school community and the public. The deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 3. Details and the nomination form are here.
Families invited to Nov. 5 touch-a-truck event #
The VDOT Richmond District will host its second Highway Heroes event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. Family friendly activities include demonstrations, helicopters, fire trucks and food vendors. This free event leads up to Crash Responders Safety Week (Nov. 14-18) and highlights the importance of safe driving and the roles our highway workers/first responders play in keeping the traveling public safe.
Calendar info #
- Chesterfield schools that follow the traditional calendar will dismiss students three hours early on Oct. 28.
- All Chesterfield students will be out of school Nov. 7-8. Nov. 7 is parent-teacher conference day, and Nov. 8 is a holiday.
- All Chesterfield schools and school offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23-25.
- Download complete calendars at bit.ly/CCPScals.
Career and Technical Center applications are open #
Students may apply through Dec. 2 to attend Chesterfield Career and Technical Center for the 2023-24 school year. Learn more about the application process at oneccps.org/ctc/apply/. Open house events will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, for students and families to learn more about programs at both CTC campuses:
- ESL information session: Courthouse campus (10101 Courthouse Road) 10 a.m.
- Courthouse campus open house (10101 Courthouse Road): 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Hull Street campus open house (13900 Hull Street Road): noon-2 p.m.
Open houses showcase high school specialty centers and regional schools #
During eighth grade, students decide whether or not to apply to a specialty center within Chesterfield County Public Schools, to a governor’s school or to a regional technology school. Here’s how students and parents can learn more:
- Review information at bit.ly/CCPSoptions, including this video: youtu.be/ZJyBavpvqag.
- Attend one or more open houses at specialty centers and regional schools, listed at bit.ly/CCPSoptions.
Here is the 2022-23 timeline for eighth graders who want to apply to a specialty center or regional school:
- At ccpsopportunities.com, the applications for specialty centers and governor’s schools are available starting Oct. 14 and the application for CodeRVA is available starting Jan. 2.
- Deadline to apply for specialty centers and governor’s schools is 11:59 p.m. Dec. 2, and deadline to apply for CodeRVA is 11:59 p.m. Feb. 17.
- In March, students will find out if they have been accepted.
Oct. 31 is deadline for openings on advisory committees #
Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way community members 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 others interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of creating a better tomorrow. Advisory committee members who are appointed by the School Board must reside in the district they represent; community representatives on the Gifted Education Advisory Committee are appointed by the superintendent and can reside in any magisterial district.
Click the application button at bit.ly/BdCom to apply by Oct. 31 if you are eligible and interested in these openings:
- Bermuda District seat on Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2024)
- Bermuda District seat on School Health Advisory Board (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
- Midlothian District seat on School Health Advisory Board (partial term ending June 30, 2024)
Under Virginia’s open government requirements, meetings are generally required to be held in person. If you are unable to meet in person, please note that in your application under “availability for meeting attendance.” For more information about specific committees or to apply, go to bit.ly/BdCom.
County will host a medication take-back event #
The Chesterfield County Police Department will host a medication take-back on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the Hancock Village Shopping Center (14701 Hancock Village Street). Police officers and volunteers will collect unused or expired prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications. Residents should leave medications in their original containers if possible. Needles and syringes will not be accepted.
Free UVA football tickets available for CCPS staff and students #
UVA is offering free tickets to CCPS staff and students for their home game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Nov. 12 (time is TBD). Tickets are limited to two per household and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 2,000 fans. After 2,000 offers are claimed, or if more than 2 tickets are needed, CCPS guests will be able to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $10 per ticket. Click here for tickets. (If you have trouble opening the link, try a different browser). After clicking the link, follow these steps:
- Click “Find Tickets”
- Select your quantity of comp tickets (2 ticket Max).
- Add to cart and follow prompts
- Tickets will be sent electronically
If there are problems accessing the special offer, contact the UVA Athletics ticket office during normal business hours at 434-924-UVA1.