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J.B. Watkins Elementary School encourages all students to become life-long learners who are prepared to live as productive citizens in a constantly changing world. Students will receive a rigorous and relevant educational program which engages students in 21st century skills and teaches the values needed to become effective members of a global community.

We believe children should learn the academic and social skills to give them the traits necessary to become independent, responsible, life-long learners. Coalminers are “SMART“, they Show Kindness, Make Good Choices, Act Responsibly, Respect Self and Others and Try their Best!

Recent News from #oneCCPS

January 12th, 2022

Chesterfield School Board elects leaders and sets meetings

Bermuda District representative Ann Coker was elected chair of the Chesterfield County School Board last night during the board’s annual organizational meeting. Clover Hill District representative Dorothy Heffron was elected vice chair. The other School Board members are Debbie Bailey (Dale District), Ryan Harter (Matoaca District) and Kathryn Haines (Midlothian District). After her selection, Coker […]

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November 24th, 2021

Crestwood Elementary achieves national recognition

Crestwood Elementary School has been selected as a National ESEA Distinguished School. Each year, only two schools per state receive this prestigious designation. Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders announced the school’s award to students and staff members today during an outdoor assembly.

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November 8th, 2021

Six Chesterfield County educators receive 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

Chasing the northern lights. Researching Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” Exploring canals. Investigating manufacturing marvels. Learning how Scotland educates deaf students. Studying concert bands in Hawaii. These adventures in learning await six Chesterfield County teachers who were named 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence winners and will receive almost $85,000 in professional development grants from the […]

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