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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

June 24th, 2021

Reams Road Elementary completed on time and under budget

Chesterfield County school and community leaders today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Reams Road Elementary School. This is one of the projects approved by Chesterfield County voters through the 2013 school bond referendum. Budgeted for $35.49 million, the new Reams Road Elementary was completed on time and under budget. Video of the ceremony […]

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June 22nd, 2021

Vans will help Chesterfield County Public Schools connect with students and families where they are

Chesterfield County Public Schools today unveiled two vans designed to connect with students and families where they are: The bookmobile van will promote reading in neighborhoods around Falling Creek Middle and Meadowbrook High. Lisa Signorelli of Falling Creek Middle and Kristin Thrower of Meadowbrook High are the book ladies who have been making a difference […]

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June 7th, 2021

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking public comment

Superintendent’s Memo 148-21 announces that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking public comment on its state plan under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund.  The VDOE requests input from the public on how funds retained at the state level should be used to assist school divisions […]

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