Chesterfield teen wins essay contest
The second annual African American History Essay Contest, sponsored through partnership between the Petersburg chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Petersburg Public Library took place during the opening weeks of February. Middle and high school students from the greater Petersburg area were invited to submit essays of at... Read more
Starting in the fall 2017 semester, John Tyler Community College is piloting a program in which students can earn an associate degree in General Studies without having to pay for textbooks. Called the Z-Degree, the program utilizes no-cost, high-quality electronic textbooks and educational materials. The only classroom material a... Read more
Whitney Harris, the morning news anchor for the local ABC affiliate station WRIC, shared “Phenomenal Woman,” a poem by Maya Angelou. Ahead of her presentation, she encouraged students to spend less time consumed with social media, and more time taking advantage of every opportunity to read and engage with... Read more
The Chesterfield County Black History Month Celebration Program announced the recipients of its Leadership for the 21st Century Scholarships at their business and Scholarship Awards Breakfast Friday, Feb. 17. Scholarship recipients attended, along with their parents or guardians, to receive the recognition and certificates of achievement. Six scholarships were... Read more
Jumping for the American Heart Association
C.C. Wells Elementary School participated in the first Jump Rope for Heart fund raiser benefiting the American Heart Association. The school raised $3,744.87 as of press time. First year P.E. teacher at Wells, Tracey McDorman, A First year P.E. teacher at Wells, organized the event. This program is a... Read more
New regional high school applications due by Saturday
CodeRVA, a new regional public high school, is scheduled to open for the 2017-2018 school year. The new school is located at 1405 Cummings Drive in Richmond, within five minutes of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School, and has a seven-year lease in a building owned by Michael & Son... Read more
This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is Mary Grace Walsh, an eighth-grade student at Robious Middle. She won the countywide spelling bee Feb. 8, topping a field of 18 Chesterfield students. The spelling bee runner-up is Kamryn Plowden, a seventh-grade student at Midlothian Middle. The spelling... Read more
The state of Dale District School By John Erbach. Dale District School Board Member   After serving the Dale District on our School Board for a year now, I am humbled at the tremendous success of our County’s schools and the opportunities to build on those successes. Chesterfield County... Read more
New glasses bring smiles
Seeing the smiles and hearing their voices ring out “I can see, I can see better” was a very big deal for Wayne Castleberry, committee chairman for local Rotary club’s project “We Can See Clearly Now.” Castleberry, along with members from Conexus Vision, the nation’s non-profit consumer advocacy group... Read more
Discover 37 career-education options available to Chesterfield County high school students during the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) Open House on Saturday from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road, and from 2-4 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and... Read more