Back to school
Dale District school board member John Erbach visits with students at O.B. Gates Elementary during their first day of school, Sept. 3. (Danielle Ozbat photo) Read more
Job seekers and those who would like to explore future career options are invited to stop by John Tyler Community College for two part-time Job and Internship Fairs. At these events, area employers will be on hand to discuss current part-time job and internship opportunities available in Central Virginia.... Read more
Canipe named a Geography Teacher Fellow
The American Geographical Society recently named Chester resident Anne Canipe as a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Canipe, who teaches Advanced Placement Human Geography at Cosby High School, is one of 50 teachers selected to participate in this fourth year of the initiative. The program is a year-long professional... Read more
By a vote of 3-2 with Chris Winslow and James Holland dissenting, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved a right-of-way designation related to construction of a new Ettrick Elementary School. The .13 acre of land in question is south of Chesterfield Avenue and west of Paine Street. Three people... Read more
Ecoff educator named tech teacher of the year
When Heather Russell was asked to be the STEAM lead at her school, she didn’t know what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) was. After doing her research, the Ecoff Elementary School teacher realized she’d been doing hands-on learning so she accepted the role. Once the position of STEAM... Read more
Convocation speaker
Abby Segrest, a Thomas Dale High graduate and senior at Radford University, and was recently chosen to speak to over 1,800 freshmen at the university’s convocation on Aug. 25 to welcome the class of 2023. Segrest is a marketing major and plans to graduate in May 2020. Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools are doing something a little different this year in relation to the first day of school. •All students in grades 1-5 will report on Tuesday, Sept. 3. •Half of a kindergarten class will attend school Sept. 3-4, while the other half will attend Sept. 5-6.... Read more
A $24.57 million contract for construction of a new Ettrick Elementary School was unanimously approved last week by the Chesterfield County Public Schools board. Oyster Point Construction Co. of Newport News was the low bidder out of five. The others were Kenbridge Construction Co., Southwood Building Systems, Sorensen Gross... Read more
Pittsburgh native on board at Carver College & Career Academy
Stephen Hackett is pumped up about being the new principal at Carver College and Career Academy. He called it a huge honor and responsibility and is loving every second. Hackett said he is most looking forward to working with the students, staff and community and seeing a noticeable change... Read more
New principal on board at Meadowbrook High School
Meadowbrook High School has a new principal: Marcie Terry. She grew up in Brunswick County and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Her original career goal was to be a biochemist, so she moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia Tech, where she received her master’s degree in biochemistry. While... Read more