Marching Knights perform in Disney parade
The Thomas Dale High School Marching Knights traveled to Orlando during spring break in March. Students visited the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios. The highlight of the trip was marching in the evening parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom on March 29. The band explored backstage and performed... Read more
Students in Chester are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway! On Sunday, July 21, more than 850 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are teaming up to donate 187,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between 1-4 p.m. on... Read more
On Thursday, July 25, Virginia State University will host its third annual Industrial Hemp Field Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the university’s Gateway Conference Center, 2804 Martin Luther King Blvd., Colonial Heights. The event will provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts and industrial... Read more
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Niagara Cares bring improvements to TDHS
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and Niagara Cares recently teamed up to give Thomas Dale High School’s fitness facility and urban garden a $75,000 renovation. Four times a year, the foundation and Niagara Cares collaborate on a two-day community enhancement project to promote a healthy style of living in... Read more
New Harrowgate Elementary to get expanded gym
A $350,000 change order for construction of a new Harrowgate Elementary School was approved by the Chesterfield County School Board last week, with news that the building’s gymnasium will be expanded. The new Harrowgate School was to be identical to the new Enon Elementary School. However, the county requested... Read more
Matoaca Woman’s Club scholarship
Recent Matoaca High School graudate Ashlynn Bowers was awarded the Matoaca Woman’s Club’s Rachel McEwen Scholarship for $1,000. Bowers is pictured at the club’s June 4 picnic at New Hope Baptist Church. Read more
Ivey Memorial UMC and Gettings scholarships awarded
From left, sponsor Linwood Gettings, Matthew ‘Teddy’ Lipscomb, Rickey Booth, and Pastor Anita May Lucord are pictured above. Benjamin Holt is not pictured. Lipscomb, Booth and Holt each received $1,000 scholarships. Booth was awarded the Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship, which is given to a church member. Booth... Read more
Bohler enjoys counseling students
Although she’s only been a school a counselor at Hening Elementary for three years, Amirah Bohler has already been named Teacher of the Year. Bohler said she was surprised to receive the award because it is usually given to teachers. “I feel like it’s a testament to the efforts... Read more
The Chesterfield Education Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Bravo! Awards, recognizing outstanding professional and community achievements of Chesterfield County Public Schools’ alumni. The honorees will be feted at a Nov. 21 gala dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel in Midlothian. This year’s recipients are: •Jane Baskerville, retired... Read more
Outdoor classroom
Meadowbrook High student Liz Hernandez helped plant broccoli and cabbage at Shalom Farms, 2676 Venita Road, on April 25. She was part of Gwendolyn Goode’s Family and Consumer Science class. Students studied the roles of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the importance of... Read more