Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for... Read more
Each year, the John Tyler Community College Foundation’s scholarship program helps new and returning JTCC students. The program provides thousands of dollars in support by offering a wide variety of need- and merit-based scholarships; general and major-specific scholarships; and scholarships for specific localities.  The JTCC Foundation is now accepting... Read more
It’s all about quality time for Davis-Kelley
Renita Davis-Kelley’s mother always told her “When you’re nice and kind to people, that will always show up,” and that has been Davis-Kelley’s motto ever since. The teacher believes being nice and kind and showing students that she cares goes a long way and it will make the environment... Read more
Jessica L. Goodman, an “Associate I” majoring in AT in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, from Chesterfield, VA, is among the Virginia Tech students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. A complete list of students on the Dean’s List from your area can... Read more
Daniel R. Mays, a senior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business, from Chesterfield, VA, is among the Virginia Tech students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. A complete list of students on the Dean’s List from your area can be... Read more
Although they weren’t happy about it, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board unanimously approved a $726.9 million operating fund request for Fiscal Year 2020-21 during a special meeting on Feb. 25.  The proposed financial plan was reduced from Superintendent Merv Daugherty’s initial request in January of $777.3 million.  The... Read more
Pre-K program encourages students to explore learning activities
Chesterfield County has taken a proactive approach to early childhood education. “We believe in improving experiences that help students enter school ready to learn,” said Yseult Vin-Franck, Coordinator for Early Childhood Services for Chesterfield County Public Schools. The early childhood education program models a quality childcare experience for ages... Read more
Although a number of locals don’t agree with giving employees and students specific religious holidays off, the Chesterfield school board last week approved a new calendar for the 2020-2021 school year incorporating some new ones.  The 2020-2021 calendar adds Yom Kippur, Sept. 28, Good Friday, April 2, 2021, and... Read more
Pilgrim’s progress
Beulah kindergarten teacher sees where it all begins Lauren Pilgrim became a teacher because of her fourth-grade teacher. Pilgrim said she always enjoyed teaching and she was doing it even when she didn’t know she was.  Pilgrim viewed teaching as a gift and her passion, so she went back... Read more
The Knights of Thomas Dale had several band members who recently performed in the All-County Symphonic Band on Jan. 10 at James River High School.  The guest conductor for the event was David McKee. Knight musicians included Kyla Erickson (flute), Malleah Callendar (piccolo), Naki Tillar Goode (oboe), Ryan Baker... Read more