School district employee fired; old FB posts an issue
Chesterfield County Public Schools has fired Donald Green, who had been the school’s director of safety and security since 2014. Green headed up a working group that is considering adding armed mentors in 10 elementary schools. District spokesman Shawn Smith addressed the subject in an email last Thursday. “The... Read more
CCPS asks supervisors to fund new school in Magnolia Green; Residents protest over short notice, deferred maintenance, other issues
ABOVE: Work proceeds on a new Enon Elementary School, one of several building projects either planned or underway in Chesterfield County Public Schools. By a 4-1 vote with Carrie Coyner dissenting, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board last week decided to ask the county Board of Supervisors to increase... Read more
Meadowbrook grad wins Bravo! award
CHESTERFIELD – A Meadowbrook High graduate is among the winners of the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s 2018 Bravo! Awards. Vincent Ellis White works for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. He serves as program manager in the community workforce department, where he oversees the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. A... Read more
Kracke a Penn State graduate
AMARILLO – The Office of Emergency Management recognizes Briana Kracke for her graduation from Penn State University. Kracke is an emergency management planner for the federal agency and completed her masters of public administration degree and got a graduate certificate in agricultural biosecurity and emergency preparedness. “Earning my master’s... Read more
Armed mentors at elementary schools?
Above: Amrah O’Donnell; Donald Green A proposal to have 10 retired law enforcement officers work in 10 elementary schools in Chesterfield County generated some heat at a working group meeting last week. The School Safety Task Force Working Group No. 2 met at the school board office June 27.... Read more
Police Athletic League up and running, will host football camp Saturday
Building lasting relationships with youth is Rick Cremonese’s goal. Cremonese, a master officer with Chesterfield Police Department, helped start a Police Athletic League pilot program last year. The program has blossomed into a full-blown one this year, and the Chesterfield Police Athletic League has held an event each month... Read more
Dual Language Immersion is coming to two Chesterfield elementary schools following approval by the governing board on June 12. Elizabeth Scott Elementary will begin offering a Spanish language immersion program for one kindergarten class this fall. The students will be chosen by lottery. They will be taught math, science... Read more
Summer meals for kids available at county libraries
Chesterfield County’s public schools and libraries are teaming up with No Kid Hungry to feed children for free this summer. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the... Read more
Finance major returns, enjoys teaching middle-school math
Rachel Watson was a finance major in her third year of college when the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred, and it made her stop and think about her life. She had always wanted to be a teacher, but changed her mind after she had been talked out... Read more
Carver Academy students attend Flying Squirrels’ game
MEGA Mentors recently took Carver Academy students to a Richmond Flying Squirrels’ game to help them learn about the day-to-day management of the team. The students had prime seats behind home plate for the May 29 game against the Bowie Baysox, and they met pitcher Dan Slania. Pictured from... Read more