Kindness Week promoted at Wells Elementary School
CHESTER – Anne Cabell Dougherty wanted to promote kindness and respect at C.C. Wells Elementary School, so she and others implemented Kindness Week at the school. “I believe it’s important for kids to promote kindness in the school building and for it to trickle into the community,” the first-year... Read more
MEGA Mentors celebrate 10 years      of mentoring, achievement
MEGA Mentors students from Carver Middle, Falling Creek Middle, Manchester Middle and Providence Middle schools visited the Freedom Classic Festival at the Virginia State University’s Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 19. The students were rewarded for excelling in academics and discipline at their respective schools. MEGA Mentors was founded in... Read more
Necktie ceremony continues at Falling Creek Middle School
     LEFT: Jaden Jones ties a necktie with help from Steve Knox. CENTER: Kaquan Whitus, Tevyn Bennett, Steve Knox and others. RIGHT: Khalil Anderson looks for a tie. Some good students at Falling Creek Middle School were given neckties and taught how to tie them last week. An annual event recognizes boys... Read more
HARRISONBURG – The James Madison University marching band, the Marching Royal Dukes, will march in the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City at 9 a.m. Nov. 22. It will be televised on NBC. It will be the band’s fourth appearance in the holiday classic. Marching... Read more
The Thomas Dale High School Marching Knights are hosting this year’s All County Band Night Exhibition. All Chesterfield high schools will perform. The event is free to the community. It will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Concessions will be sold at the event. Recently the Marching... 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
VSU researcher awarded
Francoise Favi, laboratory and research specialist in entomology with Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Favi received the award on April 21 during National Volunteer Week. “I am overwhelmed with joy,” Favi said.... Read more
Bridging the Gap computer program takes community effort
An idea that started at Meadowbrook High School six years ago is now being used at L.C. Bird High. Matt Bland, teacher of the Success program that works with at-risk ninth-graders, needed someone to help him with the Bridging the Gap computer program, and he recruited Bill Stehle, a... Read more
New Honor Society organizes memorial for 17
  “We have a duty to make our environment safer. Tonight we are making a stand. Enough is enough. We will not be next.” With those words, Thomas Dale High School senior Makayla Callender may have summed up the feelings, thoughts and emotions of some 75 students who stood... Read more
Instructional practice that effectively integrates 21st-century technology tools to enhance and strengthen a student’s learning experience Chesterfield County students participated in Digital Learning Day last week as part of the school division’s efforts to create and highlight innovative instructional practices through its Imagine Tomorrow Spotlight Days. Chesterfield County Public... Read more