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
Little Library
First-grade teacher Jennifer Ferguson is about to cut the ribbon April 25 at a ceremony for a Little Library at C.C. Wells Elementary School. As part of a Project Based Learning project, first-graders were challenged with a questions such as, “How can we build and collect books for a... Read more
American Idol contestant visits elementary students
Thomas Dale High School seniors recently visited Marguerite Christian Elementary School in their gradation gowns. Coralei Waller, Abby Moore and Lily Lashley are pictured with senior Shayla Winn, who recently was a national contestant on American Idol and advanced to the Top 40 in Hawaii. (Gena Lashley photo) Read more
L.C. Bird robotics team reaps success at int’l competition
L.C. Bird High School’s robotics team won a divisional championship at an international competition in Detroit over the weekend, and ultimately placed fourth out of 408 teams at the FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, event. Coach Steven Wagner attributed the RoboHawks’ success to a... Read more
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