Boohoo or yahoo? Parents meet for breakfast on first day of kindergarten
Parents of Curtis Elementary kindergarten students celebrate their children’s first day of school last week. Curtis Elementary held its first ever “Boohoo or Yahoo breakfast” for kindergarten parents last Monday. A “Boohoo or yahoo” breakfast describes parents’ reactions to their kindergartners’ first day of school. People had been discussing... Read more
Kindergarten registration for all school divisions in central Virginia is April 20. Kindergarten is a full-day program offered in every Chesterfield County elementary school. A child must be 5  years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017, to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners from 9 a.m.-7... Read more
Preparing your family for going back to school can be stressful for parents and create apprehension for children. Demands from children to have certain items or brand name clothes, and the concerns for parents just meeting the schools lists required by teachers can be daunting. According to USA Today,... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools hired 429 new teachers for the 2014-15 school year: 180 in elementary schools, 139.3 in high schools, 47.6 in middle schools and 63 in special education. The teaching positions School division successes include 111 new hires designed to strategically reduce elementary class sizes in targeted... Read more
For the 2014-15 school year, every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation status each year based on student achievement on Standards of Learning tests taken during the previous school year.  Chesterfield County Public Schools pass rates on Standards of Learning... Read more
You have heard a lot of teachers, politicians and media talking about STEM or STEAM, but what on earth does it mean? In brief, STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, and STEAM instruction is one strategy the district is using to engage students and achieve Goal... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools volunteer – a person who, working under staff supervision, donates his or her time to assist with activities that enhance instruction, promote learning or support athletics and activities. The goal of the volunteer program is to enable dedicated citizens to assist administrators, teachers and other... Read more
Choosing the right care for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. At the end of the day, it comes down to entrusting the care of your child to a provider that will give you peace of mind and give your... Read more
Healthy Vision: How sight affects learning in children, teens
As children and teens gear up for another year of studies, parents should be aware of often overlooked obstacles that may hinder academic success: vision problems. Challenges with learning and performance Living in a visual world, almost 80 percent of what children learn through age 12 is from their... Read more
Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the... Read more