Three local banking institutions recently invested a combined $70,000 to scholarships, tuition assistance and programming in the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business. SunTrust and Wells Fargo each contributed $30,000 as part of their ongoing support of corporate scholarships. Bank of America awarded the college with a $10,000 grant... Read more
Emily Phillips graduates cum laude, pursues masters
The parents of 2015 Virginia Tech graduate Emily Phillips, Kathy and Ed Phillips, said it took a village to get her daughter through school, emphasizing support from Emily’s teachers at Thomas Dale High School, as well as community support at Virginia Tech. Phillips graduated cum laude on May 16,... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools recently recognized outstanding first-year teachers with Beginning Teacher Awards. Here are the 2015 winners and finalists: Katelyn Bell, who teaches second grade at Alberta Smith Elementary, is the Elementary School Beginning Teacher of the Year. Finalists were Jordan Brackett of Beulah Elementary and Nicole Burchett... Read more
A partnership with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation adds excitement to summer reading for students in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Elementary students who record their reading minutes online (library.chesterfield.gov/events/summer-reading/) will be entered to win prizes on individual, classroom and school levels. The grand prize will include a back-to-school Redskins... Read more
Laura Parrish, a Freshman at Thomas Dale High School of Chester has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Mass., on June 28. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics... Read more
Midlothian Middle students mastered 213,181 words and won second place in a 2014-15 vocabulary competition. More than 204,000 students in 16,369 schools located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and nine Canadian provinces competed throughout the school year in the annual Vocabulary Bowl sponsored by... Read more
Respect, Responsibility, Effort and Achievement are the elements students need for success. Mega Mentors fills the bill for those in need of some guidance. Mega Mentor Phil “Philly Phil” Daniel stressed these four words about the Mega Mentors program in his opening statement at the Mega Mentors’ fourth annual... Read more
A visiting artist is working with art students at Marguerite Christian Elementary to create a mural focusing on Virginia animals the wall outside art classes. Marguerite Christian Elementary is thrilled to welcome visiting artist Charlotte Rodenberg. Rodenberg is an adjunct VCU professor and local artist who has written, illustrated... Read more
Public school funding in Virginia has been falling fast. Chesterfield County has felt it in its battle to squeeze all the Franklins out of every shrinking budget. Management has been a concern for a good many citizens, but when you look at state funding you wonder where the shrinking... Read more
Molly McFadden, a special education teacher from Curtis Elementary was awarded a MCD Grant of $5,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Ms. McFadden will purchase stand-up desks for a variety of classrooms at Curtis. The purpose of the desks is to accommodate students with different learning styles, allowing them... Read more