Each March, the Matoaca High School Red Cross Club chooses a family requiring assistance with outdoor yard maintenance. This year the club assisted a Chesterfield resident removing leaves and other debris from their yard and flower beds. Working in such perfect weather, three hours later, the club managed to... Read more
RoboHawks robotics team of L. C. Bird High School won the Virginia first robotics district competition March 13 in Blacksburg and also received the “Gracious Professionalism” award for helping other teams fix their robots. Next stop for the RoboHawks is the district championships April 9 and 10 at the... Read more
Shelley Pearsall visited students at Falling Creek Middle School last week. Students have been reading two of her books: “All of the Above,” the third book that she wrote and “The Seventh Most Important Thing,” her most recent publication. Most of her books for juveniles are at least 250... Read more
The Chesterfield County School Board announced today its unanimous selection of Goochland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James F. Lane, a former Chesterfield County school administrator, as the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Lane’s appointment, which is scheduled to be voted on tonight by the School Board,... Read more
Elementary students from Chesterfield County Public Schools will demonstrate enthusiastic problem-solving and teamwork during STEAMmania 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. in Richmond. STEAM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math) has exploded across Chesterfield County Public Schools,... Read more
Megan Stith from Thomas Dale High School is honored as a semi-finalist in the Forty-seventh annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Competition. The prestigious awards are granted to high school seniors for the best all around presentations including an explanation of why they are planning careers in government service.... Read more
A night of honor, service brings together JROTC classes As part of the National Defense Act of 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the creation of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC.) This select group of young men and women has become the starting point for many... Read more
According to Chesterfield County Public Schools budget documents, funding for the 2016-17 school year, totaling $600 million, marks the first time that investment in public education has reached prerecession levels. However, Superintendant Dr. Marcus J. Newsome said there is still work to be done. The CCPS budget passed last... Read more
Creativity courses through Jess Hellerstein’s veins. Her love of art has been a constant in her life, which has been full of art-themed birthday parties, after-school art projects, and a myriad of classes that allowed her to explore mediums ranging from jewelry-making to ceramics and stained glass to pastels... Read more
Throughout central Virginia, April 14 is the date to register children for kindergarten. 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 to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners... Read more