CHESTER – As first responders, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) must always be ready to jump into action. They must be knowledgeable, quick-thinking, logical, composed, compassionate, and, when the situation arises, innovative to ensure their patients get the best care possible. With each workday comes the possibility of... Read more
When choosing the fall musical for the current school year, the theater students at Thomas Dale High School’s Specialty Center for the Arts expressed their desire to see more diversity on stage. As a result, the drama instructors went with “The Wiz,” an urban reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s... Read more
Jump Rope for Heart Campaign was completed at Curtis Elementary with a total $4,660 collected by only 99 of the 680 students enrolled taking part.  Gym teacher, Tina Seal is so proud of the students that participated.  The winner,fifth grader Mallory Bishop, is going out to dinner with Seal... Read more
For 71 years, a stone marker with nine names of soldiers from the Matoaca area who died for their country during World War II has rested on the front lawn of Matoaca Elementary School. To honor veterans on Veterans Day, music teacher Leah Kovack organized an outdoor program for... Read more
Enon Elementary School principal Jennifer Hinson asked fifth graders who were interested in being part of the flag corp to write an essay on the importance and their respect of the American flag. The flag corp would be responsible for raising and lowering the flag each day at their... Read more
Rhonda Bailey-Clarke, a fifth grade teacher from Curtis Elementary, has received the Virginia Region I Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award. This award highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of talented educators providing gifted services to students. The Virginia Association for the Gifted received many applications from extremely qualified candidates.... Read more
Students from Curtis Elementary collected used coats again this year to donate to Puritan Cleaners Coats for Kids. Juan Conde from WRIC-TV was there last Thursday to help cheer the students on as they brought the coats to the donation truck. The school held a contest among the students... Read more
CHESTER. – The community is invited to join John Tyler Community College’s faculty, staff, and students as they honor past and present members of the armed services during the College’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will begin at 11a.m. in Bird Hall, room B124,... Read more
The students at Curtis Elementary kicked off the school year with a Jump Rope for Heart Event during PE classes. All classes were involved in the Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff in the gym in September. Brayden Walker in Mrs. Hudson’s kindergarten; Dalton Britt, a fourth-grader in Mrs. Ward’s... Read more
On a crisp Saturday morning, the Matoaca High School American Red Cross Club, FBLA and TSA joined forces to beautify the school’s courtyards. These three clubs have been doing this for the last five years. Twenty-five students, one parent, four teachers, and one alumnus worked hard at weeding Oct. 15,... Read more