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
CHESTERFIELD – Chester resident and Cosby High teacher Anne Canipe has been named the 2016 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow of the American Geographical Society (AGS). Canipe is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first-year program. Ms. Canipe teaches Advanced Placement... Read more
CHESTER – Innovative, creative, hands-on, and in-demand – these are just a few of the words describing the wide range of careers found in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and healthcare (STEM-H). Many of these positions provide good pay and benefits, as well as professional growth, but... Read more
Meadowbrook High School’s Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship (MADE) sent two teams of five sophomores to compete in the Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge Oct. 15-16 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Business. The challenge was a weekend-long entrepreneurship boot camp for high school juniors and seniors. “The students at the... Read more