On Saturday April 29, members of the Matoaca High School American Red Cross Club and their sponsor volunteered at the Virginia Home Annual 5K Fun Walk. The Virginia Home is a private non profit providing nursing, therapeutic and residential care to adult Virginians with irreversible disabilities. This is the... Read more
Carver Middle’s “crazy” challenge scheduled Carver Middle School’s seventh grade is hosting their “2nd Annual I’d Rather Be Crazy Than Lazy Challenge” on Thursday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is free to everyone and is for all ages. The event will consist of various “Minute-To-Win-It”... Read more
The Thomas Dale High School Class of ’67 is seeking pictures of the high school and Thomas Dale items to borrow for their 50th anniversary being held Sept. 9-10 If you have something you can lend for the weekend, call Randy Rule at 540-520-6692. Read more
Shining bright at tech center
While politicians debate over what’s best for the country in terms of “going green,” Chesterfield County Techn ical Center students are simply finding solutions. With a $4,300 grant from Dominion Power, applied for by teacher Holly-Faye Jenkins, three students — David Maloy, Jaydon Matz and Randy San Pedro —... Read more
Curtis fifth-grader wins essay contest
Fifth grade student Michael “Mikey” Holt won a big prize for his classmates at Curtis Elementary: Papa John’s pizza for the whole fifth grade and $529 for the school to be used toward their graduation ceremonies. He also won some big prizes for himself and his family; a family... Read more
TERRIFIC TEACHERS  Miller-Taylor taps into kids’ imagination
Bensley’s Miller-Taylor brings out imagination in students The imagination runs wild thinking about how a kindergarten class might be to manage, much less teach. You may think it would be like herding cats. But it takes the right teacher, and many kindergarten teachers enjoy working with the clean slate... Read more
Hopkins special ed teacher receives  Outstanding Educator Award
Hopkins Elementary special education teacher Vickie Van Nest was Chesterfield County Public Schools’ winner of the Outstanding Educator Award at the annual “From PossAbilities to Practical Applications” education conference in Richmond. The award is a partnership between the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Counseling and Special Education and the... Read more
Bruce Paterson – Construction Tradesman    Terrific Teachers a series part 3
How many washers will six pieces of spaghetti spanning two cups hold? This is a good question, and it’s one Bruce Peterson asks his “Geometry in Construction” class at Carver College and Career Academy, where he has been teaching for the last five years. Until this year, Patterson has... Read more
The Thomas Dale Theater department will present two productions next week. “Eleemosynary” will be performed Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m., Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m. The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed Thursday, May 4 at 7... Read more
Personal touch
A Series  Part 2 TERRIFIC TEACHERS IS AN EIGHT PART SERIES HIGHLIGHT SOME THE BEST TEACHERS IN EASTERN CHESTERFIELD. Last school year, Susan Wilson, a third-grade teacher at C. C. Wells Elementary School, decided to boost the confidence of her students who were about to take the SOLs by... Read more