Each year, theater and drama teachers bring new experiences to their students and audiences alike, sharing thrill and adventure through the arts. They showcase plays, develop love for the arts in students and many other life skills. Meet two Chesterfield County teachers that bring their talents to two neighborhood... Read more
Meet the movers and shakers in theater
Families search areas for the “best” schools. One sign is a thriving arts program. Students who are well-rounded in arts, sports, and good academics make for great schools. Two drama and theater teachers in the Chester area make parents happy every year as they move and shake their students... Read more
     Temporarily housed at Marguerite Christian Elementary School, Becky Liggitt’s fifth-grade class returned to the site of their former school Friday to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony on the future replacement for Enon Elementary School. They performed their school song before attending members of the Chesterfield County School... Read more
Parents of Matoaca Elementary and Matoaca Middle students got their first look this week at a new construction plan that would unite the currently split Matoaca Middle campuses and provide a construction site for a replacement Matoaca Elementary. “I’m excited to share with the community this new plan, which... Read more
Barbuda is just a little island of approximately 1,600 villagers in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma touched down in Barbuda on Sept. 5, ravaging the area with winds of 185 miles per hour. Barbuda is just a little island of approximately 1,600 villagers in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma touched down in... Read more
Following in your parents’ footsteps in Chesterfield these days looks a lot different compared to a generation ago. For Matoaca High School graduate Nick Skoff, it means pursuing a career in electrical engineering, a field in which both his parents work. Skoff always knew he was mechanically-inclined. As a... Read more
School Board choose prototype design for middle schools
The Chesterfield County School Board recently adopted a prototype design for middle schools that will be built in the future. The new replacement of Manchester Middle construction project is part of the bond referendum overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County voters in 2013. Six companies submitted design proposals. RRMM Architects... Read more
There’s no fighting back for Enon Elementary
  Enon Elementary School has been on the chopping block since the most recent bond referendum allowed the funding for the schools replacement. While the jaws of the excavator crunch on the sides of the old gymnasium it is a metaphor for the future and the opening of a... Read more
Three out of every four Chesterfield County schools are being designated as fully accredited for at least the next two school years based on sustained levels of high academic achievement. In all, 46 Chesterfield County schools will benefit from state legislation passed in 2016 that says public schools in... Read more
VCU student from Chester awarded Boren scholarship
With support from the Boren Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University student, the Vietnamese, and Chester resident Theresa Dinh will study in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, Vietnam. The Boren Scholarship, part of the National Security Education Program, supports undergraduate students who wish to study less commonly taught languages. Dinh... Read more