JTCC Day at the capitol
Five John Tyler Community College students visited area state legislators Jan. 29 and Feb. 11 during the general session. Above, from left, Matthew Holmes, Llana Sidbury, Luis Colon, college president Edward “Ted” Raspiller (back), Del. Lashrecse Aird, Jordan Nurney and Alicia Alvarez. Read more
Rise up! TDHS senior heading to Hollywood
“You’re a reminder of just how blessed we are.” With those words, Lionel Richie helped send Thomas Dale High senior Shayla Winn to Hollywood, Calif. Winn is headed to her fourth “American Idol” audition after winning her Golden Ticket during her most recent audition, which was held in Louisville,... Read more
UR professor speaks at Matoaca
Bertram Ashe talks with Matoaca High junior Zion Porer on Feb. 19 in the high school library. Ashe read from his memoir, ‘Twisted: My Dread Chronicles,’ which explores black male identity, black vernacular and black hair. Ashe is an English professor at the University of Richmond. He spoke at... Read more
Wilberger enjoys teaching K-5 reading
Despite her short time as a teacher, hard work has already resulted in Meghan Wilberger being named Teacher of the Year at Falling Creek Elementary School. Wilberger, who has only been teaching for five years, said she was surprised by the honor. Wilberger didn’t know what she wanted to... Read more
New principal at Enon
Enon Elementary reopened earlier this year with a new building and now has a new principal: Paula Huffman. She began working at the 530-student school Jan. 28 and notes that the school’s student body will be over 700 in the fall due to redistricting. It is the Georgia native’s... Read more
Former Matoaca High teacher gets six months for contributing to the delinquency of a minor
Longtime Matoaca High teacher Craig D. Nixon was sentenced last week to 24 months in jail with all but six months suspended for two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The sentence came down after a plea agreement resulted in two felonies being downgraded. Nixon,... Read more
Gifted program expansion delayed: Coyner pleads for minority students at Carver Middle School
By a 3-2 vote with Carrie Coyner and Dianne Smith dissenting, the Chesterfield School Board last week voted to delay the expansion of the district’s Center Based Gifted Program for one year. The decision means that it will be another year before students in the Bermuda District have a... Read more
Kindness Week promoted at Wells Elementary School
CHESTER – Anne Cabell Dougherty wanted to promote kindness and respect at C.C. Wells Elementary School, so she and others implemented Kindness Week at the school. “I believe it’s important for kids to promote kindness in the school building and for it to trickle into the community,” the first-year... Read more
Thomas Dale students with All-County Symphonic Band
The Knights of Thomas Dale were well represented at the All-County Symphonic Band performance on Jan. 11.  The concert was held at Manchester High School, under the direction of guest conductor Robert Szabo. Front, from left: Alison Masi (flute), Naki Tillar-Goode (oboe), Kelli Schlatter (clarinet), Micah Bruce (bass clarinet),... Read more
Fowler enjoys teaching math at Matoaca High School
The people in Nichole Fowler’s life knew she would be a teacher even though she resisted. Fowler said she likes to tell people what to do and show them how to do things correctly, so they thought she would be a great teacher. She had different plans, however. Fowler... Read more