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
With new leadership at the school division level, the Chesterfield County School Board and Superintendent have refocused attention on academic performance at Falling Creek Middle School and Ettrick Elementary School this school year. In an effort to sustain and improve on current three-year trends that show student achievement growth,... Read more
CHESTER – To develop the skills and knowledge needed for careers in electrical engineering technology, hands-on training using industry-standard controls is vital. Now, thanks to a $40,000 gift from Dominion Resources, John Tyler Community College (JTCC) is able to offer its students even more opportunities to learn on state-of-the-art... Read more
Wyatt Scott, at right, representing Vulcan Materials Company, which is a PTA community partner, presents to Ecoff Elementary School principal Joshua Cole a $600 check for the Ecoff Empowerment Zone, Family/Community Resource Center. Financial support will be focused on Social Emotional Learning objectives for students, teachers, families, and community... Read more
Families from the Enon Elementary School found out last month in order for their strong desire to have the elementary school prototype design to be implemented on the current school footprint. The existing school will need to be torn down. That demolition work will begin this summer. To accommodate... Read more
Nine Chesterfield County schools are scheduled to participate in the upcoming International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Two are from the Village News readership area, Bellwood Elementary and Elizabeth Davis Middle School. International Walk to School Day raises awareness about the benefits of walking and biking,... Read more
John Tyler Community College’s Midlothian Campus held it’s Second Annual Health Career Fair. Area employers were on site, discussing a wide variety of job openings at their companies. Representatives from higher education institutions were also on hand to talk about their healthcare programs. Participants included: AMR, Averett University, Balanced... Read more
CHESTER – Down to the last few days of summer vacation, parents are making preparations for their children going back to school Tuesday, Sept. 6. The community has offered several back-to-school events with free school supplies to help families that may be struggling to complete their extensive school supply... Read more
“Wake up Otto, wake up,” said Safety Officer Micky Grodski at the Chester Library on Friday. Otto, a talking miniature car, participated in the bus safety event conducted by Grodski for children entering kindergarten and riding a school bus for the first time. Nearly 30 children attending got a... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – Grants for 21st-Century Community Learning Centers are making a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County Public Schools students living in the county’s poorest areas. Since 2004, the school system has received more than $8 million to provide targeted remediation and enrichment at 11 schools. The Virginia... Read more