Healthy Vision: How sight affects learning in children, teens
As children and teens gear up for another year of studies, parents should be aware of often overlooked obstacles that may hinder academic success: vision problems. Challenges with learning and performance Living in a visual world, almost 80 percent of what children learn through age 12 is from their... Read more
Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the... Read more
To achieve the goals of the Design for Excellence 2020 strategic plan, Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) continues the plan for its next school year to provide students with daily access to technology. This will increase anywhere, anytime learning and strengthen their focus on college and career readiness. Classrooms... Read more
Just as good nutrition is important for children’s growth and development, learning to save at an early age will help promote their financial well-being. At Argent we encourage our young members to save by making it fun and rewarding. As children grow, they’ll need a savings program that offers... Read more
School Entrance Age Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this state requirement. Daylong prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds are available at a few elementary schools. Also, there is a... Read more
Six Weeks Before Schedule doctors appointments Send required forms to doctors Sign-up for fall sports and activities Sort through fall clothing: donate/hand down what no longer fits Sit down with your planners and write in the entire school calendar One Month Before Purchase basic wardrobe necessities: backpacks, lunch boxes,... Read more
Illegal to Pass School Buses
The lights are flashing on the school bus and its stop arm or sign is extended. If you passed the school bus, even if its arm is not extended and lights flashing, but is still unloading or loading, you had better stop. You are in danger of striking a... Read more
Schools open Sept. 8 — that is about 40 days from now. Is your child registered? Help your child have the best possible start to the new school year by registering now with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Registering sooner rather than later helps middle and high school students get... Read more
Three local banking institutions recently invested a combined $70,000 to scholarships, tuition assistance and programming in the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business. SunTrust and Wells Fargo each contributed $30,000 as part of their ongoing support of corporate scholarships. Bank of America awarded the college with a $10,000 grant... Read more