Innovators. Researchers. Transformers. Influencers. Makers. These are just a few of the words describing those who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health. These areas encompass a wide variety of in-demand career options that provide good pay and benefits, as well as professional growth, but... Read more
The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Virginia State University (VSU) as a Tree Campus USA. This national designation honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus in environmental stewardship. To receive Tree Campus USA status, VSU had to meet five core standards of... Read more
Matoaca Canine Companion Dog Retires
Matoaca High School’s canine companion dog, Zach, marked his last official day of work last week after six-and-a half years of faithful service. In his honor the Exceptional Education Department held a retirement  party with food, photos, hugs and farewell messages for Zach from faculty and students as he... Read more
BREAKING: Chesterfield School Superintendent to Retire
Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced today that he will retire effective July 1, 2016. Here is his letter to the School Board and employees of Chesterfield County Public Schools. A Message from Dr. Newsome Dear Members of the Chesterfield County School Board and Employees: This letter is presented to inform... Read more
According to data released by the Virginia Department of Education, 91 percent of Chesterfield County Public Schools students who entered ninth grade in 2011 graduated in four years. The school division’s on-time graduation percentage topped the state average of 90.5 percent. Fifty-six percent of Chesterfield County’s class of 2015... Read more
Trompeta Wins Six  Scholastic Art Awards
This year, at the Chesterfield County Fair, L. C. Bird High School art student, Olivia Trompeta, received six awards for her artwork in the youth art competition. Her artwork, “Final Countdown” won Best of Show at the high school level. “Lost Pages” and “Blowing Balloons” were entered in the... Read more
Fairs and open houses offer specialty center information
To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold two information fairs plus open houses at every specialty center and governor’s school. Students who choose to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school do so in eighth... Read more
“Off the Grid,” a solar power initiative was awarded on Thursday, Oct. 1 to Chesterfield Career & Technical Center @ Courthouse (CCTC). Dominion Virginia Power presented an Educational Partnership grant for the electricity class’ proposed Green Energy Shack, which is an existing structure in the courtyard of the school.... Read more
Gov. McAuliffe Reads to Ecoff Elementary Pre-K Class
Governor Terry McAuliffe visited Ecoff Elementary School and their pre-Kindergarten classroom last week. The new pre-K program was made possible through new Federal dollars and the Virginia Preschool Initiative to serve at-risk youth. McAuliffe believes every child in Virginia should have access to a pre-K education and has made this a... Read more
Bus smokes, students joke
Students returning home on bus number 76 (Route 6-2) last week on Thursday, got a little thrill when the bus had mechanical problems. Fire engine 1 responded and quickly solved the problem as kids were transferred to another bus. Some students were picked up by their parents. Read more