Chesterfield County’s student performance on state-mandated Standards of Learning reading and mathematics tests showed expected growth during the 2014-15 school year, increasing by 5 percentage points each and continuing to exceed state averages. Data released today by the Virginia Department of Education also show Chesterfield County Public Schools student... Read more
Canipe Comes Home
R.E.B. recipient, Anne Canipe, has completed her around-the-world trip, days before the start of the new school year and her teaching assignment in the Social Studies Department at Cosby Health Science Specialty Center teaching World History I, AP Human Geography and Medical Law & Ethics. Canipe’s 27-day adventure in... Read more
Gov. McAuliffe Hears from Teachers at Bellwood
As part of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s education round table, 16 Chesterfield County teachers were given the opportunity to address the governor, directly, on Monday with recommendations for Virginia’s education system. The first of an eight stop tour around Virginia, the Bellwood roundtable focused heavily on the Standards of Learning... Read more
Summertime Access to Reading at Beulah UMC
Beulah United Methodist Church decided to join Chesterfield County’s STAR (SummerTime Access to Reading) program, and host neighborhood elementary school students and their families for three evenings of books, snacks, games and crafts. The main idea was to keep children reading over the summer so they will be better... Read more
Lisa Cole of Chester was one of 63 Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students receiving a white coat on July 17. The White Coat Ceremony marked the transition of the DPT Class of 2016 from the classroom into the clinic and the students’ commitment to professionalism and excellence.... Read more
Preparing your family for going back to school can be stressful for parents and create apprehension for children. Demands from children to have certain items or brand name clothes, and the concerns for parents just meeting the schools lists required by teachers can be daunting. According to USA Today,... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools hired 429 new teachers for the 2014-15 school year: 180 in elementary schools, 139.3 in high schools, 47.6 in middle schools and 63 in special education. The teaching positions School division successes include 111 new hires designed to strategically reduce elementary class sizes in targeted... Read more
For the 2014-15 school year, every school within Chesterfield County Public Schools is accredited. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation status each year based on student achievement on Standards of Learning tests taken during the previous school year.  Chesterfield County Public Schools pass rates on Standards of Learning... Read more
You have heard a lot of teachers, politicians and media talking about STEM or STEAM, but what on earth does it mean? In brief, STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, and STEAM instruction is one strategy the district is using to engage students and achieve Goal... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools volunteer – a person who, working under staff supervision, donates his or her time to assist with activities that enhance instruction, promote learning or support athletics and activities. The goal of the volunteer program is to enable dedicated citizens to assist administrators, teachers and other... Read more