Kracke a Penn State graduate
AMARILLO – The Office of Emergency Management recognizes Briana Kracke for her graduation from Penn State University. Kracke is an emergency management planner for the federal agency and completed her masters of public administration degree and got a graduate certificate in agricultural biosecurity and emergency preparedness. “Earning my master’s... Read more
Armed mentors at elementary schools?
Above: Amrah O’Donnell; Donald Green A proposal to have 10 retired law enforcement officers work in 10 elementary schools in Chesterfield County generated some heat at a working group meeting last week. The School Safety Task Force Working Group No. 2 met at the school board office June 27.... Read more
Police Athletic League up and running, will host football camp Saturday
Building lasting relationships with youth is Rick Cremonese’s goal. Cremonese, a master officer with Chesterfield Police Department, helped start a Police Athletic League pilot program last year. The program has blossomed into a full-blown one this year, and the Chesterfield Police Athletic League has held an event each month... Read more
Dual Language Immersion is coming to two Chesterfield elementary schools following approval by the governing board on June 12. Elizabeth Scott Elementary will begin offering a Spanish language immersion program for one kindergarten class this fall. The students will be chosen by lottery. They will be taught math, science... Read more
Summer meals for kids available at county libraries
Chesterfield County’s public schools and libraries are teaming up with No Kid Hungry to feed children for free this summer. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the... Read more
Finance major returns, enjoys teaching middle-school math
Rachel Watson was a finance major in her third year of college when the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred, and it made her stop and think about her life. She had always wanted to be a teacher, but changed her mind after she had been talked out... Read more
Carver Academy students attend Flying Squirrels’ game
MEGA Mentors recently took Carver Academy students to a Richmond Flying Squirrels’ game to help them learn about the day-to-day management of the team. The students had prime seats behind home plate for the May 29 game against the Bowie Baysox, and they met pitcher Dan Slania. Pictured from... Read more
Golden Apple Awards, scholarships distributed to teachers, students
Three Chesterfield County educators recently received the prestigious Golden Apple Award, and five area students were honored with scholarships from the Kappa Foundation of Petersburg Inc. The awards were made June 2 at the Kappa Foundation’s annual scholarship and achievement awards breakfast. The Golden Apple Award was presented to... Read more
VSU researcher awarded
Francoise Favi, laboratory and research specialist in entomology with Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Favi received the award on April 21 during National Volunteer Week. “I am overwhelmed with joy,” Favi said.... Read more
Bridging the Gap computer program takes community effort
An idea that started at Meadowbrook High School six years ago is now being used at L.C. Bird High. Matt Bland, teacher of the Success program that works with at-risk ninth-graders, needed someone to help him with the Bridging the Gap computer program, and he recruited Bill Stehle, a... Read more