CHESTERFIELD – The teachers of the year from Chesterfield County Public Schools (in the Village News coverage area) are as follows: Elementary schools Bellwood Elementary — Robert Nichols Bensley Elementary — Valerie Chavis Beulah Elementary — Kara Rogers Marguerite Christian Elementary — Christine Henry Curtis Elementary — Jennifer Swartz... Read more
‘Awesome sauce’ scholars
CHESTER – Four employees of the Chester Chick-fil-A restaurant recently received $2,500 leadership scholarships. From left, Sam Connor, Chick-fil-A cow, Christopher Hopkins, Ryan Reitz, Cameron Curry and store manager Jason Branch. The store has awarded $1,000 scholarships since opening in 2005, Branch said, noting the dollar amount increased this... Read more
Hopkins Elementary cafeteria manager honored
CHESTERFIELD – Acknowledged as a great motivator and team player, Hopkins Elementary cafeteria manager LaNette Parham has been selected the School Nutrition Association’s 2017-18 State Manager of the Year. The application, submitted by Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services team, recognized Parham’s efforts to increase breakfast participation,... Read more
Blood drive May 21
Matoaca High School student Johnathan Simpson gave blood last fall. Virginia Blood Servives will be hosting a “blood mobile” at Matoaca High School from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 21. The vehicle will be parked in front of the Matoaca High School stadium. The community is encouraged to... Read more
C.C. Wells students help at assisted living home
CHESTER – First-grade students and teachers at C.C. Wells Elementary School have worked closely with Magnolias of Chesterfield, an assisted living facility, for their yearly Project Based Learning project. Students took information they have been taught and worked on self-directed projects to create and share products based on real-world... Read more
Sweet Briar dancer heads to international conference in Australia
CHESTER – Chester native Mary Parker is among a group of Sweet Briar College students and alumnae who are traveling to Australia this summer with dance professors Mark and Ella Magruder at Panpapanpalya 2018. The second annual global congress takes place July 8-13 in Adelaide. The conference, one of... Read more
JMU grad in Chicago for Collegiate Wind Competition
CHESTERFIELD – Will Blanchard of Chester, a senior majoring in integrated science and technology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, is part of a team of 30 JMU students competing this week in the Collegiate Wind Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team has been preparing... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – Wonderful worker. Knowledgeable. Impressed with their service to the school and community. Kind. Happy. Eager to help. These are the some of the descriptions of Chesterfield County Public Schools’ 2018 Students of the Year, who were recognized April 26 during a special celebration. The annual event honors... Read more
Carver Academy plans to ‘grow’ curriculum
Carver College and Career Academy students recently took up gardening. Students, staff, alumni and volunteers planted the school’s first garden April 21 behind the school at 12400 Branders Bridge Road. About 50 people showed up and got their hands dirty. “Students have been working really hard, learning something new,”... Read more
Longtime educator ponders life after teaching
Deborah Bailey has been teaching students in Chesterfield County for 33 years, but she is not sure if this will be her last year. Bailey said she has been eligible for retirement for three years and after filling out and turning in the paperwork last year, she went home... Read more