MEGA Mentors celebrate 10 years      of mentoring, achievement
MEGA Mentors students from Carver Middle, Falling Creek Middle, Manchester Middle and Providence Middle schools visited the Freedom Classic Festival at the Virginia State University’s Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 19. The students were rewarded for excelling in academics and discipline at their respective schools. MEGA Mentors was founded in... Read more
JTCC announces art award winners
Tabitha Buchanan’s “Stream at Mid-Lothian Mines” recently won the 2019 John Tyler Community College Foundation’s art award. While working on a freelance photography job, Buchanan visited Mid-Lothian Mines Park, and as she scouted the area and took photographs, she decided to place a crystal ball in a stream, a... Read more
Former PTA treasurer sentenced to three months for embezzlement
A former treasurer of the Parent Teacher Association at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School was recently sentenced to five years in prison with all but three months suspended for embezzlement. Jessica Yeakey, 42, of the 12000 block of Windsor Road, was sentenced Jan. 17 after pleading guilty. Judge David E.... Read more
‘Crowder bench’ dedicated at Ecoff Elementary School
From the day the doors of Ecoff Elementary School opened in 1990 until her retirement in 2011, Mary D. Crowder was a beloved primary teacher at the school. When she died in August, a group of her former colleagues decided to place a lasting memorial to her at the... Read more
The new Chesterfield school superintendent is asking for a 3-percent raise for teachers and staff and an additional $7.7 million from the county to help fund a proposed $17.5 million budget increase for Fiscal Year 2020. The salary increases alone would cost $12.9 million in the $672.2 million budget.... Read more
New principal on board at Ecoff Elementary School
Like many of her co-workers, Kristin Tait knew she wanted to be a teacher while growing up. A love for leadership came later, she said. Tait began working as the new principal at Ecoff Elementary School Jan. 7, replacing Joshua Cole, who was principal at the school 9 1/2... Read more
Kane teaches first grade, STEAM Club at Salem Church Elementary
When she was announced as Salem Church Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year, Kimberly Kane said she was surprised. She couldn’t believe that someone had taken the time to write something about her. “When you’re a teacher and you have two million things to do, that is a big... Read more
Decision on expansion of gifted program delayed: New Carver Middle School program could be affected
A plan to expand Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Center-Based Gifted program was delayed by the school board last week. The board voted to delay the vote until its Feb. 12 meeting, but took public comment on the issue on Jan. 8. Some Bermuda District residents expressed concern about the... Read more
Winds of change at TDHS

Winds of change at TDHS

Schools January 15, 2019

The new principal of Thomas Dale High School has a vision that includes making school fun. Chris Jones hosted an assembly Wednesday evening Jan. 9 for parents, students and community members where he talked about his vision. The assembly marked Jones’ 100 days on the job. “Monday’s the new... Read more
Matoaca Middle School East addition involves two projects
Progress toward a new unified Matoaca Middle School began last week with a groundbreaking ceremony at 6001 Hickory Road. School district and county officials and construction and architectural representatives were on hand for the Jan. 4 event. Phase I of the project will result in a new 38,255-square-foot wing... Read more