Bradbury a man of many parts: County engineering employee also a chaplain, announcer at L.C. Bird
ABOVE: Bradbury is pictured with a U.S. flag his daughter gave him after she served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is wearing football championship rings from Bird High School and a shirt from his daughter’s volleyball team. Dallas Bradbury is reluctant to talk about himself, but ask those who know... Read more
The Thomas Dale High School Marching Knights are hosting this year’s All County Band Night Exhibition. All Chesterfield high schools will perform. The event is free to the community. It will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Concessions will be sold at the event. Recently the Marching... Read more
G.W. Carver scholars, GospelFest announced
   ABOVE: Imani Quiara Booth and Kennadi Kierra Terry CHESTER – The George Washington Carver Alumni and Friends Association recently announced the winners of two scholarships and announced plans to host a gospel music fundraiser. Imani Quiara Booth, who graduated from L.C. Bird High School, won the $1,500 William Albert “W.A.”... Read more
Transportation problems were the focus of much of the discussion at last week’s Chesterfield school board meeting as at least eight people spoke about it during public comment. School district officials said the problems were related to a shortage of school bus drivers, including some who resigned in the... Read more
Boohoo or yahoo? Parents meet for breakfast on first day of kindergarten
Parents of Curtis Elementary kindergarten students celebrate their children’s first day of school last week. Curtis Elementary held its first ever “Boohoo or Yahoo breakfast” for kindergarten parents last Monday. A “Boohoo or yahoo” breakfast describes parents’ reactions to their kindergartners’ first day of school. People had been discussing... Read more
New superintendent coming to Chesterfield schools
ABOVE: Mervin Daugherty, on right, sits next to Chesterfield County administrator Joe Casey. The Chesterfield school board hired Mervin B. Daugherty as its new superintendent during a special meeting last week. Daugherty plans to start in Chesterfield on Nov. 1 after moving from Wilmington, Del., where he has been superintendent... Read more
New Beulah Elementary  readies for opening day
ABOVE: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the new Beulah Elementary School at 5441 Beulah Road. From left are: county supervisors chair Dorothy Jaeckle, interim school superintendent Rusty Fairheart, school board member Carrie Coyner, school board member Dianne Smith, former school board member David Wyman, school... Read more
State budget may result in more teachers
ABOVE: School board chair John Erbach speaks at the dedication of the new Buelah Elementary School last week. Chesterfield County schools could be getting an additional 27.5 teacher positions as a result of increased funding due to the state budget that was passed in May and signed into law in... Read more
Working groups to submit proposals by September, October
ABOVE: Pictured right, Lt. Jason Seamster of Chesterfield police listens during a Working Group No. 2 meeting last week. Also pictured are Joseph Tylus and Emily Ashley. Last week, Chesterfield’s School Safety Working Group No. 2 continued working on recommendations that it will submit to the School Safety Task Force... Read more
‘Mama B’ is the new principal at L.C. Bird
When Adrienne Blanton wrote a paper in seventh grade on wanting to be a sixth-grade math teacher, she had no idea her educational journey would lead to her being a high school principal. Blanton, who replaces Laura Hebert, is only the sixth principal at the school since 1978. Blanton... Read more