CHESTERFIELD – In the spring of 2017, Communities in Schools of Chesterfield hosted its first “CIS Fest” as a way to bring about awareness to the organization and its critical roles operating within Chesterfield County Public Schools. The response exceeded the organization’s expectations. “We’re not new to the community;... Read more
CCPS students to use Soundtrap digital audio app
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County Public Schools recently purchased a license to use Soundtrap, an online music and podcast recording studio, which will be rolled out to its 60,000 students. Initially, 33,000 middle and high school students will access the program as part of an innovative push to promote creativity... Read more
JTCC student shares story with legislators
CHESTER – Elena Brancato wants to be a role model for her son, so she decided to pursue a new career with the help of John Tyler Community College. Brancato says she chose Tyler because she liked its supportive environment. Her story is just one of several that John... Read more
Family support drives artist’s passion
CHESTER – From a young age, Tallie Frost knew she was an artist. It’s how she saw herself. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a cartoonist, but over time, her goals shifted. She joined the military and spent six years serving in the Army National Guard, but her... Read more
Fourth-grader Johri wins county-wide spelling bee
CHESTERFIELD – Alacrity. Tapirs. Vociferous. Generalissimo. Uncoquettish. Mitochondria. Cabochon. These were just a few of the words that participants in the Chesterfield County Public Schools spelling bee were challenged to spell to be crowned champion and advance to the regional spelling bee. Arinan Johri, a fourth-grader at Marguerite Christian... Read more
School Bus Driver Job Fair scheduled
Are you interested in a 10-month work schedule with summers off? Do you want to have a schedule that mirrors the schedule of Chesterfield County Public Schools students? If so, heck out the Chesterfield County Public Schools Bus Driver Job Fair on March 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at... Read more
The unwavering support of Martina Hall
Va. Tech graduate found her passion for teaching early CHESTER – Martina Hall, a second-grade teacher at Elizabeth Scott Elementary, believes when a student gets a wrong answer, it is a good thing because that student is learning something through that incorrect answer. “I love … looking at their... Read more
Instructional practice that effectively integrates 21st-century technology tools to enhance and strengthen a student’s learning experience Chesterfield County students participated in Digital Learning Day last week as part of the school division’s efforts to create and highlight innovative instructional practices through its Imagine Tomorrow Spotlight Days. Chesterfield County Public... Read more
Recently several members of the Thomas Dale High School and Elizabeth Davis Middle School bands were selected as members of the 2018 District III All-District Band event held on February 2 and 3 at Monacan High School. The selection process requires that students complete a blind audition. Those with... Read more
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and former Virginia Secretary of Education Laura Fornash to serve as co-chairs The Chesterfield County School Board is creating a School Safety Task Force to evaluate current protocols and best practices that ensure the school division is providing a... Read more