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
Stith enjoys challenge of teaching in low-income area
Every morning as students get off the bus at Falling Creek Middle School, Cecelia Stith greets them with a hug because she said that, for some, that will be the only hug they get all day. “It’s just rewarding … to be able to give them a hug and... Read more
Teacher remembers old Enon Elementary School
There are a lot of memories about the old Enon Elementary School. Evelyn “Emmie” Billings has claim to some of those memories. She taught for 27 years at the school.. “I started in 1962,” Billings said. “Things were different then. Everything was handwritten, no cell phones, no computers, no... Read more
Enon gets a new elementary school
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 18 heralded the completion of the new Enon Elementary School at 2001 E. Hundred Road. Teachers were allowed to set up their classrooms Dec. 19-20, and students will report Wednesday, Jan. 2. Enon-area students have been attending “learning cottages” (trailers) at Marguerite Christian Elementary School... Read more
Primrose students collect goods for food bank
On Nov. 29, preschoolers and kindergarten students from Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner helped count and box up 767 non-perishable food items to donate to Chesterfield Food Bank to help families in need. The students created detailed shopping list and shopped at Lidl. As part of the school’s Caring... Read more
Ewalt earns statewide award
Chester resident Kate Ewalt recently received a Virginia Association of Science Teachers Recognition in Science Education (RISE) award. The award recognizes excellence in science education at the middle school level. Ewalt is a seventh-grade life science teacher at Colonial Heights Middle School. Read more