School Board elects chair and vice chair and establishes meeting dates for 2015

On Jan. 13 during its first meeting of the year, the Chesterfield County School Board elected a chair and vice chair and scheduled meetings for the rest of 2015.

Recent VSU grad named Fulbright Fellow

Akirah Crawford, a recent VSU psychology graduate, has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) by the U.S. Fulbright Student Scholarship Board. Under the award, Crawford will assist English language teachers in public schools in Malaysia from January 2015 through November 2015.

Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools

For the second year in a row, John Tyler Community College and Preservation Virginia are holding Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald School, an event which brings together Rosenwald School alumni and their families, historic groups, researchers, preservationists, students and community members to discuss the ongoing development of a statewide initiative to inventory and preserve these historic school buildings.

House Republicans unveil education reforms

House Republican leaders outlined their K-12 education agenda for the 2015 General Assembly last Thursday, echoing several goals announced by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe a day earlier.

Jeffrey V. Seabrook passes: Friend to Students, Teachers

Jeffrey V. Seabrook was a positive man who only wanted the best for people. Throughout the years that Seabrook worked at Meadowbrook High School he gained a special connection with everyone he met which impacted their lives greatly.

Chesterfield has 116 National Board Certified Teachers

Nine more Chesterfield educators have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and eight of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers have renewed their certification.

Matoaca students given first hand account of Japanese internment camps

Matoaca High School students were honored to attend a presentation by Mr. Sam Mihara, a second-generation Japanese-American who was held with his family in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

Matoaca High hold toy drive at school

The Matoaca High School Best Buddies, Key Club and SCA teamed up under the leadership of student Alexis Nichols and the club sponsors to organize a toy drive to benefit Mason’s Toy Box, an organization that collects toys to deliver to children hospitalized during the holiday season.