Seven high schools rank in top 10 percent nationally

Seven Chesterfield County schools rank in the top 10 percent of U.S. high schools, according to the 2014 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

VSU student honored as a University Innovation Fellow

Ulysses S. Knight, III of Phoenixville, Pa. a Virginia State University Project Management master’s degree candidate, has completed training to join the University Innovation Fellows, a national program that empowers student leaders to bring more entrepreneurial activity to their campuses.

Cooperative Extension honors VSU professor

Dr. Jewel E. Hairston, dean of Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture, was recognized recently for spearheading Cooperative Extension’s study to identify and address food desert conditions existing in eight rural and urban Virginia localities.

CCPS announces Students of the Year

Who are Chesterfield’s Students of the Year? An inquisitive learner. Hard working, creative, positive and helpful. An exceptional role model. A friend to all. A superstar. Those are descriptions from teachers and principals of students selected as 2014 Students of the Year.

Elizabeth Scott 5k a success, organizers thank supporters

On Saturday, April 26 more than 330 participants came out to support Elizabeth Scott Elementary School’s “Run the Rocks” 5k.

Hayes signs with Norfolk State

Matoaca High School Track and Field standout Brianna Hayes has signed a letter of intent to compete for Norfolk State University next school year. Brianna will join the Norfolk State Division I team competing in the MEAC conference.

What does Wall Street want?: VSU offers students glimpse into job opportunities

Virginia State University is offering its students of the Mathematics and Information Sciences Department information and hands-on practice in industry employment opportunities that could become their successful career path after their graduation.

Students showcase talents at Fine Arts Festival

The Matoaca High School hosted the family-friendly Annual Fine Arts Festival of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Festival showcased the counties public elementary, middle and high school students’ visual and performing arts talent.