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Students respond, benefit from after-school program

“My favorite day of the week is Wednesday,” said Debbie Bailey, beaming a wide smile. Bailey, an eighth-grade Civics and Economics teacher at G.W. Carver Middle School, spends her Wednesdays hanging out with her students who live in the Broadwater community in an afterschool program in the community’s clubhouse.

Seniors strive to change the world

With the mission to share practical ideas how to make a difference, treat others well, give back, love yourself, and contribute to a better world, the students of two senior L.C. Bird High School English classes, several school clubs, and two choir classes invited the student body and faculty of their school library to a “Change the World Week Extravaganza.”

Ecoff celebrates completion of playground renewal

The last Friday in April was a very happy and physical day for the students at Ecoff Elementary. Not only was it Field Day, it was also the day they celebrated Playground Renewal and dedicated their playground with a new track and being able to enjoy recess without having to wade through puddles the day after a rain.

Ettrick students win art contest

Communities In Schools of Chesterfield held an art contest for art work to be displayed at the CIS Chesterfield office.

Sweeney and Ray earn All-Virginia Choir honors

Thomas Dale seniors Evan Sweeney and Andrew Ray recently participated in the All-Virginia Honors Choir April 24-26, 2014 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Evan and Andrew are vocalists in the Music Specialty Center at Thomas Dale.

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.