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C. E. Curtis Elementary School receives $1,500 donation from Big Lots

Curtis Elementary Principal Susan Pereira along with the school’s Student Council Association board members (SCA) were among 50-plus visitors to the new Big Lots store located on Weir Road next to Lowe’s for the grand opening celebration to accept a $1,500 donation to the school.

Ecoff students celebrate 100th day of school with a mature look

Ecoff Elementary first grade classes were doing lots of math activities with the number 100 on Friday. They were celebrating 100 days of school.

MEGA Mentors reach out for tutors

MEGA Mentors, now in its fourth year, provides mentoring and tutoring in three Chesterfield high schools and one middle school. They are growing faster than the group can keep tutors and mentors vounteering.

Bird’s arts program creates prize winning art

Encouraging young art students to show their talents and potential early in their lives is a prime objective for the teachers of the arts programs at Chesterfield’s L.C. Bird High School. Five of the 26 art pieces submitted by Bird were awarded by “Scholastic Art Magazine’s national Art and Writing” competition.

First Valentine's Day: Elizabeth Davis Middle School students collect bands for Lithuanian orphanage

Elizabeth Davis Middle school teacher Lisa Perreca and her family have a special reason to celebrate this Valentine’s Day — two new adopted children hailing from Lithuania.

Now is the time to apply for prekindergarten

Prekindergarten applications are now being taken for the 2014-15 school year.

Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools among the activities scheduled for JTCC’s celebration of Black History Month

In the era between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, the Rosenwald rural school building program provided critical educational opportunities to African Americans in the South. Through this initiative, pioneered by Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, more than 5,000 Rosenwald Schools were built, including 364 in Virginia.

Students honored for creations in art

Each year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the creative abilities of middle and high school students throughout the country. This year, 168 Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 86 Gold Keys, 93 Silver Keys and 133 honorable mentions.