Marching Knights earn Superior Rating at state competition

The Marching Knights of Thomas Dale have completed another outstanding marching season. One of the largest marching bands in the Metro-Richmond area, Thomas Dale competed against other bands across Virginia and North Carolina to win multiple awards.

Alternatives routes to receiving a dimploma

Young people who are struggling to complete high school or who have dropped out can find support within Chesterfield County Public Schools.

SAT guru schedules three sessions in Chesterfield

SAT guru John Swann will visit Chesterfield County Public Schools three times this school year to help students achieve higher scores on the SAT reasoning test. Students are welcome to register for any of these free and popular sessions, which run 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Family Adventure Night: Under The Sea

“This is the best night of my life ever!” exclaimed 7-year-old Cheyenne Tingen as she exited Harrowgate Elementary School loaded with books, candy, and other treasures she had amassed during the evening.

Sm’art Specialty Center students garner awards at Bon Air Art Show

Art students at the Specialty Center for Visual & Performing Arts at Thomas Dale High School received awards at the Bon Air Art Show in October. The show was sponsored by the Bon Air Artists Association and was judged by professional artists.

Pansy Day at Curtis

It was Pansy Day for Curtis Elementary School last Wednesday, and with student participation bringing in a pansy to plant and volunteers guiding them, over 500 pansies were planted, beautifying the school property. The beautification project for Curtis began in 1991 by Brenda Bush.

Thomas Dale orchestra students garner top honors

Music students at the Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School have garnered top honors by being selected for Senior Regional Orchestra. Top musicians in each of central Virginia’s 16 counties compete by audition for seats in the Senior Regional Orchestra.

Recent successes in CCPS recognized

Dr. Laura Hebert, principal of L.C. Bird High School, is the new chair of the U.S. Lacrosse Board of Directors, which develops policies and priorities for U.S. lacrosse. Hebert, who has umpired for nearly 30 years, will serve as board chair through July 31, 2014, and will oversee several initiatives, including the men’s 2014 world championship in Denver (equivalent to soccer’s World Cup) and a $12 million capital campaign to build a national headquarters in Baltimore.