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.

Golden Book Emmys

The First Annual Golden Book Emmy celebration recently took place at Ettrick Elementary School. The event was created to promote reading and to celebrate beloved characters of popular books. Students were encouraged to wear a costume from their favorite book.

Fashion marketing students get inside look of store management

Matoaca High Fashion Marketing students visited Nordstrom at Short Pump Town Center on October 10, for a store management presentation. The students learned many important facts about Nordstrom; the management function, job opportunities, merchandising and customer service, just to name a few.

ARGS Premieres HAIR!

Straight from the 2009 Broadway Revival and the 2010-11 National Tour, The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology will be presenting Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot.

Chesterfield Historical Society presents homeschool program

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, will offer a program in support of homeschooling families. This program, designed for all grade levels, is fun and engaging while covering specific learning objectives.

Manny’s cool lessons

When Ettrick Elementary School fourth-grade teachers entered their newly-painted school with beautifully waxed floors in September, they were faced with a dilemma. What would they do to utilize a newly-cleared space on the landing of the fourth-grade hall?

McElroy, O’Conner graduated from Radford

Brooke Yamise McElroy and Patrick Edward O’Conner of Chester graduated from Radford University at the end of the summer session.