After 41 years of working at Ettrick Elementary School, Mrs. Wilma Jones-Brown recently retired from the Chesterfield County school system. In 1969, Brown began her career as a teacher’s aide at Dupuy Road Elementary (which was later named the Ettrick Elementary Annex).
Linda C. Wood, principal of Chester’s Harrowgate Elementary, was selected in early June as Virginia’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal. She received the award Tuesday, June 14, in a surprise presentation in front of her students, the community, and the school staff.
Chester resident Ashley Simard is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by Military Children Program at Fort Lee. Simard, the daughter of Gretchen and Philip Simard, is enrolled for the fall semester at the University of Virginia.
The following Chester residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary.
Dr. Teigen, a resident of Chesterfield for almost 23 years, was named to her present position on May 25 last spring after being the head principal at L.C. Bird High School since 2007. A full-time educator for 13 years, Dr. Teigen has also spent time in the classroom.
The first full weekend of August will be a sales tax holiday for folks purchasing school supplies and clothing. During this three-day period – Aug. 5, 6, and 7 – purchases of qualifying school supplies, those selling for $20 or less per item plus purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item, will be exempt from sales tax.
In roughly five weeks school will start; the little ones will make their way to the end of the driveway that first morning, their tiny little bodies supporting a book bag loaded down with an abundance of school supplies, a tiny troop of turtles headed towards the ocean to be set free.
For those students soon to attend Salem Church Middle School in September, just remember the renovation currently going on at the school will only last one more year – and will never interfere with your studies, like it or not.