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Banking 101 with Matoaca Elementary

Matoaca Elementary third grade students got a chance to find out a little more about banking and saving with a visit to Bank of McKenney, their local bank branch. After a short walk from their school to the bank, the students were welcomed by Bank of McKenney’s President and CEO Richard Liles, Branch Manager Debbie Schrum and the bank’s staff.

Elizabeth Scott students recognized for reading achievements

The kindergarteners at Elizabeth Scott were honored on Friday, April 27 for recognizing and understanding all 31 of their “word wall” words. Word Wall words are the high frequency words the children learn to recognize when beginning to read, as well as learning to use them in their writing.

Scott Elementary reading program awarded

The Exemplary Reading Program chair of each state, and their appointed committees, recently announced International Reading Associations (IRA) 2012 Exemplary Reading Program honorees. Among the 13 schools given the award was Elizabeth Scott Elementary School, Chester, Virginia, Joan Temple, Principal.

Salem Middle students introduced to cello guitar fusion

During an East Coast tour and an upcoming Richmond gig, Montana Skies, a cello guitar fusion group from Georgia, ventured off their schedule path and made a stop at Salem Middle School to lead a couple of master classes for the cello and bass students.

Schools offer tours to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Chesterfield County’s Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee, in partnership with the National Park Service and the U.S. Marine Corps, will present a week-long series of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff.

VSU Business School is finalist for prestigious technology innovation award

Virginia State University’s Reginald F. Lewis School of Business (RFLSB) is a finalist for the RichTech Technology Innovation Deployment Award. The award honors companies or organizations that successfully implement creative technologies to enhance processes, methodologies and/or services for their own, or others’, benefit.

Special education plan available for review

The annual plan for special education in Chesterfield County Public Schools was made available for review on April 18 in the Parent-Teacher Resource Center of the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road.

Dr. Douglas Fiore named 2012-13 ACE Fellow

American Council on Education has selected VSU’s Dr. Douglas Fiore, Professor of Education and Assistant to the Provost for General and Continuing Education, as one of 57 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2012-13 class of the ACE Fellows Program.