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Tree Lighting kicks off holiday season with Bensley students

Bensley Elementary School’s fifth-grade chorus officially launched the holiday season for Defense Logistics Agency employees performing four holiday songs during the annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7.

Scott students meet Million Minute Reading Challenge

In response to the large amount of research supporting the importance of reading at home, Elizabeth Scott Elementary School launched the Million Minute Reading Challenge, an at-home reading incentive program this year. The school’s goal is to read one million minutes at home each semester.

Marshall Trammell says goodbye to school board and friends

A retirement party is always bittersweet. School Board member Marshall Trammell’s send off was no different. A couple of hundred friends, teachers, school staff members and students stopped by the open house offering best wishes.

Ettrick ES celebrates 60 days of school

Last Monday, Ettrick Elementary students used the timeline and travelled back in time and celebrated the 60th day of school. “How appropriate that this day should fall in the season of Christmas as we promote Peace on Earth and Goodwill to man,” said Jackie Coffey, first grade teacher at Ettrick.

Matoaca HS collected 1200 pounds of food for Christmas Mother

As part of a schoolwide project, Matoaca High School collected over 1200 pounds of food to benefit the Colonial Heights-Chesterfield Christmas Mother Program.

Four more teachers attain National Board certification, two teachers renew certification

Four additional Chesterfield teachers have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and two National Board Certified Teachers have renewed their certification.

Thomas Dale’s JROTC cadets gain promotions

The following Thomas Dale High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets were promoted to the rank indicated on Nov. 7.

Area Hokies become Marching Virginians at Va. Tech

Several local Virginia Tech students have gained membership to the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. Commonly known as The Spirit of Tech, The Marching Virginians celebrate their 38th anniversary season with entertaining performances and lively music to support the Hokies during the 2011-2012 football season.