Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia State University (VSU) was awarded $140,000 to begin planning for the establishment of a college laboratory school to improve the capabilities of local school systems to prepare students for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers, including in the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors which are emerging as key economic drivers in the greater Petersburg area.
The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 53 Virginia high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.
Shock, excitement and joy were among the emotions running through Chesterfield schools today when three teachers learned they are the school division’s top Teachers of the Year. A delegation of school system and county leaders brought banners, cakes and balloons as they surprised these top-notch teachers in their classes.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Alexis Paige Anderson of Chester, has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the Old Dominion University.
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.
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.
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.
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.