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Chesterfield among the best communities for young people

Chesterfield County achieved national recognition once again last Wednesday as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING for its initiatives to help young people.

Evelyn Boyd White assumes presidency of the NACAC

Evelyn Boyd White, guidance coordinator at Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Va., assumed the presidency of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) following the associations 67th National Conference in New Orleans, Sept. 22-24.

Matoaca Elementary celebrates national reading event

Matoaca Elementary School joined 2 million people across the country Thursday in Read for the Record, an annual event promoting the importance of reading aloud to young children.

Chesterfield honors 63 Teachers of the Year

Chesterfield County Public Schools honored Teachers of the Year from 63 schools last Thursday at the Holiday Inn Koger South Conference Center. The annual celebration is sponsored by the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation.

TDHS Marching Band thunders for elementary students

With a gray sky overhead, the Thomas Dale High School Marching Band brought fireworks to the students of Marguerite Christian Elementary the morning of Thursday, Sept. 22, converting the school’s bus loop into a musical arena for the massive crowd of children.

Chesterfield ‘Goes to College Week’

Chesterfield County Public Schools and the county’s Board of Supervisors have entered into a partnership to identify Chesterfield as one of the first few communities nationwide to join the “America Goes to College” movement.

Fairs and open houses focus on high school options

Chesterfield County offers several high school options. Students may apply to attend specialty centers or governor’s schools that target specific interests. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more are invited to attend information fairs and open houses.

Grant awarded to VSU for STEM research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia State University researchers $342,795 to support a project that studies the effectiveness of interventions on the mathematics performance of minority middle and high school students.