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Kids’ Tech University at VSU returns October 22

Kids’ Tech University (KTU) is returning for the second year to the Virginia State University campus for two sessions this fall. A collaborative endeavor between VSU and Virginia Tech, the program’s objective is to pique curiosity and stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for youngsters 9 to 12.

Dr. Miller inaugurated as VSU president

Virginia State University (VSU) held the official inauguration of the school’s new president, Dr. Keith T. Miller, last Friday morning in Daniel Stadium.

World-traveled musician visits Thomas Dale

Thomas Dale High School welcomed world-renowned musician and Grammy Award winner Sandip Burman last Tuesday morning, who engaged music students in the school’s Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts with the unique sounds of traditional classical music native to India.

Registering for a GED test is free in September

In September, GED® (General Education Development) tests are free. As the usual cost to take a test is $58, first-time test-takers, however, who register in September will pay nothing to take the test. Chesterfield County Public Schools is able to offer free tests for a limited time due to a grant from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

PTA involvement helps children, community

In comparing the number of PTA members at Bellwood Elementary to the number of attending students, Christina Welch finds it particularly disturbing. Last year the school had 90 total members; and in the third week of school, Bellwood currently has a little more than half that.

‘Christmas’ comes early for Meadowbrook students

Meadowbrook High School kicked off the school-year by providing virtually every student in the building an assortment of free school supplies on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Dominion grant supports VSU School of Business’ digital textbook initiative

Dominion Resources has awarded Virginia State University (VSU) $50,000 to expand a digital textbook pilot project aimed at reducing costs and increasing student retention.

Brown retires after 41 years at Ettrick

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).