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Wells students learn about nutrition with visit by former NFL player

Two weeks ago, C.C. Wells Elementary School kicked off their involvement in Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide program promoting a healthy lifestyle in young students, by having the school’s 700 students and 80 faculty and staff gather in the school’s gymnasium. There, students learned the benefits of good nutrition.

Bensley Elementary holds SOL trophy ceremony for students

Faculty, staff and administration at Bensley Elementary School held a trophy ceremony last Tuesday evening in the school’s cafeteria to celebrate students who passed their SOLs (Standards of Learning) tests last year.

Matoaca fashion department gets hands-on experience

October was a busy month for Matoaca High Fashion Merchandising students and their teacher Heather Viar.

Philanthropic gesture will help limited-resource aquafarmers

Small-scale Gloucester aquafarmers Cynthia and Donald Perry learned the proper way to test water quality at an aquaculture workshop at Virginia State University.

Meadowbrook High hosts state, local speakers for transition fair

In celebration of Disability History and Awareness Month, Meadowbrook High School held the Transition Lunch & Learn Fair last Tuesday for students in the school’s Exceptional Education program. The event provided them with the necessary resources for life after high school.

CEA Fund endorses Fausz, Edwards, Wyman and Doland

The Chesterfield Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education (CEA) announced its candidate endorsements on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.

Tools for School program a success in Chesterfield

The Tools for School program, administered by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, served 1,194 children this year due to donations and support from the community. The number is an increase over the 2010 program, which served 902 children.

Rolls-Royce partners with JTCC machining

John Tyler Community College (JTCC) last Tuesday announced the expansion of its precision machining program to expand the advanced manufacturing workforce in the region, a growing economic force in the Commonwealth.