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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).

Harrowgate educator selected as Va. National Distinguished Principal

Linda C. Wood, principal of Chester’s Harrowgate Elementary, was selected in early June as Virginia’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal. She received the award Tuesday, June 14, in a surprise presentation in front of her students, the community, and the school staff.

Area students awarded scholarships

Chester resident Ashley Simard is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by Military Children Program at Fort Lee. Simard, the daughter of Gretchen and Philip Simard, is enrolled for the fall semester at the University of Virginia.

Local residents graduate from the College of William & Mary

The following Chester residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary.

Back to school insights with Dr. Beth Teigen

Dr. Teigen, a resident of Chesterfield for almost 23 years, was named to her present position on May 25 last spring after being the head principal at L.C. Bird High School since 2007. A full-time educator for 13 years, Dr. Teigen has also spent time in the classroom.

August Sales Tax Holiday: School supplies and clothing

The first full weekend of August will be a sales tax holiday for folks purchasing school supplies and clothing. During this three-day period – Aug. 5, 6, and 7 – purchases of qualifying school supplies, those selling for $20 or less per item plus purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item, will be exempt from sales tax.

Parents of little ones: Don’t fret – you’re not alone

In roughly five weeks school will start; the little ones will make their way to the end of the driveway that first morning, their tiny little bodies supporting a book bag loaded down with an abundance of school supplies, a tiny troop of turtles headed towards the ocean to be set free.