School supplies are an expense at the beginning of each school year. For families with more than one school age child, it can be heavy on the budget, especially when you have to buy supplies that last the whole year at one time. This Friday through Sunday, parents will save 5 percent on school supplies and clothing thanks to the fifth annual Virginia Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.
As the start of the new school year creeps closer, Chesterfield’s newest students – and their parents – are preparing to make the jump from home or preschool to kindergarten.
Zachary Waller, a student at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, was one of 48 rising high school seniors from across the state selected to take part in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) academy, according to a press release.
John-Charles Holmes, of Chester, and Caroline Moon, of Chesterfield, earned the Pamplin Leader Award from Virginia Tech. The award comes with a $1,000 tuition scholarship and the opportunity to apply for the Pamplin Scholar award, a merit-based scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years at Virginia Tech, the following year, according to information from the school.
Several area students were named to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Commandant’s List for the spring 2010 semester, according to information from the school.
Kaitie Sisk, of Chesterfield, was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, according to information from the honor society. Sisk is a student at Cosby High School.
Lisa Coffey, of Chester, has joined Da Capo Virginia as an instructor offering private lessons in trumpet and other brass instruments, according to information from the organization. Coffey earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Virginia Tech and a master’s of education in administration and supervision from Virginia State University.
The Tools for School program is gearing up to help provide school supplies for hundreds of children whose families are served by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. It’s anticipated that around 900 children will need assistance this school year, up from 800 last year, according to information from Chesterfield County.