On a rain-soaked day last week, volunteers checked in and sorted hundreds of backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials that will soon pass to the hands of young students in need.
All Chesterfield County schools are fully accredited for the 2010-11 school year, making Chesterfield the largest division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited three years in a row, according to preliminary data from the Virginia Department of Education.
Back-to-school struggles still surprise many parents. After all, kids go back to school every year -- why don’t they know what to expect? Well, consider this: The growth rate of kids is so fast that going back to the previous year’s routine can seem pretty stale.
Thomas Dale High School’s freshmen will have a new home this school year and administrators are excited about the educational opportunities that will come with the new location.
It’s school time again! You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: New teachers, new friends and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these “new” worries only stick around for a little while. Let’s find out more about going back to school.
Let’s go! Let’s go! Come on … you’re going to miss the bus! I don’t know where your favorite jeans are; it’s not my responsibility. What do you mean you still have homework? Did you brush your teeth yet? Let’s go! I’m leaving… NOW!
Many returning students kept their minds and bodies active during the summer months with extracurricular activities. Learning about Chesterfield County’s history was an exercise for several Girl Scouts last Saturday through a program offered by the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.
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.