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Gates Elementary takes third in online contest

O.B. Gates Elementary School came in third and earned $3,000 in a recent online contest to name America’s favorite school. Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced the results of the contest, sponsored by www.care2.com, at a press conference at Gates Elementary last week.

CCPS employees to receive one-time pay bump

The School Board last week unanimously approved using about $6.5 million in projected savings in the current fiscal year to fund one-time payouts to employees equal to 2 percent of their current salaries.

Davis Middle student wins PTA’s Reflection contest

Kayla Narron, a seventh grade student at Elizabeth Davis Middle School in Chesterfield County, has won the PTA’s Reflection contest. The contest honors excellence in arts in school; Kayla’s entry was in dance and chorography. She won at the middle school, county, district and state levels. Her piece is now entered at the national level.

Chesterfield graduations set for June 9-12

More than 4,100 Chesterfield County students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 9-12 at VCU’s Siegel Center.

Pennies in remembrance: Students give 111,945 pennies to Virginia Holocaust Museum

When the Academic Success Program students at Meadowbrook High School heard of the death of Alexander Lebenstein, a Holocaust survivor who shared his story with them earlier this school year, they wanted to do something in his honor.

CMS use complies with comprehensive plan

Though the Planning Commission found that using Chester Middle School as a ninth grade academy complies with the comprehensive plan, the commissioners made no secret of their frustration with the School Board last week.

Bensley Elementary team wins Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books team from Bensley Elementary School was the victor in a showdown with teams from Beulah and Davis elementary schools on April 27.

Girls on the Run: Curtis students raise $1,000 for Children’s Hospital of Richmond

On a sunny afternoon at Curtis Elementary School last week, the school’s Girls on the Run group presented a check for $1,010 to a representative of Children’s Hospital of Richmond.