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After-prom parties seek mainstream acceptance

Prom night has long been a rite of passage for American teenagers. Unfortunately, the night is often marked by a large number of young people who abandon their core values, common sense and reasoning skills. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that on a typical prom weekend, 48 teenagers will perish and 5,200 more will be injured in vehicular crashes. About half of these crashes will be alcohol or drug related.

Chesterfield students rake in FBLA awards

Students from Meadowbrook, Matoaca and Thomas Dale high schools recently competed in a Future Business Leaders of America regional event at Dinwiddie High, according to information from Chesterfield County Public Schools. Chesterfield students won a total of 34 awards, and Matoaca High was recognized as having the largest local FBLA chapter.

County expects application for substantial accord on new CMS use

A final hurdle likely remains to be cleared before the school system can use the Chester Middle School building to house Thomas Dale High School’s freshman class this fall.

Another 100 CCPS jobs could be lost

The school system will have to cut an additional $10.5 million from its budget for fiscal 2011, which already includes $26.4 million in cuts and the elimination of nearly 200 jobs, officials said last week.

JTCC summer registration underway

Summer 2010 registration at John Tyler Community College got underway April 5 and runs through May 14, according to information from the school. Students already enrolled at the college are encouraged to register online using the Student Information System found at www.jtcc.edu/myTyler.

Two Ecoff educators earn National Board Cetification

Two members of Ecoff Elementary School’s staff have achieved National Board Certification, teacher Jeanne Hensel said. Shannon Magne, a third grade teacher, and Jennifer Grossnickle, a guidance counselor, successfully completed the voluntary National Board Certification assessment program.

Murals placed at Community High

Last spring, Chesterfield Community High School held a contest for a school slogan, according to information from Library Media Specialist Carol DeMasi. The winning choice was “Eagle Pride, Soar High,” designed by 2009 senior Raymeka White.

School efficiency review presented

Most of the cost-saving recommendations included in a recent efficiency audit of the school system have already been incorporated into next year’s budget, school officials said Friday.