At Carver Middle, the Candy Man can

As theatre students at Carver Middle School prepared for rehearsal last week, a pair of eighth graders pondered the appeal of this semester’s show, Willy Wonka Junior, which opens Friday, April 23.

CCPS Students of the Year honored at banquet

Chesterfield County Public Schools annually honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability, a CCPS press release says.

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

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.