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Extracurricular Running: Fitness and fun go hand-in-hand at Chester Middle

“The only thing better than running club meeting once a week would be if we met twice a week,” exclaimed seventh grader Emily Johnson. Johnson is one of a gym-full of Chester Middle School students who meet each Wednesday during the winter months.

Meadowbrook Wall of Fame inducts seven in 2010 Class

Meadowbrook High School’s Wall of Fame gained seven members during a ceremony held Saturday night at Meadowbrook Country Club. The 2010 Class included Jamie Accashian, T. J. Armstrong, Shelley Gilliam Jump, Denise Snader Manuel, Paul Nicklis, Eric Richardson and William Sindlinger.

County schools face budget cuts of up to $42.7 million in fiscal 2011

Thanks to falling state and local tax revenues and funding levels, Chesterfield County Public Schools could be forced to cut as much as $42.7 million from next year’s budget.

Chester Middle School will house Thomas Dale’s freshmen next year

The School Board last week unanimously approved the school system’s five-year, roughly $183 million capital improvement program, which includes plans to use Chester Middle School to house Thomas Dale High School’s ninth graders starting next year.

L.C. Bird grad earns degree

Allie Stough, a 2007 graduate of Lloyd C. Bird High School, has completed her associate’s degree with an emphasis in visual arts at Richard Bland College.

School Board to Consider CIP, Chester Middle Options

On Tuesday, the School Board will take up its capital improvement plan and a controversial proposal to close Chester Middle School and use the building for Thomas Dale High School’s freshmen.

Big Kicks for the Monarchs

Who says girls can’t play football? Meadowbrook senior Genesis Avilia won a Dell computer for herself and Meadowbrook when she kicked a field goal promptly after being crowned the school’s homecoming queen, with Corey Foxworthy by her side as king.

Woolridge Absences are Isolated Incidents

Absences may have spiked at Woolridge Elementary last week, but school officials say that the incident is an isolated one. On Monday, 102 of the school’s 807 students were absent; totals climbed to 112 on Tuesday before dropping to 94 on Wednesday and 82 on Thursday.