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.
Delegate Cox has been a leader in the Virginia legislature on economic development issues. In the 2009 session, he successfully patroned legislation to increase Virginia’s competitive advantage in attracting businesses to the Commonwealth.
With just about 50 days to go before the Commonwealth’s landmark smoking ban goes into effect, Governor Timothy M. Kaine is joining dining patrons and community leaders across Virginia to highlight restaurants that have already gone smoke-free.
Thomas Dale’s central region powerhouse volleyball team entered their match last week versus Matoaca on somewhat of a down note. The Knights had lost two of their last three to James River and Cosby and were nearly upended by district rival Colonial Heights.
The Thomas Dale field hockey team defeated the Matoaca Warriors 3-0 last week in spite of a somewhat sluggish Monday afternoon effort. In the post-game huddle, Coach Beth Jaeckle urged her troops “to keep playing . . . . we have to beat our man, not just defend.”
Enon Elementary celebrated the achievement of its summer reading program with a special event. One-hundred-and-forty-five students, almost one-third of the school, received a special visit from Riders for Readers, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who support literacy.
Rachel DeGraba and Marcus Grant have been recognized as Seniors of the Month at Thomas Dale High School.
Ecoff Elementary second- and third-graders now have a playground piece that’s uniquely theirs. Thanks to $20,000 provided by the Chesterfield County Playground Committee, the purple-and-yellow structure, which includes a zip line, bongo climbers, and a rotary rider, is now a permanent fixture at the Ecoff playground.