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Back-To-School: A new school year starts Sept. 2

The Chesterfield County Public Schools website posted updated news last month for the 2014-2015 school year. With the new school year starting in a little more than three weeks the site listed important dates in the 2014-15 calendar for Chesterfield County Public Schools

Vaccinations requirements for school-aged children

As summer comes to an end, many parents are preparing their children for the upcoming school year by getting their back-to-school vaccinations.

Back-To-School: Chesterfield Schools to use 10-point grading scale beginning with 2014-15 school year

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, students in Chesterfield County Public Schools will be evaluated on a 10-point grading scale. The School Board revised its uniform grading standards (Policy 3040-R) on June 24.

Back-To-School: Understanding and managing Attention Deficit Disorder

There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the term Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Despite the emphasis on attention disorder, attention problems are only part of the issue. I prefer to view this as a regulation disorder.

Former Chesterfield student visits Ettrick Elementary

Justin Wootton, Corporate Senior Designer and Visual Creative Director for Forever 21, visited students at Ettrick Elementary School to share his love of art. Mr. Wootton is in charge of 575 stores located all over the world.

With a “let’s do it” culture, Bellwood Elementary is avoiding the summer slide

With two weeks remaining in the school year, students and parents are looking forward to the summer break; teachers are looking forward to the break as well, while also thinking about their students and what is known as the “summer slide.”

Enon Elementary Earns a VIP Award

Enon Elementary was awarded a 2014 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award, which is part of the Virginia Index of Performance program. Enon has earned a VIP Award every year since 2008, when the VIP Awards were first given.

Ettrick installs trees for Arbor Day

On Arbor Day, April 25, Virginia State University donated a tree for the courtyard and a science lesson for second grade students at Ettrick Elementary School.

Students respond, benefit from after-school program

“My favorite day of the week is Wednesday,” said Debbie Bailey, beaming a wide smile. Bailey, an eighth-grade Civics and Economics teacher at G.W. Carver Middle School, spends her Wednesdays hanging out with her students who live in the Broadwater community in an afterschool program in the community’s clubhouse.