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The Chesterfield County School Board selected Dr. James Schroeder as an interim appointee to represent the Midlothian District. Schroeder previously represented the Midlothian District on the School Board for 13 years, serving as chair four times and successfully leading the school division through a period of tremendous growth in student enrollment.
Before Thanksgiving, Meadowbrook students had the opportunity to give back to their community when 24 Success Program students visited one of its Title I feeder schools, Falling Creek Elementary, to mentor two classes of Kindergartners, continuing their “Bridging the Gap” mission with Falling Creek Elementary.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Board of Education unanimously approved an A-F grading system that will assign letter grades to schools based on the percentages of students demonstrating proficiency, academic growth and college and career readiness.
Back in November of 1990, the Curtis students joined together to bury a Literacy Time Capsule. Student Leigh Hagan, a fourth grader at Curtis, was shown throwing the first shovel of dirt in a photograph taken during the ceremony.
From extremes, like hot dog stands in the hallways to practical fixes, like larger bathrooms and a new roof that does not leak, were among predictions sealed away in a student time capsule for Curtis Elementary 23 years ago.
Bellwood Elementary School wrapped up a school-wide celebration of the Commonwealth’s Read Aloud To A Child Week recently with visitors arriving from CCPS central office, varsity athletes from L. C. Bird High School, eighth-graders from Salem Middle School’s Honors Institute and soldiers from Ft. Lee’s BOSS program reading their favorite books to the classes throughout the school.
On Friday, October 11, 2013, Ettrick Elementary School Faculty and students celebrated the dedication of the new playground equipment. Even the dreary rain could not dampen the spirits of the Ettrick Community as they came to celebrate and recognize community partner, The Ettrick Neighborhood Foundation.
Remaining calm and collected and remembering his lessons from a Child Fire Safety Education program taught by the Chesterfield Fire & EMS, seven-year-old, Kenneth “Tripp” Harris III, saved his mother from a fire in their home.
Board of Supervisors Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle has asked for the transfer of $5,000 from the Bermuda District Improvement Fund to the Parks and Recreation Department for the renovation of the playground and track areas at Ecoff Elementary School, according to county staff.