Molly McFadden, a special education teacher from Curtis Elementary was awarded a MCD Grant of $5,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Ms. McFadden will purchase stand-up desks for a variety of classrooms at Curtis. The purpose of the desks is to accommodate students with different learning styles, allowing them... Read more
English 10 students from Caroline Brown, Gina Hackett, and Beth Lucas’s classes hosted an event on May 29 certain to affect the hearts and minds of the L.C. Bird community while trying to effect real and lasting change in our world. Bird’s “Change the World Extravaganza” was held in the L.C.... Read more
Austin Leighton, a 10th grader at Thomas Dale High School has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston from June 28 to- June 30. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or... Read more
Members of the Matoaca High School (MHS) American Red Cross Club and their families and friends recently volunteered at the Virginia Home 3 Mile  Fun Walk. This is the sixth year that the Fun Walk has taken place, and the MHS American Red Cross Club has volunteered each time. The Virginia Home is a... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  I got an offer in the mail the other day for another credit card.  Now, I already have four cards and this offering happened to be from a company I already have a card with.  However, this new... Read more
Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education honored 14 Chesterfield County schools with 2015 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement earlier last week. Not one school was honored east of the “Chesterfield Mountains” (schools in the Bermuda, Dale and southeast Matoaca Districts. Are... Read more
Kelsey Harrison, mezzo-soprano, from Charlotte, North Carolina, will conduct a special performance for the residents of The Crossings at Ironbridge on Saturday, May 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The public is also invited to attend this special event.  Harrison’s grandmother, Catherine Tierney, has been a resident of... Read more
The Richmond-Petersburg area made it into the top fifteen U.S. cities with the worst mosquito problems.  The statistic was based on the number of customers who requested mosquito control products.  With the warm weather finally here, the threat of insect-transmitted diseases makes it necessary to think about protection during... Read more
Pictured above are the Kiwanis Club of Chester’s president, Bob Cassada, and past president, Noelle Grosso, confirming the club’s recent $20,000 pledge to the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation with Betty Matthews, past president of the foundation. Flying proudly in the background is the club’s gift to the... Read more
To the Editor: I am proud of the dedication of the teachers and the hard work of students in Chesterfield Public Schools. I believe the majority of the parents also believe this. I was a teacher in this system for many years, and I know the day-to-day challenges that... Read more