Bird grad killed in Afghanistan

Army Spc. William K. Middleton, 26, died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, according to the Department of Defense. On Thursday, Nov. 25, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Middleton, a 2002 graduate of L.C. Bird High School, was born and raised in the Richmond area.

Skyhawks’ regional championship slips away in final minutes of game

The L.C. Bird High School Skyhawks fell to Hermitage in a closely fought game with a final score of 17-14.

Bird enjoyed a number of good performances in the game, as fullback James Simmons recovered two fumbles, Will Lawing and TyVaughn Kirby-Johnson recorded sacks and a couple tackles for losses and running back Yahkee Johnson finished with 140 yards and a score. 

School bus driver faces charges

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Chesterfield County school bus driver Robert Mondziel, 69, was charged with following too closely a day after his bus collided with the school bus in front of him, ultimately causing a chain, rear-end collision involving a third bus. All three buses were transporting students from Elizabeth Davis Middle School and four of the 120 students on board were taken to surrounding hospitals, then treated and released for “non-life threatening injuries.”

Trammel to retire after 20 years

By the time he retires from the School Board in December 2011, Marshall Trammell will have served the Bermuda District for more than 20 years.

In that time, he has:

  • Been elected four times.
  • Served as chairman three times.
  • Served as vice chairman four times.
  • Seen the opening of 12 new schools.
  • Seen a 22 percent increase in students.


There was something for everyone at Matoaca Middle School’s Winterfest, where students could play video games, dance, ride a Segway, bounce on inflatable games or enjoy a snack. Principal Wayne Carter said about 500 students, which is roughly half the school, came out for Winterfest. Pictured: Ellie Holder (left) and Hannah Almone enjoy an inflatable game.


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