Bohler enjoys counseling students
Although she’s only been a school a counselor at Hening Elementary for three years, Amirah Bohler has already been named Teacher of the Year. Bohler said she was surprised to receive the award because it is usually given to teachers. “I feel like it’s a testament to the efforts... Read more
The Chesterfield Education Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Bravo! Awards, recognizing outstanding professional and community achievements of Chesterfield County Public Schools’ alumni. The honorees will be feted at a Nov. 21 gala dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel in Midlothian. This year’s recipients are: •Jane Baskerville, retired... Read more
Outdoor classroom
Meadowbrook High student Liz Hernandez helped plant broccoli and cabbage at Shalom Farms, 2676 Venita Road, on April 25. She was part of Gwendolyn Goode’s Family and Consumer Science class. Students studied the roles of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the importance of... Read more
L. C. Bird High graduates 450
L. C. Bird High School principal Adrienne Blanton gave a sentimental speech noting this was her first graduating class as a principal. “This group is one of the most active senior classes I’ve ever seen,” she said, as she recognized students who participated in sports, clubs and community service.... Read more
Matoaca High School graduates 429
Alexander Repak and Shane Hendricks were co-valedictorians of Matoaca High’s 2019 graduating class in which 429 received diplomas at the Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center. “Shane and I have been friends since we were 2 years old, and honestly we never imagined we’d be standing side by side on... Read more
Meadowbrook High School graduates 381
Meadowbrook High School held its 55th graduation ceremony on June 6 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. A “thank you” message that salutatorian Huy Hoang made to his parents in Vietnamese resulted in cheers and clapping from the audience. Hoang encouraged his classmates to “reach out and meet others.... Read more
Thomas Dale High School graduates 545
Goodbyes were part of Thomas Dale High School’s graduation June 5 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. Bermuda District county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle noted that, since she is retiring soon, this is her last year speaking at high school commencement ceremonies. Jaeckle said goodbye and thanked Mark Fowler, whom... Read more
Carver College and Career Academy graduates 118
Carver College and Career Academy became the first school to kick off graduation season last week when 118 graduates received their diplomas June 3 at the Virginia State University’s Multi-Purpose Center. Superintendent Mervin Daugherty presented valedictorian Marissa Mansfield and salutatorian Khadyjah Dennis with the Superintendent’s Excellence Awards, which are... Read more
Rice gets ‘steamed’ up about teaching
For 25 years, Kim Rice’s focus was teaching third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Enon Elementary School until Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics came along. After hearing about the program, Rice began doing STEAM activities in her homeroom and Science Club. She made the jump to being a STEAM... Read more
Rios enjoys showing love to her students
Diana Rios tells her students at Ettrick Elementary School, “I love you, have a good day” every school day. She is a firm believer that every day is a new day and her students know when they walk in, they are starting with a clean slate. Rios said the... Read more