Ettrick names teacher of the year

Mrs. Stephanie Haines has been selected by her peers as Teacher of the Year for Ettrick Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year. Mrs. Haines is loved and adored by her students and the staff of Ettrick Elementary School. She gives her heart and soul to her students and according to student, Markayla Evans, “She is the best teacher ever.”

L. C. Bird High School receives $1,000 in supplies

Amanda Simon, a ninth-grade teacher at Lloyd C. Bird HighSchool, was presented $1,000 in school supplies by local CITGO Marketer Petroleum Marketers, Inc.(PMI) and CITGO Petroleum Corporation as part of the CITGO Fueling Education Program.

Curtis Elementary Black History poster winners

The following children are the grade level winners for the Black History Month Poster Contest at Curtis Elementary.

Matoaca FBLA recognized for achievement

Matoaca High School Future Business Leaders of American participated in the Regional FBLA Conference, hosted by John Tyler Community College, on March 6. Many Matoaca FBLA members placed in the various regional contests and were recognized for their achievements.

Fine Arts Festival, Warrior Awareness at Matoaca High School April 5-6

Matoaca High School, off Woodpecker Road, will be the site of two family-oriented events the weekend of April 5-6.

Matoaca Elementary to celebrate 76 years

The 76th Anniversary Celebration of Matoaca Elementary School will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the historic school, 6627 River Road, South Chesterfield. The celebration is open to the community and will celebrate with historical stories, special art work, a visit from the Mattaponi Indians and much more.

Correction: JTCC proposed Chester campus renovation yet to receive funding

Last week the Village News ran a story titled “John Tyler Community College Chester campus to expand,” which contained incorrect information. The report was interpreted from two separate documents found on the College web site - one document being a handout about current proposals involving the Nicholas Center and Bird Hall

Jobs on the chopping block to makeup $3 million in school budget

While the Chesterfield County School Board passed its budget during a meeting on March 4, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marcus Newsome, said during a budget and audit meeting last week, that the budget “still needs to be vetted.”