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MEGA Mentors reach out for tutors

MEGA Mentors, now in its fourth year, provides mentoring and tutoring in three Chesterfield high schools and one middle school. They are growing faster than the group can keep tutors and mentors vounteering.

Bird’s arts program creates prize winning art

Encouraging young art students to show their talents and potential early in their lives is a prime objective for the teachers of the arts programs at Chesterfield’s L.C. Bird High School. Five of the 26 art pieces submitted by Bird were awarded by “Scholastic Art Magazine’s national Art and Writing” competition.

First Valentine's Day: Elizabeth Davis Middle School students collect bands for Lithuanian orphanage

Elizabeth Davis Middle school teacher Lisa Perreca and her family have a special reason to celebrate this Valentine’s Day — two new adopted children hailing from Lithuania.

Now is the time to apply for prekindergarten

Prekindergarten applications are now being taken for the 2014-15 school year.

Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools among the activities scheduled for JTCC’s celebration of Black History Month

In the era between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, the Rosenwald rural school building program provided critical educational opportunities to African Americans in the South. Through this initiative, pioneered by Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, more than 5,000 Rosenwald Schools were built, including 364 in Virginia.

Students honored for creations in art

Each year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the creative abilities of middle and high school students throughout the country. This year, 168 Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 86 Gold Keys, 93 Silver Keys and 133 honorable mentions.

Matoaca High Impact wins Grand Champion in overall division

The recent record breaking snow in local Virginia has been a major setback in people’s everyday schedules, but it sure didn’t stop Matoaca Show Choir, High Impact, from reaching their goals.

Matoaca brains in Final Four

The Matoaca Academic Team has become a force to be recognized this school year, posting the best finish in school history and therefore advancing to the Final Four of CBS 6 Battle of the Brains Competition.