The Matoaca High School hosted the family-friendly Annual Fine Arts Festival of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Festival showcased the counties public elementary, middle and high school students’ visual and performing arts talent.
As previous participants, Matoaca High School’s Actor’s Studio returned to the 2014 “Bardathon” sponsored by Richmond Shakespeare at Center Stage. They performed two student-directed scenes from “Hamlet.” Nine area schools and one Russian Theater Troupe participated in this year’s Bardathon.
Creative works by five students in the Village News readership area, and a total of 11 Chesterfield County students, won national recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Earlier this year in regional competition, 168 Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 86 Gold Keys, 93 Silver Keys and 133 honorable mentions.
Ettrick Elementary School recognized two mentoring programs, Men of Troy and Buddy 2 Buddy.
Families who want to apply for 2014-15 prekindergarten are in luck: Three more application sessions have been scheduled, and the deadline has been pushed back to June 9.
The winter weather didn’t stop Elizabeth Scott Elementary School Morning Running Club from training for the upcoming Run the Rocks 5K and Healthy Family Day. These determined, energetic students began meeting in February to train for the first annual Run the Rocks 5k race on Saturday, April 26, starting at the school to Point of Rocks Park and back.
Fourteen students from Ettrick Elementary School are participating in a program called “Girls on the Run.” The program is designed to develop healthy lifestyles and habits in girls and to support a healthy body image.