Freshman applications up over 2013

Applications for Fall 2014, first-time freshmen at Virginia State University are up 12 percent over 2013. The increase is based on data reported for February 7, 2014. Applications for in-state students demonstrate a 16 percent increase, while out-of-state students’ applications are up 10 percent.

Coyner blasted by local daily press

For almost a week, Chesterfield County School Board member, and attorney, Carrie Coyner, has been blasted in the local daily newspaper about representing developers at the Board of Supervisors meetings on cases in Bermuda and Dale districts. Ms. Coyner often asks that the school cash proffer (promise) be reduced or eliminated.

Time to register for kindergarten

Register your child for kindergarten at the local elementary school in your attendance zone. Children, who will be five years old by September 30, are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall.

C. E. Curtis Elementary School receives $1,500 donation from Big Lots

Curtis Elementary Principal Susan Pereira along with the school’s Student Council Association board members (SCA) were among 50-plus visitors to the new Big Lots store located on Weir Road next to Lowe’s for the grand opening celebration to accept a $1,500 donation to the school.

Ecoff students celebrate 100th day of school with a mature look

Ecoff Elementary first grade classes were doing lots of math activities with the number 100 on Friday. They were celebrating 100 days of school.

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.