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Bellwood celebrates Read to a Child Week

Bellwood Elementary School wrapped up a school-wide celebration of the Commonwealth’s Read Aloud To A Child Week recently with visitors arriving from CCPS central office, varsity athletes from L. C. Bird High School, eighth-graders from Salem Middle School’s Honors Institute and soldiers from Ft. Lee’s BOSS program reading their favorite books to the classes throughout the school.

TDHS Cheering Squad head to state

The Thomas Dale High School Competition Cheering Squad is headed to VHSL State Competition. The squad took 4th place at a competitive 6A South regional competition Saturday, in Virginia Beach. The team will compete in the state competition on Nov. 9 at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

Nanotechnology workshop exposes students to emerging A-STEM fields

Virginia State University (VSU) recently hosted 20 middle and high school students and six teachers from across Southside and Hampton Roads Virginia. The group explored the science of nanotechnology.

World-renown skateboarder brings message to local students

Tim Byrne not only speaks the language of teens, but relates his message of personal experience through a current teenage pastime – skateboarding. A world-renown skateboarder, Byrne, took his talent and showmanship last week to Carver Middle, Elizabeth Davis and Matoaca High schools.

Matoaca High School students to host “Fields of Faith” event

Students from Matoaca High School will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields/gyms all across the nation on October 29, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national “Fields of Faith” event.

Chesterfield on-time graduation rates are rising

The percentage of students graduating in four years from Chesterfield County Public Schools is rising steadily, according to on-time graduation rate information released by the Virginia Department of Education. In 2013, 90.2 percent of all Chesterfield County Public Schools students graduated from high school in four years.

Ettick Elementary dedicates new playground equipment

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Ettrick Elementary School Faculty and students celebrated the dedication of the new playground equipment. Even the dreary rain could not dampen the spirits of the Ettrick Community as they came to celebrate and recognize community partner, The Ettrick Neighborhood Foundation.

A cappella concert to take place at Matoaca

Matoaca High School will host a modern A cappella concert in the school auditorium on November 15 at 7 p.m.The concert will feature modern A cappella groups from Matoaca, Clover Hill, and Monacan high schools.