CCPS seeks input on school calendar

The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2014-2015, which is available online at

500 Student musicians present a dynamic Christmas performance

The spirited performances of the more than 500 students and their teachers at the Holiday Concert of the Matoaca High School made a rainy cold winter night sparkle and shine.

Chesterfield has 106 National Board Certified Teachers

Eleven additional Chesterfield teachers have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and one of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers has renewed her certification.

Board approves new contract for superintendent

The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously approved a new contract for Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome during its meeting last week. The new contract totals $273,996 annually, including deferred and other compensation. It will run through June 30, 2017, and replaces a contract that was to expire June 30, 2015.

Virginia State University breaks ground on new Multipurpose Center

Last Friday afternoon, over 200 people braved the chilly, but sunny, afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking for Virginia State University’s new multipurpose center. The center will be the first of its kind for southeast Virginia.

YMCA CEO speaks at Key Club meeting

Last Wednesday evening, Tim Joyce, the President and CEO of the Richmond area YMCA spoke to 54 members of the Thomas Dale Key Club about the opportunities for young leaders in community service.

Libobot in first action challenge

Chesterfield County Public Library “Libobot” team located at the Central Library competed in their first robotic challenge against 40 Virginian school teams at the packed St. Christopher school arena to qualify for the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) 2013-2014 Central Virginia State Championship in March.

Santa reads to Ettrick students

Ettrick Elementary School held Library Night on Thursday, December 12. Students were surprised to see the Gingerbread Man and Santa who read a special book. Santa and the elves passed out candy canes and cookies as well. The event was very exciting for everyone in attendance.