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VSU to break ground on Multipurpose Center

Virginia State University will break ground on its 165,000-square-foot Multipurpose Center at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. The Groundbreaking will take place at Third Avenue and Watson Street, in the building footprint.

Students place in electronic communication contest

Matoaca High School’s Electronic Communications II students recently placed third in a state multi-media contest through Virginia Society for Technology (VSTE) in education. Reid Driskill, Christian Chisolm, Joshua Elmore, Ellie Miller, Brenda Tapp, Rebekah Ferguson, Miles Hicks, Heath Gross, Tatum McKay, Hannah Shaffer, Hannah Rathje, Devin Delozier, and Christien Wadlington

Matoaca raises funds for ASK

Matoaca High School’s Third Annual Feather the Turkey contest, sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America, ended on November 22 surpassing their goal by $1,000.

Ettrick students venture to Fine Arts Museum

Fifth-grade students from Ettrick Elementary School visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the costume exhibit and to meet local artist, Matt Lively, for a tour of Richmond City mural art. Mr. Lively explained the process of creating art on bricks and his inspirations for his art work.

Former School Board Rep. Schroeder appointed to Midlothian seat

The Chesterfield County School Board selected Dr. James Schroeder as an interim appointee to represent the Midlothian District. Schroeder previously represented the Midlothian District on the School Board for 13 years, serving as chair four times and successfully leading the school division through a period of tremendous growth in student enrollment.

Matoaca High collects 3,750 pounds of food

As part of a school-wide project, Matoaca High School collected over 3,750 pounds of food to benefit the St. Ann’s Catholic Church Food Pantry. This project was managed by the school’s American Red Cross Club in collaboration with Assistant Principal Gail Ledbetter, the Special Education department, and the school library.

Meadowbrook students mentor Falling Creek Kindergartners

Before Thanksgiving, Meadowbrook students had the opportunity to give back to their community when 24 Success Program students visited one of its Title I feeder schools, Falling Creek Elementary, to mentor two classes of Kindergartners, continuing their “Bridging the Gap” mission with Falling Creek Elementary.

Man who oversaw President Kennedy’s final salute visits Bird

Fifty years ago last month, Randy Campbell became part of history when he was a part of the most historic funeral of the 20th century. L.C. Bird students and faculty experienced a first-person, eyewitness account of the burial of President John F. Kennedy, an event that left an indelible mark on our country.