Four hundred middle and high school students descended on Virginia State University for a daylong high energy robotics contest that tested their teamwork and ingenuity. The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) South Central Qualifier was the last of seven regional events across Virginia.
Hats, baby quilts and doggie blankets – oh my. Students in two Matoaca Middle School enrichment classes spent the last ten weeks learning new skills as they were creating donation-bound items; animal blankets and human hats led by Matoaca staff members, Luanne Marsh and Sherry Marshall,
Chester native Briana Kracke has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
Alex Billeter, of Chester, was one of over 300 JMU students embarked on 30 spring break trips around the country and world, where students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group.
“Some people say it is hard to stay in touch with Washington,” said Deputy Director David Mineta of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). “That is not true from our side.”
Curtis Elementary celebrated Black History Month in February. Students from every grade level were encouraged to participate in the poster contest. One winning poster was selected from each grade level.
Chesterfield Community High School teacher, Laurie Messer, was eager to attend the Richmond Forum at University of Richmond to hear author, Sherman Alexie, speak. Mrs. Messer is teaching his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, a National Book Award winner.