VSU hosts STEM Day

Virginia State University hosted nearly 370 students at STEM Day on Friday, Nov. 15.

Local board not happy about new A-F grading system

Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Board of Education unanimously approved an A-F grading system that will assign letter grades to schools based on the percentages of students demonstrating proficiency, academic growth and college and career readiness.

Curtis Elementary celebrates 50-year anniversary

Back in November of 1990, the Curtis students joined together to bury a Literacy Time Capsule. Student Leigh Hagan, a fourth grader at Curtis, was shown throwing the first shovel of dirt in a photograph taken during the ceremony.

Captured in time

From extremes, like hot dog stands in the hallways to practical fixes, like larger bathrooms and a new roof that does not leak, were among predictions sealed away in a student time capsule for Curtis Elementary 23 years ago.

Matoaca High is fashionable

Matoaca High School Advanced Fashion Marketing, and their teacher Heather Viar, visited Stony Point Fashion Park on October 18, to observe the variety of visual merchandising techniques utilized by the stores at Stony Point.

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.