Elizabeth Scott Elementary wins National Title I honor

Elizabeth Scott Elementary has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. The school is the sixth Chesterfield County elementary school to achieve this national recognition: Bellwood won in 2011, Beulah in 2010, Harrowgate in 2006, Chalkley in 2005 and Bensley in 2002.

Published Poets at Ettrick Elementary

For the last decade, Ettrick fourth grade teacher, Maria MacLaughlin, has been submitting student work for judging and possible inclusion in a national poetry anthology. A large percentage of her students are chosen for publication annually.

Meadowbrook High School electives fair give students insight on class options

What’s worse than being stuck in a class that you strongly dislike, all year, because it was not what you expected it to be? The electives fair makes this nearly impossible for the students at Meadowbrook. On Jan. 7, Meadowbrook’s seniors gathered in the auxiliary gym to host an electives fair for the underclassmen.

Heather Edgerton earns Ph.D. in molecular biology

Heather Dawn Edgerton, daughter of Gary and Marsha Edgerton, of Chester, and granddaughter of Clarence and Betty Edgerton, officially received her Ph.D. diploma at the Summer Commencement at the Ohio State University on August 4, 2013 as a graduate of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program.

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.