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.

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.