Art students at the Specialty Center for Visual & Performing Arts at Thomas Dale High School received awards at the Bon Air Art Show in October. The show was sponsored by the Bon Air Artists Association and was judged by professional artists.
It was Pansy Day for Curtis Elementary School last Wednesday, and with student participation bringing in a pansy to plant and volunteers guiding them, over 500 pansies were planted, beautifying the school property. The beautification project for Curtis began in 1991 by Brenda Bush.
Music students at the Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School have garnered top honors by being selected for Senior Regional Orchestra. Top musicians in each of central Virginia’s 16 counties compete by audition for seats in the Senior Regional Orchestra.
Dr. Laura Hebert, principal of L.C. Bird High School, is the new chair of the U.S. Lacrosse Board of Directors, which develops policies and priorities for U.S. lacrosse. Hebert, who has umpired for nearly 30 years, will serve as board chair through July 31, 2014, and will oversee several initiatives, including the men’s 2014 world championship in Denver (equivalent to soccer’s World Cup) and a $12 million capital campaign to build a national headquarters in Baltimore.
The First Annual Golden Book Emmy celebration recently took place at Ettrick Elementary School. The event was created to promote reading and to celebrate beloved characters of popular books. Students were encouraged to wear a costume from their favorite book.
Matoaca High Fashion Marketing students visited Nordstrom at Short Pump Town Center on October 10, for a store management presentation. The students learned many important facts about Nordstrom; the management function, job opportunities, merchandising and customer service, just to name a few.
Straight from the 2009 Broadway Revival and the 2010-11 National Tour, The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology will be presenting Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, will offer a program in support of homeschooling families. This program, designed for all grade levels, is fun and engaging while covering specific learning objectives.