Chester Clergy host prayer service for area schools

Chester Clergy is hosting a special prayer service for Chester area residents titled “Praying for Our Schools” on Sunday, Sept.15, at 6 p.m. at Thomas Dale High School Auditorium. This event will bring together churches and Christians in the area to ask God’s blessing on Chester’s schools, staff and students this upcoming year.

A ‘Super Year’ at Curtis

Curtis Elementary kicked off the Super School Year last Friday with students and teachers dressing up as their super heroes. There were a lot of Supermen, Batmans, and Captain Americas; there were doctors, nurses, soldiers and a Super Pereira.

JTCC Foundation awards a record-breaking number of scholarships

A record 125 students received assistance with their 2013-2014 college education expenses thanks to scholarships recently awarded by the John Tyler Community College Foundation, Inc.

Two school crossing guards retire at 66 years of service

School safety guards, child safety officers and members from the Chesterfield County Police Support Services Division celebrated the retirement of two of their own last Monday. Becky Hypes retired with 30 years of service and June Jones retired with 36 years of service.

Chesterfield trains 14 child-safety officers

This Tuesday, September 3, Chesterfield County Public Schools will welcome 57,000-plus students as they return to class. School supplies have been purchased, classrooms have been organized and check-lists for students and teachers are being finalized.

How to apply for free or reduced-price school meals

Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches. Based on household size and income, students in elementary schools, middle schools and Chesterfield Community High School may qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

‘HistoryMakers’ program brings African-American leaders to Chesterfield Community High School

“There was a woman named Gwen Johnson. I don’t know if she knows what influence she had on me, but she did. I’d never seen a woman walk with such pride,” says television actress, Daphne Reid, in her interview with The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive.

VSU Gospel Chorale will compete in America’s Got Talent finals on Aug. 20

The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale will perform Tuesday, August 20, with the results show the next night. America’s Got Talent airs from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT on local NBC affiliates.