The Senior Advocate’s office sponsored an essay contest for fourth and fifth grade Chesterfield County students to acknowledge positive older adult role models, to celebrate intergenerational relationships and to demonstrate good writing skills.
The Chesterfield Public Education Foundation is pleased to announce the kick-off of “Strike A Chord,” a musical instrument drive to benefit student musicians in Chesterfield County Public Schools that began on Monday, April 29 through Monday, May 13.
Enon Elementary School opened in 1938 and will celebrate 75 years of education on May 3. To get ready for the birthday celebration, students are exploring Enon Elementary’s rich history and creating projects to display. They are also rehearsing for a schoolwide concert that will include music from the 1930s to the present. The concert will be presented at 9:45 a.m. and at 1:55 p.m. May 3.
For weeks Ettrick Elementary School students were hearing Vroom Vrooooom, Vrooom VROOOOM over the loud speaker during morning and afternoon announcements, and they heard those sounds in the hallways as they went for their breaks and lunches.
Chesterfield County Public Schools annually honors two students from every school for demonstrating citizenship and the school division’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability. During a 6 p.m. -8:30 p.m. banquet at the Holiday Inn Koger Center, Alexis Warnock (second grade) and Alyson Maddy (fifth grade) will represent Enon Elementary School among the 124 students from Chesterfield’s 62 schools as they are recognized as Students of the Year for 2013.
World-renowned electric violinist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood will perform with 200 student members of the Orchestra, Chorus and Band in a concert, May 4, at Thomas Dale High School in Chester. Wood will be in residence at Thomas Dale May 3-4 and will lead rehearsals and workshops on professional music skills.
Virginia State University’s Board of Visitors has approved a tuition and mandatory fee increase of $364, or 4.9 percent, for in-state, undergraduate students for the 2013-14 academic year. Because of the modest size of the increase, VSU expects to maintain its standing as having one of the lowest tuition and fee structures among Virginia’s 15 public universities.
Personal, thought-provoking, colorful, dramatic and imaginative – these are just some of the words that come to mind when walking among the eclectic mix of artwork that makes up the 2013 Juried Student Art Show at John Tyler Community College. The show features work in mediums such as oils, charcoal, photography, ceramics, wood, cardboard and paper and puts the many talents of the College’s art students on exhibit.