Eighth-graders can learn about high school options

In addition to rigorous and relevant instruction in every school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to attend specialty centers and governor’s schools that target specific interests.

Tyler Gregory recognized for mathematic prowless

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Tyler Gregory from North Chesterfield, Va., has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Mathematics.

Advisory committees set meetings for coming year

Advisory committees for Chesterfield County Public Schools focus on specific topics and hold meetings that are open to the public. Here are the areas they focus on and their schedules for the 2013-2014 school year:

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.