Matoaca High School’s Third Annual Feather the Turkey contest, sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America, ended on November 22 surpassing their goal by $1,000.
Fifth-grade students from Ettrick Elementary School visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the costume exhibit and to meet local artist, Matt Lively, for a tour of Richmond City mural art. Mr. Lively explained the process of creating art on bricks and his inspirations for his art work.
The Chesterfield County School Board selected Dr. James Schroeder as an interim appointee to represent the Midlothian District. Schroeder previously represented the Midlothian District on the School Board for 13 years, serving as chair four times and successfully leading the school division through a period of tremendous growth in student enrollment.
As part of a school-wide project, Matoaca High School collected over 3,750 pounds of food to benefit the St. Ann’s Catholic Church Food Pantry. This project was managed by the school’s American Red Cross Club in collaboration with Assistant Principal Gail Ledbetter, the Special Education department, and the school library.
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.
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.
Virginia State University hosted nearly 370 students at STEM Day on Friday, Nov. 15.
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.