Arts Specialty Center: All-State music ensembles

Music students at the Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School have garnered top honors by being selected for All-State music ensembles. Top musicians in each of Virginia’s 16 music districts compete by audition for seats in the All-Virginia Band, All-Virginia Chorus and All-Virginia Orchestra.

Two resource fairs will help struggling students find alternative ways to complete high school

Young people who are struggling to complete high school or who have dropped out can find support within Chesterfield County Public Schools. Teens can explore alternative ways to finish high school during two resource fairs at the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Rd.

April 24 will be a full day not an early-release day

Because students have lost five instructional days as a result of bad weather, the April 24 early-release day has been eliminated. April 24 will be a full school day for students.

Curtis announces Students of the Year

Throughout the year, teachers at Curtis Elementary School have chosen a Student of the Month from their classroom. The selected students are ones that represent the core values of the Chesterfield County Public Schools – Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Accountability and go above and beyond with helping their classmates, always bringing a smile to school and a positive attitude.

Matoaca send 13 to FBLA competition

Matoaca High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members attended the regional conference at Meadowbrook High School where they achieved great success in many competitive events. On March 14, the club received awards in 18 competitive events, with 13 of their students qualifying for the state competition.

Schools celebrate business and community partners

Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrated business and community partners during a breakfast on March 15 at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center. More than 200 organizations were recognized for their support of public education.

Matoaca theater students take Center Stage

Matoaca High School Advanced Theater students under the direction of Jana Farrell travelled to Center Stage in Richmond on Friday, March 15 to participate in the Richmond Shakespeare “The Bardathon.” Richmond Shakespeare picked a play, “Comedy of Errors,” and participating schools each chose a scene to perform.

A day of creative fun at the Fool for Art festival

Use science to create a beautiful t-shirt design. Learn how to make your own movie. Be wowed by the skills of some amazing robots. Test your knowledge of the human skeleton. Stretch those muscles with yoga. Get tips on how to navigate the web. Discover the safest way to discard medications and household waste.