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School Board sets 2013-14 calendar

The Chesterfield County School Board last night approved the calendar for the 2013-14 school year. The adopted version of the calendar reflects feedback received from parents, employees and community members since November, when the first calendar proposal came to the School Board.

Devotion to all motion

Through song and theatrics, fourth grade students from Ettrick Elementary returned to their science classes last Friday knowing a bit more about the laws of motion and three men who had a devotion to everything motion.

Area students named to Dean’s List at Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington has announced its Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes outstanding academic achievement by full-time students who attain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.

Local residents named to Dean’s List, graduate from Emory

Anne Hermes, of South Chesterfield, was named to the Dean’s List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2012 fall semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.85 grade point average or higher to be named to the Dean’s List.

Rundlett elocutionist at regional competition

With a strong third place finish in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Forensics Speech Tournament Matoaca High School senior Nicholas Rundlett will advance to the regional competition.

Brown, Rhodes, Wyman to perform in All-State Choir

Three Matoaca High School choir students were recently selected via audition at the All-District Choir to advance to the All-State Choir. This is the highest honor a singer can achieve at the high school level.

Joe Oestreich to bring Rock-n-Roll and Writing to JTCC Literary Festival

The written word is a powerful force – one that can create haunting stories, adoring verses, imaginative lyrics, belly-aching laughs, dramatic speeches, and theatrical spectacles. This variety will be celebrated during John Tyler Community College’s 18th Annual Literary Festival, February 19–28, 2013.

Students honored for creations in art and writing

Each year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards spotlight the creativity and abilities of middle and high school students throughout the country. Students in Chesterfield County Public Schools this year achieved 50 Gold Keys, 64 Silver Keys and 80 honorable mentions.