Matoaca’s Rundlett speaks his way to championship

After finishing third in the VHSL District Forensics competition, Matoaca High Student, Nicholas Rundlett, pulled out all of the stops to take first place in the Impromptu Speaking event at the recent VHSL Regional Championships. The Regional meet is obviously more competitive and Nick faced more competitors on the Regional level.

A lesson in heart healthy food prep

“When students are allowed to grow, see, touch and prepare the food – they have a vested interest in eating their creations,” Chef Ann Butler said.

Harrowgate Elementary celebrates 100th Day

Harrowgate Elementary School teachers dressed in historical attire on Feb. 14 in celebration of the 100th Day of School.

Home school programs offered in March

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring programs for home-schooled students aged six and older in March.

Local volunteer service clubs spread the love on Valentine’s Day

While flowers, balloons and stuffed animals were being delivered all around the community, three local volunteers were delivering book-donations to schools in Chester. Hands of Hope LaSertoma (HOH) and youth chapter Helping Hands of Tomorrow (HHOT), received a $27,000 donation of books from James T. Rumsey Technical School in W.Va.

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.