Akira Crawford, a junior psychology major at Virginia State University, has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in a study abroad program during the spring 2013 academic term.
On Monday, December 3, Ettrick Elementary School received a generous grant from The Ettrick Neighborhood and Business Foundation (ENBF). The grant, presented by ENBF President Sterling L. Hawkins, and ENBF Vice-President Nancy Ross, totaled $10,000, which is earmarked to replace outdated playground equipment.
With practiced moves, brushes dance across canvas and splashes of color come to life; faces emerge. Some sport impish grins and bright eyes that hint at mischief. Others are more restrained, slightly shy and uncertain.
Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Chesterfield and Tri-Cities area. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the preschoolers donated 587 pounds of food items to The Colonial Heights Food Pantry.
As part of a school-wide project, Matoaca High School collected over 1,000 pounds of food to benefit the Colonial Heights-Chesterfield Christmas Mother Program. This project was managed by the school’s American Red Cross Club in collaboration with the Special Education department and the school library.
Curtis Elementary School students spent two physical education (PE) classes on Jump Rope for Heart. One of the class periods focused on healthy choices when going to fast-food restaurants. They also used stethoscopes to hear their own heart beat.
Chesterfield County Public Schools is in the process of grading its grading system — a strategy identified in the school system’s Design for Excellence 2020 strategic plan. The goal is making sure that grades support student learning, measure student achievement and give feedback on specific areas of strength and weakness.
On Friday, Nov. 16, the L. C. Bird High School Library hosted the first annual “Poe-pourri,” a celebration of the life and times of Edgar Allan Poe; the event was a collaborative effort among departments. Approximately 400 students and staff attended the event that was held during all four lunches.