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JTCC art students paint gifts for the children of Vietnam

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.

Preschoolers raise $180 to help serve holiday feast to local families

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.

Matoaca HS collects holiday food

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.

Jump Rope for Heart at Curtis

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.

Grading the grading system in Chesterfield schools

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.

Celebrating Poe

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.

Ecoff parents hopped on the E-Train

Around 600 parents and students were eager to hop on the E-Train – Ecoff, Edmodo and Engineering – for a pizza dinner and a 21st Century Skills Open House at Ecoff Elementary.

Chesterfield residents named member of Virginia Tech’s Marching Virginians

Nathan Malone, a senior from South Chesterfield majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, who plays the trombone, was selected to be a member of the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech.