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Positive Parenting Coalition recognizes Harrowgate teacher

Taffy Jones-Hayes was the recipient of the 2012 Pat Cullen Award. Ms. Jones-Hayes has served as a Chesterfield County Teacher at Harrowgate Elementary School 19 years as the Parent Liaison Coordinator. In this capacity, Ms. Jones-Hayes has provided enormous resources for parents and students of the Harrowgate community.

LC Bird competes in FIRST Robotics Competition Virginia Regional

After a two-day robotic basketball tournament that tested their engineering, teamwork and alliance-building skills, high school teams, the robotics contest brought together 59 teams from Virginia, The Carolinas, Connecticut and Washington, DC to face off at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center.

Attention Skyhawks class of ‘97

The L.C. Bird class of ‘97 last week, announced their 15th year reunion. The reunion will be held on the evening of August 18, 2012.

Changes are made in proposed 2012-2013 calendar

Comments from teachers, parents and others led to changes in the calendar proposed for the 2012-13 school year:

Elizabeth Davis Middle presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.

In preparation for their spring production, the Elizabeth Davis Middle School Theatre Department gave a sneak performance of their next production to the first and second grade classes at Elizabeth Scott Elementary. Last Friday, the children watched closely and enjoyed over 25 middle school students dressed in black perform “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.”

April 19 is kindergarten registration day

Throughout central Virginia, April 19 is the date to register children to attend kindergarten.

Harvard connects with Chesterfield classrooms

What is believed to be the largest 2012 public education research project in the country is under way right now in Chesterfield County. TESLA, a mutually beneficial relationship with Harvard University, will encompass 18,000 students in grades 5-8.

Food allergies are a growing concern for CCPS

Sometimes it takes a tragedy for action to be taken in a certain area. The residents of Chesterfield County experienced just that back in January when a 1st grader died while in school due to an allergic reaction which caused an anaphylactic shock.