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Fool for Art: The History of Earth Day

In 1970 there were two groups who celebrated the first “Earth Day”, although on different dates. Senator Gaylord Nelson campaigned for environmental issues for years before organizing a “teach-in” on April 22, 1970 modeled after war demonstrators’ “sit-ins.”

Hening takes big steps for a cure

The Thursday before spring break was field day for the students at Hening Elementary and they were antsy, ready for their break. Adding to the excitement of the day for the fourth grade classes was seeing their assistant principal, Bill Caten, and third grade teacher, Colin Wharton, get pie-in-the-face.

Mobile web app is the latest way to stay current

A brand-new mobile web app makes it easier than ever to stay current with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Developed in-house by the school system’s graphic design/web specialist, this free app for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices provides news feed, calendar and phone numbers.

Personal account of an exchange student

Everytime I thought about studying in America, I became filled with the excitement. I couldn´t help smiling and sometimes people found me skipping through the park and singing random English songs.

Honors organization honors Anderson

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Alexis Paige Anderson of Chester has recently been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the Old Dominion University.

Registration for summer classes at JTCC to begin next week

Registration for John Tyler Community College’s Summer 2012 semester runs April 9 – May 18. A complete list of classes may be found online at www.jtcc.edu/schedule.

SOLs and history

It was Historical Figure Day for the kindergarten students at Enon Elementary and for the second year, they completed their studies on interesting Americans in history with a parade through the halls of their school building.

Learn how to pay for college

The Chesterfield County Public Library and the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library will present a series of free seminars this spring to help parents negotiate the financial aid process. For more information, or to register, visit library.chesterfield.gov.