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.
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.
The Chesterfield County Fair Association is once again offering two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to individuals seeking a formal education beyond high school.
What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday than to have someones’ employees come read to the children at Ettrick Elementary? On Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2, the employees of Capital One came to Ettrick Elementary and read books to the students.
On Friday Feb. 24, the American Red Cross Club at Matoaca High School sponsored a “Pajama Day.” Students, faculty and staff were asked to pay $1 to wear Pajamas on that day. All proceeds went to help Mrs. Misha Chisolm and her family.
“I have been telling them to stay in school, even if you only take one class at a time,” said Inez Costa-Clubb, volunteer for the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Costa-Clubb. The Hispanic chamber was one of 39 businesses, companies and educational institutes that were available to answer questions for students exploring various careers during the second annual Career Fair at Meadowbrook High School last Thursday.
The first grade classes of Harrowgate Elementary School studied the life of Civil Rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the month of February and concluded their studies with a performance of a play on his life for the student population and parents on Thursday, Feb. 23.