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School Board, educators meet, revise 2020 plan

Just ten days after the Chesterfield County School Board invited the public to voice their recommendations to the “Design for Excellence 2020” document, the Board met with a consulting team Friday to revise the plan – one that if adopted by the Board will direct the direction of the school system for the rest of the decade, officially going into effect September 2012.

Free engineering, math and science summer camps for girls

Girls entering the seventh or eighth grade can sign up now for GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science), a free summer camp at Bird High School which gives middle school girls experience in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science, in two sessions : (1) July 11-15; (2) July 18-22.

Chester native graduates from Coast Guard Academy

Cadet First Class Graham S. Sherman of Chester is one of 229 cadets that graduated May 25 from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

A sense of community

Dressed in their Sunday best, fifth-graders at Bellwood Elementary dined in Thursday afternoon for their third Manners Luncheon of the school year, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with successful adults from our community.

Crampton inducted to bio honors society

Cody David Crampton, a junior biology major at Lynchburg College, was recently inducted in the Rho Tau chapter of the Beta Beta Beta.

Carver to perform Dr. Seuss musical this weekend

Six months after delivering a double-feature performance to a filled auditorium of community members, the theatre group at Carver Middle is once again itching to do their magic on stage; only this spring the group is performing a musical – “Seussical, Jr.,” a dramatized interweaving of numerous books written by the world-acclaimed author Dr. Seuss – Friday May, 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. in the Carver auditorium.

Ettrick Elementary Student of the Year Banquet

Ettrick Elementary held its Student of the Year Banquet Thursday, March 31. Community High School students catered the event. Chef Dana Byerson and his staff from Community High School served a delicious meal of baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, tossed salad and dinner rolls.

Matoaca High School senior wins appeals argument

Matoaca High School senior Sam Kennedy recently had the privilege and honor to present a defense appeals argument in front of the Virginia Supreme Court. As a participant in the Model Judiciary Program for the state of Virginia – sponsored by the Young Lawyers Bar Association and the YMCA – Sam was able to prepare a second-degree murder case as defense counsel.