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Provide school tools for a child

The Tools for School program is gearing up to help provide school supplies for hundreds of children whose families are served by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. It’s anticipated that around 900 children will need assistance this school year, up from 800 last year, according to information from Chesterfield County.

Area scholars named to Dean’s Lists

Several area residents are among the 486 Virginia Military Institute cadets who were recently named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of academic year 2009-10, according to information from the school. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.

JTCC students earn spots on honors list

John Tyler Community College recently announced its honors list students for the spring 2010 semester. Students named to the list have completed at least 24 credit hours at John Tyler and have achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5, according to the school.

Ecoff students explore Career Fair

On the evening of June 8, presenters from a myriad of professions came to Ecoff Elementary School’s Career Fair to share information about their chosen career with students, according to information from teacher Jeanne Hensel.

Area students named to Dean’s List at Virginia Tech

More than 50 local scholars were named to the dean’s list at Virginia Tech for the spring 2010 semester, according to information from the school. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Registration for fall classes at JTCC begins July 12

Registration for fall 2010 classes at John Tyler Community College will begin July 12 and run through Aug. 20, according to information from the school. A complete list of classes may be found online at www.jtcc.edu/schedule. Students already enrolled at the college are encouraged to register online using the Student Information System found at www.jtcc.edu/myTyler.

BOS cements closing of CMS

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors in a 4-1 vote took no action on the Planning Commission’s May 18 determination that Chester Middle School would be permitted to be closed and converted to a ninth-grade academy for the overcrowded Thomas Dale High School.

Salem Church Middle students give back

As many students prepared for the final grueling days of the school year, some were treated to a day outside and a chance to give a little back. Recently, about 180 eighth graders, along with teachers and parent volunteers, from Salem Church Middle School took a trip to Pocahontas State Park to participate in a service project to help clean up the park.