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My First Day: Students, teachers return to the classroom

As parents walked excited or nervous children to bus stops last Tuesday morning, teachers prepared their classrooms, arranging desks and supplies in anticipation of their newest class’ arrival.

Halls alive with ocean life

At Beulah Elementary School, it’s not uncommon for students to pass a clown fish, sea anemone or ocean wave on the way to class.

No school left behind: More than 600 volunteers help fill void left by budget cuts

An area church sent out more than 600 volunteers to local schools on Saturday, Aug. 21, to complete projects that this year’s school budgets won’t cover.

School orientation nights

A listing of Chesterfield school orientation nights.

36 of 61 Chesterfield schools make AYP

Of Chesterfield County’s 61 public schools, 36, including nine Title I elementary schools, made adequate yearly progress as defined by federal law, according to information from Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Community collects Tools for School

On a rain-soaked day last week, volunteers checked in and sorted hundreds of backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials that will soon pass to the hands of young students in need.

All Chesterfield schools fully accredited for third straight year

All Chesterfield County schools are fully accredited for the 2010-11 school year, making Chesterfield the largest division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited three years in a row, according to preliminary data from the Virginia Department of Education.

Back to School: Back to school in six easy steps

Back-to-school struggles still surprise many parents. After all, kids go back to school every year -- why don’t they know what to expect? Well, consider this: The growth rate of kids is so fast that going back to the previous year’s routine can seem pretty stale.