Who says girls can’t play football? Meadowbrook senior Genesis Avilia won a Dell computer for herself and Meadowbrook when she kicked a field goal promptly after being crowned the school’s homecoming queen, with Corey Foxworthy by her side as king.
Absences may have spiked at Woolridge Elementary last week, but school officials say that the incident is an isolated one. On Monday, 102 of the school’s 807 students were absent; totals climbed to 112 on Tuesday before dropping to 94 on Wednesday and 82 on Thursday.
The Thomas Dale field hockey team defeated the Matoaca Warriors 3-0 last week in spite of a somewhat sluggish Monday afternoon effort. In the post-game huddle, Coach Beth Jaeckle urged her troops “to keep playing . . . . we have to beat our man, not just defend.”
Enon Elementary celebrated the achievement of its summer reading program with a special event. One-hundred-and-forty-five students, almost one-third of the school, received a special visit from Riders for Readers, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who support literacy.
Rachel DeGraba and Marcus Grant have been recognized as Seniors of the Month at Thomas Dale High School.
Ecoff Elementary second- and third-graders now have a playground piece that’s uniquely theirs. Thanks to $20,000 provided by the Chesterfield County Playground Committee, the purple-and-yellow structure, which includes a zip line, bongo climbers, and a rotary rider, is now a permanent fixture at the Ecoff playground.
Michelle Clements, lead Title I Reading teacher at Beulah Elementary, was all smiles as she watched pre-K through third-grade students selecting a brand-new book to call their own at the first Book and Breakfast for the new school year.
Families will dine at CiCi’s in Chester on October 7.
The school will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Program. Through this grant, staff and students will have the opportunity to try a new fruit or vegetable twice a week during the school year in an effort to promote a healthier school environment.
At 9:45 a.m. on October 8, the Dale Ruritan Club will present dictionaries to third-grade students.