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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.

Minds and bodies in motion

They counted, jumped, kicked and swayed to the music. Minds In Motion, an educational initiative of the Richmond Ballet, had nearly 70 fourth-grade students from Hopkins Road Elementary School demonstrate and entertain parents and teachers with a end-of the-year performance on a Wednesday evening at the school.

Local residents earn academic honors

Several local scholars have been recognized for their academic achievement at colleges and universities in and outside Virginia.

Chester residents to serve as Hokie Camp counselors

Three Chester residents have been selected as Virginia Tech Hokie Camp counselors, according to information from the school.

Students, teachers celebrate Bay Day

Elizabeth Davis Middle School’s students and teachers took a break from their usual end-of-the-year activities to devote a day to exploring and celebrating their connection to the Chesapeake Bay.