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.
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.
Several local scholars have been recognized for their academic achievement at colleges and universities in and outside Virginia.
Three Chester residents have been selected as Virginia Tech Hokie Camp counselors, according to information from the school.
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.
Gather a group of graduating seniors and the consensus on what they enjoyed most about high school is the friendships they made. Yes, they enjoyed learning something new everyday, the specific programs many had an opportunity to participate in and the challenge of excelling in classes, but, for the most part, they enjoyed their friends.
It was definitely a packed house for the 102nd Commencement of Thomas Dale High School. Five hundred and eighty-eight members of the Class of 2010 graduated on Saturday, June 12. Addressing the graduates and guests, Dr. Marcus Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, said this was the largest-ever class to graduate in the school’s 102-year history.
Addressing the Meadowbrook High School Class of 2010 during the Commencement exercises, Dr. Carolyn Graham, deputy chief administrative officer for the City of Richmond, told the graduates they were beginning a new journey. She said some will find answers for homelessness, on the environment and making the world a better place.