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Students craft winning cruiser

A group of fourth graders from Salem Church Elementary School took second place in the 2010 State-Wide Boat Design Competition, according to information from Samantha Webster. The Virginia Children’s Engineering Council held the state-wide boat design competition on Feb. 25 in Midlothian.

Remembering Mrs. Gregory

Veteran L.C. Bird High School music teacher and choral director Margaret F. Gregory died suddenly on March 1. In the days since her passing, nearly 1,600 people have joined a group created in her memory on a popular social networking site, and hundreds of messages of love, sorrow and support have been shared. The Village News invited members of the community to share their stories of how Mrs. Gregory touched their lives.

Chester Middle students prepare for final show

At Chester Middle School, a sign just outside drama teacher Martha Stanley’s door echoes the enthusiasm of her students: “Welcome!!! It’s time to create awesome pieces of theatre!” The students’ affection for their task was obvious last week, as they warmed up by doing the Hokey Pokey and hustled to get into costume and rehearse their next show, Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress.

Reminiscence: Half a century at C. E. Curtis Elementary School

Chester Elementary School couldn’t be finished fast enough. In 1959, leading up to the opening of a new school building on West Hundred Road, elementary students living in Chester were attending class in unorthodox settings.

Success for ARGS skETCh team

Appomattox Regional Governor’s School’s improve comedy team skETCh recently took first place at the High School Comedy Showdown, sponsored by Random Acts at HATTheatre.

Local elementary school establishes new national honor society chapter

Hopkins Road Elementary School has established a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize its most outstanding students, according to information from the school. Staff members at the school were notified recently that their application to begin the national student recognition program was approved by the national office and that they may undertake the process of selecting new members in the 2009-2010 school year.

Beauty is Reflections: PTA Reflections program celebrates 40 years

Creativity has been described as a loss of inhibition. So, who better to look to for the roots of creativity than the county’s youth? Chesterfield’s Council of PTAs/PTSAs has been highlighting the creativity of Chesterfield students for 40 years. On Saturday, against the backdrop of substantial school budget cuts, students in kindergarten through 12th grade were honored for their creativity in music, dance, literature, visual arts and film production.

Ninth grade academy is first step on new ‘Pathway’ at MHS

The creation of a ninth grade academy at Meadowbrook High School next fall will serve as the school’s springboard to the implementation of a new educational structure.