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.

2009 fall semester Dean’s List honors

Local students were recently recognized for their academic achievements at the college level.

CMS students continue work on hallway mural

Though Chester Middle School will be a memory next year, its place in the community will live on in a mural painted by its students.

CCPS superintendent proposed $26 million in cuts

Chesterfield County Public School Superintendent Marcus Newsome’s proposed budget, which includes the elimination of 225 instructional positions, drew reactions from throughout the community last week.