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.
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.
Local students were recently recognized for their academic achievements at the college level.
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.
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.
“The only thing better than running club meeting once a week would be if we met twice a week,” exclaimed seventh grader Emily Johnson. Johnson is one of a gym-full of Chester Middle School students who meet each Wednesday during the winter months.
Meadowbrook High School’s Wall of Fame gained seven members during a ceremony held Saturday night at Meadowbrook Country Club. The 2010 Class included Jamie Accashian, T. J. Armstrong, Shelley Gilliam Jump, Denise Snader Manuel, Paul Nicklis, Eric Richardson and William Sindlinger.
Thanks to falling state and local tax revenues and funding levels, Chesterfield County Public Schools could be forced to cut as much as $42.7 million from next year’s budget.