The percentage of students graduating in four years from Chesterfield County Public Schools is rising steadily, according to on-time graduation rate information released by the Virginia Department of Education. In 2013, 90.2 percent of all Chesterfield County Public Schools students graduated from high school in four years.
Fifty-seven football players, 34 cheerleaders and scores of parents will end the season this Friday for the Harrowgate Athletic Association football program with its final game, but it is just the beginning for a rebuilding program for an association that began with the Chesterfield County Quarterback League in the 1950s.
With eight minutes left in the game Carol Brinkley, on the Eastern Mennonite University team, lifted the ball into the goal over Sweet Briar College’s goalie. Brinkley’s goal was the last score of the game and gave EMU a 6-0 win over SBC.
On Friday, October 11, 2013, Ettrick Elementary School Faculty and students celebrated the dedication of the new playground equipment. Even the dreary rain could not dampen the spirits of the Ettrick Community as they came to celebrate and recognize community partner, The Ettrick Neighborhood Foundation.
Matoaca High School will host a modern A cappella concert in the school auditorium on November 15 at 7 p.m.The concert will feature modern A cappella groups from Matoaca, Clover Hill, and Monacan high schools.
Matoaca High School celebrated their annual homecoming football game and the 50th Anniversary of the school on Friday, October 4. The celebration kicked off with an outdoor pep rally for the student body that featured a joint performance of the Woo Woos of Virginia State University and the Matoaca High cheerleaders.
While lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, it’s the newest sport at Thomas Dale High School. Founded by Native Americans and often played to resolve conflict, lacrosse has evolved into one of the fastest growing sports in America.
The Monarchs used a “double pass” trick play to gain 40 yards before sophomore quarterback Talik Mann threw to wide receiver Terrelle Whitaker for five-yard touchdown with 1.8 seconds remaining as Meadowbrook defeated Prince George 36-29 in Meadowbrook’s 50th anniversary homecoming thriller.